COUNT­DOWN

Game show 5.45pm, SBSONE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Best On The Box - – TA – DS

Watch­ing a bunch of no­bod­ies sit­ting around solv­ing sim­i­lar puz­zles to the ones found in your Sun­day pa­per doesn’t ex­actly scream of ex­cite­ment.

But Count­down must have been do­ing some­thing right. It’s been a reg­u­lar hit in Eng­land since 1982 – mak­ing it one of the world’s most durable game shows.

The puz­zles are sim­ple: make long words and solve big maths prob­lems. Its big­gest draw­card is that play­ing along is not only easy, it’s oblig­a­tory! as they make the trek. Tonight, while they wait for their trans­port to warm up, the three check out the Kil­more High­land Games, where Dara man­fully takes up the chal­lenge of a ham­mer-throw­ing com­pe­ti­tion – against a girl.

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