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The Week That Wasn't (2018)

Sky One comedy dubbing over footage. 10 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Alistair McGowan, Ronni Ancona, Matt Forde, Luke Kempner and others.

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Series 1, Episode 1

This week's topics include yanny/laurel; the build-up to the Royal Wedding; and renewed tensions in North Korea about a potential meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Broadcast details

Thursday 17th May 2018
Sky One
30 minutes


  1. Monday 28th May 2018 at 11:25pm on Sky One
  2. Wednesday 30th May 2018 at 12:30am on Sky One

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Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alistair McGowan Various (Voice)
Ronni Ancona Various (Voice)
Matt Forde Various (Voice)
Luke Kempner Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
Duncan Wisbey Various (Voice)
Writing team
Alistair McGowan Writer
Ronni Ancona Writer
Matt Forde Writer
Luke Kempner Writer
Jess Robinson Writer
Duncan Wisbey Writer
Phil Kerr Writer (Additional Material)
Karl Minns Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Williams Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Clyde Holcroft Series Producer
Hazel Rose Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Marvyn Benoit Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Jon Dean Editor
Mark Vidler Composer


Despite the escalating absurdity of current public life, there hasn't really been a satire capable of responding to it. The latest to try its luck is this Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona vehicle, which will revoice real-life footage of celebrities and politicians, and presumably struggle to come up with anything more ridiculous.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 17th May 2018

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