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. 182 episodes (19 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Next new episode is on tomorrow at 9:30pm. Series 19, Episode 9
Catch-up on Episode 8 on BBC iPlayer   Series 10, Episode 6 is repeated on Dave on Saturday at 10pm.

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 - 2021
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
182   (19 series), plus 32 highlights & Christmas 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
Thursday 14th January 2021 on BBC Two at 9:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 7: Saturday at 10pm on Dave
  2. Series 10 Episode 8: Saturday at 10:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 10 Episode 9: Saturday 30th January at 10pm on Dave
  4. Series 10 Episode 10: Saturday 30th January at 10:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 18 Episode 1: Tuesday 2nd February at 12am on Dave
  6. Series 18 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd February at 12am on Dave
  7. Series 18 Episode 3: Thursday 4th February at 12am on Dave
  8. Series 18 Episode 4: Friday 5th February at 12am on Dave
  9. Series 18 Episode 5: Saturday 6th February at 12am on Dave

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