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 11

Preview clips

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th February 2011 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 2nd April 2011 9:40pm Dave
Friday 17th June 2011 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 18th June 2011 12:40am Dave
Wednesday 14th December 2011 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 15th December 2011 12:20am Dave
Thursday 2nd February 2012 11:40pm Dave
Friday 30th March 2012 9:00pm Dave
Friday 30th March 2012 11:40pm Dave
Thursday 23rd May 2013 10:00pm Dave
Friday 24th May 2013 1:25am Dave
Sunday 13th October 2013 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 17th October 2013 10:20pm Dave
Friday 18th October 2013 1:00am Dave
Thursday 13th February 2014 10:55pm Dave
Friday 14th February 2014 2:15am Dave
Tuesday 20th May 2014 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 21st May 2014 2:55am Dave
Thursday 21st August 2014 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 11th January 2015 10:00pm Dave
Sunday 16th August 2015 11:40pm Dave
Friday 20th November 2015 1:40am Dave
Friday 20th November 2015 10:40pm Dave
Saturday 25th June 2016 1:40am Dave
Saturday 25th June 2016 11:00pm Dave
Saturday 1st October 2016 2:40am Dave
Tuesday 17th January 2017 11:40pm Dave
Thursday 30th March 2017 11:00pm 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
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
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Gareth Heal Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer


Travel Documentaries

Things You Wouldn't Hear in a Travel Documentary

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

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