- Panel Show
- 2007 - 2019
- BBC One
- 99 (12 series), plus 14 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
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.
- 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
- First broadcast
- Saturday 16th June 2007 on BBC One at 9:55pm
- Last new broadcast
- Thursday 31st January 2019 on BBC One at 8pm
- Last repeat
- Monday 19th August 2019 at 8:30pm