Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96

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Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96

Post by John Upham » Tue May 04, 2021 12:29 pm

Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96 :cry:

See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56978015
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Re: Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 04, 2021 5:43 pm

Sad news - a legend. I used to watch "Des Chiffres et Des Lettres" when I could find it on Satellite TV. The format was slightly different.

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Re: Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96

Post by John Upham » Tue May 04, 2021 5:52 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 5:43 pm
Sad news - a legend. I used to watch "Des Chiffres et Des Lettres" when I could find it on Satellite TV. The format was slightly different.
Many episodes may be found here : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... es+Lettres
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Re: Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed May 05, 2021 8:30 pm

Many episodes may be found here : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... es+Lettres

Thanks for that - my proudest Countdown-like moment years ago was getting a 9-letter word on DC... when the contestants and presenters missed it (and it was valid). I have watched a recent episode and the quality of the numbers games is still awesome, the French seem to be better than us.

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Re: Marcel Stellman: Countdown creator dies aged 96

Post by John Upham » Thu May 06, 2021 9:37 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Many episodes may be found here : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... es+Lettres

Thanks for that - my proudest Countdown-like moment years ago was getting a 9-letter word on DC... when the contestants and presenters missed it (and it was valid). I have watched a recent episode and the quality of the numbers games is still awesome, the French seem to be better than us.
I suspect that the episode where you got the nine letter word and the contestants (Amanda Richards and Richard Max) did not

used the letters

omethings :D
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