Mock The Week returns
Topical panel show Mock The Week, hosted by Dara O Briain, returns to BBC Two in 2014.
In a world of uncertainty and a time of change, BBC Two is delighted to announce the return of hit series Mock The Week this autumn, starting Thursday 11th September at 10pm (10:30pm in Scotland and 11:20pm in Northern Ireland).
Although its enigmatic producers are remaining tight lipped about what the cult show's obsessive fans can expect, leaked pictures and online teasers suggest (SPOILER ALERT!) the World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Scottish independence referendum could all play their part in this hotly anticipated thirteenth season.
Set in the competitive world of early 21st century topical panel formats, Mock will continue to centre around charismatic Irishman Dara O Briain and his compelling colleagues: cultured voicesmith Hugh Dennis and outraged everyman Andy Parsons.
Internet rumours predict the customary introduction of a number of exciting new characters, though so far there is no confirmation that viewers will see another outing for Andy Murray - who in one of last season's more improbable storylines - won the Men's Singles Championship at Wimbledon.
Perennial favourites Milton Jones, Ed Byrne and Katherine Ryan are already slated to join the regular cast for the show opener along with the familiar mix of rib tickling games, running jokes and topical banter that make Mock The Week as reliable as a UKIP expenses claim and as much a part of summer as English sporting failure, mutant animal tabloid scare stories and low poll ratings for Nick Clegg.
An insider at Angst Productions, the independent production company responsible for the programme, is confident series thirteen will be the best yet and surely reflected the feelings of many when he said: "INSERT UPBEAT FUNNY QUOTE HERE, OR MAYBE JUST USE WHATEVER WE PUT IN LAST YEAR'S RELEASE, NO ONE WILL REMEMBER."
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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To apply for tickets for Mock The Week recordings, visit SRO Audiences website - http://www.sroaudiences.com/application.asp?show_id=1307.
For publicity enquiries only please contact Anya Noakes and Kat Blair who are publicists for Angst Productions, on +44 (0)20 7184 6734 .
Mock The Week's Political Gaffes Poll 2006 is archived here.
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The DVD: 3
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.
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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.