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. 119 episodes (17 series), 2012 - 2019. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

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Series 13, 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.


Jason and Joe won, 33 points to 30.

Broadcast details

Friday 22nd September 2017
Channel 4
65 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
    Rachel Riley Self
    Susie Dent Self
    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
    Joe Stilgoe (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
    John Pohlhammer Announcer


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