8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Susie Dent, Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Channel 4 panel show based on the words and numbers game. 135 episodes (20 series), 2012 - 2021. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 20 (Channel 4: Series 21), Episode 1 is repeated today at 10pm.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Robert Deaton Fabio
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Joe Wilkinson Self (Series 1-5 & 9 & 15 & 17-19)
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Gary Delaney Writer (Additional Material) (Series 2-6 & 13-15 & 19)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Forde Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-2 & 4-5)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-13 & 15-20)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-5 & 7-8)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-14 & 16-17 & 20)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-13 & 15-20)
Phil Kerr Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6 & 8-13 & 15-20)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6)
Andrew Bird Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-10 & 15-17 & 19-20)
Mark Kotting Writer (Additional Material) (Series 2)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-10 & 16-20)
Neil Webster Writer (Additional Material) (Series 1-3 & 6)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material) (Series 2-20)
John Robins Writer (Additional Material) (Series 5 & 8-10 & 20)
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6 & 9-10 & 13-16 & 19)
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6 & 9-10 & 13-16 & 19)
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6 & 9-10 & 13-16 & 19)
Tom Baker Writer (Additional Material) (Series 6-9 & 13-15 & 19)
Michael Stranney Writer (Additional Material) (Series 15-20)
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material) (Series 15 & 19)
Danny Buckler Writer (Additional Material) (Series 20)
Charlie Skelton Script Editor (Series 1-3 & 8)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Simon Staffurth Director (Series 1)
Barbara Wiltshire Director (Series 2 & 5-7 & 9-20)
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Karen Murdoch Series Producer (Series 2-3 & 10)
Richard Cohen Series Producer (Series 1-8 & 10-12)
Rose Hanson Series Producer (Series 5-6)
Adam Copeland Series Producer (Series 6 & 9-10)
Arron Ferster Series Producer (Series 7-8)
Ben Knappett Series Producer (Series 13-14)
Jordan Read Series Producer (Series 15-16 & 19)
Jodie Krstic Series Producer (Series 16-20)
Lisa Kirk Producer (Series 1-3 & 6)
Adam Hutchinson Producer (Series 1)
Rose Hanson Producer (Series 2-5)
Stephanie McIntosh (as Steph McIntosh) Producer (Series 2-3)
Christopher Barbour Producer (Series 3-4 & 10)
Carol Baffour-Awuah Producer (Series 5-6)
Alex Gilman Producer (Series 5-10 & 15-17 & 19-20)
Emily Howe Producer (Series 6-8)
Mia Cross Producer (Series 6 & 8-12)
Adeel Amini Producer (Series 6-8)
Jodie Krstic Producer (Series 7-10 & 12-14)
Matt Hulme Producer (Series 8 & 10-12 & 15 & 19)
Cimran Shah Producer (Series 11-12)
Frazer Yorke Producer (Series 11-16 & 19)
Dominic Wells-Martin Producer (Series 13-14)
Hannah Duncombe Producer (Series 17 & 19-20)
Emily Pickthall Producer (Series 16-17 & 19-20)
Tom Baker Producer (Series 18-20)
Roberta Grady Producer (Series 18-20)
Gareth Roy Producer (Series 18-20)
Chloe Sibthorp Producer (Series 18-20)
Leo Gallagher Producer (Series 20)
Jake Graham Producer (Series 20)
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer (Series 1-14)
Richard Cohen Executive Producer (Series 13-20)
John Pohlhammer Announcer (Series 2-20)

For guest cast and crew see our episode guides

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