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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.
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Series 12

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 30th December 2013

Recorded from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, David Mitchell is joined by Arthur Smith, Henning Wehn, Bridget Christie and Ed Byrne as they lie on the subjects of poison, etiquette, jelly and... David Mitchell.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 6th January 2014

David Mitchell is joined by Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, John Finnemore and Rufus Hound as they lie about Eton, babies, Russia and hats.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 13th January 2014

Henning Wehn, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and Victoria Coren Mitchell join David to lie on the subjects of trees, doctors, newspapers and Spain.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 20th January 2014

David Mitchell is joined by Lloyd Langford, Lucy Porter, Tom Wrigglesworth and Fred MacAulay as they lie on the subjects of women, Japan, owls and potatoes.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 27th January 2014

David Mitchell is joined by Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, John Finnemore and Rufus Hound, who lie on the subjects of board games, salt, guinea pigs and actors.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 3rd February 2014

Henning Wehn, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and Victoria Coren Mitchell talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as the British, beetles, the clergy and novels.

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Release date: Thursday 9th June 2016

David Mitchell hosts the 12th series of the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

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