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

Mock The Week

BBC Two panel show about the news. 188 episodes (20 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 10pm. Series 20, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on BBC iPlayer   Series 12, Highlights Special is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 2am.

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
188   (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 13th May 2021 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 12 Episode 12: Tomorrow at 2am on Dave
  2. Series 18 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 10pm on Dave
  3. Series 18 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 10:40pm on Dave
  4. Series 18 Episode 3: Sunday at 11pm on Dave
  5. Series 18 Episode 4: Monday at 11pm on Dave
  6. Series 18 Episode 5: Tuesday at 10pm on Dave
  7. Series 17 Episode 6: Thursday at 11:50pm on Dave
  8. Series 18 Episode 6: Saturday 22nd May at 10pm on Dave
  9. Series 18 Episode 7: Saturday 22nd May at 10:40pm on Dave
  10. Series 18 Episode 8: Sunday 23rd May at 11pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 18 Episode 9: Monday 24th May at 11pm on Dave

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