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. 129 episodes (19 series), 2012 - 2020. Stars Jimmy Carr, Robert Deaton, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and others.

Returns Monday 21st December at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series 11 (Channel 4: Series 12), Episode 5 is repeated on More4 today at 11:05pm.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Susie Dent, John Cooper Clarke.

Series 15 (Channel 4: Series 16), Episode 2

Jimmy Carr hosts a brand new episode with Sean Lock and Katherine Ryan who take on Jon Richardson and Joe Wilkinson in the classic words and number quiz. Dr John Cooper Clarke joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while maths whizz Rachel Riley looks after the numbers.


Jon and Joe won, 45 points to 31.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th July 2018
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
Katherine Ryan Guest
Joe Wilkinson Guest
John Cooper Clarke (as Dr John Cooper Clarke) Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Phil Kerr Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Henry Paker Writer (Additional Material)
Lloyd Langford Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Jordan Read Series Producer
Frazer Yorke Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Executive Producer
John Pohlhammer Announcer


Katherine Ryan and the inflatophiliac

Katherine Ryan tells a story of how she was once targeted by someone who had inflatophilia and challenged her that if she put clear bags down her clothes, inflated them and took pictures he would pay her. She completed the challenge and unfortunately those pictures ended up on websites.

Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan.

Joe Wilkinson's poem

The panel are joined by Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson and Dr John Cooper Clarke, who encourages the team to write their own poems...

Featuring: Sean Lock, Katherine Ryan, Joe Wilkinson.


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