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. 128 episodes (19 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Series 18 (Channel 4: Series 19), Episode 1 is repeated today at 10:30pm.

Series 13 (Channel 4: Series 14), Episode 4

In this show, captain Sean Lock and Vic Reeves take on captain Jon Richardson and Sara Pascoe. David O'Doherty joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley takes care of the letters and numbers.


Jon and Sara won, 49 points to 29.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th September 2017
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Guest cast
Vic Reeves Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
David O'Doherty 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)
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
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
John Pohlhammer Announcer


Fabio accidentally spills wine all over Sean Lock

Jimmy Carr has some wine ready for the guests, and Fabio manages to spill it all over Sean Lock!

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, David O'Doherty, Vic Reeves, Sara Pascoe.

Sean Lock's kids book

After having massive success with The Tiger Who Came For A Pint, Sean Lock has a new children's book about a prison guard: Cyril The Screw!

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock.


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