Would I Lie to You?

Would I Lie to You?

Series 8 - Episode 6

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Review

It’s as reliably funny as a Swiss timepiece is accurate. But what if you replace one of the mainsprings in the WILTY watch? This time, there’s no Lee Mack, but far from spoiling the show, the presence of Greg Davies as replacement captain brings an enjoyable new dynamic.

It’s particularly good when he abuses his power and overrules team-mates Gareth Malone and Richard Osman – unheard of on this show. (That’s right, Osman and Davies together at last, the Harlem Globetrotters of comedy.) The round where Davies insists he invented a private language with his sister – and has to speak it – is a joy. Also on board: Phill Jupitus and Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington.

Summary

Rob Brydon hosts the comedy panel show in which two teams of celebs divulge what sound like tall tales about themselves, before their rival contestants decide whether they are lying. Greg Davies takes Lee Mack's place as guest captain, and joining him and David Mitchell are choir leader Gareth Malone, Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington, comedian and Buzzcocks panellist Phill Jupitus and Pointless co-host Richard Osman.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Rob Brydon
Team Captain David Mitchell
Team Captain Greg Davies
Panellist Gareth Malone
Panellist Amanda Abbington
Panellist Richard Osman
Panellist Phill Jupitus
Executive Producer Rachel Ablett
Executive Producer Peter Holmes
Executive Producer Ruth Phillips
Series Producer Richard Cohen
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