The Bubble. David Mitchell. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
The Bubble

The Bubble

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two
  • 2010
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

David Mitchell hosts this show in which panellists are shut away from the news for four days before having to guess which topical stories are real.

The Bubble. David Mitchell. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Key details

Panel Show
6 (1 series)
David Mitchell
Colin Swash
Lissa Evans
Nick Martin, Paul McGettigan, Ben Wicks, Richard Wilson and Katie Taylor

The Bubble, based on a format from Israel, is a satirical panel game where the panel have no idea what is going on. This is because they have been locked away in a country house for four days before the show, with no phone, TV or internet access.

Hosted by David Mitchell, The Bubble is a comedy quiz which plays on the fact that some news stories are so hard to believe you'd think they'd been made up for a joke... some of them have, but some of them haven't!

Three celebrity contestants are locked away in a media-free zone for four days - The Bubble. When they're brought into the studio they are shown a series of news reports and images from TV, newspapers and celebrity gossip magazines. All they have to do is identify the true stories from the fakes. However, because they've been away and out of touch - just like when you come back from holiday - they'll believe almost anything.

David Mitchell comments: "It's a damning indictment of the state of the world and our society that so many prominent and talented people are willing to isolate themselves from it, if only for a few days. But it's good news for The Bubble. My only worry is: 'What if they refuse to come out?'"

Additional details

Also known as
  • In The Bubble (Working title)

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 19th February 2010 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 21st October 2012 at 7:10am on Dave - Episode 6
  • Friday 5th October 2012 at 2:05am on Dave - Episode 1
  • Tuesday 11th September 2012 at 2:30am on Dave - Episode 6

Recording details

  • The London Studios - Recorded each Thursday night before broadcast

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