RICHARD WHITELEY OBE 1943-2005


"The clock stopped too soon!" Carol Voderman.
Countdown never won any awards so they invented one.
It was awarded to the winner of "A joke only Richard could tell" in his penultimate show of Series 53.


Countdown gallery of stars. How many of the following do you recognise?

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HOW MANY DID YOU RECOGNISE?
row 1: Richard Whiteley, Carol Voderman, Mark Nyman, Michael Wylie.
row 2: Michael Goldman, Joyce Cansfield, Clive Spate, Harvey Freeman.
row 3: Allan Saldanha, Julian Hough, Phil Jordan, Stephen Balment.
row 4: Andrew Guy, David Elias, Philip Nelkon, Gareth Williams.
row 5: Jane McLeman, Stephen Deakin, Liz Barber, Greg Scott.
row 6: Ian Bebbington, Helen Grayson, Derek Coombs, David Trace.
row 7: Gino Corr, Michael Wareham, John Clark, Mandi Hale.
row 8: Nic Brown, Tony Vick, Russell Byers, Ash Haji.
row 9: Peter Evans, Robert Violett, Hilary Hopper, Kate Ogilvie.
row 10: John Ashmore, Darryl Francis, Tim Morrissey, Lawrence Pearse.
row 11: Andy Bodle, Clive Freedman, Don Reid, Darren Shacklady.
row 12: Nita Marr, Chris Rogers, Sandie Simonis, Yoga.
row 13: Julian Fell, Chris Wills, Mike Brown, Martin Gardner
row 14: John Davies, David Wilson, John Rawnsley, Geraldine Hylands.
row 15: Dick Green, Harshan Lamabadasuraya, Andrew Perry, Kenneth Michie.
row 16: Ben Wilson, Graham Nash, Robert Teuton, Chris Waddington.
row 17: Damian Eadie, Matthew Turner, Les Martin, Evan Simpson.
row 18: Kevin Nelson, Maurice Binks, Glynn Leaney, Terrence English.
row 19: Huw Morgan, Jim Bentley, Chris Cummins, Eamonn Timmins
row 20: Stewart Holden, Wayne Kelly, Stuart Earl, Jon Stitcher
row 21: Mark Tournoff, Paul Gallen, Jack Welsby, Stewart Barker
row 22: Anne Lyng, Jenny Haldane, Olivia Lloyd Potts, Vicky McCarthy
row 23: John Mayhew, John Brackstone, Tanmay Dixit, Jon O'Neill
row 24: Richard Heald, Caroline Ambrose, Karen Pearson, Fred Reynolds
row 25: Conor Travers, Jon Corby, Marie Hayden, Clive Johnson
row 26: Daniel Peake, Heather Culpin, Michael Bowden, Ross Allatt
row 27: Richard Samson, Catherine Clarke, Cathy Hytner, Della Thompson
row 28: Susie Dent, Tom O'Connor, Richard Stilgoe, Geoffrey Durham
row 29: Elie Dangoor, Daniel Simonis, Graeme Thomas, Richard Foster
row 30: Stuart Solomons, Richard Pay, Pete Finley, Barry Grossman
row 31: Davina Latham, Beth Sutton, Elaine Newcombe, Ella Bernard
row 32: Austin Shin, Ingram Wilcox, John Widdowson, Richard Evans
row 33: Verity Joubert, Chris Colsmann, David Acton, Trevor Montague
row 34: Amey Deshpande, Stephen Fisher, Gerry Pearce, Richard Saldanha
row 35: Neil Zussman, Nicole Hutchings, Hamish Williamson, Sweyn Kirkness
row 36: Nick Saloman, Nik von Uexkull, Jill Todd, Jan Parker
row 37: Lee Graham, Dave Wilkinson, Claudia Tyson, Oliver Garner
row 38: Peter Zyss, Craig Chittenden, Danny Pledger, Nikki Sellars
row 39: Daniel Pati, Jack Hurst, Scott Gillies, Tom Rowell
row 40: Eion Monaghan, Naill Young, Peter Goodwin, Marcus Hares
row 41: Innis Carson, Dinos Sfyris, Charlie Reams, Ross Mackenzie
row 42: Annie Hawes, Kai Laddiman, Ryan Loughborough, Lesley Hines
row 43: Dave Butcher, Graeme Cole, Dave Taylor, Nikki Roberts
row 44: Jayne Wisniewski, Mark Deeks, Paul Keane, Carl Williams
row 45:Jonathan Rawlinson, Mark Murphy, Peter Lee, Suzi Purcell
row 46: Victoria James, Nick Hall, Jack Worsley, Rob Gibney
row 47: Chris Marshall, David Barnard, Grant Waters, Heather Styles.
row 48: Paul James, Tia Corkish, Rose Boyle, Liam Shaw.
row 49: Giles Hutchings, Andy Platt, Eileen Taylor, Joe McGonigl.e
row 50: Sam McElhinney, Jill Hayward, Chris Ball, Peter Fenton.
row 51: Calum Todd, Dylan Taylor, Gemma Church, Glen Webb
row 52: Jen Steadman, Alex Fish, Bradley Cates, Jonathan Liew.
row 53: Mark Murray, Andy Naylor, Samir Pilica, Neil Green.
row 54: Bobby Banerjee, Sean Fletcher, Priscilla Munday, Andy Gardner.
row 55: Dan McColm, Antoinette Ryan, George Ford, Laurence Killen.
row 56: Tricia Pay, Mark Davis, David Stanford, Paul Worsley.
row 57: Tom Cappelman, Tracey Mills, Kevin Steede, Gerry Tynan.
row 58: Andy Noden, Gavin Woolnough, Steve Redfern, Jordan Barker.
row 59: Tom Cappelman, Tracey Mills, Kevin Steede, Gerry Tynan.
row 60: Andy Noden, Gavin Woolnough, Steve Redfern, Jordan Barker.
row 61: Paul Erdunast, Robin McKay, Ann Dibben, Conrad Teixeira.
row 62: Tony Lock, Sean Cooke, Tim Down, Dave Costello.
row 63: Martin Hurst, Annie Humphries, Jamie Washington, Andrew Macleod.
row 64: John Shaw, Andrew Fenton, Rik Anstee, Stephen Fuller.
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Those of Michael Goldman, Liz Barber, Harshan Lamabadasuraya and Huw Morgan,
are mine.
I am sure that their use as a who's who of Countdown will not be objected to.

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