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

Series 13, Episode 9 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12am.
Recording at Elstree Film Studios. Tickets

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

Panel Show
2005 - 2019
183   (18 series), plus 18 highlights specials
Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson
Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Rory Bremner and Chris Addison
Geraldine Dowd
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)
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 31st October 2019 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 13 Episode 9: Tomorrow at 12am on Dave
  2. Series 13 Episode 10: Tomorrow at 2:30am on Dave
  3. Series 13 Episode 9: Tomorrow at 3am on Dave
  4. Series 13 Episode 10: Tomorrow at 11:05pm on Dave
  5. Series 13 Episode 11: Tomorrow at 11:45pm on Dave
  6. Series 14 Episode 7: Monday at 12:40am on Dave
  7. Series 14 Episode 8: Monday at 1:20am on Dave
  8. Series 14 Episode 9: Monday at 2am on Dave
  9. Series 13 Episode 12: Wednesday at 12am on Dave
  10. Series 10 Episode 1: Friday 25th October at 12am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 10 Episode 2: Friday 25th October at 11:05pm on Dave
  12. Series 10 Episode 3: Friday 25th October at 11:45pm on Dave
  13. Series 10 Episode 2: Saturday 26th October at 3:20am on Dave
  14. Series 14 Episode 10: Sunday 27th October at 1:15am on Dave
  15. Series 14 Episode 10: Monday 28th October at 12:40am on Dave
  16. Series 14 Episode 11: Monday 28th October at 1:20am on Dave
  17. Series 14 Episode 12: Monday 28th October at 2am on Dave
  18. Series 10 Episode 4: Tuesday 29th October at 2:35am on Dave
  19. Series 10 Episode 4: Wednesday 30th October at 12:05am on Dave
  20. Series 10 Episode 5: Wednesday 30th October at 2:35am on Dave
  21. Series 10 Episode 6: Thursday 31st October at 2:15am on Dave
  22. Series 10 Episode 6: Friday 1st November at 12:15am on Dave
  23. Series 10 Episode 7: Saturday 2nd November at 12am on Dave

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