Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain.

Mock The Week

BBC Two panel show about the week's topical news. 182 episodes (19 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

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Further details

The show starts asking if '4%' is the foreign news-related answer, what is the question, with discussion quickly following on to Sarah Palin and the U.S. presidential election race, and then the news of the ice caps melting at the North Pole.

The Illegally Drilling Alaskan Joke Reserves round features stand-up material from Frankie on pensioners, Ed on young people, Russell on relationships, and Stewart on family.

Then follows the headliners round - a photo of Andy Murray with the initials M.G.S.W., and then the conversation continues on a sporting theme by discussing Manchester City's new owners, and then moving on to Jeremy Kyle.

The show ends as always with scenes we'd like to see - this week they are unlikely small ads, and unlikely things to hear on Question Time.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 11th September 2008
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Andy Parsons Regular Panellist
Frankie Boyle Regular Panellist
Russell Howard Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Ed Byrne Guest
Stewart Francis Guest
Writing team
Simon Bullivant Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow 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

Video

Stewart Francis Stand-Up Routine

Stewart Francis performs a fantastic stand-up routine based on the subject of 'Family'.

Featuring: Stewart Francis.

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