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

The Russell Howard Hour

Sky Max and Sky One comedy / stand-up series hosted by Russell Howard. 71 episodes (5 series), 2017 - 2021. Stars Russell Howard.

Next new episode is on Thursday 23rd September at 10pm. Series 5, Episode 3
Series 5, Episode 2 is repeated on Sunday at 1am.
Recording at BBC Television Centre. Tickets

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Series 5, Episode 1

Russell Howard is joined by Iain Stirling, Katie Piper and Aaron Simmonds to put the world to rights in the fifth series of his hit comedy news show.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th September 2021
Sky Max
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Russell Howard Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Iain Stirling Guest
Katie Piper Guest
Ed Gamble Self
Aaron Simmonds Self
Russell Kane Self
Nina Conti Self
Judi Love Self
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Self
Rachel Fairburn Self
Jamali Maddix Self
Michael Groce Self
Wayne James Self
Dave Laurie (as Inspector Dave Laurie) Self
Writing team
Russell Howard Writer
Steve Hall Writer
Steve Williams Writer
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Writer
Toussaint Douglass Writer
Athena Kugblenu Writer
Production team
Peter Orton Director
Jason Dawson Series Producer
Dan Atkinson Producer
Keisha Gregson Producer
Adam Horton Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Shirley Jones Executive Producer
Robyn O'Brien Executive Producer
Phil Loweth Producer/Director


The US vs UK News Coverage Of The Taliban

Russell has a look at how the US and UK had slightly different approaches when covering the Taliban news...

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Foreign secretary stays on holiday

A look at the excuse Dominic Raab gave for staying on holiday during the Taliban crisis...

Featuring: Russell Howard.

Iain Stirling interview

Russell chats to actor, writer, presenter and voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling as he attempts to narrate an Attenborough documentary in the style of Love Island.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Iain Stirling.

Katie Piper interview

Katie Piper talks about her new book of affirmations and Russell tries to help her rebrand Songs Of Praise.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Katie Piper.

Aaron Simmonds stand-up

Aaron Simmonds talks about growing up with cerebral palsy.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Aaron Simmonds.


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