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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • Season 11
  • 7 episodes
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment

Summary

The classic words and numbers comedy panel show with Susie Dent and Rachel Riley

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Episode 4: 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Summary

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words and numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell going up against guest captain Lee Mack and Bob Mortimer. Alex Horne and the Horne Section join Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the vowels, consonants and numbers.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

What greater thrill is there than this, the unlikely marriage of two different quiz shows? It still hasn't worn off – at least it hasn't for Jimmy Carr, whose excitable ha-ha-ha’s wheeze through his gentle patter as his gaggle of comedians are put to the test in the usual verbal and numerical conundrums posed by Rachel Riley.

Sean Lock and Lee Mack are the team captains, with able seconds-in-command Victoria Coren Mitchell and Bob Mortimer. One would love to be superior and scoff at their attempts, but it would feel disingenuous given this writer is sadly unable to boast a nimble knowledge of her times tables. It's lively as ever, and Victoria Coren Mitchell, the sharpest wit of them all, steals the show.

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Cast

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HostJimmy Carr
Team CaptainSean Lock
PanellistVictoria Coren Mitchell
Team CaptainLee Mack
PanellistBob Mortimer
ContributorAlex Horne and the Horne Section
ContributorSusie Dent
ContributorRachel Riley

Crew

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Executive producerRichard Osman
Executive producerRuth Phillips
Executive producerAndrew Westwell
Series producerMark Barrett

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  • Episode 4

    8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

    Summary

    Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words and numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and Victoria Coren Mitchell going up against guest captain Lee Mack and Bob Mortimer. Alex Horne and the Horne Section join Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the vowels, consonants and numbers.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    What greater thrill is there than this, the unlikely marriage of two different quiz shows? It still hasn't worn off – at least it hasn't for Jimmy Carr, whose excitable ha-ha-ha’s wheeze through his gentle patter as his gaggle of comedians are put to the test in the usual verbal and numerical conundrums posed by Rachel Riley.

    Sean Lock and Lee Mack are the team captains, with able seconds-in-command Victoria Coren Mitchell and Bob Mortimer. One would love to be superior and scoff at their attempts, but it would feel disingenuous given this writer is sadly unable to boast a nimble knowledge of her times tables. It's lively as ever, and Victoria Coren Mitchell, the sharpest wit of them all, steals the show.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostJimmy Carr
    Team CaptainSean Lock
    PanellistVictoria Coren Mitchell
    Team CaptainLee Mack
    PanellistBob Mortimer
    ContributorAlex Horne and the Horne Section
    ContributorSusie Dent
    ContributorRachel Riley

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerRichard Osman
    Executive producerRuth Phillips
    Executive producerAndrew Westwell
    Series producerMark Barrett
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