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.

Series 13, Episode 9 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12am.
Recording at Elstree Film Studios. Tickets

Series 6, Episode 5

Host Dara O'Briain is joined by regulars Hugh Dennis, Frankie Boyle, Andy Parsons and Russell Howard. With guests Ed Byrne and Zoe Lyons.

Further details

The show starts with the headliners round, and the panel coming up with suggestions for the initials B.M.C.B. Then follows discussion about the leaders of the Labour party and of our country - past, present and future, and a newsreel round with Hugh featuring footage of Tories Boris Johnson and David Cameron. Aleksander Solzhenitsyn's Wheel Of News round features stand-up material from Ed, Zoe, Andy and Frankie. Then the comedians try to figure out what is the sport-related question if the answer is '85,000 miles', and the scenes we'd like to see that end the show are "bad things to say at a job interview", and "things you wouldn't hear on Songs Of Praise".

Broadcast details

Thursday 7th August 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
    Ed Byrne Guest
    Zoe Lyons Guest
    Writing team
    Simon Bullivant Writer (Additional Material)
    Rob Colley 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
    Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
    Mykola Pawluk Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer


    Things You Wouldn't Hear on Songs of Praise

    Scenes We'd Like To See - Things You Wouldn't Hear on Songs of Praise. Frankie Boyle's first line is ace.

    Featuring: Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne, Zoe Lyons, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard.


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