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. 170 episodes (18 series), 2005 - 2019. Stars Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Frankie Boyle and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 10, Episode 9 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12:15am.

Press Clippings

Katherine Ryan denounces Mock The Week's tokenistic booking policy

Katherine Ryan has revealed that she no longer appears on Mock The Week because of the satirical panel show's tokenistic booking policy towards female comedians.

British Comedy Guide, 25th June 2020 Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Dara O Briain on comedy, Twitter and Mock The Week

With a new series of Mock The Week underway, Dara O Briain discusses the show's remarkable longevity, as well as the shifting landscape of comedy.

Paul Nolan, Hot Press, 13th November 2019

How Boyle leaving turned MTW into corporate conference

After 14 years, and following the departure of some key players, the show has all the satirical bite of a gummy turtle hatchling.

Michael Hogan, The Guardian, 11th November 2019 Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Dara O'Briain on why comedians are reluctant to do MTW

Mock The Week has been a TV comedy staple for well over a decade. But, its host explains, comedians aren't always enthusiastic to appear.

Steven McIntosh, BBC, 25th September 2018

Dara O Briain resumes his role as referee in the news-based bunfight that continues to make us laugh. Hugh Dennis and this week's panellists Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble, Rhys James, Nish Kumar and Tiff Stevenson review what will surely prove to be another eventful week.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 7th September 2018

Deborah Frances-White to be MTW's 100th panellist

Australian comedian Deborah Frances-White will become the 100th panellist to appear on BBC comedy programme Mock the Week when the show returns to screens in the autumn.

The Daily Express, 9th August 2018

The panel show with a topical tinge looks back on another eventful week in world events, including the unfolding dramas of England's World Cup exploits in Russia. Host Dara O Briain and regular Hugh Dennis welcome guest panellists Angela Barnes, Desiree Burch, Ed Byrne, Glenn Moore and the ever-surreal Milton Jones.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 28th June 2018

Dara O Briain returns for a new series with another panel of comedians applying their special brand of pseudo-satire to all matters newsworthy. Mockery mainstay Hugh Dennis is joined by returning panellists James Acaster, Angela Barnes, Ed Gamble and Zoe Lyons, while rising star Darren Harriott, whose 2017 Edinburgh show was highly recommended by the Guardian, makes his series debut.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 7th June 2018