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

Mock The Week

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two
  • 2005 - 2022
  • 212 episodes (21 series)

Topical panel show taking a satirical look at the week's news. Hosted by Dara O Briain with regular player Hugh Dennis. Also features Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Rory Bremner and Chris Addison

Episode menu

Series 7, Episode 5

With guest stand-ups Stewart Francis and Zoe Lyons.

Preview clips

If This Is The Answer...

50% - How many women should be in the Labour cabinet.


Labour government and Lord Mandelson.


Hugh provides a voiceover of footage of the Royal Family.


Finance - Andy Parsons
Sarah Palin - Zoe Lyons
Men's Health - Russell Howard
School - Stewart Francis



Scenes We'd Like To See

Unlikely Lines From A Thriller

Bad Things To Say At A Wedding

Broadcast details

Thursday 6th August 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 8th August 2009 10:10pm BBC2
Saturday 3rd April 2010 9:40pm Dave
Wednesday 23rd June 2010 9:30pm Dave
Wednesday 18th August 2010 9:00pm Dave
Thursday 14th October 2010 9:00pm Dave
Monday 13th December 2010 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 3rd March 2011 10:40pm Dave
Tuesday 17th January 2012 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 18th January 2012 1:50am Dave
Tuesday 12th June 2012 10:00pm Dave
Friday 7th September 2012 11:00pm Dave
Saturday 6th October 2012 9:20pm Dave
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 1:55am Dave
Monday 20th May 2013 11:00pm Dave
Friday 25th April 2014 9:40pm Dave
Saturday 26th April 2014 1:40am Dave
Monday 1st September 2014 10:40pm Dave
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 2:40am Dave
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 2:00am Dave
Wednesday 28th January 2015 12:20am Dave
Wednesday 28th January 2015 10:00pm Dave
Monday 27th April 2015 9:00pm Dave
Tuesday 28th April 2015 12:20am Dave
Tuesday 21st July 2015 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 9:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Dara O Briain Host / Presenter
Hugh Dennis Regular Panellist
Andy Parsons Regular Panellist
Frankie Boyle Regular Panellist
Russell Howard Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Zoe Lyons Guest
Stewart Francis 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
Jed Leventhall Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer


Unlikely Lines From A Thriller

The team present lines that you probably won't hear in the next James Bond film.

Featuring: Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard, Dara O Briain, Andy Parsons, Stewart Francis & Zoe Lyons.

Bad Things to Say at a Wedding

Things you might want to avoid if you are the best man.

Featuring: Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Russell Howard, Dara O Briain, Andy Parsons, Stewart Francis & Zoe Lyons.

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