Film ID:
YFA 3583

CALENDAR COUNTDOWN

1982

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Description

This programme is the original version of the popular Channel 4 words and numbers show, Countdown Countdown.

Yorkshire Television purchased the format and commissioned a series of eight shows under the title Calendar Countdown, which were to be a spin-off of the regional news programme Calendar. As the presenter of Calendar, Richard Whiteley was the natural choice to present Calendar Countdown-his daily appearances on both shows earned him the nickname "Twice Nightly." These shows were only broadcast in the Yorkshire area.