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.

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Series 12 (Channel 4: Series 13), Episode 1

It's Jon Richardson and James Acaster versus Lee Mack and Sarah Millican, with John Cooper Clarke in Dictionary Corner.

Preview clips


Jon and James won, 49 points to 36.

Broadcast details

Monday 24th April 2017
Channel 4
60 minutes


  1. Saturday 11th December 2021 at 11:05pm on More4

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 8th February 2017 10:00pm More4
Tuesday 25th April 2017 9:00pm 4seven
Thursday 27th April 2017 10:00pm 4seven
Saturday 29th April 2017 1:55am 4seven
Saturday 29th April 2017 10:00pm 4seven
Friday 12th May 2017 11:05pm C4
Saturday 13th May 2017 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 30th July 2017 12:15am More4
Tuesday 19th September 2017 11:15pm More4
Wednesday 31st January 2018 12:50am More4
Wednesday 31st January 2018 11:05pm More4
Sunday 25th March 2018 10:15pm C4
Monday 26th March 2018 10:20pm 4seven
Wednesday 28th March 2018 1:25am 4seven
Thursday 29th March 2018 10:15pm 4seven
Saturday 31st March 2018 10:00pm 4seven
Monday 7th May 2018 11:05pm More4
Tuesday 8th May 2018 2:15am More4
Friday 6th July 2018 11:10pm More4
Tuesday 18th September 2018 11:10pm More4
Wednesday 19th September 2018 2:15am More4
Monday 3rd December 2018 11:05pm More4
Tuesday 11th February 2020 12:10am More4
Monday 1st June 2020 11:00pm More4
Tuesday 2nd June 2020 3:00am More4
Sunday 30th August 2020 12:10am More4
Wednesday 2nd December 2020 11:05pm More4
Saturday 3rd April 2021 12:25am More4
Thursday 17th June 2021 11:00pm More4
Thursday 16th September 2021 12:10am More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Lee Mack Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
James Acaster Guest
John Cooper Clarke (as Dr John Cooper Clarke) 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)
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
Alex Gilman Edit Producer
Jamie Shemeld Editor
George Winfield Editor
Nick King Production Designer
Roger Williams Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer


A naked man appears

Jimmy Carr has an elaborate joke involving a very naked body double.

Featuring: Jimmy Carr & Jon Richardson.


Preview - 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

The quiz show mash-up returns, and continues to demonstrate how some of the best TV formats can come out of the most unusual places.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 24th April 2017

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