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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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


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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When you're three you're into custard and jumping

Featuring: Russell Howard.


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