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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. 90 episodes (11 series), 2007 - 2018. Stars Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack and David Mitchell.

Another series is in development.
Series 9, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 1:40am.

Series 3, Episode 1

New host Rob Brydon joins regular team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack for the comedy panel show all about truths and lies. The panellists this week are Carol Vorderman, Larry Lamb, Jo Brand and Russell Howard.

Full synopsis

Home Truths

Carol Vorderman: Used to play a 'touch my pen' game during Countdown. (Truth)

Larry Lamb: Ran a market stall selling hats for dogs. (Lie)

Russell Howard: Used to wear underpants on his head to try and cure acne (Truth)

Ring of Truth

Liam Gallagher one rang hotel room service to order a trampoline claiming "I like to bounce" (Truth)

This Is My...

Jo: I dropped Liz in a pond when she was a baby (True)

Larry: Liz taught be basic bar skills for my EastEnders role

David: I'm writing a guide book to castles with Liz

Final Round

David: This is my McDonalds rejection letter (Lie)

Lee: I once picked up a hitchhiker and scared him so much he cried (True)


The episode was a draw, with 5 points to each team. Rob's top liar award goes to Jo Brand

Broadcast details

Monday 10th August 2009
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 31st January 2010 at 10:25pm on BBC1
  2. Tuesday 4th May 2010 at 10:20pm on More4
  3. Saturday 15th May 2010 at 9:00pm on Dave
  4. Monday 7th June 2010 at 10:00pm on Dave
  5. Tuesday 27th July 2010 at 10:20pm on Dave
  6. Sunday 5th September 2010 at 9:00pm on Dave
  7. Wednesday 5th January 2011 at 11:00pm on Dave
  8. Friday 19th October 2012 at 11:30pm on BBC1
  9. Monday 2nd June 2014 at 5:00pm on Dave
  10. Monday 2nd June 2014 at 10:20pm on Dave
  11. Wednesday 20th August 2014 at 9:40pm on Dave
  12. Friday 5th December 2014 at 10:00pm on Dave
  13. Saturday 6th December 2014 at 12:40am on Dave
  14. Friday 20th February 2015 at 11:45pm on Dave
  15. Saturday 28th March 2015 at 8:40pm on Dave
  16. Saturday 15th August 2015 at 8:20pm on Dave
  17. Sunday 16th August 2015 at 2:20am on Dave
  18. Monday 7th December 2015 at 1:00am on Dave
  19. Monday 7th December 2015 at 11:50pm on Dave
  20. Tuesday 29th March 2016 at 11:20pm on Dave
  21. Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 12:20am on Dave
  22. Monday 17th October 2016 at 10:00pm on Dave
  23. Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 2:00am on Dave
  24. Friday 9th December 2016 at 11:00pm on Dave
  25. Saturday 10th December 2016 at 2:40am on Dave
  26. Monday 16th January 2017 at 2:40pm on Dave
  27. Sunday 17th September 2017 at 2:00pm on Dave
  28. Saturday 30th September 2017 at 5:00pm on Dave
  29. Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 6:20pm on Dave
  30. Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 2:20pm on Dave
  31. Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 10:40pm on Dave
  32. Thursday 28th December 2017 at 2:40am on Dave
  33. Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 9:00pm on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rob Brydon Host / Presenter
Lee Mack Team Captain
David Mitchell Team Captain
Guest cast
Russell Howard Guest
Carol Vorderman Guest
Larry Lamb Guest
Jo Brand Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Adam Copeland Writer (Additional Material)
Will Ing Writer (Additional Material)
Martin Trenaman Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David Coyle Director
Derek McLean Producer
Fiona McDermott Producer
Peter Holmes Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Steve Nayler Editor
Patrick Doherty Production Designer
Paul Ridley Announcer


Preview - Countdown's Carol Vorderman

Did Carol Vorderman play her private little game during the number's round of Countdown?

Featuring: Russell Howard, Rob Brydon, Carol Vorderman, Larry Lamb, Jo Brand, Lee Mack, David Mitchell.

Carol's Game - The Reveal

Carol Vorderman reveals if she really did play a game during Countdown.

Featuring: Russell Howard, Rob Brydon, Carol Vorderman, Larry Lamb, Jo Brand, Lee Mack, David Mitchell.

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