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. 170 episodes (18 series), 2005 - 2019. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 17, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12:10am.

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 - 2019
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
170   (18 series), plus 31 highlights & Xmas 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
Friday 20th December 2019 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 17 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 12:10am on Dave
  2. Series 17 Episode 5: Saturday at 12:20am on Dave
  3. Series 18 Episode 7: Sunday at 12:30am on Dave
  4. Series 17 Episode 7: Monday at 12am on Dave
  5. Series 17 Episode 7: Monday at 10:15pm on BBC2
  6. Series 17 Episode 8: Tuesday at 12:20am on Dave
  7. Series 17 Episode 9: Wednesday at 12:20am on Dave
  8. Series 17 Episode 10: Thursday 23rd July at 12:20am on Dave
  9. Series 18 Episode 12: Friday 24th July at 12:20am on Dave
  10. Series 18 Episode 8: Saturday 25th July at 10pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 18 Episode 9: Saturday 25th July at 10:40pm on Dave
  12. Series 15 Episode 4: Saturday 25th July at 11:20pm on Dave
  13. Series 15 Episode 5: Monday 27th July at 12am on Dave
  14. Series 15 Episode 6: Tuesday 28th July at 12:20am on Dave
  15. Series 15 Episode 7: Wednesday 29th July at 12:15am on Dave
  16. Series 15 Episode 7: Wednesday 29th July at 10pm on Dave
  17. Series 15 Episode 8: Wednesday 29th July at 10:40pm on Dave
  18. Series 15 Episode 9: Thursday 30th July at 12:20am on Dave
  19. Series 15 Episode 8: Thursday 30th July at 2:15am on Dave
  20. Series 15 Episode 10: Thursday 30th July at 10:30pm on Dave
  21. Series 15 Episode 11: Friday 31st July at 12:15am on Dave
  22. Series 15 Episode 11: Friday 31st July at 10pm on Dave
  23. Series 15 Episode 12: Friday 31st July at 10:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 13 Episode 1: Saturday 1st August at 12:20am on Dave

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