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 '158 years' is the financial news-related answer, what is the question, with discussion quickly following on to the collapses of Lehman Brothers and XL Airways, and then to Newcastle United.

The No Wheel Of News Is Good News round features stand-up material from Andy on U.S. politics, Adam on parenting, Frankie on food and Russell on human behaviour.

Then follows the headliners round - a photo of Gordon Brown with the initials B.F.L.C., and then the conversation continues on a political theme by discussing the Liberal Democrat party conference.

The show ends as always with scenes we'd like to see - this week they are things you wouldn't hear in a travel documentary, and unlikely lines from a TV detective show.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th September 2008
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
Gina Yashere Guest
Adam Bloom 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
Suzanne Gilfillan Executive Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer


Travel Documentaries

Things You Wouldn't Hear in a Travel Documentary

Featuring: Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Gina Yashere, Adam Bloom, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard.


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