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 - 2021
  • 71 episodes (5 series)

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

  • Due to return for Series 6

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Series 1, Episode 4

The Russell Howard Hour. Image shows from L to R: Richard Branson, Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television
Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks with Richard Branson. Stand-up from Phil Ellis.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th October 2017
Sky One
60 minutes
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017, 18:00 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th October 2017 2:00am Sky2
Friday 13th October 2017 11:00pm Sky1
Saturday 14th October 2017 11:10pm Sky1
Sunday 15th October 2017 11:00pm Sky1
Tuesday 17th October 2017 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 22nd December 2017 12:00am Sky1
Wednesday 31st January 2018 10:00pm Sky1
Friday 2nd February 2018 11:00pm Sky1
Sunday 4th February 2018 2:25am Sky1
Sunday 18th March 2018 12:00am Sky1
Monday 23rd July 2018 10:00pm Sky1
Thursday 26th July 2018 11:00pm Sky1
Thursday 7th March 2019 11:00pm Sky2
Thursday 2nd May 2019 11:00pm Sky1
Friday 26th July 2019 11:00pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Richard Branson (as Sir Richard Branson) Guest
Phil Ellis Guest
Will Duggan Guest
Greg Davies Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Steve Hall Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Steve Bugeja Writer (Additional Material)
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer (Additional Material)
John Robins Writer (Additional Material)
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


Guns in America

Russell talks about gun laws in America.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Playground Politics - Climate change

Russell speaks to children around the globe about climate change.

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Richard Branson interview

Russell chats to Richard Branson about losing his virginity, his running feud with BA and his role in the NHS.

Featuring: Russell Howard & Sir Richard Branson.

Phil Ellis song

Phil Elis sings a song about diversity.

Featuring: Russell Howard & Phil Ellis.

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