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. 99 episodes (12 series), 2007 - 2019. Stars Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell.

Another series is in development.
Series 3, Episode 2 is repeated on Dave today at 11:40pm.

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 - 2019
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
99   (12 series), plus 14 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
Thursday 31st January 2019 on BBC One at 8pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 3 Episode 2: Today at 11:40pm on Dave
  2. Series 3 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 12:20am on Dave
  3. Series 3 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 7pm on Dave
  4. Series 3 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 7:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 3 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 11:40pm on Dave
  6. Series 3 Episode 8: Wednesday at 12:20am on Dave
  7. Series 3 Episode 7: Wednesday at 7pm on Dave
  8. Series 3 Episode 8: Wednesday at 7:40pm on Dave
  9. Series 3 Episode 9: Wednesday at 11:40pm on Dave
  10. Series 4 Episode 1: Thursday at 12:20am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 3 Episode 9: Thursday at 7pm on Dave
  12. Series 4 Episode 1: Thursday at 7:40pm on Dave
  13. Series 4 Episode 2: Thursday at 11:40pm on Dave
  14. Series 4 Episode 3: Friday at 12:20am on Dave
  15. Series 4 Episode 2: Friday at 7pm on Dave
  16. Series 4 Episode 3: Friday at 7:40pm on Dave
  17. Series 12 Episode 10: Friday at 9:30pm on BBC1
  18. Series 3 Episode 2: Saturday at 8pm on Dave
  19. Series 3 Episode 3: Saturday at 8:40pm on Dave
  20. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday at 9:20pm on Dave
  21. Series 3 Episode 2: Sunday at 12:20am on Dave
  22. Series 3 Episode 2: Sunday at 4pm on Dave
  23. Series 3 Episode 3: Sunday at 4:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 3 Episode 4: Sunday at 5:20pm on Dave
  25. Series 4 Episode 4: Monday 3rd June at 7pm on Dave
  26. Series 4 Episode 8: Monday 3rd June at 7:40pm on Dave
  27. Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday 4th June at 7pm on Dave
  28. Series 4 Episode 7: Tuesday 4th June at 7:40pm on Dave
  29. Series 4 Episode 8: Wednesday 5th June at 7pm on Dave
  30. Series 4 Episode 9: Wednesday 5th June at 7:40pm on Dave
  31. Series 5 Episode 1: Thursday 6th June at 7pm on Dave
  32. Series 5 Episode 2: Thursday 6th June at 7:40pm on Dave
  33. Series 5 Episode 3: Friday 7th June at 7pm on Dave
  34. Series 5 Episode 4: Friday 7th June at 7:40pm on Dave

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