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‘Dig deep and think as hard as possible’ – the secrets of success in Scrabble, Sudoku, Jenga and more
From a 9-year old Scrabble prodigy to the UK jigsaw champion, we asked master gamers and puzzlers to reveal their secrets

Rebecca Liu

24, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Just for the fun of it’: Countdown star, 17, targets more TV success
Eton scholar Jasamrit Rahala, a Child Genius finalist at 10, is in the knockouts and already looking for his next test

Caroline Davies

10, Dec, 2021 @11:34 AM

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Alan Hawkshaw obituary
Composer who wrote the theme tunes for Channel 4 News and Grange Hill, and the music to accompany the Countdown clock

Spencer Leigh

25, Oct, 2021 @4:57 PM

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Alan Hawkshaw, Countdown and Grange Hill composer, dies aged 84
Leeds-born musician and producer worked with artists such as Barbra Streisand and was sampled in numerous hip-hop tracks

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Oct, 2021 @10:47 AM

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The more we see older women succeed, the more they will succeed | Gaby Hinsliff
Anne Robinson’s new job might not seem relevant to the average working woman, but visibility is vital to defeat ageism, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

02, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘A flaccid little attempt at spikiness’: Anne Robinson takes over Countdown
It takes a specific type of person to sparkle in this presenting gig, and judging by her first episode, Robinson could prove to be Countdown’s weakest link

Stuart Heritage

28, Jun, 2021 @3:31 PM

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Anne Robinson: ‘I’m the oldest woman on TV who’s not judging cakes’
The new presenter of Countdown on bucking TV’s ageism trend, her ‘Queen of Mean’ reputation, and what Fleet Street taught her

Michael Hogan

27, Jun, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Marcel Stellman obituary
Record producer and lyricist known for Tulips from Amsterdam who brought the TV show Countdown to the UK

Spencer Leigh

10, May, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Marcel Stellman, creator of daytime TV classic Countdown, dies aged 96
Carol Vorderman leads tributes to the composer and TV producer known as Mr Countdown

Hannah J Davies

03, May, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Anne Robinson to be the new host of Countdown
Presenter and journalist will be first female host in 39 years of Channel 4 daytime show

Toby Moses

15, Feb, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos
Lexicographer and Countdown personality says she can now attest to the power of ‘lalochezia’: swearing to alleviate stress

Alison Flood

02, Oct, 2020 @11:06 AM

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Rachel Riley wins first round of court case against Corbyn aide
Countdown host suing Laura Murray over tweet posted after Labour leader was hit by egg

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

24, Apr, 2020 @4:31 PM

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