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Series 70

From Countdown
Mark Murray holding the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy after winning Series 70.

Series 70 ran from 6 January 2014 to 27 June 2014. The fifth of 18 series presented by Nick Hewer, it was won by Mark Murray. This was the last series to use the paper dictionary (Oxford Dictionary of English) and pencam, which were replaced by the use of Oxford Dictionaries Online on a laptop in the following series.

The Grand Final was the first to feature two contestants who had previous runs on the show.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Mark Murray 8 902
2 Samir Pilica 8 801
3 Andy Naylor 8 781
4 Neil Green 6 655
5 Sean Fletcher 6 633
6 Bobby Banerjee 6 597
7 Priscilla Munday 6 586
8 Andy Gardner 6 580
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

Mark Murray (1) vs Andy Gardner (8) Mark Murray (1) vs Neil Green (4) Mark Murray (1)
vs
Andy Naylor (3)
Sean Fletcher (5) vs Neil Green (4)
Andy Naylor (3) vs Bobby Banerjee (6) Andy Naylor (3) vs Samir Pilica (2)
Priscilla Munday (7) vs Samir Pilica (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
5840 06/01/2014 P Rod Chatfield 51 - 77 Bobby Banerjee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 132
5841 07/01/2014 P Bobby Banerjee 86 - 68 Katy Robinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 125
5842 08/01/2014 P Bobby Banerjee 94 - 11 Danny Davey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 137
5843 09/01/2014 P Bobby Banerjee 92 - 36 John Godwin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 123
5844 10/01/2014 P Bobby Banerjee 79 - 18 Helen Keating Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 161
5845 13/01/2014 P Bobby Banerjee 104 - 41 Ray Sykes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Skelton Susie Dent 122
5846 14/01/2014 P Bobby Banerjee 65 - 95 Ciarán Crawley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Skelton Susie Dent 134
5847 15/01/2014 P Ciarán Crawley 98 - 46 Sean Keefe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Skelton Susie Dent 125
5848 16/01/2014 P Ciarán Crawley 95 - 74 Sophie Handley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Skelton Susie Dent 130
5849 17/01/2014 P Ciarán Crawley 82 - 94 Jamie Halliwell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Skelton Susie Dent 133
5850 20/01/2014 P Jamie Halliwell 82 - 62 Claire McIver Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Matt Allwright Susie Dent 124
5851 21/01/2014 P Jamie Halliwell 46 - 62 Priscilla Munday Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Matt Allwright Susie Dent 122
5852 22/01/2014 P Priscilla Munday 74 - 61 Ian Williams Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Matt Allwright Susie Dent 134
5853 23/01/2014 P Priscilla Munday 94 - 28 Anthony Willis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Matt Allwright Susie Dent 133
5854 24/01/2014 P Priscilla Munday 101 - 40 Sam Hodkin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Matt Allwright Susie Dent 145
5855 27/01/2014 P Priscilla Munday 88 - 73 Josephine Hollis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 135
5856 28/01/2014 P Priscilla Munday 84 - 47 Daniel Steel Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 112
5857 29/01/2014 P Priscilla Munday 83 - 91 Andy Gardner Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 131
5858 30/01/2014 P Andy Gardner 74 - 67 Martin Howes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 130
5859 31/01/2014 P Andy Gardner 97 - 78 Gerry Beirne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 130
5860 03/02/2014 P Andy Gardner 75 - 46 Dave Barker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 118
5861 04/02/2014 P Andy Gardner 79 - 46 Becky Steed Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 123
5862 05/02/2014 P Andy Gardner 88 - 73 Michael Cullen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 146
5863 06/02/2014 P Andy Gardner 76 - 87 Martin Hamill Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 122
5864 07/02/2014 P Martin Hamill 65 - 80 Graeme Cheek Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 142
5865 10/02/2014 P Graeme Cheek 77 - 59 Eoin Keegan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 127
5866 11/02/2014 P Graeme Cheek 73 - 68 Chris Murgatroyd Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
5867 12/02/2014 P Graeme Cheek 65 - 76 Andrew Farr Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
5868 13/02/2014 P Andrew Farr 89 - 102 Adrian Day Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 127
5869 14/02/2014 P Adrian Day 57 - 96 Brett Davids Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 123
5870 17/02/2014 P Brett Davids 103 - 63 Christopher Jones Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jonathan Edwards Susie Dent 137
