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

Mock The Week

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two
  • 2005 - 2022
  • 212 episodes (21 series)

Topical panel show taking a satirical look at the week's news. Hosted by Dara O Briain with regular player Hugh Dennis. Also features Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Rory Bremner and Chris Addison

Mock The Week. Dara O Briain. Copyright: Angst Productions

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2005 - 2022
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
212 (21 series), plus 22 highlights specials
Creators
Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson
Stars
Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Rory Bremner and Chris Addison
Writers
Simon Bullivant, Rob Colley, Dan Gaster, Ged Parsons, Giles Pilbrow, Steve Punt and Colin Swash
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Dan Patterson, Mark Leveson, Ewan Phillips, Ruth Wallace, Chris Young, Suzanne Gilfillan, Jed Leventhall, Pinki Chambers and more
Company

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.

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Additional details

Also known as
  • MTW (Acronym)
  • Mock The Week Again
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
The title music is by The Jam.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 5th June 2005 at 10pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 16, Episode 5: Tomorrow at 12:10am on Dave
  2. Series 21, Episode 3: Tomorrow at 10pm on BBC2
  3. Series 16, Episode 6: Friday at 12:10am on Dave
  4. Series 16, Episode 7: Saturday at 12:10am on Dave
  5. Series 16, Episode 3: Sunday at 10:40pm on Dave
  6. Series 16, Episode 4: Sunday at 11:20pm on Dave
  7. Series 16, Episode 8: Tuesday at 12:15am on Dave
  8. Series 16, Episode 9: Wednesday 5th June at Midnight on Dave
  9. Series 13, Episode 1: Thursday 6th June at Midnight on Dave
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Series 1 to 11
  • The London Studios - Series 12 to 16
  • Elstree Film Studios - Series 18 to 20
  • Zoom (Virtual) - Series 19 and 20
  • Television Centre - Series 17 and 21

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