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. 183 episodes (18 series), 2005 - 2019. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Next new episode is on Friday at 10pm. Series 18, Highlights Special
Catch-up on Episode 11 on BBC iPlayer   Series 14, Episode 9 is repeated on Dave on Saturday at 11pm.

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 - 2019
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
183   (18 series), plus 18 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 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
Friday 6th December 2019 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 14 Episode 9: Saturday at 11pm on Dave
  2. Series 14 Episode 10: Saturday at 11:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 14 Episode 11: Sunday at 10pm on Dave
  4. Series 14 Episode 11: Monday at 2:45am on Dave
  5. Series 16 Episode 13: Monday at 11pm on Dave
  6. Series 14 Episode 12: Tuesday at 11pm on Dave
  7. Series 16 Episode 1: Saturday 21st December at 11:15pm on Dave
  8. Series 16 Episode 8: Sunday 22nd December at 3:15am on Dave
  9. Series 16 Episode 1: Sunday 22nd December at 10pm on Dave
  10. Series 18 Episode 13: Sunday 22nd December at 11:15pm on BBC2Show all repeats
  11. Series 16 Episode 3: Monday 23rd December at 12:20am on Dave
  12. Series 16 Episode 2: Monday 23rd December at 2:15am on Dave
  13. Series 16 Episode 3: Monday 23rd December at 10:20pm on Dave
  14. Series 16 Episode 13: Tuesday 24th December at 3:15am on Dave
  15. Series 16 Episode 13: Tuesday 24th December at 10:20pm on Dave
  16. Series 16 Episode 13: Wednesday 25th December at 3:20am on Dave
  17. Series 16 Episode 13: Wednesday 25th December at 10:20pm on Dave
  18. Series 16 Episode 4: Thursday 26th December at 3:20am on Dave
  19. Series 16 Episode 4: Thursday 26th December at 10:20pm on Dave
  20. Series 16 Episode 5: Friday 27th December at 3:20am on Dave
  21. Series 16 Episode 6: Saturday 28th December at 3:20am on Dave
  22. Series 16 Episode 6: Saturday 28th December at 10:20pm on Dave
  23. Series 16 Episode 7: Sunday 29th December at 3:20am on Dave
  24. Series 16 Episode 7: Sunday 29th December at 10:20pm on Dave
  25. Series 16 Episode 9: Monday 30th December at 3:20am on Dave
  26. Series 16 Episode 9: Monday 30th December at 10:40pm on Dave
  27. Series 16 Episode 10: Tuesday 31st December at 3:20am on Dave
  28. Series 18 Episode 13: Tuesday 31st December at 10:45pm on BBC2
  29. Series 16 Episode 10: Tuesday 31st December at 11:20pm on Dave
  30. Series 17 Episode 1: Friday 3rd January at 12:20am on Dave
  31. Series 17 Episode 1: Friday 3rd January at 3am on Dave
  32. Series 17 Episode 2: Saturday 4th January at 12:20am on Dave
  33. Series 17 Episode 2: Saturday 4th January at 3am on Dave

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