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. 135 episodes (20 series), 2012 - 2021. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 18 (Channel 4: Series 19), Episode 2 is repeated on More4 tomorrow at 1:15am.

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.


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
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


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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.


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