Mock The Week. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Dennis, Dara O Briain.

Mock The Week

BBC Two panel show about the news. 188 episodes (20 series), 2005 - 2021. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

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Further details

The show starts asking if '1' is the political answer, what is the question, with discussion quickly following on to the U.S. Republicans convention and the nomination of Sarah Palin, and then the Swiss 'black hole machine'.

The Danger Danger Subatomic Joke Collider round features stand-up material from Frankie on television, Andy on modern living, Russell on drugs, and Michael on grooming.

Then follows the headliners round - a photo of Alistair Darling with the initials D.I.R.B.

The show ends as always with scenes we'd like to see - this week they are 'lines you wouldn't hear in a sci-fi film', and 'things you wouldn't hear on the radio'.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th September 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
Michael McIntyre Guest
Lauren Laverne 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
Mark Leveson Producer
Ewan Phillips Producer
Ruth Wallace Producer
Suzanne Gilfillan Executive Producer
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer

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