The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment
The Unbelievable Truth

The Unbelievable Truth

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2006 - 2024
  • 177 episodes (29 series)

David Mitchell hosts this Radio 4 panel game built on truth and lies. Contestants must try and smuggle truths into lie-filled speeches.

The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2006 - 2024
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
177 (1 pilot + 29 series), plus 1 Highlights special
Creators
Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith
Star
David Mitchell
Writers
Iain Pattinson, Dan Gaster, Colin Swash, John Finnemore and Christine Rose
Producers
Jon Naismith and Richard Turner
Companies

This radio show, hosted by David Mitchell, sees four players each giving a lecture on a subject - with the majority of their speeches consisting of fabricated lies. However, each contestant must attempt to smuggle five strange-but-true facts past the rest of the panel, hoping that no-one will notice what they have said is the unbelievable truth.

Catch-up

Additional details

Tagline
The panel game built on truth and lies.
Production
Studio
Soundtrack
The theme tune is My Patch by Jim Noir.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th October 2006 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 25, Episode 3: Thursday at 9am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 25, Episode 3: Thursday at 2pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 25, Episode 3: Thursday at 7pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 25, Episode 3: Friday at 4am on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Series 25, Episode 4: Thursday 14th March at 9am on Radio 4 Extra
  6. Series 25, Episode 4: Thursday 14th March at 2pm on Radio 4 Extra
  7. Series 25, Episode 4: Thursday 14th March at 7pm on Radio 4 Extra
  8. Series 25, Episode 4: Friday 15th March at 4am on Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • British Museum, Logan Hall, Shaw Theatre and The Tabernacle
  • RADA Studios - Series 29

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