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

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2022
  • 142 episodes (20 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 5

In this show, guest captain Jason Manford and Joe Wilkinson take on guest captain Lee Mack and Fay Ripley. Alex Horne and The Horne Section are in with Susie Dent, while Rachel Riley presides over the letters and numbers.

Preview clips


Jason and Joe won, 33 points to 30.

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd September 2017
Channel 4
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 23rd September 2017 2:15am 4seven
Saturday 23rd September 2017 9:00pm 4seven
Monday 25th September 2017 2:00am 4seven
Tuesday 26th September 2017 2:05am 4seven
Thursday 28th September 2017 10:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 21st February 2018 10:30pm C4
Thursday 22nd February 2018 11:15pm 4seven
Friday 23rd February 2018 11:05pm 4seven
Saturday 24th February 2018 10:00pm 4seven
Monday 26th February 2018 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 20th May 2018 12:50am More4
Saturday 29th September 2018 11:10pm More4
Sunday 30th September 2018 2:20am More4
Monday 31st December 2018 12:45am More4
Monday 18th February 2019 12:20am More4
Sunday 24th February 2019 10:00pm C4
Monday 25th February 2019 9:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 26th February 2019 11:05pm 4seven
Wednesday 27th February 2019 9:00pm 4seven
Friday 1st March 2019 1:05am 4seven
Wednesday 4th September 2019 12:10am More4
Monday 16th September 2019 10:30pm C4
Sunday 22nd September 2019 11:05pm 4seven
Sunday 1st March 2020 12:15am More4
Sunday 14th June 2020 12:15am More4
Thursday 10th September 2020 12:50am More4
Monday 14th December 2020 11:05pm More4
Monday 12th April 2021 11:00pm More4
Tuesday 13th April 2021 3:00am More4
Saturday 26th June 2021 12:10am More4
Tuesday 28th September 2021 11:05pm More4
Wednesday 29th September 2021 2:10am More4
Friday 4th February 2022 12:10am More4
Monday 18th April 2022 12:10am More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Lee Mack Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Joe Wilkinson Guest
Fay Ripley Guest
Alex Horne Self
Joe Auckland (as The Horne Section) Self
Will Collier (as The Horne Section) Self
Ben Reynolds (as The Horne Section) Self
Mark Brown (as The Horne Section) Self
Ed Sheldrake (as The Horne Section) Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Gary Delaney Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Baker 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
Rose Hanson Edit Producer
Steve Andrews Editor
George Winfield Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer


Does Rachel Riley have any friends?

Rachel Riley is incredibly clever when it comes to maths, but does she have any friends?

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley, Lee Mack, Jason Manford, Joe Wilkinson & Fay Ripley.

Useless robot

Joe Wilkinson and his half-brother Fabio built a pretty useless robot on a Sunday afternoon...

Featuring: Jimmy Carr & Joe Wilkinson.


Preview - 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

These days, when watching Cats Does Countdown, you sometimes expect that one of the regulars will be missing, but annoying tonight we're missing two.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 22nd September 2017

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