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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 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 9am.

Series 4

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 5th October 2009

In a special episode recorded at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Reginald D. Hunter talks about cats, Shappi Khorsandi looks at tea, Adam Hills discusses Adolf Hitler and Rhod Gilbert chats about golf.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 12th October 2009

Clive Anderson talks about baldness, Henning Wehn looks at Winston Churchill, Fi Glover discusses urine and Dom Joly chats about dwarves.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 19th October 2009

Tony Hawks talks about teeth, Arthur Smith looks at underpants, Phill Jupitus discusses the Vikings and Graeme Garden chats about Birmingham.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 26th October 2009

In a special episode recorded at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Reginald D. Hunter talks about Julius Caesar, Shappi Khorsandi looks at kissing, Adam Hills discusses kangaroos and Rhod Gilbert chats about milk.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 2nd November 2009

Clive Anderson talks about tobacco, Henning Wehn looks at sausages, Fi Glover discusses frogs and Dom Joly chats about Elvis Presley.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 9th November 2009

Tony Hawks talks about Ludwig van Beethoven, Arthur Smith looks at wigs, Phill Jupitus discusses honey and Graeme Garden chats about telephones.

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New Year Special: New Year's Special

First broadcast: Monday 28th December 2009

David Mitchell hosts a special New Year's edition of the show, which also pays tribute to the TV panel show QI. In it Rob Brydon talks about snow, John Lloyd looks at tax, Stephen Fry discusses champagne and Alan Davies chats about tigers.

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Release date: Thursday 9th June 2016

David Mitchell hosts the fourth 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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