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The Russell Howard Hour

Sky One comedy / stand-up series hosted by Russell Howard. 42 episodes (3 series), 2017 - 2020. Stars Russell Howard.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 10pm. Series 3, Episode 4
Series 3, Episode 3 is repeated tomorrow at 12am.
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Series 3, Episode 1

Join Russell as he mocks the madness of the news, chats with former soldier-turned-TV star Ant Middleton, and goes beekeeping with Aisling Bea.

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th November 2019
Sky One
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Russell Howard Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Ant Middleton Guest
    Aisling Bea Self
    Dave Kelly Self
    Ian Byrne Self
    Curtis Thompson Self
    Writing team
    Russell Howard Writer
    Steve Hall Writer
    Steve Williams Writer
    Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
    Production team
    Peter Orton Director
    Phil Loweth DV Director
    Christopher Poole Playground Politics 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
    Gezz Mounter Line Producer
    Adam Horton VT Producer/Director
    Vickie Mansell Post Producer
    Richard Garvin Consultant Producer
    Jenny Rush Video Producer
    Chris Hay Editor
    Steve Nayler (as Stephen Nayler) Editor
    Luke Smith Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Sam Gale Composer


    Why is life so hard for disabled people?

    Accessibility for disabled people in the UK is appalling, and we need to do better for people like Amelia.

    Featuring: Russell Howard.

    Ant Middleton interview

    This week's guest Ant Middleton talks about putting Louis Tomlinson and Piers Morgan through their paces, as well as a raw and honest account of what it's like to serve in the army.

    Featuring: Russell Howard, Ant Middleton.

    Aisling Bea and Russell Howard go beekeeping

    For this week's playdate, Russell takes Aisling Bea beekeeping. There's twerking, lots of jokes, honey guzzling, and very little beekeeping...

    Featuring: Russell Howard, Aisling Bea.

    Kids discuss the end of the world

    Russell asked a group of school children from all over the world what they would do if the world was ending, and their answers were hilarious.

    Featuring: Russell Howard.


    After Howard's success on z]BBC Three, the fresh-faced standup signed a deal with Sky in 2016. His topical chatshow has been a hit, securing fascinating celebs like Louis Theroux, Jon Ronson and Naomi Klein for extended chats. As season three kicks off, the main guest is TBC, although an Aisling Bea cameo is promised.

    Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 7th November 2019

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