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 19, Episode 6

Mock The Week. Maff Brown. Copyright: Angst Productions
Dara O Briain hosts as regular panellist Hugh Dennis looks back on the latest events in news and politics, with the help of Tom Allen, Maff Brown, Ria Lina, Ed Byrne and Rhys James.

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Maff Brown, normally the show's warm-up act, replaced Angela Barnes when her temperature rose and she was sent home less than an hour before recording began.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd December 2020
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 6th May 2021 10:00pm BBC2
Wednesday 27th October 2021 12:00am Dave
Monday 6th December 2021 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 22nd January 2022 10:40pm Dave
Sunday 23rd January 2022 10:00pm Dave
Monday 9th May 2022 2:25am Dave
Monday 9th May 2022 10:40pm Dave
Monday 22nd August 2022 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 26th October 2022 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 8th February 2023 12:00am Dave
Saturday 22nd April 2023 10:55pm Dave
Wednesday 28th June 2023 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 3rd August 2023 1:00am Dave
Thursday 12th October 2023 1:00am Dave
Thursday 11th January 2024 12:40am Dave

Cast & crew

Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Ed Byrne Guest
Rhys James Guest
Tom Allen Guest
Maff Brown Guest
Ria Lina 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)
Production team
Geraldine Dowd Director
Dan Patterson Series Producer
Mark Leveson Producer
Ewan Phillips Producer
Chris Young Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Katie Storey Associate Producer
Fiona Frankland Line Producer
Louis Patterson Associate Producer
Alex Rose Associate Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Karen Jackson Costume Designer
Suzie Narden Make-up Designer
Will Charles Lighting Designer
Katie Taylor Commissioning Editor


Warm-up Maff Brown steps in for Angela Barnes on MTW

It may be the moment every comedian doing TV warm-up secretly hopes for. Maff Brown will make his debut on Mock The Week tonight - after panellist Angela Barnes was taken ill at the last minute.

Chortle, 3rd December 2020

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