New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

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I thought I might start a thread about this, because they can be hard to catch. There was one on last week, and I think tonight as well, but I'll catch that on All4.
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I've not been keeping up to date with this, but on All 4 (the Channel 4 catch-up thing) the new episodes available are series 14, episodes 2-4 (25/8/17, 1/9/17 and 15/9/17).
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Since I'm the main person doing the recapping on the Apterous Wiki and I'm on the forum here there's one coming up next Friday on 19 January 2018 at 9pm! :)
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There was also a Christmas special, which is still on All 4.
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Series 16 is coming your way from 13 July 2018. From yours truly..JImmy Carr will not be hosting the first episode, Katherine Ryan will! :)
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While you're all busy watching CoCXV, you can take a mental break by watching Series 17 from 11 January 2019 onwards! :)
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There was a Christmas special as well, presumably still online.
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Wow, am I dreaming, Catsdown has started using the ODO (At LONG, LONG last!!!), Come to think of it, maybe this is why Sean could safely go for STRAFED and GUILE.
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There's a new series starting today at 9:00.
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Christmas special on in a minute.
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A new series started yesterday. The longest pregnancy in history has kicked back into action.
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Found it quite an enjoyable episode tbh in general. Some of the players on Catsdown are definitely better than some we see on the normal show. I reckon Jon Richardson would stand a good chance of becoming an octochamp if he was on the standard variant. Other decent players I can think of are Victoria Coren Mitchell, Alan Carr, Katherine Ryan and Sean Lock (who seems a little inconsistent, but has come up with some nice words in the past)....
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Their CD ability seems decent, but I've always found the show too slow-paced. A few more rounds would make the comedy feel less forced.
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Paul Anderson wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:48 am Their CD ability seems decent, but I've always found the show too slow-paced. A few more rounds would make the comedy feel less forced.
Inclined to agree- I think they spend too much time at the beginning talking to the players.
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Aye and not enough doing just that on the real show.
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Paul Anderson wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:16 am Aye and not enough doing just that on the real show.
Indeed, that is something Nick isn't very good at, he is always interrupting, presumably because he thinks he has time constraints, in which case he could cut out some of his one weird anecdotes!
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It looked like a pre-pregnancy Rachel in last week's episode so they might have found one that they forgot to show previously lying around the studio floor. It will be interesting to see what happens this week.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:10 pm It looked like a pre-pregnancy Rachel in last week's episode so they might have found one that they forgot to show previously lying around the studio floor. It will be interesting to see what happens this week.
I read some stuff online saying there was something controversial about it, hence why it was left for a while...
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There's a new series just started on Thursday.
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Rachel was back to being pregnant on Thursday. Also Paul Foot is a good player.
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The couple of new episodes this week have been hilarious.

Also the regular players are getting better which I guess is not unexpected but still good to see.
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Last Friday's episode was presumably Sean Lock's last and also filmed earlier than the others as Rachel was suddenly not (noticeably) pregnant.

By the way I thought Mr Swallow's card weighing trick (he could tell how many cards he has in his hand by how heavy it feels) was legitimate at first. He's previously done other stuff like memorising a pack of cards. But when he picked up Jon Richardson twice, once with cards in Jon's pocket and once without, and correctly said how many cards there were based on the weight difference, that was definitely bullshit and casts doubt on the original claim.
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A new series started last week I think. I haven't watched the first episode yet though.
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There was a Christmas special and it looks like a new series starting tonight at 9. Series 24 it seems.
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Series 24 seems to have stalled after one episode.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Sat Feb 18, 2023 12:40 pm Series 24 seems to have stalled after one episode.
Some series do stop midway through, or delay transmission of episodes. Some recordings are shelved for more than a year or even two years. Have viewers been switching off?
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So what’s the future of Catsdown, then? Still no resumption of last series and AFAIK no indication. Are they even going to make it anymore?
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They filmed some last month and they’re also filming on 2nd and 8th August too so I guess there’ll be plenty more to come
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Deadline adds: "Deadline understands that talent availability plays a factor in filming and Cats Does Countdown has always been ordered ad hoc but sources tell us they feel the delay is a reflection of Channel 4's continued grapple with the ongoing slowdown and attempts to further spread out its shows across the schedule."
This is gibberish.
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Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 1:07 pm
Deadline adds: "Deadline understands that talent availability plays a factor in filming and Cats Does Countdown has always been ordered ad hoc but sources tell us they feel the delay is a reflection of Channel 4's continued grapple with the ongoing slowdown and attempts to further spread out its shows across the schedule."
This is gibberish.
Probably one of the least expensive studio shows to make
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Marc Meakin wrote: Thu May 09, 2024 4:09 am
Gavin Chipper wrote: Wed May 08, 2024 1:07 pm
Deadline adds: "Deadline understands that talent availability plays a factor in filming and Cats Does Countdown has always been ordered ad hoc but sources tell us they feel the delay is a reflection of Channel 4's continued grapple with the ongoing slowdown and attempts to further spread out its shows across the schedule."
This is gibberish.
Probably one of the least expensive studio shows to make
Not necessarily; audience, more lighting, prizes, flamethrowers plus a full line up of professional comedians and stunt performers. Anyway production has paused and no new episodes will be made in 2024.

Catsdown is taking a break.
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I am curious ... do people like this show more than the original ? I am not a fan of the slapstick comedy, to be honest. :roll:
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New episodes from 19th July.
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