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

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2021
  • 135 episodes (20 series)

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats regulars play the famous words and numbers quiz with the help of guests. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Rachel Riley and more.

Episode menu

Series 10 (Channel 4: Series 11), Episode 1

Guest captain David Walliams and Jonathan Ross go up against Jon Richardson and Joe Lycett. Isy Suttie joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 24th September 2016
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th September 2016 9:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 27th September 2016 10:35pm C4
Friday 30th September 2016 11:05pm 4seven
Friday 27th January 2017 12:15am More4
Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:00pm C4
Tuesday 4th April 2017 9:00pm 4seven
Friday 7th April 2017 11:05pm 4seven
Saturday 8th April 2017 10:00pm 4seven
Saturday 15th April 2017 1:10am More4
Sunday 9th July 2017 12:10am More4
Wednesday 6th September 2017 12:10am More4
Friday 10th November 2017 12:15am More4
Thursday 4th January 2018 10:40pm More4
Wednesday 18th April 2018 12:10am More4
Friday 22nd June 2018 11:10pm More4
Thursday 25th July 2019 12:25am More4
Thursday 16th January 2020 12:10am More4
Thursday 14th May 2020 10:15pm More4
Thursday 13th August 2020 11:05pm More4
Friday 13th November 2020 12:10am More4
Wednesday 17th March 2021 12:10am More4
Wednesday 1st September 2021 12:10am More4
Tuesday 23rd November 2021 10:50pm More4

Cast & crew

Cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Jonathan Ross Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
David Walliams Guest
Isy Suttie Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Bird Writer (Additional Material)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
John Robins Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Dawson (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Tim Inman (as The Dawson Brothers) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Adam Copeland Series Producer
Alex Gilman Producer
Mia Cross Producer
Jodie Krstic Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer
Rose Hanson Edit Producer
Karen Murdoch Edit Producer
Tim Ellison Editor
Bex Murray Editor
Mark Wybourn Editor
Nick King Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer

Video

Joe Lycett is a lad

Joe Lycett discusses his place in lad culture, and Jon Richardson has a plan to communicate with the dead via a ouija board.

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson & Joe Lycett.

Press

New series of the word-wrangling panel show, with guests including David Walliams (AKA all the Carry On films stuffed into one suit) and Jonathan Ross (who brings along some cat nappies as a mascot). Isy Suttie is in Dictionary Corner alongside Susie Dent, Jon Richardson has brought a Ouija board to assist him ("at various points I may go into a trance-like state"), and there are two faintly rude-sounding anagrams for you to untangle.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 24th September 2016

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