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

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Channel 4 panel show based on the words and numbers game. 118 episodes (17 series), 2012 - 2019. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 14, Episode 4 is repeated on 4seven on Saturday at 2:20am.
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Series 13, 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
    Rose Hanson Edit Producer
    Jamie Shemeld Editor
    Steve Andrews Editor
    George Winfield Editor
    Rudi Thackray Production Designer
    Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
    Alan Hawkshaw Composer
    Mat Osman Composer
    John Pohlhammer Announcer


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    Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock.


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