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.

Series 4, Out-takes 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 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
Friday 8th November 2019 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 4 Episode 9: Today at 6pm on Dave
  2. Series 4 Episode 1: Today at 6:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 4 Episode 2: Today at 7:20pm on Dave
  4. Series 4 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 4pm on Dave
  5. Series 4 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 4:40pm on Dave
  6. Series 4 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 5:20pm on Dave
  7. Series 4 Episode 9: Monday at 12:20am on Dave
  8. Series 4 Episode 1: Monday at 1am on Dave
  9. Series 4 Episode 9: Monday at 3:20am on Dave
  10. Series 10 Episode 1: Monday at 7pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 10 Episode 2: Monday at 7:40pm on Dave
  12. Series 10 Episode 1: Tuesday at 12:20am on Dave
  13. Series 10 Episode 2: Tuesday at 1am on Dave
  14. Series 10 Episode 3: Tuesday at 7pm on Dave
  15. Series 10 Episode 4: Tuesday at 7:40pm on Dave
  16. Series 10 Episode 3: Wednesday at 12:20am on Dave
  17. Series 10 Episode 4: Wednesday at 1am on Dave
  18. Series 10 Episode 5: Wednesday at 7pm on Dave
  19. Series 10 Episode 6: Wednesday at 7:40pm on Dave
  20. Series 10 Episode 5: Thursday at 12:40am on Dave
  21. Series 10 Episode 6: Thursday at 1:20am on Dave
  22. Series 10 Episode 7: Thursday at 7pm on Dave
  23. Series 10 Episode 8: Thursday at 7:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 10 Episode 7: Friday at 12:20am on Dave
  25. Series 10 Episode 8: Friday at 1am on Dave
  26. Series 8 Episode 10: Friday at 7pm on Dave
  27. Series 10 Episode 11: Friday at 7:40pm on Dave
  28. Series 8 Episode 10: Saturday 14th December at 12am on Dave
  29. Series 10 Episode 11: Saturday 14th December at 12:40am on Dave
  30. Series 4 Episode 3: Saturday 14th December at 6pm on Dave
  31. Series 4 Episode 4: Saturday 14th December at 6:40pm on Dave
  32. Series 4 Episode 5: Saturday 14th December at 7:20pm on Dave
  33. Series 4 Episode 9: Sunday 15th December at 4pm on Dave
  34. Series 5 Episode 1: Sunday 15th December at 4:40pm on Dave
  35. Series 5 Episode 2: Sunday 15th December at 5:20pm on Dave
  36. Series 4 Episode 2: Monday 16th December at 12:20am on Dave
  37. Series 4 Episode 3: Monday 16th December at 1am on Dave
  38. Series 4 Episode 2: Monday 16th December at 3:20am on Dave
  39. Series 11 Episode 1: Monday 16th December at 7pm on Dave
  40. Series 11 Episode 2: Monday 16th December at 7:40pm on Dave
  41. Series 11 Episode 1: Tuesday 17th December at 12:20am on Dave
  42. Series 11 Episode 2: Tuesday 17th December at 1am on Dave
  43. Series 11 Episode 3: Tuesday 17th December at 7pm on Dave
  44. Series 11 Episode 4: Tuesday 17th December at 7:40pm on Dave
  45. Series 11 Episode 3: Wednesday 18th December at 12:20am on Dave
  46. Series 11 Episode 4: Wednesday 18th December at 1am on Dave
  47. Series 11 Episode 5: Wednesday 18th December at 7pm on Dave
  48. Series 11 Episode 6: Wednesday 18th December at 7:40pm on Dave
  49. Series 11 Episode 5: Thursday 19th December at 12:40am on Dave
  50. Series 11 Episode 6: Thursday 19th December at 1:20am on Dave
  51. Series 11 Episode 7: Thursday 19th December at 7pm on Dave
  52. Series 11 Episode 8: Thursday 19th December at 7:40pm on Dave
