Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Adam Henson is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent.

This programme is subtitled

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Channel 4 Mon 16 Jul, 2.10pm

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