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

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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.

Preview clips

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

Tuesday 23rd December 2008
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 2nd January 2009 11:15pm BBC2
Friday 24th December 2010 9:00pm Dave
Friday 24th December 2010 10:20pm Dave
Tuesday 27th December 2011 10:20pm Dave
Sunday 2nd September 2012 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 16th December 2012 9:00pm 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
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
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer


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

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