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  1. Be in the Audience

    Be in the Audience

    Watch Countdown being made and apply to be in the crowd

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  2. Trivia


    Facts on Channel 4's first-ever show to air in 1982

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Countdown synopsis

The show in which two contestants engage in a battle of wits, competing against the clock in games of lexical dexterity and numerical agility

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Nick Hewer and Rachel Riley host as contestants race against the clock to pit their wits against vowels, consonants and numbers. Graeme Le Saux is in…

Channel 4 2.10pm Mon 2 Feb