8 Out Of 10 Cats. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan. Copyright: Zeppotron
8 Out Of 10 Cats

8 Out Of 10 Cats

  • TV panel show
  • E4 / Channel 4 / More4
  • 2005 - 2021
  • 205 episodes (22 series)

Topical Channel 4 comedy panel show hosted by Jimmy Carr. The questions are based on survey results and statistics. Also features Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Aisling Bea, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson and more.

  • Due to return for Series 23
8 Out Of 10 Cats. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Jimmy Carr, Katherine Ryan. Copyright: Zeppotron

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2005 - 2021
Channels
E4, Channel 4, More4
Episodes
205 (22 series), plus 24 highlights & short specials
Stars
Jimmy Carr, Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Aisling Bea, Sean Lock, Jon Richardson, Jason Manford, Dave Spikey and John Pohlhammer
Writers
Jimmy Carr, Ben Caudell, Rob Colley, Dominic English, Shaun Pye, Christine Rose, Aiden Spackman, Martin Trenaman and more
Directors
Barbara Wiltshire, Chris Howe, Richard Valentine and Toby Baker
Producers
Ruth Phillips, Richard Cohen, Adam Hutchinson, Lisa Kirk, Russell Balkind, Derek McLean, Karen Murdoch, Ruth Wallace and more
Companies

A weekly topical panel show based around 'opinion polls, surveys and statistics'. It is hosted by Jimmy Carr, and the regular team captains are now Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett.

The teams thrash out the hot topics of the week by examining surveys, opinion polls and statistics; discussing both silly and serious stuff. Subjects include showbiz gossip, world politics and even the weather.

Until 2016, Sean Lock and Jon Richardson were the team captains. Previously, the comedian opposing Lock was Jason Manford, and before that it was Dave Spikey.

The show used to be shown on Channel 4, before being moved to More4. It's now on E4.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Eight Out Of Ten Cats
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 3rd June 2005 on Channel 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Series 1 - 15
  • Teddington Studios - Series 16
  • Pinewood Studios - Series 16, 17, 19 & 22
  • Shepperton Studios - Series 18
  • Elstree Film Studios - Series 20
  • BBC Elstree Centre - Series 21

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