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

Episode menu

Series 6, Episode 10

Preview clips

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

Thursday 11th September 2008
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 18th August 2010 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 21st October 2010 9:00pm Dave
Tuesday 11th January 2011 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 10th February 2011 10:00pm Dave
Friday 10th June 2011 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 11th June 2011 12:35am Dave
Thursday 7th July 2011 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 12th November 2011 11:00pm Dave
Friday 27th January 2012 11:20pm Dave
Friday 24th February 2012 11:40pm Dave
Friday 5th October 2012 10:20pm Dave
Saturday 6th October 2012 2:00am Dave
Friday 12th October 2012 10:20pm Dave
Saturday 13th October 2012 1:55am Dave
Tuesday 8th January 2013 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 9th January 2013 1:50am Dave
Friday 17th May 2013 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 18th May 2013 1:40am Dave
Wednesday 16th October 2013 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 17th October 2013 1:20am Dave
Tuesday 11th February 2014 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 12th February 2014 1:40am Dave
Monday 5th May 2014 9:00pm Dave
Monday 5th May 2014 11:40pm Dave
Monday 19th May 2014 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 20th May 2014 12:20am Dave
Thursday 14th August 2014 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 16th August 2015 11:00pm Dave
Monday 17th August 2015 2:20am Dave
Friday 20th November 2015 1:00am Dave
Friday 20th November 2015 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 23rd June 2016 2:00am Dave
Thursday 23rd June 2016 10:40pm Dave
Monday 16th January 2017 1:00am Dave
Monday 16th January 2017 11:40pm Dave
Wednesday 29th March 2017 11:40pm Dave
Thursday 30th March 2017 10:20pm Dave
Monday 17th April 2017 2:20am Dave
Tuesday 18th April 2017 1:50am Dave

Cast & crew

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
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer


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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