5871 18/02/2014 P Brett Davids 93 - 51 Jenny Bradley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jonathan Edwards Susie Dent 124
5872 19/02/2014 P Brett Davids 65 - 76 Andy Naylor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jonathan Edwards Susie Dent 146
5873 20/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 104 - 19 Douglas Horne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jonathan Edwards Susie Dent 132
5874 21/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 98 - 68 Johnny Hull Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jonathan Edwards Susie Dent 134
5875 24/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 109 - 32 Elli Hanmer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 133
5876 25/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 95 - 60 Steve Jones Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 130
5877 26/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 104 - 60 Jonathan Lee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 124
5878 27/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 110 - 35 Adrian Albon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 134
5879 28/02/2014 P Andy Naylor 85 - 71 Martin Thompson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 141
5880 03/03/2014 P Sean Connors 82 - 68 Bill Donaldson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 145
5881 04/03/2014 P Sean Connors 76 - 63 Sue Babb Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 124
5882 05/03/2014 P Sean Connors 60 - 62 Jay Preller Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 145
5883 06/03/2014 P Jay Preller 65 - 90 Joe Hammill Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 133
5884 07/03/2014 P Joe Hammill 84 - 55 Paul Easton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gloria Hunniford Susie Dent 132
5885 10/03/2014 P Joe Hammill 80 - 89 Ruth Erwin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 146
5886 17/03/2014 P Ruth Erwin 82 - 58 Matt Styles Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 134
5887 18/03/2014 P Ruth Erwin 66 - 116 Cliff Lee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 133
5888 19/03/2014 P Cliff Lee 93 - 40 Peter Johnson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 117
5889 20/03/2014 P Cliff Lee 84 - 64 Tom Dixon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Vine Susie Dent 126
5890 21/03/2014 P Cliff Lee 86 - 30 James Topps Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Maureen Lipman Susie Dent 120
5891 24/03/2014 P Cliff Lee 101 - 54 Gerry Wrathall Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Maureen Lipman Susie Dent 135
5892 25/03/2014 P Cliff Lee 69 - 74 Martin Ashmeade Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Maureen Lipman Susie Dent 142
5893 26/03/2014 P Martin Ashmeade 68 - 72 Jonathan Worrall Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Maureen Lipman Susie Dent 130
5894 27/03/2014 P Jonathan Worrall 63 - 95 Peter Cross Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Maureen Lipman Susie Dent 123
5895 28/03/2014 P Peter Cross 76 - 80 Ann Robinson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 124
5896 31/03/2014 P Ann Robinson 73 - 67 Trevor Grundy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 145
5897 01/04/2014 P Ann Robinson 94 - 70 Addam Merali-Hosiene Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 122
5898 02/04/2014 P Ann Robinson 111 - 50 Jack Hurlock Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 135
5899 07/04/2014 P Ann Robinson 71 - 92 Bobby Johnson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 125
5900 08/04/2014 P Bobby Johnson 87 - 60 Cathy Doyle Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 122
5901 09/04/2014 P Bobby Johnson 85 - 69 Peter Littleton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 131
5902 10/04/2014 P Bobby Johnson 96 - 115 Mark Murray Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 145
5903 11/04/2014 P Mark Murray 108 - 42 Chris Newbury Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 120
5904 14/04/2014 P Mark Murray 120 - 104 Ciaran McCarthy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 137
5905 15/04/2014 P Mark Murray 100 - 26 Jim Sales Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Louise Minchin Susie Dent 132
5906 16/04/2014 P Mark Murray 115 - 48 David Jameson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Louise Minchin Susie Dent 135
5907 17/04/2014 P Mark Murray 112 - 95 Peter Steggle Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Louise Minchin Susie Dent 123
5908 18/04/2014 P Mark Murray 122 - 86 Mike Wilson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Louise Minchin Susie Dent 133
