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.

Series 13 (Channel 4: Series 14), Episode 5 is repeated on More4 today at 11pm.

2012 Specials, Episode 1 - 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

As part of Channel 4's special 'mash-up' evening, Jimmy Carr hosts the long-running quiz show while Sean Lock and Jon Richardson compete. Will the team get beaten by the fiendish Countdown conundrum?


In this first match, Jon beat Sean by 45 points to 21.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd January 2012
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Joe Wilkinson Self
Writing team
Jimmy Carr Writer (Additional Material)
Gary Delaney Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Lee Stuart Evans Writer (Additional Material)
Matt Forde Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Script Editor
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Karen Murdoch Series Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Producer
John Pohlhammer Announcer

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

  • Broadcast details of another repeat
  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see composer, editor & production designer credits for this episode.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?