Countdown (1982– )

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The long-running words and numbers game.

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 Herself - Hostess / ... (4,756 episodes, 1982-2008)
Richard Whiteley ...
 Himself - Host / ... (3,984 episodes, 1982-2007)
Susie Dent ...
 Herself - Lexicographer / ... (2,402 episodes, 1992-2013)
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The long-running words and numbers game.

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Susie Dent is the longest running Lexicographer on the show and is still on the show to this day. See more »

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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 16 February 2012 (2012) See more »

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A new host for this series
12 July 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

After nearly being axed, Channel 4 chose Des Lynam as the new host of Countdown to replace the much missed Richard Whiteley after his most unexpected death. Though not the same as Richard, Des isn't too bad.

Richard hosted from episode 1 which was screened way back in 1982 and was at first only intended to run for a few weeks. He hadn't missed an episode until he went down with pneumonia in May 2005 and there were to be guest presenters until his return, but that never did happen.

Richard was of course noted for his bad jokes and bright coloured ties. I often used to watch Countdown when I got home from school back in the 1980's/1990's and only occasionally watch it now.


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