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.

Series 14, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12am.

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 - 2019
183   (18 series), plus 18 highlights 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 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)
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 27th June 2019 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 14 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 12am on Dave
  2. Series 14 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 3:25am on Dave
  3. Series 14 Episode 8: Saturday at 12am on Dave
  4. Series 14 Episode 9: Saturday at 1:40am on Dave
  5. Series 14 Episode 10: Saturday at 2:30am on Dave
  6. Series 17 Episode 9: Monday at 11pm on Dave
  7. Series 17 Episode 10: Monday at 11:40pm on Dave
  8. Series 14 Episode 11: Tuesday at 1:20am on Dave
  9. Series 17 Episode 9: Tuesday at 2:10am on Dave
  10. Series 17 Episode 10: Tuesday at 2:45am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 14 Episode 12: Tuesday at 3:15am on Dave
  12. Series 8 Episode 3: Friday 26th July at 12am on Dave
  13. Series 8 Episode 4: Saturday 27th July at 1:35am on Dave
  14. Series 8 Episode 5: Saturday 27th July at 2:25am on Dave
  15. Series 8 Episode 4: Saturday 27th July at 10pm on Dave
  16. Series 8 Episode 5: Saturday 27th July at 10:40pm on Dave
  17. Series 17 Episode 11: Monday 29th July at 11pm on Dave
  18. Series 17 Episode 12: Monday 29th July at 11:40pm on Dave
  19. Series 8 Episode 6: Tuesday 30th July at 1:20am on Dave
  20. Series 17 Episode 11: Tuesday 30th July at 2:10am on Dave
  21. Series 17 Episode 12: Tuesday 30th July at 2:45am on Dave
  22. Series 8 Episode 6: Wednesday 31st July at 12am on Dave
  23. Series 16 Episode 1: Thursday 1st August at 12am on Dave
  24. Series 16 Episode 1: Thursday 1st August at 10:20pm on Dave
  25. Series 16 Episode 2: Friday 2nd August at 12am on Dave
  26. Series 16 Episode 3: Saturday 3rd August at 12am on Dave
  27. Series 9 Episode 1: Saturday 3rd August at 1:40am on Dave
  28. Series 9 Episode 2: Saturday 3rd August at 2:30am on Dave

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