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Series 89

From Countdown

Series 89 is the current series of Countdown, and the fifth series to feature Colin Murray as presenter. It began on 2 January 2024 and will conclude in June 2024.

Mark Goodliffe, who won the final four preliminary matches of Series 88, returned to continue his run in the first heat of this series.

Apterites Kevin McAfee and Shabir Hussain have appeared in this series so far.

In April, regular guest Pam Ayres and new guest Dr Nighat Arif will appear in Dictionary Corner.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Mark Finnerty 8 876
2 Mark Goodliffe 8 816
3 Michael Calder 8 736
4 Jack Harvey 8 696
5 Nathan Mulligan 4 396
6 James Hussey 3 330
7 Jan Scowcroft 2 234
8 Dave Tinkler 1 149
*still playing
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.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
8177 02/01/2024 P Mark Goodliffe 91 – 58 Dan Morrell Colin Murray Rachel Riley Babatunde Aléshé Susie Dent 135
8178 03/01/2024 P Mark Goodliffe 116 – 43 Sharon McIvor Colin Murray Rachel Riley Babatunde Aléshé Susie Dent 133
8179 04/01/2024 P Mark Goodliffe 105 – 58 Julie Acheson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Babatunde Aléshé Susie Dent 147
8180 05/01/2024 P Mark Goodliffe 105 – 82 Laura Gilbert Colin Murray Rachel Riley Babatunde Aléshé Susie Dent 134
8181 08/01/2024 P Kevin McAfee 79 – 81 Nathan Mulligan Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Thomson Susie Dent 147
8182 09/01/2024 P Nathan Mulligan 85 – 52 John Peake Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Thomson Susie Dent 124
8183 10/01/2024 P Nathan Mulligan 87 – 58 Matt Heal Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Thomson Susie Dent 127
8184 11/01/2024 P Nathan Mulligan 75 – 55 Marina Voak Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Thomson Susie Dent 130
8185 12/01/2024 P Nathan Mulligan 68 – 70 Jan Scowcroft Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Thomson Susie Dent 148
8186 15/01/2024 P Jan Scowcroft 92 – 89 Dorian Jeffrey Colin Murray Rachel Riley Prue Leith Susie Dent 136
8187 16/01/2024 P Jan Scowcroft 72 – 102 Mark Finnerty Colin Murray Rachel Riley Prue Leith Susie Dent 137
8188 17/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 108 – 12 Georgina Heath Colin Murray Rachel Riley Prue Leith Susie Dent 133
8189 18/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 128 – 45 Alison Fairclough Colin Murray Rachel Riley Prue Leith Susie Dent 155
8190 19/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 105 – 53 Kevin Cornell Colin Murray Rachel Riley Prue Leith Susie Dent 142
8191 22/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 113 – 81 Mike Courtney Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 138
8192 23/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 113 – 32 David Finch Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 121
8193 24/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 102 – 20 Sharon Redrobe Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 131
8194 25/01/2024 P Mark Finnerty 105 – 36 Matthew Cox Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 119
8195 26/01/2024 P Dave Tinkler 91 – 64 Mick Jennings Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jon Culshaw Susie Dent 136
8196 29/01/2024 P Dave Tinkler 58 – 100 James Hussey Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tasha Ghouri Susie Dent 135
8197 30/01/2024 P James Hussey 77 – 68 Gráinne Stephenson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tasha Ghouri Susie Dent 120
8198 31/01/2024 P James Hussey 78 – 61 Ryan Lipman Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tasha Ghouri Susie Dent 133
8199 01/02/2024 P James Hussey 75 – 86 Jack Harvey Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tasha Ghouri Susie Dent 134
8200 02/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 94 – 79 Nick Wood Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tasha Ghouri Susie Dent 125
8201 05/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 88 – 52 Ian Ackers Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 124
8202 06/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 89 – 76 John Hadley Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 136
8203 07/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 87 – 50 Matthew Butt Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 130
8204 08/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 79 – 78 Katharine Randall Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 124
8205 09/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 88 – 77 Peter Newton Colin Murray Rachel Riley Jo Brand Susie Dent 147
8206 12/02/2024 P Jack Harvey 85 – 67 Keith Aldridge Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 122
8207 13/02/2024 P Shabir Hussain 33 – 83 Michael Calder Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 124
8208 14/02/2024 P Michael Calder 78 – 64 David Munday Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 135
8209 15/02/2024 P Michael Calder 80 – 70 Jill Martin Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 134
8210 16/02/2024 P Michael Calder 76 – 71 Jack Haynes Colin Murray Rachel Riley Tim Rice Susie Dent 134
8211 19/02/2024 P Michael Calder 116 – 63 Aaron McAree Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sara Davies Susie Dent 125
8212 20/02/2024 P Michael Calder 104 – 60 Mark Fielding Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sara Davies Susie Dent 124
8213 21/02/2024 P Michael Calder 90 – 59 Stephen Colton Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sara Davies Susie Dent 144
8214 22/02/2024 P Michael Calder 109 – 49 Julia Blake Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sara Davies Susie Dent 136
8215 23/02/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sara Davies Susie Dent
8216 26/02/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent
8217 27/02/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent
8218 28/02/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent
8219 29/02/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent
8220 01/03/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent
8221 04/03/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent
8222 05/03/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent
8223 06/03/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent
8224 07/03/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent
8225 08/03/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent

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