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. 125 episodes (18 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Series 17, Episode 1 is repeated on More4 today at 10:15pm.

Series 12 - Election Special

Jimmy Carr hosts a special version of the game show to tie in with the General Election. Team captains Jon Richardson and Alan Carr are joined by guests Romesh Ranganathan, Sarah Millican and John Kearns.


This special episode, broadcast as part of Channel 4's Alternative Election Night, was scheduled for broadcast at 9:15pm.

Jon and Sarah won, 41 points to 22.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th June 2017
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Guest cast
Sarah Millican Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Alan Carr Guest
John Kearns Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans 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)
Giles Boden Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Ben Knappett Series Producer
Jodie Krstic Producer
Frazer Yorke Producer
Dominic Wells-Martin Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Executive Producer
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Tim Ellison Editor
Chris Clark Editor
George Winfield Editor
Jason Chambers Editor
Phil Lepherd Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer
John Pohlhammer Announcer


Jon Richardson's new national anthem

Jon Richardson unveils a new political party for his election special.

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Jon Richardson.


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