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

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Series 14 - Christmas Special

Dara O Briain presents a special festive show featuring hilarious seasonal material, outtakes, quizzes, films and props.

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Further details

Mock The Week. Dara O Briain. Copyright: Angst Productions

The Mock The Week Christmas special is guaranteed to be as irreverent as ever. As well as the usual hilarious mix of out-takes, best bits and heaps of unseen material, there's a real festive feel (well as much as Dara and co. are capable of), ranging from the traditional Christmas quiz and Scenes We'd Like to See, to a seasonal newsreel from Hugh Dennis and a guest appearance from a somewhat sinister teddy bear.

There are great contributions from the likes of Josh Widdicombe, Holly Walsh, Rob Beckett, Katherine Ryan, Ed Byrne, Romesh Ranganathan and Sara Pascoe, and even something a little bit different in the opening titles too.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st December 2015
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 30th December 2015 11:00pm BBC2
Thursday 31st December 2015 12:00am BBC2 Wales
Friday 23rd December 2016 10:30pm BBC2
Sunday 25th December 2016 2:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Andy Parsons Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Ed Byrne Guest
Zoe Lyons Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Milton Jones Guest
Nathan Caton Guest
Miles Jupp Guest
Gary Delaney Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Katherine Ryan Guest
Rob Beckett Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Tiffany Stevenson Guest
James Acaster Guest
Matt Forde Guest
Ellie Taylor Guest
Ed Gamble Guest
Writing team
Simon Bullivant Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Punt Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geraldine Dowd Director
Dan Patterson Series Producer
Mark Leveson Producer
Ewan Phillips Producer
Ruth Wallace Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Graham Barker Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer


Teddy bear freaks out Dara

Mock the Week panellists meet and talk about a programmable bear.

Featuring: Hugh Dennis & Dara O Briain.


Dara O Briain's gets Xmas wish as goat meets firey end

The Mock the Week Christmas Special had a lengthy joke about the annual fate of the Swedish Yule Goat, and now social media has provided the punch line as it burnt down again.

Suchandrika Chakrabarti, The Mirror, 27th December 2015

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