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. 109 episodes (13 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell.

Another series is in development.
Series 5, Episode 8 is repeated on Dave today at 6pm.

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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2007 - 2020
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
109   (13 series), plus 16 highlights, out-takes and short specials
Creator
Peter Holmes
Starring
Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell
Directors
Barbara Wiltshire and David Coyle
Producers
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 Details

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
Friday 21st February 2020 on BBC One at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 5 Episode 8: Today at 6pm on Dave
  2. Series 6 Episode 1: Today at 6:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 5 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 1:05am on Dave
  4. Series 6 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 6pm on Dave
  5. Series 6 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 6:40pm on Dave
  6. Series 9 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 9pm on BBC1
  7. Series 6 Episode 2: Saturday at 12:40am on Dave
  8. Series 6 Episode 3: Saturday at 1:20am on Dave
  9. Series 5 Episode 6: Sunday at 4pm on Dave
  10. Series 5 Episode 7: Sunday at 4:40pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 5 Episode 8: Sunday at 5:20pm on Dave
  12. Series 8 Episode 3: Sunday at 6pm on Dave
  13. Series 9 Episode 2: Sunday at 6:40pm on Dave
  14. Series 6 Episode 6: Sunday at 7:20pm on Dave
  15. Series 6 Episode 4: Monday at 6pm on Dave
  16. Series 6 Episode 5: Monday at 6:40pm on Dave
  17. Series 6 Episode 4: Tuesday at 12:40am on Dave
  18. Series 6 Episode 5: Tuesday at 2:20am on Dave
  19. Series 6 Episode 6: Tuesday at 6pm on Dave
  20. Series 6 Episode 7: Tuesday at 6:40pm on Dave
  21. Series 6 Episode 6: Wednesday at 1am on Dave
  22. Series 6 Episode 8: Wednesday at 6pm on Dave
  23. Series 7 Episode 1: Wednesday at 6:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 6 Episode 8: Thursday 13th August at 12:55am on Dave
  25. Series 7 Episode 1: Thursday 13th August at 2:30am on Dave
  26. Series 7 Episode 2: Thursday 13th August at 6pm on Dave
  27. Series 7 Episode 3: Thursday 13th August at 6:40pm on Dave
  28. Series 7 Episode 2: Friday 14th August at 1:05am on Dave
  29. Series 7 Episode 4: Friday 14th August at 6pm on Dave
  30. Series 7 Episode 5: Friday 14th August at 6:40pm on Dave
  31. Series 9 Episode 6: Friday 14th August at 9pm on BBC1
  32. Series 7 Episode 4: Saturday 15th August at 1am on Dave
  33. Series 6 Episode 1: Sunday 16th August at 4pm on Dave
  34. Series 6 Episode 2: Sunday 16th August at 4:40pm on Dave
  35. Series 6 Episode 3: Sunday 16th August at 5:20pm on Dave
  36. Series 9 Episode 6: Sunday 16th August at 8:40pm on Dave
  37. Series 9 Episode 6: Monday 17th August at 2am on Dave
  38. Series 7 Episode 6: Monday 17th August at 6pm on Dave
  39. Series 7 Episode 7: Monday 17th August at 6:40pm on Dave
  40. Series 7 Episode 6: Tuesday 18th August at 12am on Dave
  41. Series 7 Episode 7: Tuesday 18th August at 12:40am on Dave
  42. Series 7 Episode 8: Tuesday 18th August at 6pm on Dave
  43. Series 13 Episode 11: Tuesday 18th August at 6:40pm on Dave
  44. Series 7 Episode 8: Wednesday 19th August at 12am on Dave
  45. Series 13 Episode 11: Wednesday 19th August at 12:40am on Dave
  46. Series 7 Episode 10: Wednesday 19th August at 6pm on Dave
  47. Series 8 Episode 1: Wednesday 19th August at 6:40pm on Dave
  48. Series 7 Episode 10: Thursday 20th August at 12:20am on Dave
  49. Series 8 Episode 1: Thursday 20th August at 1am on Dave
  50. Series 8 Episode 2: Thursday 20th August at 6pm on Dave
  51. Series 8 Episode 3: Thursday 20th August at 6:40pm on Dave
  52. Series 8 Episode 2: Friday 21st August at 12:20am on Dave
  53. Series 8 Episode 3: Friday 21st August at 1am on Dave
  54. Series 8 Episode 4: Friday 21st August at 6pm on Dave
  55. Series 8 Episode 5: Friday 21st August at 6:40pm on Dave
  56. Series 8 Episode 4: Saturday 22nd August at 12:20am on Dave
  57. Series 8 Episode 5: Saturday 22nd August at 1am on Dave

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