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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 4 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Monday at 9am.

Series 6

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Monday 27th September 2010

David Mitchell returns for a sixth series of the panel game built on truth and lies. This week Chris Addison, Susan Calman, Rufus Hound and Armando Iannucci] give mostly untruthful lectures about Henry Ford, biscuits, rain and squirrels.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Monday 4th October 2010

Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith, Henning Wehn and Graeme Garden are encouraged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as cake, shoes, nudity and Walt Disney.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Monday 11th October 2010

David Mitchell hosts an edition of the game show recorded at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, with panellists Rhod Gilbert, Kevin Bridges, Tom Wrigglesworth and Lucy Porter. The contestants are encouraged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as spiders, mushrooms, eggs and Edinburgh.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Monday 18th October 2010

David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Chris Addison, Susan Calman, Rufus Hound and Armando Iannucci are encouraged to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as clocks, funerals, goldfish and Joseph Stalin.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Monday 25th October 2010

David Mitchell hosts the game show in which panellists Tony Hawks, Arthur Smith, Henning Wehn and Graeme Garden are encouraged to tell lies on topics including noses, apples, fishing and Lord Byron, in a bid to smuggle as many items of truth as possible past their opponents.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Monday 1st November 2010

David Mitchell hosts an edition of the game show recorded at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe, with panellists Rhod Gilbert, Kevin Bridges, Tom Wrigglesworth and Lucy Porter discussing subjects such as bells, donkeys, the police and Mrs Beeton.

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Release date: Thursday 9th June 2016

David Mitchell hosts the sixth 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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