Due to persistent vandalism, account creation has been suspended. If you would like an account, please contact Charlie Reams on Apterous.

Series 73

From Countdown
Jonathan Wynn holding the Richard Whiteley Memorial Trophy after winning Series 73.

Series 73 ran from 15 June 2015 to 23 December 2015. The eighth of 18 series presented by Nick Hewer. It began with just one episode on 15 June 2015 before taking a break for horse racing. The series returned on 22 June 2015 and finished on 23 December 2015, making it the first since Series 46 to have ended on a day of the week other than Friday. It was won by Jonathan Wynn.

The series was of an incredibly strong standard and featured Apterites Thomas Carey, Jonathan Wynn, Matthew Tassier, and Matty Artell in the finals, as well as several others who did not make it to the finals (Rhys Benjamin, James Rowan, and Hazel Drury).

Only one point separated the top two seeds but, for the first time since Series 65, the number 1 seed was eliminated in the semi-final, making the Grand Final of this series the first since Series 65 not to feature a number 1 seed.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Thomas Carey 8 923
2 Jonathan Wynn 8 922
3 Stephen Briggs 8 883
4 John Hardie 8 845
5 Matthew Tassier 8 799
6 Judy Bursford 7 603
7 Liam Moloney 6 745
8 Matty Artell 5 541
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

