Mock The Week returns
Topical panel show Mock The Week, hosted by Dara O Briain , returns to BBC Two in 2013.
2013 is clearly shaping up to be a momentous year: its winds of change have already stormed through British politics, the Vatican and Manchester United, and as it prepares to return for a twelfth series, not even BBC Two's topical mainstay Mock The Week is immune to the relentless march of progress.
For six episodes from Thursday 5th September at 10pm, Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons will once again be celebrating each week's news with all the enthusiasm of John Terry in a pristine Chelsea kit. However, this year, for the very first time, they'll be doing it all in HD, meaning viewers at home can finally enjoy those longed-for close up views of the performers, revel in sharper 'Newsreel' footage and relax in the knowledge that there won't be a single 'Scene We'd Like To See' that we won't be able to see.
Also fresh for this season, there's going to be a change of studio with a switch from BBC Television Centre in leafy Shepherd's Bush to the star-studded London Studios on the capital's fashionable South Bank. "Plus ca change" as Nigel Farage might say, because whilst the venue and technology are different, the high quality of guests won't be. Ed Byrne, Miles Jupp and Chris Ramsey are just a few of the names also lined up to appear alongside the usual mix of up and coming names from the stand-up circuit.
There'll be the traditional array of hilarious games, running jokes and topical barbs to ensure that Mock The Week will be as much a part of the Summer of '13 as that annoyingly catchy song by Daft Punk and people saying "I miss the Olympics".
An excited show producer said: "2013 is going to be an amazing summer: there'll be a royal baby to celebrate, sunny weather to enjoy, loads of brilliant new films to watch, as well as Wimbledon, an Ashes series and a Lions tour to digest. So, to be honest, I don't think we're going to be able to spend much time working on Mock The Week, but I'm sure it'll be fine."
Your chance to contribute to Mock The Week
Have you seen a bizarre news story, a weird website or an odd product that you think our Mock The Week team would love to see or comment on? Perhaps you've taken an intriguing photo, drawn a quirky picture or just have a burning question you'd like to put to our panelists.
Well, now's your chance . Post your items together with your contact details to:
Mock The Week
179 Wardour Street
...and Dara, Hugh, Andy and our guests might discuss them on the next series of Mock The Week.
Important note: We cannot guarantee that any submission will be discussed on the programme, answered or used in any way. All submissions to us will be governed by our Standard Terms And Conditions . Items sent to Mock The Week cannot be returned.
Mock The Week is made by Angst Productions and created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson who created and produced the multi-award winning comedy improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? for Channel 4 in the UK and ABC in America, which is now showing on Britain's digital channel five US .
- Mark Leveson and Ewan Phillips
- Series Producer
- Dan Patterson
- Executive Producer
- Jed Leventhall
- Geraldine Dowd
- BBC Executive Editor
- Pinki Chambers
Clips of the show can be viewed on both the BBC's and Mock The Week's own YouTube channels. The BBC makes episodes of the latest series available on the BBC's iPlayer service for 7 days after each show is broadcast. Previous series of Mock The Week are broadcast on Dave.
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If you've ever wondered how 'Mock the Week' would look in a world without censors, then wonder no more. This exclusive DVD contains three specially expanded episodes with all the smut put back in and an even more outrageous sixty minute reel of completely new 'too hot' material.
See Dara, Frankie, Russell, Andy and Hugh go further than ever before with star guests like Ed Byrne, Rhod Gilbert and David Mitchell joining in the misbehaviour.
The 'Mock The Week: Too Hot For TV 3' DVD was released in the UK on November 8th 2010 and is available now on Amazon.co.uk.