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The Mash Report

The Mash Report

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Two
  • 2017 - 2020
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Topical comedy series inspired by website The Daily Mash and hosted by Nish Kumar. Also features Ellie Taylor, Steve N Allen, Rachel Parris, Andrew Hunter Murray, Geoff Norcott and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1

With the onset of Brexit, Trump and indeed the dab, we are in the midst of the most unprecedented political and world events in recent history. Luckily, comedian Nish Kumar is on hand with The Mash Report.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th July 2017
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 19th July 2017, 19:00 at The London Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 24th July 2017 11:15pm BBC2
Sunday 4th March 2018 10:20pm BBC2
Sunday 11th March 2018 10:20pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Nish Kumar Host / Presenter
Ellie Taylor Newsreader Susan
Steve N Allen Newsreader Tom
Rachel Parris Rachel / Emma
Andrew Hunter Murray Self
Geoff Norcott Self
Tom Bell Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Greig Johnson Ensemble Actor
Freya Parker Ensemble Actor
Michael Spicer Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Ann Widdecombe Self
Paul Turp (as Reverend Paul Turp) Self
Marek Larwood Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Tim Telling Writer
John Camm Writer
Sarah Campbell Writer
Max Davis Writer
Karen Dickinson Writer
Tom Neenan Writer
Neil Rafferty Writer
Tom Whiteley Writer
Alex Worrall Writer
Stephen Grant Writer
Production team
Chris Howe Director
Mark Barrett Series Producer
Danny Carr Producer
Chris Stott Executive Producer
Anna Blue Executive Producer
Will Spokes Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer
Paul Stokes Executive Producer
Paul King VT Producer
Andy Brown Editor
Michael Marden Editor
Patrick Owen Editor
Andrew Gates Production Designer
Mike Sutcliffe (as Michael Sutcliffe) Lighting Designer
Sam Gale Composer


Fan reactions to Jodie Whittaker as next Doctor Who

The Mash Report News Desk reveals Jodie Whittaker as next Doctor Who and describes why fans think the show has gone too far.

Featuring: Steve N Allen (Newsreader Tom), Rachel Parris (Rachel / Emma) & Tom Bell.


The Mash Report review

This sharp new show did it rather well and was the most promising satirical arrival on our screens in a long time.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 21st July 2017

TV Review: The Mash Report, BBC2

Pretty ambitious and, so far, flawed but pretty good.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 21st July 2017

Too much topical TV? - The Mash Report (BBC 2)

There is nothing new under the sun. Not even in topical TV news shows.

Shouting At The Telly, 21st July 2017

Preview - The Mash Report

There are many films and radio shows that have been spun-off into TV shows, but this series is a rare example of a website being turned into a TV show.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 20th July 2017

Has there ever been a more auspicious time to launch a show offering a satirical take on the week's news? In the era of Theresa May, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Donald Trump, the jokes will surely write themselves. This new Nish Kumar vehicle - filmed just prior to transmission to reflect the fast-moving torrent of horror and absurdity that constitutes public affairs circa 2017 - will use sketches, news spoofs and studio set-pieces to pick apart our bewildering times.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 20th July 2017

Nish Kumar: satire when politics is beyond parody

The presenter of BBC2's new political comedy series tries to work out how to take on Trump and Brexit: "We are living in an era of self-satirising politicians".

Nish Kumar, Radio Times, 20th July 2017

The Mash Report review

After so many false dawns, it seems like the BBC finally be a successful home-grown take on the format.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 20th July 2017

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