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.

Press Clippings

Following a one-off episode as part of Channel 4's Fake News Week (it even managed to seed some of its own fake news, many outlets picking up its made-up story about Kanye West planning an appearance on Pointless), The Fake News Show gets a proper series. Stephen Mangan hosts the panel show that aims to separate the alternative facts from the alternative fiction, with help from captains Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 15th May 2017

The Fake News Show to return to Channel 4

The Fake News Show, a panel show hosted by Stephen Mangan that looks at false headlines, is to return to Channel 4.

British Comedy Guide, 25th April 2017

Preview - The Fake News Show

This week is being devoted by Channel 4 to the weird and sometimes disturbing world of "fake news". They are starting things off with a panel show pilot, which may sound dreary to some, but there are some interesting aspects to it, such as the fact it is a rare pre-watershed comedy.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 6th February 2017

Once again, Channel 4 steps heroically forward to address the drought of panel shows featuring Stephen Mangan, Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman. This, part of C4's Fake News Week, promises to be a one-off dissection of current propaganda - but prompts the thought that a regular (and serious) show of this sort would be a valuable service. Followed later by Confessions Of The Paparazzi, a portrait of photographers who pester celebrities.

Andrew Mueller, The Guardian, 6th February 2017

Katherine Ryan just tricked us all with Fake News

Katherine Ryan hasn't had a botched butt lift - instead, she's appearing on a one-off comedy panel show called The Fake News Show next week, and she's managed to drum up quite a bit of publicity for it.

Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy, 3rd February 2017

Channel 4 reveals Fake News Week

Channel 4 will broadcast a documentary about satirist-prankster Simon Brodkin, and a new panel show looking at 'fake news', early in February.

British Comedy Guide, 19th January 2017

Channel 4 developing The Fake News Show

Channel 4 is working on The Fake News Show, a comedy panel show format in which guests look at some made up stories.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2017