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8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Channel 4 panel show based on the words and numbers game. 96 episodes (14 series), 2012 - 2018. Stars Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Joe Wilkinson and others.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9pm. Series 14, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on All 4   Series 11, Episode 4 is repeated on More4 today at 11:10pm

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Jimmy Carr.

Series 10 - Christmas Special

Jimmy Carr hosts this festive show with Sean Lock and Kathy Burke who take on Jon Richardson and Russell Howard. Joe Lycett joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, with Rachel Riley and Joe Wilkinson.


Jon and Russell won, 43 points to 18.

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 2016
Channel 4
60 minutes


  1. Sunday 25th December 2016 at 9:00pm on 4seven
  2. Tuesday 27th December 2016 at 11:35pm on C4
  3. Thursday 29th December 2016 at 10:00pm on 4seven
  4. Saturday 31st December 2016 at 12:40am on 4seven
  5. Saturday 31st December 2016 at 11:05pm on 4seven
  6. Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 11:00pm on More4
  7. Monday 11th December 2017 at 10:00pm on More4
  8. Wednesday 20th December 2017 at 11:10pm on More4
  9. Monday 15th January 2018 at 12:15am on More4

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Guest cast
Kathy Burke Guest
Russell Howard Guest
Joe Lycett Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Phil Kerr Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Richard Cohen Series Producer
Mia Cross Producer
Cimran Shah Producer
Frazer Yorke Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Tim Ellison Editor
Steve Andrews Editor
George Winfield Editor
Nick King Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer
John Pohlhammer Announcer

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