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 - 2022
  • 212 episodes (21 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

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Series 1, Episode 1

The first ever episode. Linda Smith is the guest on Hugh Dennis and Frankie Boyle's team, whilst Rory Bremner has John Oliver and Jeremy Hardy on his team.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th June 2005
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 24th February 2011 10:20pm Dave
Saturday 12th March 2011 10:20pm Dave
Saturday 2nd April 2011 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 1st May 2011 11:00pm Dave
Friday 6th April 2012 9:00pm Dave
Friday 6th April 2012 11:40pm Dave
Friday 6th July 2012 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 7th July 2012 12:20am Dave
Saturday 8th September 2012 11:00pm Dave
Monday 12th November 2012 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 13th November 2012 12:55am Dave
Wednesday 20th February 2013 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 21st February 2013 2:20am Dave
Thursday 4th July 2013 11:00pm Dave
Friday 5th July 2013 1:40am Dave
Saturday 21st February 2015 12:20am Dave
Monday 20th April 2015 3:15am Dave
Monday 20th April 2015 9:00pm Dave
Tuesday 21st July 2015 12:20am Dave
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 12:50am Dave
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 11:00pm Dave
Monday 1st February 2016 9:20pm Dave

Cast & crew

Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Frankie Boyle Regular Panellist
Rory Bremner Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Linda Smith Guest
John Oliver Guest
Jeremy Hardy Guest


Mock The Week - First Ever Episode

The first ever episode of Mock The Week. Note how some of the rounds are quite different to the present format. There's an opening monologue, a longer stand-up round, a Prime Ministers Questions bit, and the now axed dating section.

Featuring: Frankie Boyle, Rory Bremner, Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain, Jeremy Hardy, John Oliver & Linda Smith.

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