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. 121 episodes (14 series), 2007 - 2021. Stars Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell.

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Series 10, Episode 2 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 3pm.
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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?

Panel show in which believable lies and unbelievable truths must be identified

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2007 - 2021
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
121   (14 series), plus 16 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 16th April 2021 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 3pm on Dave
  2. Series 10 Episode 3: Tomorrow at 3:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 10 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 4:20pm on Dave
  4. Series 10 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 11:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 10 Episode 3: Monday at 2:35am on Dave
  6. Series 7 Episode 5: Monday at 7:40pm on Dave
  7. Series 7 Episode 6: Monday at 8:20pm on Dave
  8. Series 7 Episode 5: Monday at 11:20pm on Dave
  9. Series 7 Episode 6: Tuesday at 12am on Dave
  10. Series 7 Episode 7: Tuesday at 7:40pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 7 Episode 8: Tuesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  12. Series 7 Episode 7: Tuesday at 11:15pm on Dave
  13. Series 7 Episode 8: Tuesday at 11:55pm on Dave
  14. Series 7 Episode 9: Wednesday at 7:40pm on Dave
  15. Series 3 Episode 1: Wednesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  16. Series 7 Episode 9: Thursday at 12am on Dave
  17. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday at 12:40am on Dave
  18. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday at 7:40pm on Dave
  19. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday at 8:20pm on Dave
  20. Series 13 Episode 8: Thursday at 8:30pm on BBC1
  21. Series 3 Episode 2: Thursday at 11:15pm on Dave
  22. Series 3 Episode 3: Thursday at 11:55pm on Dave
  23. Series 3 Episode 4: Friday at 7:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 3 Episode 5: Friday at 8:20pm on Dave
  25. Series 3 Episode 4: Saturday 26th June at 12am on Dave
  26. Series 3 Episode 5: Saturday 26th June at 12:40am on Dave
  27. Series 10 Episode 5: Sunday 27th June at 3pm on Dave
  28. Series 10 Episode 6: Sunday 27th June at 3:40pm on Dave
  29. Series 10 Episode 7: Sunday 27th June at 4:20pm on Dave
  30. Series 3 Episode 6: Monday 28th June at 7:40pm on Dave
  31. Series 3 Episode 7: Monday 28th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  32. Series 3 Episode 6: Monday 28th June at 11:20pm on Dave
  33. Series 3 Episode 7: Tuesday 29th June at 12am on Dave
  34. Series 3 Episode 8: Tuesday 29th June at 7:40pm on Dave
  35. Series 3 Episode 9: Tuesday 29th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  36. Series 3 Episode 8: Tuesday 29th June at 11:15pm on Dave
  37. Series 3 Episode 9: Tuesday 29th June at 11:55pm on Dave
  38. Series 4 Episode 1: Wednesday 30th June at 7:40pm on Dave
  39. Series 4 Episode 2: Wednesday 30th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  40. Series 4 Episode 1: Wednesday 30th June at 11:40pm on Dave
  41. Series 4 Episode 2: Thursday 1st July at 12:20am on Dave
  42. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday 1st July at 7:40pm on Dave
  43. Series 4 Episode 4: Thursday 1st July at 8:20pm on Dave
  44. Series 13 Episode 10: Thursday 1st July at 8:30pm on BBC1
  45. Series 4 Episode 3: Thursday 1st July at 11:20pm on Dave
  46. Series 4 Episode 4: Friday 2nd July at 12am on Dave
  47. Series 4 Episode 5: Friday 2nd July at 7:40pm on Dave
  48. Series 4 Episode 6: Friday 2nd July at 8:20pm on Dave
  49. Series 4 Episode 5: Saturday 3rd July at 12am on Dave
  50. Series 4 Episode 6: Saturday 3rd July at 12:40am on Dave

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