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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.

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

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

Preview clips


Jon and Joe won, 45 points to 31.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th July 2018
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 21st July 2018 1:10am 4seven
Sunday 22nd July 2018 11:00pm 4seven
Monday 23rd July 2018 10:40pm C4
Tuesday 24th July 2018 1:55am 4seven
Tuesday 24th July 2018 10:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 25th July 2018 10:00pm 4seven
Thursday 26th July 2018 11:05pm 4seven
Sunday 23rd December 2018 12:15am More4
Sunday 24th March 2019 10:55pm C4
Monday 25th March 2019 9:00pm 4seven
Thursday 28th March 2019 1:30am 4seven
Saturday 30th March 2019 11:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 11th September 2019 12:10am More4
Tuesday 10th March 2020 12:10am More4
Tuesday 31st March 2020 10:45pm C4
Wednesday 1st April 2020 10:00pm 4seven
Friday 3rd April 2020 11:20pm 4seven
Sunday 5th April 2020 9:00pm 4seven
Tuesday 7th April 2020 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 21st June 2020 12:15am More4
Tuesday 15th September 2020 11:05pm More4
Sunday 3rd January 2021 12:15am More4
Saturday 17th April 2021 12:15am More4
Wednesday 30th June 2021 11:05pm More4
Tuesday 5th October 2021 12:10am More4
Saturday 23rd April 2022 1:15am More4
Saturday 13th August 2022 1:15am More4
Tuesday 1st November 2022 1:15am More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
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
Lisa Kirk Senior Producer
Jodie Krstic Senior Producer
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Steve Andrews Editor
Rudi Thackray Production Designer
Roger Williams (as Roger Toakley-Williams) Lighting Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer


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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