Thomas Carey (1) vs Matty Artell (8) Thomas Carey (1) vs Matthew Tassier (5) Matthew Tassier (5)
vs
Jonathan Wynn (2)
Matthew Tassier (5) vs John Hardie (4)
Stephen Briggs (3) vs Judy Bursford (6) Stephen Briggs (3) vs Jonathan Wynn (2)
Liam Moloney (7) vs Jonathan Wynn (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
6157 15/06/2015 P James Judge 68 - 78 Rhys Benjamin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 124
6158 22/06/2015 P Rhys Benjamin 92 - 63 Michael Stokes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 131
6159 23/06/2015 P Rhys Benjamin 81 - 53 Maxine Jones Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 123
6160 24/06/2015 P Rhys Benjamin 78 - 59 Abby Foulkes Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 118
6161 25/06/2015 P Rhys Benjamin 89 - 65 Olly Hall Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Colin Murray Susie Dent 120
6162 26/06/2015 P Rhys Benjamin 76 - 98 Pat Lonergan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Joe McElderry Susie Dent 144
6163 29/06/2015 P Pat Lonergan 74 - 69 Rob Maxwell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Joe McElderry Susie Dent 134
6164 30/06/2015 P Pat Lonergan 86 - 55 Andrew Nicholson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Joe McElderry Susie Dent 135
6165 01/07/2015 P Pat Lonergan 67 - 64 Kunal Saujani Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Joe McElderry Susie Dent 141
6166 02/07/2015 P Pat Lonergan 83 - 93 Judy Bursford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Joe McElderry Susie Dent 121
6167 03/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 78 - 61 Tim Batchelor Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 123
6168 06/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 83 - 25 Phil Lane Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 134
6169 07/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 84 - 82 Rachel Hurst Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 135
6170 08/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 67 - 49 Ken Bainbridge Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 120
6171 13/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 70 - 62 James Macpherson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Helen Fospero Susie Dent 131
6172 14/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 69 - 55 David Bowen Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 133
6173 15/07/2015 P Judy Bursford 59 - 118 Liam Moloney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 135
6174 16/07/2015 P Liam Moloney 104 - 44 Gloria Schofield Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 156
6175 17/07/2015 P Liam Moloney 111 - 31 Karl Forman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 134
6176 20/07/2015 P Liam Moloney 121 - 58 Craig Glennie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jenny Eclair Susie Dent 123
6177 21/07/2015 P Liam Moloney 103 - 73 Dave Noble Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Buerk Susie Dent 134
6178 22/07/2015 P Liam Moloney 111 - 70 Jyoti Madlani Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Buerk Susie Dent 125
6179 23/07/2015 P Liam Moloney 77 - 98 Stephen Briggs Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Buerk Susie Dent 124
6180 24/07/2015 P Stephen Briggs 103 - 44 Sam Fuller Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Buerk Susie Dent 131
6181 27/07/2015 P Stephen Briggs 127 - 51 Tom Pitt-Brooke Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Buerk Susie Dent 144
6182 03/08/2015 P Stephen Briggs 98 - 67 Chris Wreaves Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 132
6183 04/08/2015 P Stephen Briggs 116 - 55 Euan Crabb Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 134
6184 05/08/2015 P Stephen Briggs 106 - 51 Kadi Batra Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 122
6185 06/08/2015 P Stephen Briggs 110 - 48 Grant Weaver Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 119
6186 07/08/2015 P Stephen Briggs 125 - 56 Nigel Bridge Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gethin Jones Susie Dent 129
6187 10/08/2015 P Nathan Pace 72 - 22 Andrew Cooper Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 121
6188 11/08/2015 P Nathan Pace 74 - 89 Barbara Lucioni Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 131
6189 12/08/2015 P Barbara Lucioni 50 - 89 Kevin Breeze Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 119
6190 13/08/2015 P Kevin Breeze 89 - 67 David Bathurst Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 132
6191 14/08/2015 P Kevin Breeze 89 - 45 Bill Hurst Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Arnold Susie Dent 129
6192 17/08/2015 P Kevin Breeze 74 - 62 Mike Tapia Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 118
6193 18/08/2015 P Kevin Breeze 72 - 82 Chris Roy Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 120
6194 24/08/2015 P Chris Roy 30 - 100 Jonathan Wynn Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 136
6195 25/08/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 107 - 46 Mark Ainsley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 123
6196 26/08/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 111 - 55 Steve Heeney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Gyles Brandreth Susie Dent 124
6197 27/08/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 119 - 49 Will Irvine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Greg Rusedski Susie Dent 122
6198 28/08/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 112 - 79 Daniel Morris Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Greg Rusedski Susie Dent 132
6199 31/08/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 131 - 55 Paul Curtayne Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Greg Rusedski Susie Dent 134
6200 01/09/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 113 - 65 David Vernon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Greg Rusedski Susie Dent 134
6201 02/09/2015 P Jonathan Wynn 129 - 33 Hannah Short Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Greg Rusedski Susie Dent 132
6202 03/09/2015 P Martyn Shenton 50 - 87 Matty Artell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 130
6203 04/09/2015 P Matty Artell 90 - 40 Daniel Hodgetts Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 123
6204 07/09/2015 P Matty Artell 100 - 60 Paula Lewis Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 134
6205 08/09/2015 P Matty Artell 96 - 87 Jonathan Joyce Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 120
6206 09/09/2015 P Matty Artell 101 - 41 David Crafter Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Dr Phil Hammond Susie Dent 125
6207 14/09/2015 P Matty Artell 67 - 82 Wayne McSorley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 134
6208 15/09/2015 P Wayne McSorley 82 - 52 Renita David Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 119
6209 16/09/2015 P Wayne McSorley 62 - 79 Colin White Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 136
6210 17/09/2015 P Colin White 47 - 120 Thomas Carey Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 132
6211 18/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 122 - 25 Billy Richardson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 135
6212 21/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 118 - 52 Alwyn Davies Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 129
6213 22/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 109 - 100 Adam Curran Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ranulph Fiennes Susie Dent 131
6214 23/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 116 - 37 Mary Fox Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ranulph Fiennes Susie Dent 121
