Would I Lie to You?

Series 5 - Episode 6

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

I once sat through an edition of Would I Lie to You? without laughing. No, you’re right — that’s a lie. You try keeping a straight face as Sarah Millican tells the story of what she did when caught short while stuck in her car in a traffic jam. Or as Jon Richardson turns into “Trevor Travel-Planner” in his attempt to discredit Frank Skinner’s tale about being taken to A&E in an ice-cream van while on holiday. But it’s Lee Mack and David Mitchell who steal everyone’s thunder with their by now familiar posh-versus-common, southern-versus-northern tirades.

About this programme

6/9. Team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack are joined by birdwatcher Bill Oddie and comedians Frank Skinner, Jon Richardson and Sarah Millican on the comedy panel show. Rob Brydon chairs as the contestants try to hoodwink their opponents with absurd facts and plausible lies about themselves.

Cast and crew


Team Captain
David Mitchell
Team Captain
Lee Mack
Bill Oddie
Frank Skinner
Jon Richardson
Sarah Millican
Rob Brydon


Executive Producer
Peter Holmes
Executive Producer
Ruth Phillips
Series Producer
Rachel Ablett