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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 8 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 1:40am.


Would I Lie To You? shares many of its panellists, crew and writers with 8 Out of 10 Cats. This is because both shows are made by the Endemol subsiduary Zeppotron.

During the pre-production phase, Alan Carr and David Mitchell were announced as the team captains. However, Alan Carr revealed later 'he didn't see potential in the format'. Lee Mack took Carr's place when the series came to production.

Source: Chatty Man, 19th September 2014

Episode 1.6 was censured by the BBC's Editorial Complaints Unit. The producers got in trouble after seriously breaching the BBC's editorial standards when Angus Deayton read out the following 'pungently personal' scripted jokes about Sir Jimmy Savile:

"Sir Jimmy is quite keen on seeing how blue mouldy bits develop. That's why he stayed with his mum so long after she died."

"The blue bit in cheese is in fact a living fungus that smells slightly off and serves no useful purpose - much like Sir Jimmy himself nowadays."

The episode has been subsequently edited to ensure this joke is not repeated.


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