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

8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • TV panel show
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2022
  • 142 episodes (20 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 4 (Channel 4: Series 5) - Christmas Special

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.


Jon and David won, 38 points to 28.

Broadcast details

Monday 29th December 2014
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 30th December 2014 9:00pm 4seven
Wednesday 31st December 2014 1:05am 4seven
Wednesday 31st December 2014 11:05pm 4seven
Sunday 4th January 2015 10:00pm C4
Friday 3rd April 2015 11:05pm More4
Saturday 24th December 2016 11:45pm More4

Cast & crew

Jimmy Carr Host / Presenter
Sean Lock Self
Jon Richardson Self
Rachel Riley Self
Susie Dent Self
Joe Wilkinson Self
John Pohlhammer Announcer
Guest cast
Kathy Burke Guest
David Baddiel Guest
Alex Horne Self
Joe Auckland (as The Horne Section) Self
Will Collier (as The Horne Section) Self
Ben Reynolds (as The Horne Section) Self
Pat Sharp 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)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Bird Writer (Additional Material)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Damian Eadie Series Producer
Richard Cohen Series Producer
Rose Hanson Producer
Peter Gwyn Executive Producer
Richard Osman Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Andrew Westwell Executive Producer
Jamie Shemeld Editor
Bex Murray Editor
Del Shoebridge Editor
Nick King Production Designer
Alan Hawkshaw Composer
Mat Osman Composer

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