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 17, Episode 1

Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain, Ed Gamble, Darren Harriott, Zoe Lyons. Copyright: Angst Productions
Dara O Briain and Hugh Dennis return to examine the week's events in the topical comedy series, with guests James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble, Darren Harriott and Zoe Lyons.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 7th June 2018
30 minutes
  • Tuesday 5th June 2018, 18:15 at BBC Television Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th July 2018 10:00pm BBC2
Monday 24th June 2019 11:00pm Dave
Friday 3rd January 2020 12:20am Dave
Friday 3rd January 2020 3:00am Dave
Monday 25th May 2020 12:00am Dave
Monday 8th June 2020 10:15pm BBC2
Tuesday 14th July 2020 12:20am Dave
Friday 25th September 2020 12:00am Dave
Saturday 12th June 2021 9:00pm Dave
Saturday 13th November 2021 12:00am Dave
Thursday 20th January 2022 12:00am Dave
Saturday 4th June 2022 11:00pm Dave
Friday 16th September 2022 12:00am Dave
Friday 16th September 2022 3:25am Dave
Friday 16th September 2022 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 29th November 2022 12:00am Dave
Friday 14th July 2023 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 26th September 2023 1:00am Dave
Wednesday 24th January 2024 12:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Zoe Lyons Guest
Angela Barnes Guest
James Acaster Guest
Ed Gamble Guest
Darren Harriott 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
Chris Young Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Chloe Nicholas Associate Producer
Laura Winser Associate Producer
Sarah McHarry Line Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Graham Barker Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Karen Jackson Costume Designer
Suzie Narden Make-up Designer
Will Charles Lighting Designer
Pinki Chambers Commissioning Editor


Things you wouldn't hear in a medical exam

The performers suggest things you wouldn't hear during a medical exam.

Featuring: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, James Acaster, Ed Gamble & Darren Harriott.

Commercials that never made it to air

The performers suggest commercials that would never make it to air.

Featuring: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, James Acaster, Ed Gamble & Darren Harriott.


Dara O Briain returns for a new series with another panel of comedians applying their special brand of pseudo-satire to all matters newsworthy. Mockery mainstay Hugh Dennis is joined by returning panellists James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble and Zoe Lyons, while rising star Darren Harriott, whose 2017 Edinburgh show was highly recommended by the Guardian, makes his series debut.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 7th June 2018

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