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Series 66

From Countdown
Jack Worsley holding the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy after winning Series 66.

Series 66 ran from 9 January to 29 June 2012. The first of 18 series presented by Nick Hewer, it was won by Jack Worsley.

The series introduced the new opening titles. Although they were modified slightly a couple of years later and remain in use today.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Jonathan Rawlinson 8 850
2 Jack Worsley 8 818
3 Peter Lee 8 801
4 Suzi Purcell 8 686
5 Nick Hall 6 588
6 Victoria James 6 567
7 Mark Murphy 5 454
8 Rob Gibney 4 486
Since Series 60, players are sorted by number of wins, then by number of points. Points from both wins and losses count. Points from sudden death conundrums are not counted, and players with the same number of wins and points are sorted by the number of conundrums correctly guessed, then highest single-game score.

Finals progress

Jonathan Rawlinson (1) vs Rob Gibney (8) Jonathan Rawlinson (1) vs Nick Hall (5) Jonathan Rawlinson (1)
vs
Jack Worsley (2)
Nick Hall (5) vs Suzi Purcell (4)
Peter Lee (3) vs Victoria James (6) Peter Lee (3) vs Jack Worsley (2)
Mark Murphy (7) vs Jack Worsley (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
5399 09/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 105 - 54 Brian Tuohy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 127
5400 10/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 110 - 44 Catherine Green Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 150
5401 11/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 103 - 67 Barry Williams Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 140
5402 12/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 100 - 51 Marcia Wells Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 122
5403 13/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 107 - 50 Abi Maher Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 129
5404 16/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 105 - 73 Stewart Macpherson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Suchet Susie Dent 120
5405 17/01/2012 P Jack Worsley 85 - 51 Alan Paterson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Suchet Susie Dent 120
5406 18/01/2012 P Mark Murphy 98 - 34 Nick Evans Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Suchet Susie Dent 121
5407 19/01/2012 P Mark Murphy 86 - 41 Darren Coogan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Suchet Susie Dent 121
5408 20/01/2012 P Mark Murphy 67 - 57 Terry Moore Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Suchet Susie Dent 115
5409 23/01/2012 P Mark Murphy 76 - 42 Cameron McClurg Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Vaughan Susie Dent 117
5410 24/01/2012 P Mark Murphy 83* - 73 Robert Coyne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Vaughan Susie Dent 118
5411 25/01/2012 P Mark Murphy 54 - 101 Sri Gutta Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Vaughan Susie Dent 142
5412 26/01/2012 P Sri Gutta 97 - 24 David Airey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Vaughan Susie Dent 132
5413 27/01/2012 P Sri Gutta 61 - 68 Susan Hughes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Vaughan Susie Dent 117
5414 30/01/2012 P Susan Hughes 55 - 81 Neil Hewitt Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 117
5415 31/01/2012 P Neil Hewitt 74 - 40 Esther Carpenter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 127
5416 01/02/2012 P Neil Hewitt 75 - 62 Bryn Keast Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 123
5417 02/02/2012 P Neil Hewitt 74 - 79 Jocelyn Menyhart Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 119
5418 03/02/2012 P Jocelyn Menyhart 99 - 76 Chris Reed Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 119
5419 06/02/2012 P Jocelyn Menyhart 61 - 67 Victoria James Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Humble Susie Dent 127
5420 07/02/2012 P Victoria James 90 - 59 Diana Reeves Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Humble Susie Dent 121
5421 08/02/2012 P Victoria James 97 - 81 Aliraza Alimohamed Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Humble Susie Dent 118
5422 09/02/2012 P Victoria James 92 - 65 Katie Daniels Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Humble Susie Dent 118
5423 10/02/2012 P Victoria James 76 - 72 Dave Judge Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Humble Susie Dent 121
5424 13/02/2012 P Victoria James 94 - 59 Ed Barker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 127
5425 14/02/2012 P Victoria James 51 - 69 Chris Rose Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 114
5426 15/02/2012 P Chris Rose 66 - 96 Chris Butler Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 131
5427 16/02/2012 P Chris Butler 93 - 73 Matthew Conway Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 119
5428 17/02/2012 P Chris Butler 98 - 74 Stewart Reynolds Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 118
5429 20/02/2012 P Chris Butler 75 - 101 Peter Lee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 123
5430 21/02/2012 P Peter Lee 84 - 49 Gareth Munson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 117
5431 22/02/2012 P Peter Lee 99 - 28 Chris Stokes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 119
