History Series / Countdown

2nd Jan '16 3:53:00 PM Gimere
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1st Oct '15 5:48:43 AM Gimere
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* MissingEpisode: A pair of episodes were allegedly produced as a contingency in the event of cricket coverage running shorter than anticipated and were never aired.

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13th Sep '15 4:05:27 PM nombretomado
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No relation to the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', the Australian music show ''Countdown'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
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No relation to the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', the Australian music show ''Countdown'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''CountdownToFinalCrisis''.''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
3rd Aug '15 8:37:56 AM Doogie2K
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* GoldenSnitch: Invoked in one of the ''8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'' editions, where the team of Bob Mortimer and Lee Mack (trailing 54-0) seemingly arbitrarily persuade host Jimmy Carr (with some help from Joe Wilkinson) to make the final conundrum worth 100 points. [[spoiler: They still manage to lose the conundrum anyway.]]
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* GoldenSnitch: Invoked in one of the ''8 Out of 10 Cats ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats Does Countdown'' editions, where the team of Bob Mortimer and Lee Mack (trailing 54-0) seemingly arbitrarily persuade host Jimmy Carr (with some help from Joe Wilkinson) to make the final conundrum worth 100 points. [[spoiler: They still manage to lose the conundrum anyway.]]]] * HotterAndSexier: The ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats'' version naturally features much more ribald humour and uncensored profanity.
20th Jul '15 10:28:53 AM biscuitlion
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* BonusRound: Occasionally seen on ''8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown''. So far, bonus rounds have included a pub quiz, penalty shoot out, and drawing a life model.
28th Jun '15 4:39:45 PM Gimere
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* CrossOver: Being as iconic as it is, the game has appeared in ''other'' shows as part of some kind of task notably to embarrass Creator/AntAndDec on ''Saturday Night Takeaway'', and as a shopping budget task on ''BigBrother''.
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* CrossOver: Being as iconic as it is, the game has appeared in ''other'' shows as part of some kind of task notably to embarrass Creator/AntAndDec on ''Saturday Night Takeaway'', and as a shopping budget task on ''BigBrother''.''Series/BigBrother''.
8th Jun '15 4:27:38 PM Deadbeatloser22
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* MissingEpisode: A pair of episodes were allegedly produced as a contingency in the event of cricket coverage running shorter than anticipated and were never aired.
4th Mar '15 4:31:11 PM Moonhitler
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* GoldenSnitch: Parodied in one of the ''8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'' editions, where the team of Bob Mortimer and Lee Mack (trailing 54-0) seemingly arbitrarily persuade host Jimmy Carr (with some help from Joe Wilkinson) to make the final conundrum worth 100 points. [[spoiler: They still manage to lose the conundrum anyway.]]
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* GoldenSnitch: Parodied Invoked in one of the ''8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'' editions, where the team of Bob Mortimer and Lee Mack (trailing 54-0) seemingly arbitrarily persuade host Jimmy Carr (with some help from Joe Wilkinson) to make the final conundrum worth 100 points. [[spoiler: They still manage to lose the conundrum anyway.]]
16th Feb '15 1:32:19 AM Aomic
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* MeaningfulName: Two people named Des have hosted the show, and there are two 'Des' in the title of the original French show, ''Des Chiffres et Des Lettres''.
9th Feb '15 7:11:19 AM themisterfree
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* FunWithAcronyms: CECIL is the ''Countdown'' Electronic Computer In Leeds.
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* FunWithAcronyms: CECIL is the ''Countdown'' Electronic Computer In Leeds. (Unfortunately, it is now somewhat of a NonIndicativeName, given how the program has sinced moved from what used to be YTV, to the ex-Granada studio block in Manchester, and most recently to the new MediaCityUK complex across the river in Salford.)
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