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.

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Series 12, Episode 4 is repeated today at 9:30pm.

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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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 12 Episode 4: Today at 9:30pm on BBC1
  2. Series 6 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 7pm on Dave
  3. Series 6 Episode 2: Sunday at 3pm on Dave
  4. Series 6 Episode 3: Sunday at 3:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 6 Episode 1: Sunday at 4:20pm on Dave
  6. Series 6 Episode 2: Monday at 12:40am on Dave
  7. Series 6 Episode 3: Monday at 1:20am on Dave
  8. Series 7 Episode 3: Monday at 10pm on Dave
  9. Series 7 Episode 4: Monday at 10:40pm on Dave
  10. Series 7 Episode 3: Tuesday at 9pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 7 Episode 4: Tuesday at 9:40pm on Dave
  12. Series 12 Episode 5: Friday 3rd May at 9:30pm on BBC1
  13. Series 7 Episode 5: Monday 6th May at 10pm on Dave
  14. Series 7 Episode 6: Monday 6th May at 10:40pm on Dave
  15. Series 7 Episode 5: Tuesday 7th May at 9pm on Dave
  16. Series 7 Episode 6: Tuesday 7th May at 9:40pm on Dave

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