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

The Russell Howard Hour

Sky One comedy / stand-up series hosted by Russell Howard. 54 episodes (4 series), 2017 - 2021. Stars Russell Howard.

Another series is in development.

The Russell Howard Hour. Image shows from L to R: Richard Branson, Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 1, Episode 4

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th October 2017
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
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


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, Will Duggan.


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