Our thanks to @gordygeorge88 on Twitter for alerting us that the Youtube channel Countdowngoofs has uploaded the pilots for Calendar Countdown, and on their Dailymotion site five full episodes of the original Yorkshire TV production.
It’s interesting that it plays by the original French Le Mot Le Plus Long rules in that the opponent of the person whose go it is to select the letters has to beat the length set by the player otherwise they don’t score anything – a tie isn’t good enough. This also applies to the numbers rounds, which is quite interesting.
Anyway, if you’ve never seen LMLPL before it became Des Chiffres et Des Lettres, here’s a clip. Instead of numbers rounds, it features riddles if you score an odd number of points in order to keep them.