British Comedy Guide

Please consider donating to help British Comedy Guide produce quality comedy coverage. Thank you. Find out more
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 - 2024
  • 151 episodes (17 series)

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

  • Due to return for Series 18
  • Series 15, Episode 1 repeated tomorrow at 7pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 573


Episode menu

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.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th December 2015
30 minutes

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

Share this page