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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Series 6 - Christmas Special

Dara O Briain and his little helpers, Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons, present a festive cracker of a show comprising unseen festive material and out-takes.

Further details

Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain, Frankie Boyle. Copyright: Angst Productions.

Regular comedy supremos Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons join host Dara O Briain for a sparkling half hour show featuring their unique thoughts on the festive season as well as some favourite moments from the last series.

The Mock The Week regulars are joined for this special by a host of top comedy talent including Michael McIntyre, Ed Byrne, David Mitchell, Gina Yashere, Lauren Laverne, Stephen K Amos, Greg Davies and Lucy Porter.

Only on Mock The Week this Christmas will you find talk of Russell Howard being sucked into a black hole, Hugh Dennis yearning for a game of Battling Tops and Frankie Boyle being crowned King of the Daleks.

Look out for bemused Aussie comedian Adam Hills who valiantly tries to bring some Christmas joy to a programme devoid of Christmas decorations, apart, that is, from a miserable Scot with a blower from a cracker.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 23rd December 2008
Time
9:45pm
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
David Mitchell Guest
Gina Yashere Guest
Greg Proops Guest
Ed Byrne Guest
Mark Watson Guest
Adam Hills Guest
Fred MacAulay Guest
Michael McIntyre Guest
Lauren Laverne Guest
Lucy Porter Guest
Stephen K Amos Guest
Greg Davies Guest
Danielle Ward Guest
Zoe Lyons Guest
Stewart Francis 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
Ewan Phillips Producer
Ruth Wallace Producer
Suzanne Gilfillan Executive Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer

Video

Things You Don't Want To Hear at Christmas

A special preview clip of the 2008 Christmas show, with a festive 'scenes we'd like to see' round.

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

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