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, Highlights Special is repeated on Dave on Wednesday at 12am.
Recording at Elstree Film Studios. Tickets

Series 6, Episode 6

Further details

The show starts with the headliners round, and the panel coming up with suggestions for the initials B.G.M.C. that correspond to a photo of the Olympics opening ceremony in China, then follows discussion about the games in general. The 4 x 1 joke relay round features stand-up material from Andy, Adam, Frankie and Russell, and then the comedians try to figure out what is the economy-related question if the answer is '691 million', and talk about the credit crunch and 'staycations'. The show ends as always with scenes we'd like to see - this week they are the things you wouldn't hear at the Olympics, and lines you wouldn't hear in a war film.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th 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
    David Mitchell Guest
    Adam Hills 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 at the Olympics

    The team contemplate some things you wouldn't hear at the Olympics.

    Featuring: Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, David Mitchell, Adam Hills, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard.

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    Featuring: Russell Howard.


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