The Russell Howard Hour

The BEST episodes of The Russell Howard Hour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Russell Howard offers his unique take on the week's news and current affairs. He'll be picking through the biggest UK and international stories, and offering a wise and worldly view on the globe's news. Along the way, he'll welcome celebrity guests and leading experts, as well as hear from fledgling global correspondents. Plus, there will be stand-up, too, as Russell showcases some of the comedy scene's finest and most exciting stars.

Last Updated: 6/23/2022Network: Sky Max
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The Big Issues
star
8.67
3 votes

#1 - The Big Issues

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/23/2020

Russell Howard is back in the studio with a compilation episode showing the best moments of his dissection of society's big issues.

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Episode 5
star
8.41
32 votes

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2017

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks with newsreader and presenter Fiona Bruce. Anna Mann performs.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Election Hour
star
8.33
21 votes

#3 - Election Hour

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/12/2019

Join Russell for a 2019 General Election Special. He also chats to David Baddiel about internet trolling, and has the perfect night in with Jack Black

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Episode 6
star
8.28
32 votes

#4 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2017

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Stand-up from Rob Auton.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 4
star
8.19
27 votes

#5 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/29/2018

Join Russell as he mocks the madness of the news, chats with Derren Brown about his latest Netflix show Sacrifice, and discovers cryotherapy with Paul Chowdhry.

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Episode 9
star
8.18
22 votes

#6 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/24/2019

Join Russell as he pokes fun at the events of the week, chats with Bandersnatch star Will Poulter and tries hug therapy with Jon Richardson.

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Christmas Hour
star
8.18
17 votes

#7 - Christmas Hour

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/19/2019

Join Russell as he rounds up the decade, chats with Emmy-nominated Succession star Brian Cox, and goes trampolining with Emily Atack.

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Episode 14
star
8.17
18 votes

#8 - Episode 14

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/27/2020

Russell Howard examines the news and chats to Daisy Haggard, star of new Sky sitcom Breeders. Plus, comic Joe Wilkinson takes him for a ride.

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Episode 10
star
8.14
21 votes

#9 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/31/2019

Join Russell as he takes a swing at current affairs, talks to inspiring knife crime campaigner Mark Prince, and learns to paint with Jo Brand.

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Episode 1
star
8.09
65 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/2017

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks trolling with MP Diane Abbott. Stand-up from Kiri Pritchard-McLean.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 12
star
8.07
15 votes

#11 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/13/2020

Russell examines the week's news, chats to ex-Blue Peter presenter and children's author Konnie Huq and goes canal barging with comic Josh Widdicombe

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Episode 13
star
8.05
22 votes

#12 - Episode 13

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/21/2019

Join Russell as he explores the absurdity of current events, chats to British film legend Richard Curtis, and visits the museum of happiness with Lou Sanders.

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Christmas Special
star
8.04
28 votes

#13 - Christmas Special

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/21/2017

Join Russell as he mocks the madness of the news and talks with multi-award-winning comedian John Oliver. With musical comedy from Harry and Chris.

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Episode 2
star
8.00
47 votes

#14 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2017

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks NHS with comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay. Musical comedy from Harry & Chris.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 12
star
8.00
19 votes

#15 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/14/2019

Join Russell as he puts his unique spin on current affairs, chats with documentary maker Stacey Dooley, and gets into the ring with comedian Joe Lycett.

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Episode 1
star
7.97
32 votes

#16 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/8/2018

Russell returns to mock the madness of the news. He talks Isis with New York Times journalist Rukmini Callimachi and gets pantsdrunk with Greg Davies.

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Episode 11
star
7.95
21 votes

#17 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/7/2019

Join Russell as he gives his take on current affairs, talks to author Jon Ronson about the world of pornography and discovers goat yoga with Mo Gilligan.

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Episode 4
star
7.92
40 votes

#18 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2017

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks with Richard Branson. Stand-up from Phil Ellis.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 2
star
7.92
13 votes

#19 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/2021

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Episode 11
star
7.92
12 votes

#20 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/26/2020

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Episode 9
star
7.91
22 votes

#21 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/23/2020

Russell examines the week's news, chats to journalist Iman Amrani about exploring 'modern masculinity' and hears from comic Seann Walsh about life post-Strictly.

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Episode 3
star
7.91
11 votes

#22 - Episode 3

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/23/2021

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Episode 8
star
7.91
32 votes

#23 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/2017

Join Russell as he mocks the madness of the news and talks to activist and writer Harry Leslie Smith. Stand-up from Paul Chowdhry.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 13
star
7.91
32 votes

#24 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/14/2017

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news and talks to chef Jamie Oliver. Stand-up from Ed Gamble.

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Episode 2
star
7.90
30 votes

#25 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/15/2018

Join Russell for his take on current affairs as he mocks the madness of the news, talks with Alesha Dixon and tries Chinese therapy with Jimmy Carr.

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