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

Next new episode is on Thursday at 10pm. Series 17, Episode 4
Catch-up on Episode 3 on BBC iPlayer   Series 16, Episode 2 is repeated on Dave today at 10pm.
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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 - 2018
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
173   (17 series), plus 16 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.

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