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 2 is repeated on More4 tomorrow at 12:10am.

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Image shows from L to R: Jon Richardson, Lucy Beaumont. Copyright: Endemol UK.

Series 17 (Channel 4: Series 18) - Christmas Special

Jimmy Carr hosts a festive edition of the combination of the comedy panel show and the long-running words and numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and Bob Mortimer taking on Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont. Regular Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley and lexicographer Susie Dent are on hand to adjudicate with guests Adam Buxton and Joe Wilkinson

Notes

Jon and Lucy won, 46 points to 34.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 23rd December 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Robert Deaton Fabio
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Joe Wilkinson Self
Guest cast
Bob Mortimer Guest
Lucy Beaumont Guest
Adam Buxton Self
Anthea Turner 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)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Michael Stranney Writer (Additional Material)
Lloyd Langford Writer (Additional Material)
David Earl Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Hulme (as Matthew Hulme) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Jodie Krstic Series Producer
Tom Baker Producer
Roberta Grady Producer
Gareth Roy Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Executive Producer
John Pohlhammer Announcer

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