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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • Season 2
  • 6 episodes
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment

Summary

Jimmy Carr hosts, as Jon Richardson and Rhod Gilbert take on Lee Mack and Rob Beckett. Tim Key is in Dictionary Corner with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley and Joe Wilkinson provide the letters and numbers.

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Episode 1: 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Summary

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the quiz, as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by Jason Manford and Rhod Gilbert. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with actor Danny Dyer, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s an unnerving combination – imagine waking up to it after jetlag, or a snooze on the sofa – but the mash-up between the irreverent panel show and the venerable quiz has been popular enough for Channel 4 to have a new batch made.

As long as Jimmy Carr is in the host’s chair, he’ll dominate the fight for the Countdown teapot, while the teams stretch themselves by trying to do the jokes and get a decent word at the same time; you don’t get to be a TV comedian without a competitive streak. Tonight Sean Lock has Jason Manford on his side, while Jon Richardson forms a loose allegiance with Rhod Gilbert.

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Cast

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HostJimmy Carr
Team CaptainJon Richardson
Team CaptainSean Lock
PanellistRhod Gilbert
PanellistJason Manford
ContributorSusie Dent
ContributorRachel Riley
ContributorJoe Wilkinson
GuestDanny Dyer

Crew

rolename
DirectorRichard Valentine
Executive producerRichard Osman
Executive producerRuth Phillips
Executive producerAndrew Westwell

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  • Episode 1

    8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

    - , 4Music

    Summary

    Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the quiz, as 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson are joined by Jason Manford and Rhod Gilbert. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with actor Danny Dyer, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    It’s an unnerving combination – imagine waking up to it after jetlag, or a snooze on the sofa – but the mash-up between the irreverent panel show and the venerable quiz has been popular enough for Channel 4 to have a new batch made.

    As long as Jimmy Carr is in the host’s chair, he’ll dominate the fight for the Countdown teapot, while the teams stretch themselves by trying to do the jokes and get a decent word at the same time; you don’t get to be a TV comedian without a competitive streak. Tonight Sean Lock has Jason Manford on his side, while Jon Richardson forms a loose allegiance with Rhod Gilbert.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostJimmy Carr
    Team CaptainJon Richardson
    Team CaptainSean Lock
    PanellistRhod Gilbert
    PanellistJason Manford
    ContributorSusie Dent
    ContributorRachel Riley
    ContributorJoe Wilkinson
    GuestDanny Dyer

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorRichard Valentine
    Executive producerRichard Osman
    Executive producerRuth Phillips
    Executive producerAndrew Westwell
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