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Mr Countdown: A Tribute to Richard Whiteley (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  1 July 2005 (UK)
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A documentary tribute to Richard Whiteley's position as the host of Countdown (1982). Celebrity friends reflect on his life, remember memorable moments and discuss how he was the embodiment of the show.

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A documentary tribute to Richard Whiteley's position as the host of Countdown (1982). Celebrity friends reflect on his life, remember memorable moments and discuss how he was the embodiment of the show.

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Following the death of Richard Whiteley, this tribute documentary was made and broadcast within the subsequent five days. See more »

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Mr. Countdown: A Tribute to Richard Whiteley
21 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When Richard Whiteley OBE died, I personally was shocked because not only and he left behind one of the best tea-time game shows, he was irreplaceable (but Des Lynam is good too). This was an essential documentary focusing on the bumbling, humorous and really lovable host of the first programme to feature on Channel 4 in 1982. With tributes from Lesley Garrett, Sir Tim Rice, and of course his co-host, Carol Vorderman. This tribute showed many of the great moments from Countdown, but also other great moments of his including his news reports, and of course, the ferret biting him (if he is going to be remembered for something besides Countdown, it's that). Richard Whiteley will be sorely missed, he has left a legend behind as not only the first host of Countdown, but the first person on Channel 4. Note: My Mum's best friend went on the show once while he was hosting. Very good!


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