5909 21/04/2014 P Mark Murray 110 - 69 Simon Pinder Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Louise Minchin Susie Dent 133
5910 22/04/2014 P Phil Whitman 49 - 71 Julie Devine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 147
5911 23/04/2014 P Julie Devine 43 - 85 Ben Clark Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 118
5912 24/04/2014 P Ben Clark 74 - 80 Neil Green Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 137
5913 28/04/2014 P Neil Green 97 - 44 Glyn Linder Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 125
5914 29/04/2014 P Neil Green 85 - 70 Martyn Southwick Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 124
5915 30/04/2014 P Neil Green 89 - 69 Anne Shallcross Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 133
5916 01/05/2014 P Neil Green 111 - 38 Gary Warland Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 122
5917 02/05/2014 P Neil Green 103 - 81 Stuart McQuitty Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 124
5918 05/05/2014 P Neil Green 90 - 100* Sean Fletcher Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 126
5919 06/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 91 - 69 Dave Freeman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 122
5920 12/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 100 - 81 Edward Kenny Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Emanuel Susie Dent 141
5921 13/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 101 - 78 Aaron Price Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Emanuel Susie Dent 118
5922 19/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 72 - 69 Dan Fenna Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Emanuel Susie Dent 131
5923 20/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 86 - 49 Tony Stares Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Emanuel Susie Dent 119
5924 21/05/2014 P Sean Fletcher 93 - 100 Samir Pilica Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Emanuel Susie Dent 131
5925 22/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 92 - 39 Sam Smith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 132
5926 23/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 95 - 73 Harold Blythe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 121
5927 26/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 120 - 53 Simon Gillam Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 133
5928 27/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 104 - 37 Andrew Sullivan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 131
5929 28/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 104 - 43 Peter Lidstone Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Julia Bradbury Susie Dent 123
5930 29/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 78 - 51 Steve Parrett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 134
5931 30/05/2014 P Samir Pilica 108 - 65 Brian Boonham Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 123
5932 02/06/2014 P Roy Taylor 85 - 59 Carrie Short Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 134
5933 03/06/2014 P Roy Taylor 84 - 51 Ian Simpson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 121
5934 04/06/2014 P Roy Taylor 97 - 65 Pad Scanlon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Myleene Klass Susie Dent 123
5935 05/06/2014 P Roy Taylor 81 - 65 Penny Storey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 130
5936 09/06/2014 P Roy Taylor 85 - 65 Dan Bridgwater Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 121
5937 10/06/2014 P Roy Taylor 48 - 82 James Wall Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 119
5938 11/06/2014 P James Wall 90 - 75 Richard Dillon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 136
5939 12/06/2014 P James Wall 89 - 80 Geoff Shaw Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Chris Packham Susie Dent 123
5940 13/06/2014 QF Mark Murray 95 - 63 Andy Gardner Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Foster Susie Dent 120
5941 16/06/2014 QF Samir Pilica 119 - 44 Priscilla Munday Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Foster Susie Dent 143
5942 23/06/2014 QF Andy Naylor 86 - 70 Bobby Banerjee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Foster Susie Dent 125
5943 24/06/2014 QF Neil Green 84 - 55 Sean Fletcher Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Foster Susie Dent 125
5944 25/06/2014 SF Mark Murray 89 - 64 Neil Green Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Mark Foster Susie Dent 134
5945 26/06/2014 SF Samir Pilica 79 - 96 Andy Naylor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 130
5946 27/06/2014 GF Mark Murray 105 - 70 Andy Naylor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 137
* includes 10 points from a tie-break conundrum

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