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. 182 episodes (19 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 10pm. Series 19, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on BBC iPlayer   Series 10, Episode 9 is repeated on Dave on Monday at 12am.
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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
182   (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 22nd October 2020 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 10: Monday at 12am on Dave
  2. Series 10 Episode 11: Monday at 12:40am on Dave
  3. Series 10 Episode 10: Monday at 10pm on Dave
  4. Series 10 Episode 11: Monday at 10:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 10 Episode 12: Tuesday at 10pm on Dave
  6. Series 13 Episode 1: Tuesday at 10:40pm on Dave
  7. Series 13 Episode 2: Wednesday at 10:40pm on Dave
  8. Series 13 Episode 3: Thursday at 10pm on Dave
  9. Series 13 Episode 4: Thursday at 10:40pm on Dave
  10. Series 13 Episode 5: Saturday 31st October at 12:15am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 13 Episode 6: Saturday 31st October at 12:55am on Dave
  12. Series 13 Episode 7: Saturday 31st October at 10:20pm on Dave
  13. Series 13 Episode 8: Saturday 31st October at 11pm on Dave
  14. Series 13 Episode 7: Sunday 1st November at 2:55am on Dave
  15. Series 13 Episode 9: Monday 2nd November at 12am on Dave
  16. Series 13 Episode 10: Monday 2nd November at 12:40am on Dave
  17. Series 13 Episode 9: Monday 2nd November at 10pm on Dave
  18. Series 13 Episode 10: Monday 2nd November at 10:40pm on Dave
  19. Series 13 Episode 11: Tuesday 3rd November at 10pm on Dave
  20. Series 13 Episode 12: Tuesday 3rd November at 10:40pm on Dave
  21. Series 18 Episode 1: Wednesday 4th November at 10:40pm on Dave
  22. Series 18 Episode 2: Thursday 5th November at 10pm on Dave
  23. Series 18 Episode 3: Thursday 5th November at 10:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 18 Episode 2: Friday 6th November at 3:30am on Dave
  25. Series 18 Episode 4: Friday 6th November at 10pm on Dave
  26. Series 18 Episode 5: Friday 6th November at 10:40pm on Dave
  27. Series 18 Episode 4: Saturday 7th November at 3:10am on Dave

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