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

The Unbelievable Truth

BBC Radio 4 panel show built on truth and lies. 141 episodes (pilot + 23 series), 2006 - 2020. Stars David Mitchell.

Another series is in development.
Series 16, Episode 5 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 9am.

Series 23

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 30th December 2019

David Mitchell is joined by Holly Walsh, Henning Wehn, Tony Hawks and Sally Phillips as they talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as actors, rules, dogs and Finland.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 6th January 2020

David Mitchell is joined by Susan Calman, Graeme Garden, Sindhu Vee and Lloyd Langford as they lie on the subjects of cheese, Winston Churchill, flowers and rappers.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 13th January 2020

David Mitchell is joined by Marcus Brigstocke, Lou Sanders, Cally Beaton and Neil Delamere are the panellists lie on the subjects of chocolate, the human body, the Netherlands and rats.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 20th January 2020

David Mitchell is joined by Holly Walsh, Henning Wehn, Tony Hawks and Sally Phillips as they lie on the subjects of ferrets, words, Elvis and education.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 27th January 2020

David Mitchell is joined by Susan Calman, Graeme Garden, Sindhu Vee and Lloyd Langford as they lie on the subjects of superheroes, meat, names and Bob Dylan.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 3rd February 2020

David Mitchell is joined by Marcus Brigstocke, Lou Sanders, Cally Beaton and Neil Delamere are the panellists lie on the subjects of religion, kissing, languages and the Vikings.

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