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, Stanley Johnson, Stephen Mangan, Katherine Ryan, Miles Jupp. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 1, Episode 1

With Stephen Mangan at the helm, team captains Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman are joined by Miles Jupp and Stanley Johnson.

Further details

The myth-busting comedy panel show returns for a new series to peek behind the wobbly fa├žade of fake news - dissecting the spin, the outlandish claims and the alternative facts from the UK election and beyond. With Stephen Mangan at the helm, team captains Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman are joined by a veritable feast of some of the sharpest and funniest minds around. Has Putin really come out in support of one of the UK political parties? Could a fish finger end up in the House of Commons? Is it really time to crush the saboteurs?

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 15th May 2017
Time
8:30pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Mangan Host / Presenter
    Richard Osman Team Captain
    Katherine Ryan Team Captain
    Guest cast
    Stanley Johnson Guest
    Miles Jupp Guest
    Writing team
    Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
    Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
    Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
    Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Geraldine Dowd Director
    Mark Barrett Series Producer
    Ed Ryland Producer
    Richard Wilson Executive Producer
    Steve Andrews Editor
    Patrick Owen Editor
    Ben Leighton Editor
    Cath Pater-Lancucki Production Designer
    Chris Kempton Lighting Designer

    Videos

    Imagine Boris Johnson as a teenager

    Stanley Johnson may or may not have called his son 'an accident.'

    Featuring: Stephen Mangan, Richard Osman, Katherine Ryan, Stanley Johnson.

    Theresa May at a children's birthday party

    Theresa May's campaign trail has hit some snags; the team speculate on whether she'd find success as a party entertainer.

    Featuring: Stephen Mangan, Katherine Ryan, Miles Jupp.

    Online comments

    In light of James Comey's dismissal from the FBI, the team tackle public opinion on the current Trump Administration.

    Featuring: Stephen Mangan, Richard Osman, Katherine Ryan, Stanley Johnson, Miles Jupp.

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