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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
  • 157 episodes (24 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.

  • Due to return for Series 25
  • Christmas Special repeated at 11:05pm on More4
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 575

Episode menu

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.

Preview clips


Jon and Sara won, 49 points to 29.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th September 2017
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 16th September 2017 9:00pm 4seven
Monday 18th September 2017 2:55am 4seven
Wednesday 20th September 2017 9:15pm 4seven
Thursday 21st September 2017 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 15th October 2017 10:05pm C4
Monday 16th October 2017 10:20pm 4seven
Wednesday 18th October 2017 2:15am 4seven
Wednesday 18th October 2017 11:25pm 4seven
Thursday 19th October 2017 9:00pm 4seven
Monday 12th February 2018 12:10am More4
Saturday 19th May 2018 11:45pm More4
Friday 28th September 2018 12:10am More4
Sunday 9th December 2018 10:55pm C4
Monday 10th December 2018 2:15am C4
Wednesday 12th December 2018 10:00pm C4
Wednesday 12th December 2018 10:00pm 4seven
Thursday 13th December 2018 11:05pm C4
Thursday 13th December 2018 11:05pm 4seven
Friday 14th December 2018 12:15am More4
Friday 14th December 2018 11:05pm 4seven
Saturday 15th December 2018 11:05pm 4seven
Thursday 14th February 2019 11:10pm More4
Monday 22nd July 2019 10:00pm C4
Tuesday 23rd July 2019 11:05pm 4seven
Thursday 25th July 2019 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 1st September 2019 12:10am More4
Thursday 27th February 2020 12:10am More4
Thursday 11th June 2020 10:15pm More4
Friday 12th June 2020 2:15am More4
Tuesday 8th September 2020 12:05am More4
Sunday 13th December 2020 12:15am More4
Monday 12th April 2021 12:10am More4
Thursday 24th June 2021 11:00pm More4
Tuesday 28th September 2021 12:10am More4
Monday 31st January 2022 12:45am More4
Saturday 16th April 2022 11:40pm More4
Thursday 27th October 2022 1:15am More4
Thursday 19th January 2023 1:15am More4
Wednesday 5th April 2023 1:15am More4
Saturday 10th June 2023 11:05pm More4
Sunday 11th February 2024 12:10am More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
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


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.


Jimmy Carr hosts the mashup show that you can bet has had telly execs wondering what else they can weld together. Pointless v Question Time? Tonight, cap'n Jon Richardson is joined by Sara Pascoe, battling Sean Lock and henchman Vic Reeves.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 15th September 2017

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