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 14 recording in October 2020.
Series 6, Episode 5 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 1:20am.
Recording at Pinewood Studios. Tickets

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 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 21st February 2020 on BBC One at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 6 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 1:20am on Dave
  2. Series 6 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 2:10am on Dave
  3. Series 6 Episode 5: Tomorrow at 7:40pm on Dave
  4. Series 6 Episode 6: Tomorrow at 8:20pm on Dave
  5. Series 6 Episode 7: Tuesday at 1:20am on Dave
  6. Series 6 Episode 8: Tuesday at 2:10am on Dave
  7. Series 6 Episode 7: Tuesday at 7:40pm on Dave
  8. Series 6 Episode 8: Tuesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  9. Series 10 Episode 5: Tuesday at 8:30pm on BBC1 Wales
  10. Series 7 Episode 1: Wednesday at 1:20am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 7 Episode 2: Wednesday at 2am on Dave
  12. Series 7 Episode 1: Wednesday at 7:40pm on Dave
  13. Series 7 Episode 2: Wednesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  14. Series 7 Episode 3: Thursday at 1:20am on Dave
  15. Series 7 Episode 4: Thursday at 2am on Dave
  16. Series 7 Episode 3: Thursday at 7:40pm on Dave
  17. Series 7 Episode 4: Thursday at 8:20pm on Dave
  18. Series 7 Episode 5: Friday at 1:20am on Dave
  19. Series 7 Episode 6: Friday at 2am on Dave
  20. Series 7 Episode 5: Friday at 7:40pm on Dave
  21. Series 11 Episode 1: Friday at 8:05pm on BBC1
  22. Series 7 Episode 6: Friday at 8:20pm on Dave
  23. Series 13 Episode 11: Saturday at 4:40pm on Dave
  24. Series 7 Episode 10: Saturday at 5:20pm on Dave
  25. Series 7 Episode 7: Saturday at 9pm on Dave
  26. Series 7 Episode 8: Saturday at 9:40pm on Dave
  27. Series 7 Episode 7: Sunday 1st November at 2:25am on Dave
  28. Series 8 Episode 1: Monday 2nd November at 1:20am on Dave
  29. Series 8 Episode 2: Monday 2nd November at 2am on Dave
  30. Series 8 Episode 1: Monday 2nd November at 7:40pm on Dave
  31. Series 8 Episode 2: Monday 2nd November at 8:20pm on Dave
  32. Series 11 Episode 2: Monday 2nd November at 8:30pm on BBC1
  33. Series 8 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd November at 1:20am on Dave
  34. Series 8 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 2am on Dave
  35. Series 8 Episode 4: Tuesday 3rd November at 7:40pm on Dave
  36. Series 8 Episode 5: Tuesday 3rd November at 8:20pm on Dave
  37. Series 11 Episode 2: Tuesday 3rd November at 8:30pm on BBC1 Wales
  38. Series 8 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th November at 1:20am on Dave
  39. Series 8 Episode 7: Wednesday 4th November at 2am on Dave
  40. Series 8 Episode 6: Wednesday 4th November at 7:40pm on Dave
  41. Series 8 Episode 7: Wednesday 4th November at 8:20pm on Dave
  42. Series 8 Episode 8: Thursday 5th November at 1:20am on Dave
  43. Series 8 Episode 9: Thursday 5th November at 2am on Dave
  44. Series 8 Episode 8: Thursday 5th November at 7:40pm on Dave
  45. Series 8 Episode 9: Thursday 5th November at 8:20pm on Dave
  46. Series 13 Episode 11: Friday 6th November at 1:20am on Dave
  47. Series 9 Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 2am on Dave
  48. Series 13 Episode 11: Friday 6th November at 7:40pm on Dave

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