8 October 2009
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Q.Was the song the final countdown in one of the rocky films
A.Europe's The Final Countdown features towards the end of Rocky IV. The song was no. 1 in the UK in Dec 1986, & is on the band's album of the same name.
Q.When was channel 4 launched
A.Channel 4 was launched on Tuesday 2 Nov 1982, at 4.45pm. The first programme shown was Countdown, featuring Richard Whiteley & Carol Vorderman.
Q.Please Tell My Missus Wot Happened To Countdowns Richard Whitely Please
A.Richard Whiteley, host of Countdown, died on 26 Jun 2005 at Leeds General Infirmary, after having heart surgery whilst recovering from pneumonia.
Q.Why is there a full clock on countdown
A.There is a full-size clock on Countdown because that is what clocks look like, and it shows that the round lasts for 30 seconds, which is half a clock.