Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain.

Mock The Week

BBC Two panel show about the week's topical news. 183 episodes (19 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 9:30pm. Series 19, Episode 10
Catch-up on Episode 9 on BBC iPlayer   Series 10, Episode 8 is repeated on Dave on Saturday at 10pm.

Mock The Week. Dara O Briain. Copyright: Angst Productions.

Mock The Week

Topical panel show taking a satirical look at the week's news. Hosted by Dara O Briain with regular player Hugh Dennis

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2005 - 2021
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
183   (19 series), plus 32 highlights & Christmas specials
Creators
Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson
Starring
Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Rory Bremner and Chris Addison
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Ewan Phillips, Ruth Wallace and Chris Young

A panel show featuring a combination of stand-up, off-the-cuff games, performance rounds and discussion; all of which is focused around satirising the week's news.

Dara O Briain hosts, with a team of three located on each side of him. Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons appear each week too.

Rory Bremner, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Chris Addison and Andy Parsons have been regular panellists in previous series, but have now left the show.

The current regular rounds include picture of the week; a stand-up round (which changes name each week); and 'If this is the answer, what is the question?'. The final round is always 'Scenes we'd like to see', in which the comedians suggest things people might say given a particular topic (e.g. Unlikely things for a continuity announcer to say).

Games no longer played include Ask the Panel, Ask the Politicians, Between the Lines, Bombshell Phone Call, Dating Videos, Headliners, Inside the Mind Of..., Phone In and Prime Minister's Question Time.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Mock The Week Again (Other official name)
  • MTW (Acronym)
Soundtrack
The title music is by The Jam.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 5th June 2005 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 21st January 2021 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 9: Saturday at 10pm on Dave
  2. Series 10 Episode 10: Saturday at 10:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 18 Episode 1: Tuesday 2nd February at 12am on Dave
  4. Series 18 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd February at 12am on Dave
  5. Series 18 Episode 3: Thursday 4th February at 12am on Dave
  6. Series 18 Episode 4: Friday 5th February at 12am on Dave
  7. Series 18 Episode 5: Saturday 6th February at 12am on Dave
  8. Series 13 Episode 4: Sunday 7th February at 12:20am on Dave
  9. Series 13 Episode 1: Wednesday 10th February at 12am on Dave
  10. Series 18 Episode 12: Wednesday 10th February at 11:40pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 16 Episode 1: Thursday 11th February at 11pm on Dave
  12. Series 18 Episode 3: Thursday 11th February at 11:40pm on Dave
  13. Series 16 Episode 10: Saturday 13th February at 12am on Dave

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