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Series 71

From Countdown

Series 71 was the sixth regular series presented by Nick Hewer. It began on 30 June 2014 and ended on 19 December 2014. It was won by Dan McColm, who en route to the final scored the first perfect game in the "new" 15-round format.

This series is also notable for the ODE3 being replaced by Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO), and with Susie Dent now using a laptop computer in place of a paper dictionary and pencam in Dictionary Corner.

Three new special episodes were broadcast at the end of the series, filling broadcasting gaps during and after the finals. These shows featured former contestants Bobby Banerjee, Bobby Johnson, Priscilla Munday, Eileen Taylor, Michael McDowell and Duncan McGregor.

Leaderboard

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Dan McColm 8 942
2 Antoinette Ryan 8 859
3 Tricia Pay 8 857
4 Mark Davies 8 844
5 George Ford 8 832
6 Laurence Killen 8 794
7 David Stanford 7 624
8 Paul Worsley 6 647
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

Dan McColm (1) vs Paul Worsley (8) Dan McColm (1) vs George Ford (5) Dan McColm (1)
vs
Antoinette Ryan (2)
George Ford (5) vs Mark Davies (4)
Tricia Pay (3) vs Laurence Killen (6) Laurence Killen (6) vs Antoinette Ryan (2)
David Stanford (7) vs Antoinette Ryan (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
5947 30/06/2014 P James Wall 68 - 33 Tricia Blatherwick Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 133
5948 1/07/2014 P James Wall 68 - 73 Sue Melling Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 142
5949 2/07/2014 P Sue Melling 39 - 69 Rob Jennings Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 121
5950 3/07/2014 P Rob Jennings 41 - 37 Denise O'Neill Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Griff Rhys Jones Susie Dent 120
5951 4/07/2014 P Rob Jennings 55 - 63 Neil Rigby Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Griff Rhys Jones Susie Dent 119
5952 7/07/2014 P Neil Rigby 62 - 79 Tim Gregory Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Griff Rhys Jones Susie Dent 123
5953 8/07/2014 P Tim Gregory 62 - 49 Lewis Henderson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Griff Rhys Jones Susie Dent 123
5954 9/07/2014 P Tim Gregory 30 - 91 Ian Linton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Griff Rhys Jones Susie Dent 118
5955 14/07/2014 P Ian Linton 105 - 57 Katie Bould Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 129
5956 15/07/2014 P Ian Linton 92 - 102 Damen Bramwell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 133
5957 16/07/2014 P Damen Bramwell 79 - 113 James Penny Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 133
5958 17/07/2014 P James Penny 84 - 78 Vicki White Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 119
5959 18/07/2014 P James Penny 106 - 58 Daniel Hurley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dan Walker Susie Dent 134
5960 21/07/2014 P James Penny 49 - 109 Jason Turner Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anton du Beke Susie Dent 124
5961 22/07/2014 P Jason Turner 116 - 36 Ben Wardropper Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anton du Beke Susie Dent 124
5962 23/07/2014 P Jason Turner 82 - 100 Tricia Pay Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anton du Beke Susie Dent 123
5963 24/07/2014 P Tricia Pay 119 - 51 David Parsons Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anton du Beke Susie Dent 134
5964 25/07/2014 P Tricia Pay 109 - 80 Tom Read Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Anton du Beke Susie Dent 122
5965 28/07/2014 P Tricia Pay 101 - 98 Duncan McGregor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 133
5966 4/08/2014 P Tricia Pay 110 - 50 Kiattisak Thepsuriya Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 129
5967 5/08/2014 P Tricia Pay 106 - 69 Darren Measor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 131
5968 6/08/2014 P Tricia Pay 116 - 43 Bob Ireland Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 122
5969 7/08/2014 P Tricia Pay 96 - 58 Dave Nicholson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Bill Turnbull Susie Dent 122
5970 8/08/2014 P Mark Davies 102 - 52 Amy Trueman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 122
5971 11/08/2014 P Mark Davies 111 - 75 Julia Hayward Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 141
5972 12/08/2014 P Mark Davies 107 - 73 John Cook Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 121
5973 13/08/2014 P Mark Davies 101 - 50 Robbie Davies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 118
5974 14/08/2014 P Mark Davies 85 - 66 Bill Linton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 132
5975 15/08/2014 P Mark Davies 137 - 76 Keith Myers-Sleight Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angellica Bell Susie Dent 145
