The BEST Episodes of The Russell Howard Hour

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 28, 2021

Network: Sky1

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.

The Big Issues

#1 - The Big Issues

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.67
3 votes
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.48
31 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Election Hour

#3 - Election Hour

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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

star 8.33
21 votes
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.32
31 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Episode 4

#5 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.19
27 votes
Episode 9

#6 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.18
22 votes
Christmas Hour

#7 - Christmas Hour

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 19, 2019

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

star 8.18
17 votes
Episode 14

#8 - Episode 14

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.17
18 votes
Episode 10

#9 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.

star 8.14
21 votes
Episode 1

#10 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.13
64 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Christmas Special

#11 - Christmas Special

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.07
27 votes
Episode 12

#12 - Episode 12

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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

star 8.07
15 votes
Episode 13

#13 - Episode 13

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.05
22 votes
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.03
31 votes
Episode 2

#15 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.

star 8.02
46 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Episode 12

#16 - Episode 12

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.00
19 votes
Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 10, 2020

Join Russell as he takes a look at the 'new normal', asks Emmy Award-winning satirist John Oliver Your Questions and ponders Life Lessons with comedians.

star 8.00
16 votes
Episode 13

#18 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.97
31 votes
Episode 11

#19 - Episode 11

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.95
21 votes
Episode 7

#20 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 2, 2017

Join Russell as he mocks the madness of the news and talks Ku Klux Klan with blues musician Daryl Davis. Musical comedy from Harry & Chris.

star 7.94
32 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Episode 8

#21 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.94
31 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Episode 2

#22 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.93
29 votes
Episode 4

#23 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.92
39 votes
Directors: Peter Orton
Writers: Russell Howard, Steve Bugeja, Steve Hall, Steve Williams
Episode 11

#24 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 2020

star 7.92
12 votes
Episode 9

#25 - Episode 9

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.91
22 votes