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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, Shabir Hussain, Lucas Glanville, Toby Byfield, Mark Mills, Anthony Noonan, Alex Robertson, Arthur Page, Bekk Kennedy-Escott and James Cook have appeared so far.

The week from 29 April to 3 May used a piano arrangement of the Countdown theme tune to promote Series 2 of The Piano.

Seed table

Rank Name Wins Points
1 Arthur Page 8 953
2 Mark Finnerty 8 876
3 Toby Byfield 8 830
4 Jessica Pratesi 8 822
5 Mark Goodliffe 8 816
6 Michael Calder 8 736
7 Jack Harvey 8 696
8 Isabelle Heward 8 686
Chrono Yuen* 2 188
*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 Nikki Needham 73 – 55 Melanie Clapham Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sara Davies Susie Dent 135
8216 26/02/2024 P Nikki Needham 100 – 40 Mark Lynch Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent 133
8217 27/02/2024 P Nikki Needham 58 – 86 Isabelle Heward Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent 130
8218 28/02/2024 P Isabelle Heward 80 – 42 Paul Davey Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent 134
8219 29/02/2024 P Isabelle Heward 74 – 73 Séamus Boland Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent 134
8220 01/03/2024 P Isabelle Heward 84 – 50 James McDonald Colin Murray Rachel Riley Vick Hope Susie Dent 130
8221 04/03/2024 P Isabelle Heward 87 – 61 Richard Phillips Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent 123
8222 05/03/2024 P Isabelle Heward 92 – 69 Chris Boyce Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent 132
8223 06/03/2024 P Isabelle Heward 85 – 77 Michael Douglas Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent 137
8224 07/03/2024 P Isabelle Heward 98 – 90 Phillip Lee Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent 133
8225 08/03/2024 P Jane Ashley 69 – 78 Fiona Povey Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rory Bremner Susie Dent 125
8226 11/03/2024 P Fiona Povey 67 – 82 Alex Munro Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rick Edwards Susie Dent 124
8227 12/03/2024 P Alex Munro 37 – 111 Lucas Glanville Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rick Edwards Susie Dent 146
8228 13/03/2024 P Lucas Glanville 94 – 47 Kath Moreland Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rick Edwards Susie Dent 121
8229 14/03/2024 P Lucas Glanville 95 – 53 Keith Gorst Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rick Edwards Susie Dent 137
8230 15/03/2024 P Lucas Glanville 112 – 69 Kate Murphy Colin Murray Rachel Riley Rick Edwards Susie Dent 146
8231 18/03/2024 P Lucas Glanville 63 – 59 Jenny Melville Colin Murray Rachel Riley Neil Delamere Susie Dent 132
8232 19/03/2024 P Lucas Glanville 88 – 69 Iain Moffat Colin Murray Rachel Riley Neil Delamere Susie Dent 134
8233 20/03/2024 P Lucas Glanville 44 – 111 Toby Byfield Colin Murray Rachel Riley Neil Delamere Susie Dent 120
8234 21/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 98 – 51 Nigel Gardner Colin Murray Rachel Riley Neil Delamere Susie Dent 136
8235 22/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 92 – 86 Bernard Greep Colin Murray Rachel Riley Neil Delamere Susie Dent 124
8236 25/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 117 – 40 Stuart Ingham Colin Murray Rachel Riley Paul Sinha Susie Dent 146
8237 26/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 113 – 58 Andy Wilkinson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Paul Sinha Susie Dent 153
8238 27/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 108 – 59 Gerry Kelly Colin Murray Rachel Riley Paul Sinha Susie Dent 145
8239 28/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 95 – 65 Sonia Dari Colin Murray Rachel Riley Paul Sinha Susie Dent 129
8240 29/03/2024 P Toby Byfield 96 – 84 Jonno Smith Colin Murray Rachel Riley Paul Sinha Susie Dent 119
8241 01/04/2024 P Mark Mills 72 – 66 Gillian Beal Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 146
8242 02/04/2024 P Mark Mills 43 – 88 Anthony Noonan Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 121
8243 03/04/2024 P Anthony Noonan 51 – 109 Jessica Pratesi Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 135
8244 04/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 110 – 54 Chris Craddock Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 122
8245 05/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 83 – 47 Jack Salisbury Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pam Ayres Susie Dent 144
8246 08/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 106 – 33 David Long Colin Murray Rachel Riley Dr Nighat Arif Susie Dent 144
8247 09/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 123 – 35 Dave Bennett Colin Murray Rachel Riley Dr Nighat Arif Susie Dent 137