5976 18/08/2014 P Mark Davies 103 - 47 Stella Beaumont Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angellica Bell Susie Dent 130
5977 19/08/2014 P Mark Davies 98 - 86 Simon Bryan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angellica Bell Susie Dent 121
5978 25/08/2014 P Russ Thornton 79 - 72 Douglas Legg Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angellica Bell Susie Dent 133
5979 26/08/2014 P Russ Thornton 80 - 86 David Stanford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Angellica Bell Susie Dent 133
5980 27/08/2014 P David Stanford 75 - 63 Lynne Campbell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 135
5981 28/08/2014 P David Stanford 80 - 74 Callum Pickering Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 131
5982 29/08/2014 P David Stanford 89 - 52 Joe Clarke Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 132
5983 1/09/2014 P David Stanford 85 - 83 Steve Hagger Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 124
5984 2/09/2014 P David Stanford 81 - 28 Sara Thompson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 122
5985 3/09/2014 P David Stanford 81 - 33 Natassja Stiles Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 129
5986 4/09/2014 P David Stanford 47 - 75 Szelong Ng Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 129
5987 5/09/2014 P Szelong Ng 52 - 68 Paul Bradley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 134
5988 8/09/2014 P Paul Bradley 40 - 129 Jamie Ilett-Jones Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 144
5989 9/09/2014 P Jamie Ilett-Jones 74 - 84 Farhan Ahmed Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Janet Street-Porter Susie Dent 121
5990 10/09/2014 P Farhan Ahmed 99 - 59 Aly Spencer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 125
5991 15/09/2014 P Farhan Ahmed 121 - 45 Michele Lennox Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 123
5992 16/09/2014 P Farhan Ahmed 70 - 103 Paul Worsley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 134
5993 17/09/2014 P Paul Worsley 96 - 73 Colm Byrne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 130
5994 18/09/2014 P Paul Worsley 87 - 62 David Morgans Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 132
5995 19/09/2014 P Paul Worsley 108 - 90 Kieran O'Driscoll Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 120
5996 22/09/2014 P Paul Worsley 93 - 45 Paul Barton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 139
5997 23/09/2014 P Paul Worsley 90 - 88 Natalie McCluskey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 125
5998 24/09/2014 P Paul Worsley 70 - 76 Michael McDowell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 121
5999 25/09/2014 P Michael McDowell 73 - 52 Elisabeth Jardine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 113
6000 29/09/2014 P Michael McDowell 95 - 75 Alan Chumbley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 134
6001 30/09/2014 P Michael McDowell 101 - 45 Mike Grant Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 132
6002 1/10/2014 P Michael McDowell 52 - 91 Paul Talmey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 121
6003 2/10/2014 P Paul Talmey 69 - 72 Ellen Baker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 123
6004 3/10/2014 P Ellen Baker 77 - 71 Sharif Nashashibi Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 124
6005 6/10/2014 P Ellen Baker 50 - 107 Vicki Landriau Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 133
6006 7/10/2014 P Vicki Landriau 86 - 93 Gary Mehaffy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 122
6007 8/10/2014 P Gary Mehaffy 70 - 113 Dan McColm Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 131
6008 9/10/2014 P Dan McColm 92 - 70 Ben Hodgson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 127
6009 10/10/2014 P Dan McColm 112 - 37 Daisy Stemple Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tony Jacklin Susie Dent 119
6010 13/10/2014 P Dan McColm 116 - 47 John Vivian Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 128
6011 14/10/2014 P Dan McColm 129 - 58 Samantha Cooper Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 131
6012 15/10/2014 P Dan McColm 137 - 53 Harry Jarrett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 139
6013 16/10/2014 P Dan McColm 126 - 44 Antony Aston Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 130
6014 20/10/2014 P Dan McColm 117 - 51 Stephen Whieldon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 121
6015 21/10/2014 P Jonny Rye 89 - 78 Richard Cowling Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 122
6016 22/10/2014 P Jonny Rye 101 - 75 Sally Wight Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 119
6017 23/10/2014 P Jonny Rye 92 - 102 George Ford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 125
6018 24/10/2014 P George Ford 114 - 68 John Payne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 132
6019 27/10/2014 P George Ford 101 - 61 Ita Moynihan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dave Myers Susie Dent 122
