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: Derren Brown, Russell Howard. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 2, Episode 4

Russell Howard is joined by Derren Brown to talk about his new Netflix show Sacrifice, and discovers cryotherapy with Paul Chowdhry.


This episode is dedicated to Harry Leslie Smith, 1923 - 2018.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th November 2018
Sky One
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Derren Brown Guest
Paul Chowdhry Self
Michelle Clark Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Steve Hall Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
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


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Russell sits down with psychological illusionist and mentalist Derren Brown.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Derren Brown.

Cryotherapy with Paul Chowdhry

To conquer Russell's fear of death, both he and Paul Chowdhry attempt Cryotherapy and try to survive the cold...

Featuring: Russell Howard, Paul Chowdhry.


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