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The Russell Howard Hour. Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television
The Russell Howard Hour

The Russell Howard Hour

  • TV comedy / stand-up
  • Sky Max / Sky One
  • 2017 - 2022
  • 84 episodes (6 series)

Russell Howard's comedy series for Sky, mixing topical stand-up and interviews.

  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 5,496


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Series 1, Episode 1

The Russell Howard Hour. Image shows from L to R: Diane Abbott, Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television
Russell comments on a week in which there was a largely botched terrorist attack on the Tube; talks to the children of the world about Vladimir Putin; and interviews Labour MP Diane Abbott. Stand-up from Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 21st September 2017
Sky One
60 minutes
  • Tuesday 19th September 2017, 18:00 at Television Centre

Cast & crew

Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Diane Abbott Guest
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Guest
Megan Beech Self
Lou Sanders Self
Matt Keane Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Steve Hall Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Steve Bugeja Writer (Additional Material)
John Robins Writer
Production team
Peter Orton Director
Christopher Poole (as Chris Poole) VT Director
Robyn O'Brien Series Producer
Dan Atkinson Producer
Jason Dawson Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Shirley Jones Executive Producer
Dominic Wells-Martin VT Producer
Chris Hay Editor
Steve Nayler Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer


Parsons Green terror attack

Russell Howard gives his take on the Parsons Green tube incident, aka the really really bad secret Santa!

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Why Trump's transgender ban is totally nuts...

Russell looks at Trump's ban on transgender people in the army.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Playground Politics - Vladimir Putin

Russell chats to kids around the world about Vladimir Putin.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Diane Abbott interview

Diane Abbott discusses online bullying.

Featuring: Russell Howard & Diane Abbott.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean stand-up

Kiri Pritchard-McLean jokes about going to nightclubs in your 30s.

Featuring: Kiri Pritchard-McLean.


The Russell Howard Hour review

From puppyish stand-up to spiky satire.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 22nd September 2017

Preview - The Russell Howard Hour

This is a show in which comedian Russell Howard takes a light-hearted look at the news this week. Sound familiar?

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st September 2017

Russell Howard's first series since he took the Sky shilling finds the comedian offering his take on the week's major stories. This doesn't sound a million miles from Howard's Good News show for the Beeb, but at the very least it will be intriguing to see if he can sustain laughs through a longer running time. Over 14 episodes, we're promised celebrity guests, expert comment and "fledgling global correspondents", whoever they may be.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 21st September 2017

Russell Howard interview

"I have seen first hand how hard NHS staff work - yet we value reality TV stars more".

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 19th September 2017

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