5432 23/02/2012 P Peter Lee 78 - 71 Niall Seymour Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 116
5433 24/02/2012 P Peter Lee 120 - 64 Kieran Bray Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ann Widdecombe Susie Dent 141
5434 27/02/2012 P Peter Lee 118 - 93 Stephen Senior Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Parrott Susie Dent 150
5435 28/02/2012 P Peter Lee 96 - 77 Ryan Carlsen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Parrott Susie Dent 123
5436 29/02/2012 P Peter Lee 105 - 15 James Belshaw Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Parrott Susie Dent 115
5437 01/03/2012 P Sam Rowell 62 - 98 Anthony White Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Parrott Susie Dent 126
5438 02/03/2012 P Anthony White 54 - 87 Ben Rollett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Parrott Susie Dent 129
5439 05/03/2012 P Ben Rollett 84 - 63 Andy Russell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 132
5440 06/03/2012 P Ben Rollett 75 - 93 Michael Taiwo Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 131
5441 07/03/2012 P Michael Taiwo 80 - 46 David Coombs Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 126
5442 08/03/2012 P Michael Taiwo 73 - 79 Gerri Kostrzewa Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 118
5443 19/03/2012 P Gerri Kostrzewa 80 - 64 Natalie Willbe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 121
5444 20/03/2012 P Gerri Kostrzewa 60 - 88 Rajhoo Carooppunnen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 133
5445 21/03/2012 P Rajhoo Carooppunnen 85 - 47 Colin Lovell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 118
5446 22/03/2012 P Rajhoo Carooppunnen 69 - 81 Mick O'Brien Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 141
5447 23/03/2012 P Mick O'Brien 81 - 80 Rob Mackay Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 140
5448 26/03/2012 P Mick O'Brien 61 - 62 Wendy Gabriel Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Fiona Armstrong Susie Dent 124
5449 27/03/2012 P Wendy Gabriel 51 - 84 Alison Shipman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Fiona Armstrong Susie Dent 128
5450 28/03/2012 P Alison Shipman 85 - 45 David Smith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Fiona Armstrong Susie Dent 138
5451 29/03/2012 P Alison Shipman 87 - 42 Lise Christie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Fiona Armstrong Susie Dent 117
5452 30/03/2012 P Alison Shipman 90 - 79 Peter Durnell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Fiona Armstrong Susie Dent 142
5453 02/04/2012 P Alison Shipman 73 - 94 John Bird Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anneka Rice Susie Dent 139
5454 03/04/2012 P John Bird 71 - 50 Tintin Napier Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anneka Rice Susie Dent 120
5455 04/04/2012 P John Bird 91 - 40 Rob Galloway Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anneka Rice Susie Dent 133
5456 05/04/2012 P John Bird 58 - 105 Rob Gibney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anneka Rice Susie Dent 127
5457 06/04/2012 P Rob Gibney 93 - 47 Jason Atkinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anneka Rice Susie Dent 129
5458 09/04/2012 P Rob Gibney 94 - 52 Kevin Banyard Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 120
5459 10/04/2012 P Rob Gibney 101 - 49 Spencer Taylor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 144
5460 11/04/2012 P Rob Gibney 93 - 94 Nathan Steggles Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 130
5461 12/04/2012 P Nathan Steggles 73 - 52 Pouvanen Vee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 119
5462 13/04/2012 P Nathan Steggles 69 - 52 Mick McGuigan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 123
5463 16/04/2012 P Nathan Steggles 73 - 80 Hilary White Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 129
5464 17/04/2012 P Hilary White 89 - 60 Steve Middleton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 119
5465 18/04/2012 P Hilary White 68 - 77 Matt Heal Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 124
5466 19/04/2012 P Matt Heal 65 - 64 Oliver Nazer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 131
5467 20/04/2012 P Matt Heal 66 - 67 Monica Sutcliffe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 141
5468 23/04/2012 P Monica Sutcliffe 61 - 80 Megan Jephson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 127
5469 24/04/2012 P Megan Jephson 89 - 77 Jonathan Green Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 128
5470 25/04/2012 P Megan Jephson 81 - 85 Kerry-Anne Alcock Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 118
5471 26/04/2012 P Kerry-Anne Alcock 75 - 76 Nick Hall Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 126
5472 27/04/2012 P Nick Hall 95 - 61 Danny Morton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Paul Zenon Susie Dent 128
5473 30/04/2012 P Nick Hall 92 - 67 Clare Chisholm Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 120
5474 01/05/2012 P Nick Hall 87 - 40 Fiona Owen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 131
5475 02/05/2012 P Nick Hall 73 - 60 Mike Alsford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 127
5476 03/05/2012 P Nick Hall 96 - 58 Luke Spencer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 129
