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 21, Episode 1

Mock The Week. Image shows left to right: Hugh Dennis, Angela Barnes, Alasdair Beckett-King, Josh Pugh, Dara O Briain, Rhys James, Ria Lina
Joining mainstays Dara O'Briain and Hugh Dennis are show stalwarts Angela Barnes and Rhys James. Comedian and 'knight errant' Alasdair Beckett-King and comedian, actress and virologist Ria Lina will both be making their fourth appearance on the series and there will be a debut for Josh Pugh, fresh from his Edinburgh Comedy Awards nomination.


This series was originally scheduled to begin on Friday 16th September, but was postponed due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd September 2022
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 21st September 2022, 18:15 at BBC Television Centre


  1. Friday 8th March 2024 at 10:00pm on BBC2

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th September 2022 1:40am BBC2
Wednesday 24th May 2023 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 31st May 2023 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 3rd June 2023 10:00pm Dave
Friday 11th August 2023 12:20am Dave
Friday 22nd December 2023 12:00am Dave

Cast & crew

Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Angela Barnes Guest
Rhys James Guest
Ria Lina Guest
Alasdair Beckett-King Guest
Josh Pugh 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
Ewan Phillips Producer
Chris Young Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Fiona Frankland Line Producer
Louis Patterson Associate Producer
Miriam Kendler Associate Producer
Emily Ringe 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
Pinki Chambers Commissioning Editor

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