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

The Unbelievable Truth

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2006 - 2022
  • 165 episodes (27 series)

David Mitchell hosts this Radio 4 panel game built on truth and lies. Contestants must try and smuggle truths into lie-filled speeches.

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Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

BBC Radio 4 listeners switch off clueless comedy

Audience satisfaction in the station's flagship 6.30pm comedy slot - which includes The News Quiz, The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth - has tumbled over the past year.

Matthew Moore, The Times, 11th May 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 winners revealed

The public have voted Derry Girls as Best New TV Sitcom in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2018 for the second year running. Other winners include Friday Night Dinner, Taskmaster and Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards results 2017

The winners of the 2017 Comedy.co.uk Awards have been announced, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year.

British Comedy Guide, 29th January 2018

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

Radio comedy can be such a turn-off

I try to fight it but the urge to tune away from Radio 4 at 6.30pm most weeknights is almost irresistible. This is odd. What I'm escaping is comedy and not only do I love comedy but a quick fix of it has become, these days, almost a necessity after listening to half an hour of news.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 19th April 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 winners announced

The results of the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been announced. Red Dwarf, Upstart Crow, John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme and Taskmaster are amongst the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd January 2017

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