The Best Episodes of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Episode 5

#1 - Episode 5 8.70

Season 3 - Episode 5

Jimmy Carr hosts this edition with captain Jon Richardson and special guest captain Lee Mack who are joined by celebrity guests Bob Mortimer and Adam Hills. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with help from Alex Horne and the Horne Section while the country's favourite boffin, Rachel Riley, provides the letters and numbers with a little help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.

Episode 6

#2 - Episode 6 8.28

Season 3 - Episode 6

This show gets a 1980s makeover as part of Channel 4 80s Night. Jimmy Carr hosts a new edition of the ultimate 80s words and numbers quiz show, launched in 1982. Jon Richardson and special guest captain Lee Mack are joined by celebrity guests Henning Wehn and David O'Doherty. Countdown regular Susie Dent is joined by Vic Reeves in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little 'help' from comedian Joe Wilkinson.

Episode 2

#3 - Episode 2 8.23

Season 4 - Episode 2

Jimmy Carr plays host along with regular 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by Miles Jupp and Aisling Bea. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with help from Nick Helm while the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with help from comedian Joe Wilkinson.

Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5 8.15

Season 4 - Episode 5

Jimmy Carr hosts the show, with captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by James Corden and Jack Dee. Joe Lycett and Joe Wilkinson assist Susie Dent and Rachel Riley.

Episode 10

#5 - Episode 10 8.13

Season 8 - Episode 10

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and guest captain Sarah Millican are joined by Johnny Vegas and Rob Beckett. Vic Reeves assists Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner and Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1 8.11

Season 4 - Episode 1

Jimmy Carr hosts the famous words and numbers quiz with regular 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who play against each other. Celebrity guests joining the teams are Rhod Gilbert, Kevin Bridges and Josie Long, alongside Joe Wilkinson, Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent and the country's favourite boffin Rachel Riley.

Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3 8.09

Season 6 - Episode 3

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the famous quiz, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson joined by guests Vic Reeves and Jo Brand. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with Adam Buxton, maths expert Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers, and there's a special appearance by Rob Beckett. Last in the series

Episode 4

#8 - Episode 4 8.08

Season 7 - Episode 4

Johnny Vegas and Romesh Ranganathan join host Jimmy Carr and team captains Jon Richardson and Sean Lock for more comic innuendos, unpredictable conundrums and unforgivable puns in the comedy quiz. Josie Long is with Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while comedian Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley with her mathematical sums and duties.

Episode 16

#9 - Episode 16 8.05

Season 8 - Episode 16

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and Sara Pascoe taking on Jon Richardson and Josh Widdicombe. Susie Dent is joined by Alex Horne and the Horne Section in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Episode 14

#10 - Episode 14 8.05

Season 8 - Episode 14

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and Bill Bailey taking on special guest captain Joe Wilkinson and Isy Suttie. Susie Dent is joined by Joe Lycett in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Directors: Barbara Wiltshire
Episode 7

#11 - Episode 7 8.04

Season 5 - Episode 7

Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6 8.00

Season 5 - Episode 6

Episode 13

#13 - Episode 13 8.00

Season 8 - Episode 13

Regular team captain Sean Lock is joined by Liza Tarbuck to battle guest captain Sarah Millican and team-mate Romesh Ranganathan as Jimmy Carr hosts another edition of the comedy panel quiz show mash-up. Susie Dent is ably assisted by Phill Jupitus in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley deals with the numbers and letters

Directors: Barbara Wiltshire
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1 7.92

Season 10 - Episode 1

Vic Reeves and Aisling Bea join host Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson for more comic innuendos, unpredictable conundrums and unforgivable puns in the comedy quiz. David O'Doherty is with Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.

Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2 7.90

Season 9 - Episode 2

Jimmy Carr invites Sean Lock and Rob Beckett to go up against Jon Richardson and Cariad Lloyd in the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz. Jamie Laing joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Episode 3

#16 - Episode 3 7.89

Season 7 - Episode 3

Reginald D Hunter and Aisling Bea join host Jimmy Carr and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson for more comic innuendos, unpredictable conundrums and unforgivable puns in the comedy quiz. Holly Walsh is with Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while comedian Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley with her mathematical sums and duties.

Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1 7.88

Season 5 - Episode 1

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the famous quiz, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson joined by guests Jonathan Ross and Roisin Conaty. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with David O'Doherty, while maths whizz Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little 'help' from Joe Wilkinson.

Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1 7.88

Season 8 - Episode 1

Jimmy Carr returns with this comedy version of the famous afternoon game show, with Sean Lock, Bill Bailey and Paul Foot going up against guest captain Sarah Millican with Rob Delaney and Romesh Ranganathan. Nina Conti joins Countdown's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers at the board.

Directors: Richard Valentine
Episode 4

#19 - Episode 4 7.87

Season 4 - Episode 4

Jimmy Carr hosts this edition along with regular 8 Out of 10 Cats team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson who are joined by Dara O Briain and Sharon Horgan. Countdown's Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with help from Adam Buxton, while Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with 'help' from comedian Joe Wilkinson.

Episode 15

#20 - Episode 15 7.85

Season 8 - Episode 15

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, with Sean Lock and Henning Wehn taking on special guest captain Bill Bailey and Jessica Hynes. Susie Dent is joined by Tom Allen in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Episode 11

#21 - Episode 11 7.76

Season 8 - Episode 11

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and-numbers quiz, with Lee Mack and David O'Doherty vying against regular team captain Sean Lock and Mel Giedroyc. Susie Dent is joined by Adam Buxton in Dictionary Corner and Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Episode 1

#22 - Episode 1 7.74

Season 9 - Episode 1

Jimmy Carr hosts as team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson join forces with Jason Manford and Roisin Conaty respectively. Sam Simmons helps the show's resident lexicographer Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters.

Episode 17

#23 - Episode 17 7.68

Season 8 - Episode 17

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the words-and numbers-quiz with Sean Lock and Greg Davies taking on Jon Richardson and Holly Walsh. Susie Dent is joined by Vic Reeves in Dictionary Corner, while Rachel Riley looks after the numbers and letters

Episode 5

#24 - Episode 5 7.62

Season 5 - Episode 5

Jimmy Carr hosts, alongside team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, who are joined by Jo Brand and Claudia Winkleman. Bill Bailey joins Susie Dent in Dictionary Corner, while Joe Wilkinson 'helps' Rachel Riley provide the letters and numbers.

Episode 4

#25 - Episode 4 7.56

Season 5 - Episode 4

Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show's version of the famous quiz, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson joined by guests Jason Manford and Stephen Mangan. Countdown regular Susie Dent is in Dictionary Corner with Tim Key, while maths expert Rachel Riley provides the letters and numbers with a little `help' from Joe Wilkinson