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William Bradford

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William Bradford
Octochamp Statistics
Final positionSemi-finalist
Seeding2
Points total399
Conundrums solved2

William Bradford was an octochamp in Series 3.

A hotelier from Cambridge, he first appeared on 17 October 1983 and beat 7-time winner Allan Simmons. He went on to become the first octochamp in Countdown history. He returned to the finals as #2 seed, where he beat David Brook in the quarter-final before losing to eventual champion Andrew Guy in the semi-final.

Also known as Bill, he is a top Scrabble player. His son, Peter, appeared on the show in Series 25.

Episodes

# Date Type Contestant 1 Score Contestant 2 Presenters Guest Lex Max
97 17/10/1983 P Allan Simmons 31 - 38 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner William Rushton Yvonne Warburton 72
98 18/10/1983 P Andrew Long 40 - 47 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
99 19/10/1983 P Pat Bowlas 40 - 50 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 68
100 20/10/1983 P David Coss 40 - 50 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 73
101 24/10/1983 P Christine Williams 24 - 42 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
102 25/10/1983 P Adrian Yonace 42 - 50 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 70
103 26/10/1983 P Pat Flowers 16 - 53 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 72
104 27/10/1983 P Jane Guestin 34 - 69 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Beverley Isherwood Cathy Hytner Gyles Brandreth Yvonne Warburton 83
127 7/12/1983 QF David Brook 37 - 51 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Julia Swannell 72
131 14/12/1983 SF William Bradford 42 - 65 Andrew Guy Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Julia Swannell 67
185 15/10/1984 CQF William Bradford 28 - 54 Mark Nyman Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman Cathy Hytner Ned Sherrin Yvonne Warburton 68
M41 8/01/1990-12/01/1990 M Laurie Silver 72 – 80 William Bradford Richard Whiteley Carol Vorderman none Freda Thornton 133