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 12 (Channel 4: Series 13), Episode 1 is repeated on More4 today at 11:05pm.

Series 4 (Channel 4: Series 5)

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 5th September 2014

Jimmy, Sean and Jon are joined by celebrity guests David Mitchell and Roisin Conaty. Phill Jupitus is in with Susie Dent, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley provide the letters and numbers.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 12th September 2014

Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by celebrity guests David Baddiel and Trevor Noah. Joey Essex is in Dictionary Corner while Alex Horne and The Horne Section help Rachel Riley.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 19th September 2014

Vic Reeves and Jo Brand take on the words and numbers. Adam Buxton is in with Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent. Plus a special appearance from comedian Rob Beckett.


Christmas Special

First broadcast: Monday 29th December 2014

Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are back with a Christmas Special. Guests are David Baddiel and Kathy Burke, plus Alex Horne and the Horne Section join Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, and Joe Wilkinson 'assists' the queen of numbers, Rachel Riley.