6215 24/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 119 - 80 Brendan Duke Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ranulph Fiennes Susie Dent 130
6216 28/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 109 - 41 Chris Selman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ranulph Fiennes Susie Dent 116
6217 29/09/2015 P Thomas Carey 110 - 62 Lee Nixon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Ranulph Fiennes Susie Dent 131
6218 30/09/2015 P Matt Le Tissier 105 - 48 Shaun Connolly-Flynn Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 134
6219 01/10/2015 P Matt Le Tissier 102 - 34 Georgie Metters Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 125
6220 02/10/2015 P Matt Le Tissier 86 - 38 David Pople Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 128
6221 05/10/2015 P Matt Le Tissier 51 - 102 John Hardie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 133
6222 06/10/2015 P John Hardie 109 - 48 Ben Dempster Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Graeme Le Saux Susie Dent 134
6223 07/10/2015 P John Hardie 104 - 32 Kris Jack Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 120
6224 08/10/2015 P John Hardie 104 - 97 James Rowan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 145
6225 12/10/2015 P John Hardie 109 - 51 Fiona Currie Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 122
6226 13/10/2015 P John Hardie 108 - 76 Philip Leonard Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 122
6227 14/10/2015 P John Hardie 99 - 76 Chris Barstow Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Charlie Stayt Susie Dent 119
6228 15/10/2015 P John Hardie 110 - 24 David Cumming Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 153
6229 16/10/2015 P Gareth Chapman 90 - 48 Naomi Powell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 126
6230 19/10/2015 P Gareth Chapman 71 - 79 Alex Skulnick Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 132
6231 20/10/2015 P Alex Skulnick 68 - 89 Zac Goodman Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 139
6232 21/10/2015 P Zac Goodman 76 - 54 Hayden McDonald Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Martin Lewis Susie Dent 132
6233 22/10/2015 P Zac Goodman 82 - 67 Paul Harley Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 144
6234 23/10/2015 P Zac Goodman 114 - 10 Ross Lough Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 134
6235 26/10/2015 P Zac Goodman 79 - 38 Francesca Kerr Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 144
6236 27/10/2015 P Zac Goodman 55 - 79 Andrew Irvine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 133
6237 28/10/2015 P Andrew Irvine 80 - 52 Ishmael Kamran Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Margaret Mountford Susie Dent 134
6238 29/10/2015 P Andrew Irvine 63 - 90 Hazel Drury Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 135
6239 30/10/2015 P Hazel Drury 87 - 43 Nick Griggs Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 153
6240 02/11/2015 P Hazel Drury 74 - 69 Gary Cocker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 140
6241 03/11/2015 P Hazel Drury 109 - 48 Matt Goulette Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 123
6242 04/11/2015 P Hazel Drury 79 - 88 Anthony Poulton-Smith Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michael Whitehall Susie Dent 124
6243 05/11/2015 P Anthony Poulton-Smith 52 - 89 Keith Kan Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michelle Collins Susie Dent 137
6244 06/11/2015 P Keith Kan 75 - 38 Luci Clarke Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michelle Collins Susie Dent 143
6245 09/11/2015 P Keith Kan 65 - 102 Matthew Tassier Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michelle Collins Susie Dent 141
6246 10/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 98 - 24 Tam O'Hare Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michelle Collins Susie Dent 124
6247 11/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 77 - 65 Romaine Boothe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Michelle Collins Susie Dent 131
6248 12/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 110 - 26 Bob Lowe Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sherrie Hewson Susie Dent 146
6249 13/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 120 - 26 Eoin Jardine Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sherrie Hewson Susie Dent 135
6250 16/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 103 - 57 Sarah Bladon Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sherrie Hewson Susie Dent 124
6251 17/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 114 - 48 Chris Kiely Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sherrie Hewson Susie Dent 134
6252 18/11/2015 P Matthew Tassier 75 - 51 Jim Anderson Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Sherrie Hewson Susie Dent 112
6253 19/11/2015 P Sam Morley 70 - 91 Margaret Fatih Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 139
6254 20/11/2015 P Margaret Fatih 69 - 67 Graham Burgess Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 142
6255 23/11/2015 P Margaret Fatih 52 - 97 James Richards Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 133
6256 24/11/2015 P James Richards 78 - 46 Hassan Mumin Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 131
6257 25/11/2015 P James Richards 84 - 69 David Tucker Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Deborah Meaden Susie Dent 121
6258 26/11/2015 P James Richards 100 - 52 Anees Ikramullah Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 141
6259 27/11/2015 P James Richards 104 - 38 Indika Sarathchandra Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 132
6260 30/11/2015 P James Richards 64 - 107 Steven Fletcher Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 137
6261 01/12/2015 P Steven Fletcher 61 - 74 Chris Betteridge Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 126
6262 02/12/2015 P Chris Betteridge 101 - 58 Adam Ball Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Richard Madeley Susie Dent 130
6263 03/12/2015 P Chris Betteridge 85 - 76 Dave Singer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 123
6264 04/12/2015 P Chris Betteridge 74 - 89 Scott Babb Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 138
6265 07/12/2015 P Scott Babb 69 - 74 Jane Kempton Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 131
6266 08/12/2015 P Jane Kempton 66 - 79 Jamie Collyer Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 120
6267 09/12/2015 P Jamie Collyer 88 - 68 Steve Bassett Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Nicki Chapman Susie Dent 133
6268 10/12/2015 P Jamie Collyer 94 - 67 Menino Pereira Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 133
6269 11/12/2015 P Jamie Collyer 84 - 58 James Gallagher Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 125
6270 14/12/2015 P Jamie Collyer 69 - 85 Tim Down Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 132
6271 15/12/2015 QF Thomas Carey 124 - 87 Matty Artell Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 136
6272 16/12/2015 QF Jonathan Wynn 90 - 84 Liam Moloney Nick Hewer Rachel Riley David Baddiel Susie Dent 122
6273 17/12/2015 QF Stephen Briggs 110 - 48 Judy Bursford Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 122
6274 18/12/2015 QF John Hardie 107 - 122 Matthew Tassier Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 146
6275 21/12/2015 SF Thomas Carey 94 - 104 Matthew Tassier Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 153
6276 22/12/2015 SF Jonathan Wynn 134 - 100 Stephen Briggs Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 157
6277 23/12/2015 GF Jonathan Wynn 98 - 94 Matthew Tassier Nick Hewer Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 130

External Links