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. 183 episodes (18 series), 2005 - 2019. 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

Tuesday 23rd December 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
    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: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Gina Yashere, Adam Bloom, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard.


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