The West Midlands' Cleverest Town

Edward Wins Big Town Showdown

Our search to find the cleverest town in the West Midlands has come to an end and we rewarded the champions with a special surprise.

After an epic journey, we have finally crowned our Big Town Showdown champion town. Balsall Common can now officially call itself the cleverest town in the West Midlands.

That's all thanks to the hero of the hour, Edward (pictured above), who managed a fantastic time of 28 seconds. On the final day Edward was left on tenter hooks as Lichfield gave him, and Balsall Common, the final challenge.

Listen to the final of the Big Town Showdown here:

But, the warm fuzzy feeling of being champion wasn't enough for us. We wanted to make sure Edward, and Balsall Common were rewarded. So we took Edward to a location in the centre of Balsall Common and handed him a red suitcase with a fantastic prize. Listen here to find out what happened:

The final Big Town Showdown leader board:

Town Name Time (including penalties)
Balsall Common Ed 28.0
Tamworth Steph 29.8
Tipton Terri 31.5
Chelmsley Wood Craig 32.2
West Bromwich Tracey 33.1
Coventry Nicola 35.2 
Bloxwich Gemma 41.3
Telford Cat 43.5
Birmingham Adam 43.7
Kits Green Cheryl 45.7 
Bewdley Jane 41.3
Atherston Dawn 46.5 
Great Barr Stella 46.6 
Brown Hills Keith 45.8
Stafford Vicky 49.1
Blakenhall Fran 50.8 
Edgbaston Rachel 51.3 
Rugby Sara 51.8 
Leamington Spa Joanne 52.6 
Burton Bryony 54.9
Dudley Karlie 56.7 
Burntwood Debbie 57.5
Redditch Jemma 58.3
Stourbridge Laura 1.00.3
Smethwick Sally 1.01.1
Nuneaton Ceri 1.01.4 
Cannock Scott 1.01.9
Rubery Keith 1.03.0
Quinton Michelle 1.04.4
Pelsall Julie 1.04.8
Warwick Terry 1.05.4
Rowley Regis Andy 1.06.5
Willenhall Samantha 1.10.2
Stratford Upon Avon Kerry 1.14.9
Castle Vale Kev 1.15
Castle Bromwich Kay 1.17.2
Wolverhampton Jenny 1.17.3
Alvechurch Claire 1.30.3
Walsall Kate 1.39
Small Heath Carol 1.44.5
Erdington John 3.17