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

Would I Lie To You?

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One
  • 2007 - 2022
  • 132 episodes (15 series)

Panel show in which believable lies and unbelievable truths must be identified. Stars Rob Brydon, Angus Deayton, Lee Mack, David Mitchell, David de Keyser and Paul Ridley

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Series 9 - Would I Lie To You? At Christmas

Would I Lie To You?. Image shows from L to R: Bill Bailey, David Mitchell, Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon, Kelly Holmes, Lee Mack, Jo Brand. Copyright: Zeppotron
Festive edition of the comedy panel show in which teams must sort the truth from the fiction. Rob Brydon presents, David Mitchell is joined by Bill Bailey and Ruth Jones, and Lee Mack is joined by Jo Brand and Dame Kelly Holmes.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 2015
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 1st January 2016 2:15am BBC1
Monday 15th August 2016 11:40pm Dave
Tuesday 16th August 2016 9:20pm Dave
Wednesday 19th October 2016 12:20am Dave
Friday 27th January 2017 2:40pm Dave
Friday 27th January 2017 6:40pm Dave
Monday 30th January 2017 3:20pm Dave
Friday 10th February 2017 7:20pm Dave
Saturday 11th February 2017 12:40am Dave
Friday 14th July 2017 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 15th July 2017 3:00am Dave
Saturday 29th July 2017 6:00pm Dave
Sunday 30th July 2017 2:00pm Dave
Tuesday 26th December 2017 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 27th December 2017 2:40am Dave
Saturday 27th January 2018 9:00pm Dave
Sunday 28th January 2018 1:00am Dave
Monday 5th February 2018 11:40pm Dave
Tuesday 6th February 2018 1:40am Dave
Saturday 31st March 2018 1:35am Dave
Monday 16th April 2018 6:40pm Dave
Friday 17th January 2020 8:20pm Dave
Friday 17th April 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 12th May 2020 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 12th May 2020 8:20pm Dave
Monday 31st August 2020 8:20pm Dave
Tuesday 1st September 2020 6:40pm Dave
Friday 20th November 2020 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 21st November 2020 1:25am Dave
Sunday 13th June 2021 3:40pm Dave
Monday 14th June 2021 2:15am Dave
Friday 17th September 2021 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 18th September 2021 1:20am Dave
Saturday 4th December 2021 6:40pm Dave
Sunday 5th December 2021 3:40pm Dave
Monday 20th December 2021 1:40pm Dave

Cast & crew

Rob Brydon Host / Presenter
Lee Mack Team Captain
David Mitchell Team Captain
Guest cast
Jo Brand Guest
Ruth Jones Guest
Bill Bailey Guest
Kelly Holmes (as Dame Kelly Holmes) Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Cromwell Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Richard Cohen Series Producer
Christopher Barbour Producer
Peter Holmes Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
Rachel Ablett Executive Producer
Michael Marden Editor
Patrick Doherty Production Designer


Did Jo Brand eat her Christmas dinner in the bath?

Jo Brand faces sceptical opponents when she says that she once ate her Christmas dinner whilst having a bath.

Featuring: Lee Mack, David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Jo Brand, Ruth Jones, Bill Bailey & Dame Kelly Holmes.


Radio Times review

Before I started watching this I thought, "I wonder if they'll add some sleigh bells over the thrashy theme music" and I'm delighted to say they have. There's also a spangly snowflake backdrop and several Christmas-themed claims/tales/festive fibs.

To wit, "These are two of the best gifts I was given last Christmas," announces David Mitchell, flourishing a top hat and magic wand and prompting all of us to try to picture what Christmas Day might be like at the Coren Mitchells.

But the best prop arrives when Bill Bailey introduces a pet bird called Jacob, that he claims he once smuggled into the cinema with him. The fact it's a cockatoo is heroically ignored, even by Lee Mack: no pre-watershed-unfriendly gags here (although why Mitchell's enthusiastic mime of church bell-ringing gets a laugh might take some explaining). Kelly Holmes, Jo Brand and Ruth Jones add to the mendacious merriment.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 16th December 2015

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