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 - 2021
  • 207 episodes (20 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 - 2021
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
207 (20 series), plus 20 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
Companies

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.

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.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 5th June 2005 at 10pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 20, Episode 3: Today at 10pm on BBC2
  2. Series 12, Episode 8: Today at 11:35pm on Dave
  3. Series 12, Episode 9: Saturday at 11pm on Dave
  4. Series 12, Episode 10: Saturday at 11:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 12, Episode 11: Sunday at 2:25am on Dave
  6. Series 12, Highlights Special: Sunday at 2:55am on Dave
  7. Series 12, Episode 11: Sunday at 10pm on Dave
  8. Series 12, Highlights Special: Sunday at 10:40pm on Dave
  9. Series 18, Christmas Special: Monday at 2am on Dave
Most recent repeats

Recording details

Free tickets

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

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