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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. 76 episodes (9 series), 2007 - 2016. Stars Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, David Mitchell and Angus Deayton.

Another series is in development.
(Series 5, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave on Wednesday at 11pm)

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Lee Mack. Copyright: Zeppotron.

Would I Lie To You?

Comedy panel show hosted by Rob Brydon, with David Mitchell and Lee Mack as team captains. Previously hosted by Angus Deayton

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Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2007 - 2016
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
76   (9 series), plus 5 highlights & out-takes specials
Starring
Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, David Mitchell and Angus Deayton
Writers
Angus Deayton, Frankie Boyle, Rob Colley, Dominic English, Dan Gaster, Ged Parsons, Steve Punt, Charlie Skelton and others
Directors
Barbara Wiltshire and David Coyle
Producers
Andrew Westwell, Derek McLean, Fiona McDermott, Kate Staples, Rachel Ablett, Stephanie McIntosh, Karen Murdoch, Aoife Dunne, Gemma Martin, Richard Cohen and Christopher Barbour

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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