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

Mock The Week

BBC Two panel show about the news. 194 episodes (20 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Series 13, Episode 11 is repeated on Dave on Tuesday at 12am.

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 - 2021
194   (20 series), plus 33 highlights & Christmas 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 appears as a regular panellist.

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 17th June 2021 on BBC Two at 11:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 13 Episode 11: Tuesday at 12am on Dave
  2. Series 13 Episode 12: Wednesday at 12am on Dave
  3. Series 9 Episode 10: Wednesday at 10pm on BBC2
  4. Series 14 Episode 1: Thursday at 12am on Dave
  5. Series 15 Episode 10: Friday at 10pm on Dave
  6. Series 15 Episode 10: Saturday at 2:35am on Dave
  7. Series 14 Episode 2: Tuesday 28th September at 12am on Dave
  8. Series 13 Episode 7: Wednesday 29th September at 12am on Dave
  9. Series 19 Episode 13: Wednesday 29th September at 10pm on BBC2
  10. Series 13 Episode 10: Thursday 30th September at 12am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 15 Episode 11: Friday 1st October at 10pm on Dave
  12. Series 19 Episode 13: Friday 1st October at 11:35pm on BBC2 Wales
  13. Series 14 Episode 3: Saturday 2nd October at 12:20am on Dave

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