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. 111 episodes (16 series), 2012 - 2019. Stars Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Joe Wilkinson and others.

Series 14, Episode 2 is repeated on 4seven today at 11:20pm.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Jon Richardson, David Mitchell.

Series 15 - Christmas Special

Sean Lock and Kathy Burke team up against Jon Richardson and David Mitchell. James Acaster joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while maths whizz Rachel Riley and comedian Joe Wilkinson are in charge of the numbers.


Jon and David won, 45 points to 32.

Broadcast details

Sunday 23rd December 2018
Channel 4
60 minutes


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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
    Sean Lock Self
    Jon Richardson Self
    Joe Wilkinson Self
    Rachel Riley Self
    Susie Dent Self
    Guest cast
    Kathy Burke Guest
    David Mitchell Guest
    James Acaster 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)
    Andrew Bird Writer (Additional Material)
    James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
    Mark Olver Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Richard Valentine 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
    Jamie Shemeld Editor
    George Winfield Editor
    Rudi Thackray Production Designer
    Alan Hawkshaw Composer
    Mat Osman Composer
    John Pohlhammer Announcer


    Did Joe Wilkinson get a boob job?

    Sean Lock shares who he would like to spend Christmas with, James Acaster talks about his favourite present, and Joe Wilkinson reveals his brand new figure...

    Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Joe Wilkinson, Rachel Riley, Susie Dent, Kathy Burke, David Mitchell, James Acaster.