The Fake News Show. Stephen Mangan. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Fake News Show

Channel 4 panel show about fake news. 5 episodes (pilot + 1 series) in 2017. Stars Stephen Mangan, Richard Osman and Katherine Ryan.

The Fake News Show. Image shows from L to R: Richard Osman, Stephen Mangan, Katherine Ryan. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Fake News Show

Channel 4 panel show in which guests must spot the fake news

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2017
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
5   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Starring
Stephen Mangan, Richard Osman and Katherine Ryan
Director
Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Mark Barrett, Ed Ryland and Richard Wilson

Was Donald Trump actually born and raised in Pakistan? Is Hillary Clinton secretly a robot? And what do people think Steven Spielberg once did to a triceratops? This comedy panel show peers behind the wobbly fa├žade of fake news, dissects the outlandish headlines, alternative facts, dodgy Photo-shops, and all-too-believable viral clips that have pushed post-truth to the front pages.

At a time when world events are increasingly stranger than fiction, and no one knows who or what to believe, The Fake News Show might just be the only news show you can trust. Or can you?

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 6th February 2017 on Channel 4 at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 4th June 2017 on Channel 4 at 10:05pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 2nd June 2017 at 11:05pm

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