6020 28/10/2014 P George Ford 100 - 36 Kathy Richland Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 121
6021 29/10/2014 P George Ford 95 - 25 Stewart Fraser Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 124
6022 30/10/2014 P George Ford 107 - 56 Jonathan Lee Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 122
6023 31/10/2014 P George Ford 112 - 32 Sue Edgar Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 124
6024 3/11/2014 P George Ford 101 - 77 Tom Pettinger Nick Hewer Rachel Riley John Inverdale Susie Dent 118
6025 4/11/2014 P Gweni Sorokin 62 - 52 Martyn Hamer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sian Williams Susie Dent 124
6026 5/11/2014 P Gweni Sorokin 48 - 65 Jamie Jardine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sian Williams Susie Dent 126
6027 6/11/2014 P Jamie Jardine 51 - 118 Laurence Killen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sian Williams Susie Dent 134
6028 7/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 85 - 76 Caro Hunt Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sian Williams Susie Dent 124
6029 10/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 98 - 53 Steven Mallett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sian Williams Susie Dent 130
6030 11/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 96 - 47 Linda Smart Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Garraway Susie Dent 143
6031 12/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 79 - 61 Alex Davies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Garraway Susie Dent 131
6032 13/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 107 - 57 Josephine Keane Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Garraway Susie Dent 118
6033 17/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 114 - 66 Danny Davies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Garraway Susie Dent 119
6034 18/11/2014 P Laurence Killen 97 - 78 Robert Collie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Kate Garraway Susie Dent 121
6035 19/11/2014 P Joey Mulligan 29 - 60 Malcolm Fletcher Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 122
6036 20/11/2014 P Malcolm Fletcher 74 - 93 Edward Byrne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 135
6037 21/11/2014 P Edward Byrne 73 - 88 Andrew Avery Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 120
6038 24/11/2014 P Andrew Avery 75 - 82 Rachel Evans Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 128
6039 25/11/2014 P Rachel Evans 70 - 66 David Hooson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 120
6040 26/11/2014 P Rachel Evans 65 - 107 Antoinette Ryan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 157
6041 27/11/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 120 - 33 Tom Jordan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 134
6042 28/11/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 103 - 28 Kevin Duckworth Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 123
6043 1/12/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 104 - 79 Emma Brown Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 145
6044 2/12/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 118 - 51 Bob Currie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Len Goodman Susie Dent 157
6045 3/12/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 104 - 68 Justin Ray Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alistair McGowan Susie Dent 120
6046 4/12/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 91 - 48 Peter Douet Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alistair McGowan Susie Dent 124
6047 5/12/2014 P Antoinette Ryan 112 - 54 Matt Willock Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alistair McGowan Susie Dent 133
6048 8/12/2014 P Den McQuillan 69 - 74 Jacky Pinkney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alistair McGowan Susie Dent 118
6049 9/12/2014 P Jacky Pinkney 69 - 112 Andy Noden Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Alistair McGowan Susie Dent 130
6050 10/12/2014 QF Dan McColm 109 - 60 Paul Worsley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 121
6051 11/12/2014 QF Antoinette Ryan 82 - 65 David Stanford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Arlene Phillips Susie Dent 121
6052 15/12/2014 QF Laurence Killen 98 - 97 Tricia Pay Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 126
6053 16/12/2014 QF Mark Davies 78 - 90 George Ford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 122
6054 17/12/2014 SF Dan McColm 123 - 77 George Ford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 123
6055 18/12/2014 SF Antoinette Ryan 102 - 88 Laurence Killen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 132
6056 19/12/2014 GF Dan McColm 117 - 87 Antoinette Ryan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 129

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