  53. Series 11 Episode 7: Friday 20th December at 12:20am on Dave
  54. Series 11 Episode 8: Friday 20th December at 1am on Dave
  55. Series 11 Episode 9: Friday 20th December at 7pm on Dave
  56. Series 11 Episode 10: Friday 20th December at 7:40pm on Dave
  57. Series 11 Episode 9: Saturday 21st December at 12am on Dave
  58. Series 11 Episode 10: Saturday 21st December at 12:40am on Dave
  59. Series 4 Episode 4: Sunday 22nd December at 11:40pm on Dave
  60. Series 4 Episode 5: Monday 23rd December at 2:50am on Dave
  61. Series 4 Episode 4: Monday 23rd December at 3:20am on Dave
  62. Series 4 Episode 4: Monday 23rd December at 9pm on Dave
  63. Series 4 Episode 5: Monday 23rd December at 9:40pm on Dave
  64. Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday 24th December at 2:15am on Dave
  65. Series 4 Episode 7: Tuesday 24th December at 2:45am on Dave
  66. Series 4 Episode 6: Tuesday 24th December at 9pm on Dave
  67. Series 4 Episode 7: Tuesday 24th December at 9:40pm on Dave
  68. Series 4 Episode 5: Wednesday 25th December at 2:15am on Dave
  69. Series 4 Episode 9: Wednesday 25th December at 2:45am on Dave
  70. Series 4 Episode 5: Wednesday 25th December at 9pm on Dave
  71. Series 4 Episode 9: Wednesday 25th December at 9:40pm on Dave
  72. Series 5 Episode 1: Thursday 26th December at 2:15am on Dave
  73. Series 5 Episode 2: Thursday 26th December at 2:45am on Dave
  74. Series 5 Episode 3: Friday 27th December at 2:15am on Dave
  75. Series 5 Episode 4: Friday 27th December at 2:45am on Dave
  76. Series 5 Episode 5: Saturday 28th December at 2am on Dave
  77. Series 5 Episode 6: Saturday 28th December at 2:35am on Dave
  78. Series 8 Episode 1: Saturday 28th December at 4:10pm on Dave
  79. Series 8 Episode 2: Saturday 28th December at 4:50pm on Dave
  80. Series 8 Episode 3: Saturday 28th December at 5:25pm on Dave
  81. Series 5 Episode 5: Saturday 28th December at 9pm on Dave
  82. Series 5 Episode 6: Saturday 28th December at 9:40pm on Dave
  83. Series 5 Episode 8: Sunday 29th December at 2:50am on Dave
  84. Series 8 Episode 4: Sunday 29th December at 2pm on Dave
  85. Series 8 Episode 5: Sunday 29th December at 2:40pm on Dave
  86. Series 8 Episode 6: Sunday 29th December at 3:20pm on Dave
  87. Series 5 Episode 7: Sunday 29th December at 9pm on Dave
  88. Series 5 Episode 8: Sunday 29th December at 9:40pm on Dave
  89. Series 13 Episode 6: Sunday 29th December at 11:35pm on BBC1
  90. Series 13 Episode 6: Monday 30th December at 12:10am on BBC1 Wales
  91. Series 13 Episode 6: Monday 30th December at 12:50am on BBC1 Scot
  92. Series 6 Episode 2: Monday 30th December at 2:45am on Dave
  93. Series 13 Episode 6: Monday 30th December at 8:30pm on BBC1
  94. Series 6 Episode 2: Monday 30th December at 11:20pm on Dave
  95. Series 6 Episode 4: Tuesday 31st December at 2:50am on Dave
  96. Series 6 Episode 4: Tuesday 31st December at 10:40pm on Dave
  97. Series 10 Episode 1: Wednesday 1st January at 7:40pm on Dave
  98. Series 10 Episode 2: Wednesday 1st January at 8:20pm on Dave
  99. Series 8 Episode 7: Thursday 2nd January at 7:40pm on Dave
  100. Series 8 Episode 8: Thursday 2nd January at 8:20pm on Dave
  101. Series 8 Episode 7: Friday 3rd January at 1am on Dave
  102. Series 8 Episode 9: Friday 3rd January at 7:40pm on Dave
  103. Series 11 Episode 10: Friday 3rd January at 8:20pm on Dave
  104. Series 8 Episode 9: Saturday 4th January at 1am on Dave

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