Mock the Week

Series 13 - Episode 1

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Review

We’re now a mighty 13 series into the topical panel show, and Dara O Briain remains adept at shepherding his guests’ reactions to the news – part effective quickfire puns, part Radio 4-friendly cleverness and, yes, part borderline offensive nonsense - into a cohesive whole.

For the comedians who stand in front of Mock the Week’s lonely microphone, this isn’t a bad summer in which to start a new series. As expectant silence falls around them, the World Cup, immigration rows and the build-up to the Commonwealth Games and Scottish referendum are all there to be clutched at. Tonight, regulars Andy Parsons, Hugh Dennis and our cerebral host are joined by Milton Jones, Ed Byrne and Romesh Ranganathan, who’s also on tonight’s Playhouse Presents. Katherine Ryan is the solitary woman.

Summary

Comedy quiz show from 2014. Host Dara O Briain asks panellists to take an irreverent look at world events, with the Fifa World Cup in Brazil, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and that year's referendum on Scottish independence all possible targets for satirical comment. Regulars Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons are joined by comedians Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan for a series of stand-up spots and improvised games.

Cast & Crew

Host Dara O Briain
Panellist Hugh Dennis
Panellist Andy Parsons
Panellist Ed Byrne
Panellist Milton Jones
Panellist Romesh Ranganathan
Panellist Katherine Ryan
Director Geraldine Dowd
Producer Ewan Phillips
Producer Mark Leveson
Producer Ruth Wallace
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