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Series 8

From Countdown

Series 8 ran from January 1986 to March 1986. The eighth of 53 series presented by Richard Whiteley, it was won by Clive Spate.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Clive Spate 6 366
2 Andy Keeble 3+1 233
3 Anthony Butcher 3 175
4 Y.T. (Paul White) 3 160
5 Roy Jackson 3 158
6 David Weller 3 157
7 Dorothy Bailey 2+1 141
8 Tony Clarke 3 128
Numbers after "+" signs in the Wins column represent drawn games.

*Paul Comaish, had 2 wins, 1 draw and 140 points, but the draw did not count towards the seedings, so Tony Clarke became the #8 seed.

Between Series 3 and Series 20, players were ranked by total number of points, including winning and drawing scores, but not losing ones.

Finals progress

Clive Spate (1) vs Tony Clarke (8) Clive Spate (1) vs Y.T. (Paul White) (4) Clive Spate (1)
vs
Anthony Butcher (3)
Roy Jackson (5) vs Y.T. (Paul White) (4)
Anthony Butcher (3) vs David Weller (6) Anthony Butcher (3) vs Andy Keeble (2)
Dorothy Bailey (7) vs Andy Keeble (2)
The winner of each game is displayed in bold.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
339 06/01/1986 P Jonathan Stewart 40 - 27 Julia Styles Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson ??
340 07/01/1986 P Jonathan Stewart 48 - 57 Leslie Preston Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson ??
341 08/01/1986 P Christopher Nolan 53 - 34 Leslie Preston Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson ??
342 09/01/1986 P Christopher Nolan 37 - 52 David Weller Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson ??
343 10/01/1986 P Elizabeth Manners 51 - 56 David Weller Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Della Thompson 82
344 13/01/1986 P Paul Davison 38 - 49 David Weller Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ken Bruce Della Thompson ??
345 14/01/1986 P Tom Foster 48 - 44 David Weller Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ken Bruce Della Thompson ??
346 15/01/1986 P Tom Foster 34 - 55 Simon Ellinas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ken Bruce Della Thompson 82
347 16/01/1986 P Andrew Munday 31 - 24 Simon Ellinas Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ken Bruce Della Thompson 73
348 17/01/1986 P Andrew Munday 31 - 41 John Kralevich Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ken Bruce Della Thompson 72
349 20/01/1986 P Dorothy Bailey 56 - 51 John Kralevich Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson 73
350 21/01/1986 P Dorothy Bailey 36 - 31 Louise Jones Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson 69
351 22/01/1986 P Dorothy Bailey 49 - 49 Paul Comaish Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson 71
352 23/01/1986 P Dorothy Bailey 24 - 42 Paul Comaish Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson ??
353 24/01/1986 P Leonard Cook 45 - 49 Paul Comaish Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson 71
354 27/01/1986 P Philip Hulme 42 - 35 Paul Comaish Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson 74
355 28/01/1986 P Philip Hulme 35 - 39 Malcolm Edwards Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Della Thompson 73
356 29/01/1986 P Malcolm Edwards 39 - 38 Susan Whippey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Della Thompson 85
357 30/01/1986 P Malcolm Edwards 28 - 66 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Richard Stilgoe Della Thompson 70
358 31/01/1986 P Sue Phillips 23 - 61 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 74
359 03/02/1986 P David Wood 20 - 52 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 73
360 04/02/1986 P Jeff Yates 26 - 60 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 67
361 05/02/1986 P Richard Sinnott 39 - 57 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 72
362 06/02/1986 P Michael Purdie 28 - 70 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 76
363 07/02/1986 P David Learner 54 - 46 Clive Spate Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 70
364 10/02/1986 P David Learner 25 - 43 Paul Hunter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 72
365 11/02/1986 P Algie Aspinell 33 - 47 Paul Hunter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell ??
366 12/02/1986 P Andy Keeble 52 - 42 Paul Hunter Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Steve Jones Julia Swannell 72
367 13/02/1986 P Steve Athans 19 - 66 Andy Keeble Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 85
368 14/02/1986 P Gillian Badcock 40 - 61 Andy Keeble Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 75
369 17/02/1986 P Andy Keeble 53 - 53 Sandie Simonis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 83
370 18/02/1986 P Andy Keeble 60 - 63 Sandie Simonis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 73
371 19/02/1986 P Y.T. (Paul White) 56 - 46 Sandie Simonis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 73
372 20/02/1986 P Y.T. (Paul White) 59 - 49 Steve Lang Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 75
373 21/02/1986 P Y.T. (Paul White) 45 - 30 Tim Ramsey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 73
374 24/02/1986 P Y.T. (Paul White) 20 - 57 Di Dennis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 94
375 25/02/1986 P Jenny Baker 51 - 49 Di Dennis Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 95
376 26/02/1986 P Jenny Baker 42 - 29 Jim Oberst Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 74
377 27/02/1986 P Jenny Baker 55 - 60 Roy Jackson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 73
378 28/02/1986 P David Derbyshire 26 - 50 Roy Jackson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 73
379 03/03/1986 P Frankie Mairey 46 - 48 Roy Jackson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 83
380 04/03/1986 P Nigel Ingham 55 - 35 Roy Jackson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 73
381 05/03/1986 P Nigel Ingham 38 - 47 Andrew Fisher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 74
382 06/03/1986 P Debbie Kingshott 54 - 47 Andrew Fisher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 71
383 07/03/1986 P Debbie Kingshott 38 - 21 George Balderstone Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Hilary McGlynn 67
384 10/03/1986 P Debbie Kingshott 32 - 42 Margaret Crompton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 74
385 11/03/1986 P Tony Clarke 46 - 30 Margaret Crompton Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 85
386 12/03/1986 P Tony Clarke 42 - 31 Eirlys Jones Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 70
387 13/03/1986 P Tony Clarke 40 - 34 Derek Hall Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 84
388 14/03/1986 P Tony Clarke 41 - 44 Anthony Butcher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 74
389 17/03/1986 P Susan Graham 19 - 63 Anthony Butcher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 73
390 18/03/1986 P Leonard Southall 5 - 68 Anthony Butcher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy Julia Swannell 83
391 19/03/1986 QF Clive Spate 66 - 19 Tony Clarke Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 74
392 20/03/1986 QF Andy Keeble 39 - 32 Dorothy Bailey Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 71
393 21/03/1986 QF Anthony Butcher 54 - 20 David Weller Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 70
394 24/03/1986 QF Y.T. (Paul White) 48 - 35 Roy Jackson Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 94
395 25/03/1986 SF Clive Spate 56 - 26 Y.T. (Paul White) Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 85
396 26/03/1986 SF Andy Keeble 52 - 55 Anthony Butcher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 69
397 27/03/1986 GF Clive Spate 107 - 53 Anthony Butcher Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Bill Tidy, Gyles Brandreth Julia Swannell 149

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