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, David Mitchell and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 12, Christmas Special is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 1:40am.

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, David Mitchell, David de Keyser and Paul Ridley
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 12 Episode 7: Tomorrow at 1:40am on Dave
  2. Series 12 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 7:40pm on Dave
  3. Series 12 Episode 8: Thursday at 1:40am on Dave
  4. Series 12 Episode 9: Thursday at 7:40pm on Dave
  5. Series 12 Episode 9: Friday at 1:40am on Dave
  6. Series 12 Episode 10: Friday at 7:40pm on Dave
  7. Series 12 Episode 10: Saturday at 2:50am on Dave
  8. Series 8 Episode 4: Saturday at 6pm on Dave
  9. Series 8 Episode 5: Saturday at 6:40pm on Dave
  10. Series 8 Episode 6: Saturday at 7:20pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 8 Episode 4: Sunday at 3pm on Dave
  12. Series 8 Episode 5: Sunday at 3:40pm on Dave
  13. Series 8 Episode 6: Sunday at 4:20pm on Dave
  14. Series 8 Episode 1: Monday at 8:40pm on Dave
  15. Series 8 Episode 1: Tuesday 2nd November at 1:40am on Dave
  16. Series 12 Episode 4: Tuesday 2nd November at 8:30pm on BBC1
  17. Series 8 Episode 2: Tuesday 2nd November at 8:40pm on Dave
  18. Series 8 Episode 2: Wednesday 3rd November at 1:40am on Dave
  19. Series 8 Episode 3: Wednesday 3rd November at 8:40pm on Dave
  20. Series 8 Episode 3: Thursday 4th November at 1:40am on Dave
  21. Series 8 Episode 4: Thursday 4th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  22. Series 8 Episode 4: Friday 5th November at 1:40am on Dave
  23. Series 8 Episode 4: Friday 5th November at 8pm on Dave
  24. Series 8 Episode 5: Friday 5th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  25. Series 8 Episode 7: Saturday 6th November at 6pm on Dave
  26. Series 8 Episode 8: Saturday 6th November at 6:40pm on Dave
  27. Series 8 Episode 9: Saturday 6th November at 7:20pm on Dave
  28. Series 8 Episode 7: Sunday 7th November at 3pm on Dave
  29. Series 8 Episode 8: Sunday 7th November at 3:40pm on Dave
  30. Series 8 Episode 9: Sunday 7th November at 4:20pm on Dave
  31. Series 8 Episode 6: Monday 8th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  32. Series 8 Episode 6: Tuesday 9th November at 1:40am on Dave
  33. Series 8 Episode 7: Tuesday 9th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  34. Series 8 Episode 7: Wednesday 10th November at 1:40am on Dave
  35. Series 8 Episode 8: Wednesday 10th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  36. Series 8 Episode 8: Thursday 11th November at 1:20am on Dave
  37. Series 8 Episode 9: Thursday 11th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  38. Series 8 Episode 9: Friday 12th November at 1:40am on Dave
  39. Series 8 Episode 10: Friday 12th November at 8:40pm on Dave
  40. Series 8 Episode 10: Saturday 13th November at 1:40am on Dave

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