5477 04/05/2012 P Nick Hall 69 - 71 Catherine Johnson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 123
5478 07/05/2012 P Catherine Johnson 52 - 69 George Anderson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angela Rippon Susie Dent 137
5479 08/05/2012 P George Anderson 69 - 43 Noel Treanor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angela Rippon Susie Dent 118
5480 09/05/2012 P George Anderson 96 - 70 John Riordan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angela Rippon Susie Dent 117
5481 10/05/2012 P George Anderson 62 - 80 Craig Lingard Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angela Rippon Susie Dent 118
5482 11/05/2012 P Craig Lingard 77 - 69 Howard Gill Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angela Rippon Susie Dent 114
5483 14/05/2012 P Craig Lingard 92 - 36 Luke Cottis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 120
5484 15/05/2012 P Craig Lingard 39 - 56 George Hills Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 118
5485 16/05/2012 P George Hills 43 - 88 Stuart Wright Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 118
5486 17/05/2012 P Stuart Wright 111 - 79 Jamie Ainge Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 127
5487 18/05/2012 P Stuart Wright 84 - 80 Brenda Wrigglesworth Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 118
5488 21/05/2012 P Stuart Wright 71 - 72 Tony Ackland Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Lesley Garrett Susie Dent 121
5489 22/05/2012 P Tony Ackland 71 - 78 Glenn Clements Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Lesley Garrett Susie Dent 150
5490 23/05/2012 P Glenn Clements 80 - 47 Elliot Barker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Lesley Garrett Susie Dent 126
5491 24/05/2012 P Glenn Clements 63 - 74 Suzi Purcell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Lesley Garrett Susie Dent 131
5492 25/05/2012 P Suzi Purcell 106 - 89 Jamie Lock Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Lesley Garrett Susie Dent 131
5493 28/05/2012 P Suzi Purcell 91 - 45 Mark Green Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 122
5494 29/05/2012 P Suzi Purcell 93 - 51 Nicole Sharples Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 138
5495 30/05/2012 P Suzi Purcell 76 - 40 Elaine Rhodes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 132
5496 31/05/2012 P Suzi Purcell 98 - 36 Paul Magson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 120
5497 01/06/2012 P Suzi Purcell 81 - 67 Ryszard Trzeciak Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 120
5498 04/06/2012 P Suzi Purcell 67 - 63 Matthew Walker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 131
5499 05/06/2012 P Ben Nicholson 59 - 27 Alex Rayment Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 118
5500 06/06/2012 P Ben Nicholson 87 - 64 Peter Webb Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 121
5501 07/06/2012 P Ben Nicholson 59 - 44 Colin Matty Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 118
5502 08/06/2012 P Ben Nicholson 80 - 67 Stephen Cameron Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alastair Stewart Susie Dent 133
5503 11/06/2012 P Ben Nicholson 43 - 110 Jonathan Rawlinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Saira Khan Susie Dent 117
5504 12/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 107 - 71 Robin Gardner Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Saira Khan Susie Dent 118
5505 13/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 120 - 31 Stewart Calver Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Saira Khan Susie Dent 128
5506 14/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 119 - 24 Max Eyre Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Saira Khan Susie Dent 128
5507 15/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 104 - 49 Barry Page Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Saira Khan Susie Dent 128
5508 18/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 96 - 26 Gavin Dare Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Penny Smith Susie Dent 128
5509 19/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 93 - 69 James Kelk Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Penny Smith Susie Dent 115
5510 20/06/2012 P Jonathan Rawlinson 101 - 34 Ceris Phillips Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Penny Smith Susie Dent 120
5511 21/06/2012 QF Rob Gibney 77 - 101 Jonathan Rawlinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Penny Smith Susie Dent 120
5512 22/06/2012 QF Mark Murphy 52 - 75 Jack Worsley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Penny Smith Susie Dent 113
5513 25/06/2012 QF Victoria James 73 - 80 Peter Lee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 120
5514 26/06/2012 QF Nick Hall 86 - 80 Suzi Purcell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 138
5515 27/06/2012 SF Nick Hall 54 - 108 Jonathan Rawlinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 130
5516 28/06/2012 SF Peter Lee 88 - 91 Jack Worsley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 119
5517 29/06/2012 GF Jack Worsley 80 - 70 Jonathan Rawlinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 117
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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