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. 171 episodes (17 series), 2005 - 2018. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 15, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave on Thursday at 11:20pm.

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 - 2018
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
171   (17 series), plus 17 highlights 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, Chris Young, Suzanne Gilfillan, Jed Leventhall and Pinki Chambers

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 21st December 2018 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 15 Episode 3: Thursday at 11:20pm on Dave
  2. Series 15 Episode 3: Friday at 3am on Dave
  3. Series 15 Episode 7: Sunday at 2am on Dave
  4. Series 15 Episode 6: Monday at 12am on Dave
  5. Series 15 Episode 7: Monday at 12:40am on Dave
  6. Series 15 Episode 8: Monday at 1:20am on Dave
  7. Series 16 Episode 1: Tuesday 2nd April at 10:20pm on Dave
  8. Series 16 Episode 2: Thursday 4th April at 11:20pm on Dave

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