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8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2024
  • 161 episodes (25 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 13 (Channel 4: Series 14), Episode 1

Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the panel/quiz show mash-up with Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd, who take on guest captain Alan Carr and Kevin Bridges. Elis James and John Robins are in Dictionary Corner.

Preview clips


Alan and Kevin won, 45 points to 18.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th August 2017
Channel 4
60 minutes

Upcoming repeats

  1. Sunday 28th July 2024 at 12:10am on More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Kevin Bridges Guest
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Alan Carr Guest
Elis James Self
John Robins Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer 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)
Tom Baker Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Boden Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire 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
Mark Boutros Edit Producer
Tim Ellison Editor
George Winfield Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer
Julia Smith Lighting Designer


Jimmy Carr is your host for this enduring takeover of the afternoon quiz show format by the near-the-knuckle satire show. Alan Carr is the big-name guest, but there should be some good stuff from Cariad Lloyd and Kevin Bridges as well. Joining staunch good sport Susie Dent in the dictionary corner, meanwhile, are Radio X's weekend double act Elis James and John Robins, who seem likely to find just the right tone.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 18th August 2017

Preview - 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

It's two Carrs for the price of one tonight as Alan Carr appears as a guest team captain on a new series of the panel/game show mash-up.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 18th August 2017

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