8248 10/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 104 – 45 Mark O'Shaughnessy Colin Murray Rachel Riley Dr Nighat Arif Susie Dent 133
8249 11/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 87 – 72 Gareth Ellis Colin Murray Rachel Riley Dr Nighat Arif Susie Dent 122
8250 12/04/2024 P Jessica Pratesi 100 – 58 Steve Henton Colin Murray Rachel Riley JB Gill Susie Dent 125
8251 15/04/2024 P Steve Draper 74 – 66 Siobhán Gallagher Colin Murray Rachel Riley JB Gill Susie Dent 122
8252 16/04/2024 P Steve Draper 71 – 97 Annie Gallagher Colin Murray Rachel Riley JB Gill Susie Dent 143
8253 17/04/2024 P Annie Gallagher 72 – 41 Andre Pichard Colin Murray Rachel Riley JB Gill Susie Dent 124
8254 18/04/2024 P Annie Gallagher 85 – 93 George McAlear Colin Murray Rachel Riley JB Gill Susie Dent 122
8255 19/04/2024 P George McAlear 76 – 47 Andrea Maycock Colin Murray Rachel Riley Les Dennis Susie Dent 135
8256 22/04/2024 P George McAlear 70 – 94 John Gibson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Les Dennis Susie Dent 121
8257 23/04/2024 P John Gibson 80 – 74 Iain McLaren Colin Murray Rachel Riley Les Dennis Susie Dent 137
8258 24/04/2024 P John Gibson 71 – 85 Charlotte Robson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Les Dennis Susie Dent 125
8259 25/04/2024 P Charlotte Robson 102 – 80 Elina Riuttanen Colin Murray Rachel Riley Les Dennis Susie Dent 144
8260 26/04/2024 P Charlotte Robson 72 – 55 Dan Holmes Colin Murray Rachel Riley Les Dennis Susie Dent 124
8261 29/04/2024 P Charlotte Robson 80* – 70 Azi Bham Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Virgo Susie Dent 133
8262 30/04/2024 P Charlotte Robson 71 – 58 Siân Hamilton Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Virgo Susie Dent 159
8263 01/05/2024 P Charlotte Robson 98 – 39 Olly Mearns Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Virgo Susie Dent 141
8264 02/05/2024 P Charlotte Robson 87 – 73 Ellie Jones Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Virgo Susie Dent 134
8265 03/05/2024 P Charlotte Robson 77 – 83 Bernard McDonald Colin Murray Rachel Riley John Virgo Susie Dent 120
8266 06/05/2024 P Bernard McDonald 66 – 71 John Whitenstall Colin Murray Rachel Riley Cheryl Baker Susie Dent 152
8267 07/05/2024 P John Whitenstall 71 – 81 Janet Parton Colin Murray Rachel Riley Cheryl Baker Susie Dent 133
8268 08/05/2024 P Janet Parton 87 – 48 Carly Evans Colin Murray Rachel Riley Cheryl Baker Susie Dent 131
8269 09/05/2024 P Janet Parton 91 – 71 Inderjit Bedi Colin Murray Rachel Riley Cheryl Baker Susie Dent 144
8270 10/05/2024 P Janet Parton 74 – 87 Matty Fraser Colin Murray Rachel Riley Cheryl Baker Susie Dent 133
8271 13/05/2024 P Matty Fraser 63 – 67 Julie Marshall Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sunetra Sarker Susie Dent 119
8272 14/05/2024 P Julie Marshall 49 – 115 Alex Robertson Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sunetra Sarker Susie Dent 125
8273 15/05/2024 P Alex Robertson 46 – 97 Arthur Page Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sunetra Sarker Susie Dent 144
8274 16/05/2024 P Arthur Page 105 – 35 Lesley Hayler Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sunetra Sarker Susie Dent 121
8275 17/05/2024 P Arthur Page 137 – 37 Sam Lawrence Colin Murray Rachel Riley Sunetra Sarker Susie Dent 149
8276 20/05/2024 P Arthur Page 128 – 10 Wayne Dewsbury Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 135
8277 21/05/2024 P Arthur Page 135 – 43 Jim Horan Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 143
8278 22/05/2024 P Arthur Page 114 – 23 Bekk Kennedy-Escott Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 132
8279 23/05/2024 P Arthur Page 117 – 76 James Cook Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 127
8280 24/05/2024 P Arthur Page 120 – 53 Ben Furness Colin Murray Rachel Riley Pat Nevin Susie Dent 124
8281 27/05/2024 P Laura Emanuel 63 – 86 Chrono Yuen Colin Murray Rachel Riley Levi Roots Susie Dent 134
8282 28/05/2024 P Chrono Yuen 102 – 41 Claire McMaster Colin Murray Rachel Riley Levi Roots Susie Dent 124
8283 29/05/2024 P Chrono Yuen tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Levi Roots Susie Dent
8284 30/05/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Levi Roots Susie Dent
8285 31/05/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Levi Roots Susie Dent
8286 03/06/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Krishnan Guru-Murthy Susie Dent
8287 04/06/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Krishnan Guru-Murthy Susie Dent
8288 05/06/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Krishnan Guru-Murthy Susie Dent
8289 06/06/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Krishnan Guru-Murthy Susie Dent
8290 07/06/2024 P tba tba Colin Murray Rachel Riley Krishnan Guru-Murthy Susie Dent
* includes 10 points from a tiebreak conundrum

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