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

The Unbelievable Truth

BBC Radio 4 panel show built on truth and lies. 147 episodes (pilot + 24 series), 2006 - 2020. Stars David Mitchell.

New series to air in late 2020..
Series 17, Episode 5 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 9am.

Series 3

The Unbelievable Truth. Image shows from L to R: Lucy Porter, Clive Anderson, David Mitchell, Chris Addison, Graeme Garden. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 23rd March 2009

Graeme Garden talks about bicycles, Chris Addison looks at Albert Einstein, Clive Anderson discusses money and Lucy Porter chats about penguins.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 30th March 2009

Tony Hawks talks about dogs, Simon Evans looks at Iceland, Johnny Vaughan discusses football and Milton Jones chats about Prince Charles.

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The Unbelievable Truth. Image shows from L to R: Lucy Porter, Clive Anderson, David Mitchell, Chris Addison, Graeme Garden. Copyright: BBC / Random Entertainment.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 6th April 2009

Graeme Garden talks about China, Chris Addison looks at the postal service, Clive Anderson discusses the Moon and Lucy Porter chats about moustaches.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 13th April 2009

Jack Dee talks about smiling, Fred MacAulay looks at Charles Darwin, Will Smith discusses cucumbers and Jeremy Hardy chats about dolphins.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 20th April 2009

Sue Perkins talks about Henry VIII, Arthur Smith looks at cockroaches, Sean Lock discusses dancing and Miranda Hart chats about cricket.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 27th April 2009

Jack Dee talks about umbrellas, Fred MacAulay looks at the brain, Will Smith discusses alcohol and Jeremy Hardy chats about cheese.

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Release date: Thursday 9th June 2016

David Mitchell hosts the third 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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