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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. 161 episodes (16 series), 2005 - 2017. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Next new episode is on tomorrow at 10pm. Series 16, Episode 4
Catch-up on Episode 3 on BBC iPlayer   Series 11, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave today at 10pm

Press Clippings

Preview - Mock the Week: election special

Returning for its thirteenth series, Dara O Briain accompanies our late nights once more with comedy news show, Mock The Week. Tonight's timely episode is an election special talking all things, May, Corbyn and those folks from UKIP.

Eloise Craven-Todd, On The Box, 8th June 2017

Mock The Week to return on General Election day

Series 16 of topical BBC Two comedy show Mock The Week will start on TV as polling booths close on the General Election.

British Comedy Guide, 27th April 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Joke's over: how the TV panel show fell from grace

In their day, there was something intoxicating about the no-holds-barred panel show back-and-forth. But there seems to be little room for it in a society that has begun to appreciate empathy - and neither, conversely, in a more brutal political climate that is not particularly suitable for dissecting for cheap laughs. Perhaps, when the world lightens up again, they'll be back.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th November 2016

Why don't comedians criticise the monarchy?

It's the job of standups to hold institutions to account - laugh by laugh - so why aren't more of them laying bare the anachronistic daftness of the royal family?

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 19th October 2016

Jo Brand: most comics on MTW don't like way show works

The writer, comedian and actress says the "pressurised" environment of the BBC Two panel show is not one that she or her fellow comics enjoy.

Radio Times, 19th September 2016

Andy Murray wins another trophy - this one from MTW

The Wimbledon champion took home the Mock the Week trophy after appearing in the audience watching the show.

Mark Jefferies, The Mirror, 13th July 2016

The 15th series of the panel show perennial continues. With the hardcore crew reduced to just Dara O Briain and team captain Hugh Dennis, the combative atmosphere of previous seasons has receded even further. If the flurry of punchlines used to feel like comedic mixed martial arts, now there is more of a swingball vibe. Rob Beckett, Gary Delaney, Ed Gamble, Zoe Lyons and Rhys James are the guests putting topical events through the wringer in search of zingers.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 1st July 2016

Review, Mock The Week, BBC2

"I hate people who phone me up just to complain about the weather, which is how I lost my job with mountain rescue." - Gary Delaney.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th June 2016

Will Self meets Stewart Lee

As his TV series returns to our screens, comedian Stewart Lee talks to Will Self about his prickly stage persona, how social media is changing comedy and why you won't see him on Mock the Week.

Will Self, The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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