Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Would I Lie To You?

BBC One panel show involving true and false tales. 120 episodes (14 series), 2007 - 2021. Stars Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell.

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Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Would I Lie To You?

Panel show in which believable lies and unbelievable truths must be identified

Panel Show
2007 - 2021
120   (14 series), plus 16 highlights, out-takes and short specials
Peter Holmes
Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell
Barbara Wiltshire and David Coyle
Rachel Ablett, Karen Murdoch, Richard Cohen, Adam Copeland, Andrew Westwell, Derek McLean, Fiona McDermott, Kate Staples, Stephanie McIntosh, Aoife Dunne and others

Would I Lie To You? is a BBC One panel show originally hosted by Angus Deayton and now hosted by Rob Brydon.

Team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack, with the help of two guests each, must hoodwink each other into believing that what is fake is true, and what is true is not.

The aim of the game is to fool the opposition into mistaking fact for fiction and fiction for fact. To do so, panellists need quick-wit and a poker face. Only those who can think on their feet will survive interrogation from the other team.

For example, Bill Oddie revealed he was saved from drowning by a character from Rainbow, Lorraine Kelly admitted she presented a live show whilst drunk, and it turned out Sir Terry Wogan used to set fire to colleague's scripts live on air. However, David Mitchell did not really kill a rat with his BAFTA and Nick Hewer was spinning a yarn when he described how he used to play ping-pong on the boardroom table with Lord Sugar.

Meanwhile Series 6 revealed that for three days running Des O'Connor accidentally ate cat food for dinner, Richard Madeley woke up one Christmas morning stark naked in his shoe cupboard, clutching nothing but two cans of fake snow; and Pointless 'brain box' Richard Osman once buried a badger with The Banker from Deal or No Deal. However, it was also revealed that Dale Winton did not used to go to sleep cuddling a potato, Lee Mack cannot tell if someone drinks tea or coffee just by listening to their stomach, and David Mitchell was not nicknamed 'TwoFlakes' by his local ice-cream man.

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Production company
Also known as
  • Unbelievable (Working title)
  • Pants On Fire (Working title)
  • WILTY? (Acronym)
  • Would I Lie To You At Christmas?
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 16th June 2007 on BBC One at 9:55pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 22nd February 2021 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 12 Episode 8: Today at 8pm on Dave
  2. Series 12 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 2am on Dave
  3. Series 3 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 11pm on Dave
  4. Series 3 Episode 9: Tomorrow at 11:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 3 Episode 6: Sunday at 5pm on Dave
  6. Series 3 Episode 9: Sunday at 5:40pm on Dave
  7. Series 12 Episode 9: Monday at 8pm on Dave
  8. Series 12 Episode 9: Tuesday at 2am on Dave
  9. Series 12 Episode 10: Tuesday at 8pm on Dave
  10. Series 12 Episode 10: Wednesday at 2am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 12 Episode 11: Wednesday at 8pm on Dave
  12. Series 12 Episode 11: Thursday at 1:40am on Dave
  13. Series 5 Episode 1: Thursday at 8pm on Dave
  14. Series 5 Episode 2: Friday 5th March at 8pm on Dave
  15. Series 3 Episode 5: Saturday 6th March at 11pm on Dave
  16. Series 3 Episode 8: Saturday 6th March at 11:40pm on Dave
  17. Series 5 Episode 3: Tuesday 9th March at 8pm on Dave
  18. Series 14 Episode 10: Tuesday 9th March at 8:30pm on BBC1 Wales
  19. Series 5 Episode 3: Wednesday 10th March at 2am on Dave
  20. Series 5 Episode 4: Wednesday 10th March at 8pm on Dave
  21. Series 5 Episode 4: Thursday 11th March at 1:40am on Dave
  22. Series 5 Episode 5: Thursday 11th March at 8pm on Dave
  23. Series 5 Episode 5: Friday 12th March at 1:40am on Dave
  24. Series 5 Episode 6: Friday 12th March at 8pm on Dave
  25. Series 5 Episode 6: Saturday 13th March at 2am on Dave

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