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

The Unbelievable Truth

BBC Radio 4 panel show built on truth and lies. 135 episodes (pilot + 22 series), 2006 - 2019. Stars David Mitchell.

Another series is in development.

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

The Unbelievable Truth

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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2006 - 2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
135   (1 pilot + 22 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

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.

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Production Details

Tagline
The panel game built on truth and lies.
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Soundtrack
The theme tune is My Patch by Jim Noir.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 19th October 2006 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 6th May 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last repeat
Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 4:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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