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Rory Bremner, the comedian, has attacked BBC news quiz Mock the Week for being too aggressive and treating some guests with disrespect.
Written by James Hall. The Daily Telegraph, 1st January 2013
London 2012 star Rebecca Adlington has opened up to Digital Spy about Frankie Boyle's comments on her appearance, arguing that female celebrities "are criticised more than men".
Digital Spy, 13th November 2012
Susan Calman's new show is her most personal, political and passionate yet.
Written by Ben Williams. Time Out, 12th November 2012
The Frankie Boyle libel lawsuit saw three key witnesses take to the stand yesterday as the Boyle team made their closing case against the Mirror Group Newspaper.
Written by Tim Clark. Such Small Portions, 19th October 2012
Suzanne Gilfillan has told the high court that the joke Frankie Boyle made about Rebecca Adlington on Mock the Week was included after a discussion with producers.
Written by Josh Halliday and Ellis Schindler. The Guardian, 18th October 2012
Mock The Week star Dara O'Briain has revealed that BBC big wigs won't allow him to make jokes about Jimmy Savile on the show, after the late TV presenter was accused of sexually abusing children.
Metro, 13th October 2012
The topical comedy panel quiz returns after its summer break. Joining host Dara O Briain and regulars Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons and Chris Addison are guests Greg Davies, Andi Osho and Stewart Francis - the laconic Canadian one-liner specialist who won the award for best joke at this year'' Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his gag about Posh and Becks giving children a bad name.
Just two days after the agony of his Wimbledon final defeat, Andy Murray took his girlfriend for a night out - to be part of the studio audience for Mock the Week. Most stars in the Scot's position probably wouldn't have chosen to make an appearance at a biting satire on the week's affairs. But Andy had a ball - even when the jokes were at his expense.
Written by Stuart MacDonald. The Daily Record, 12th July 2012
The Mock the Week host reveals Viggo Mortensen's secret Malteser habit and why CBeebies won't hire him...
Written by Jack Seale. The Radio Times, 5th July 2012
As the panel show approaches 100 episodes, the host says it's "more fun" now it's less aggressive.
Written by Jack Seale. The Radio Times, 21st June 2012
BBC Two's veteran panel show Mock the Week returned with a decent audience last night (Thursday, June 14), overnight data shows.
Written by Paul Millar. Digital Spy, 15th June 2012
Now one of TV's more enduring topical comedy shows - thanks to its high turnover of original comedy voices and a keen eye for spotting upcoming talent - the satirical news quiz returns for an eleventh season. As always, Dara O'Briain keeps a loose grip on the organised chaos as, tonight, team captains Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons are joined by Nathan Caton, Chris Addison, Micky Flanagan and Greg Davies.
Flagship BBC comedy show Mock the Week has come under fire from Tory MP Nadine Dorries for featuring few female guests.
Written by Garry Lee. The Huffington Post, 6th February 2012
MP Nadine Dorries last night complained about Mock the Week being part of a 'sexist' BBC agenda. Could she be right?
The Custard TV, 31st January 2012
Chris Addison has suggested that Mock The Week is no longer a "bearpit".
Written by Catriona Wightman and Tom Mansell. Digital Spy, 11th November 2011
Andy Parsons has admitted that some comedians are unhappy with the editing on Mock The Week.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Digital Spy, 8th November 2011
Frankie Boyle may have shuffled off to more controversial waters on Channel 4, but the Mock the Week ship sails on. Helmed by Dara O'Briain, it still features Spitting Image veteran Andy Parsons as a key member of the crew.
Written by Mayer Nissim. Digital Spy, 7th November 2011
The contracts are coming at Chris Addison thick and fast these days: Skins; those ubiquitous Direct Line ads; then later this month he's presenting Show & Tell, a new E4 stand-up show in which up-and-coming comics do a short routine on a random object. In addition, to all that comes this six-week stint on Mock The Week - a show he is no stranger to, and which has badly needed a new permanent member since Frankie Boyle and Russell Howard left for pastures new.
This topical panel show can always be guaranteed to provide a few belly laughs.
I think it's fair to say that the first time I appeared on Mock The Week, I really did get the classic pre-show nerves.
Written by Zoe Lyons. BBC TV Blog, 30th June 2011
Rebecca Adlington has admitted she was "hypocritical" to complain about a BBC comedian who mocked her appearance.
Written by Anita Singh. The Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2011
This week saw Mock the Week enter into double-figures as the show entered its 10th series. Judging by the latest episode, it's set to continue for some time to come.
Mock The Weekreturned with 2m on Thursday evening, while documentary The Duke At 90 outperformed Injustice, according to the latest audience data.
Written by Andrew Laughlin. Digital Spy, 10th June 2011
There was a time when Mock the Week felt like Have I Got News for You's spikier younger brother. Its brow was low. Its comedy jeans hung at half-mast. In any given show you could be sure of jokes involving sex, drugs and royalty (or if Frankie Boyle was involved, all three at once). But Boyle has moved on and, for the time being, so has fellow stalwart Russell Howard, and the comedy in this topical panel show feels more comfortable and less subversive these days. As the tenth series begins, Dara O'Briain is still keeping order, with Andy Parsons and Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis as the key comics, ready to step forward and attempt to outgun each other on any given topic. Tonight they are joined by the smart and funny Chris Addison (from The Thick of It) and Greg Davies (Mr Gilbert from The Inbetweeners).
David Butcher, Radio Times, 9th June 2011
The jokes may be less clever than in its big brother, Have I Got News for You, but Mock the Week can still serve up a few laughs. Now, as the 10th series begins, Frankie Boyle - the one who seems get a thrill out of reciting the most controversial jokes he can think of - has moved on. As has BBC Three darling Russell Howard, though as he is the least funny of the regular panel this is nota great loss. Dara O'Briain returns as host, with Andy Parsons and the quite wonderful Hugh Dennis still in their panel seats. They are joined by Chris Addison (The Thick of It, insurance adverts), Greg Davies (the headmaster in The Inbetweeners), and stand-ups Milton Jones and Seann Walsh.