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

The Unbelievable Truth

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2006 - 2022
  • 165 episodes (27 series)

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

  1. 17th January via British Comedy Guide: Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist
The Unbelievable Truth. David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2006 - 2022
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
165 (1 pilot + 27 series)
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.

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 27, Episode 2: Tomorrow at 12pm on Radio 4
  2. Series 27, Episode 2: Monday at 7:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 27, Episode 2: Monday at 5:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 27, Episode 2: Monday at 10pm on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Series 27, Episode 2: Tuesday at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  6. Series 27, Episode 3: Sunday 30th January at 12pm on Radio 4
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • British Museum, Logan Hall, Shaw Theatre and The Tabernacle

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