Would I Lie To You? (TV series)

Would I Lie To You? (TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = Would I Lie To You?

caption = Title card showing the host, Angus Deyton
format = Comedy panel game
picture_format = PAL (576i)
runtime = 30 min.
creator =
presenter = Angus Deayton
starring = David Mitchell Lee Mack
network = BBC One
country = UK
first_aired = 16 June 2007
last_aired = present
num_series = 2
num_episodes = 14
company = Zeppotron (Endemol)
related =
imdb_id = 1055238

"Would I Lie To You?" is a comedy panel game made by Zeppotron for BBC One. It was first broadcast on 16 June 2007.


The show is presented by Angus Deayton. The team captains are comedians David Mitchell and Lee Mack.

For each show, two celebrity guests join each of the team captains. The two teams then compete head-to-head with each player revealing incredible facts and embarrassing personal tales for the consideration of the opposing team. Some of the yarns are true; some are not, and it’s the panellists’ task to separate the facts from the fabrications.

The first series aired at 21:55 between 16 June and 28 July 2007 on BBC One, and was recorded at Fountain Studios in Wembley during March and April 2007.

Filming for the second series took place between 15 November and 18 December 2007. The second series was filmed in the BBC Television Centre in West London, as the Fountain Studios were being used for The X Factor at the time. The second series aired at 21:00 between 11 July 2008 and 29 August 2008 on BBC One, and contained eight shows, an increase of two from series one. A compilation episode featuring some previously unaired material was aired on 19 September 2008 at 21:30 on BBC One. [cite news|title=TV Listings - Friday 19th September|publisher=Radio Times|date=13-19 September 2008|accessdate=2008-09-09|page=110]


*"Home Truths": Panellists read out a statement about themselves, the opposing team have to decide whether it is true or false
*"Ring of Truth": A celebrity fact is read out, each team have to reach a joint decision whether it is true or false
*"This is My...": A guest person is introduced, panellists on one of the teams tell the opposing team about their relationship to the guest person.
*"Quick-Fire Round": Same as "Home Truths" but against the clock. In series two a 'possessions' element was introduced; the panellist takes an item out of a box and has to convince the opposing team that it belongs to them.
*"Telly Tales": Clips from a TV show are shown, a panellist from one team reads out a statement about the show which the opposing team have to guess whether it is true or false. In series 2, the statement was read out by Angus.


The following is a list of episodes, guest panellists and the broadcast details:

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

:colorbox|#E1E8EF -- indicates David's team won.:colorbox|#ffffdd -- indicates Lee's team won.:colorbox|#ffdddd -- indicates the game ended in a draw.

eries 1

eries 2



The first show of Series 1 had 3.8 million viewers, a 19% audience share at the time it was broadcast. [Tryhorn, Chris. (June 18, 2007). [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2007/jun/18/overnights1 "Tiswas does the business"] . "The Guardian". ]

The first show of Series 2 had 3 million viewers and a 14% audience share. [Plunkett, John. (July 14, 2008). [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jul/14/tvratings "TV ratings: Over a million cheer on Five's Superstars"] . "The Guardian". ] Later episodes indicated ratings of 2.7 - 3.2 million, [Holmwood, Leigh. (July 21, 2008). [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/jul/21/tvratings.television2 "TV ratings: 3.6m see Belinda get Big Brother boot"] . "The Guardian". ] [Holmwood, Leigh. (August 4, 2008). [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/aug/04/tvratings2 "BBC2's Tudors bow to Big Brother"] . "The Guardian". ] [Holmwood, Leigh. (August 18, 2008.) [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/aug/18/tvratings.television1 "TV ratings: Poirot retains power over 4m viewers"] . "The Guardian". ] with the final show of the series getting 3.3 million viewers. [Plunkett, John. (September 1, 2008.) [http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/sep/01/tvratings.television2 "TV ratings: Superstars final watched by 900,000"] . "The Guardian". ]


*imdb title|id=1055238|title=Would I Lie to You?
* [http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/programming/a58205/angus-deayton-returns-to-the-bbc.html Digital Spy - Angus Deayton Returns To The BBC]
* [http://www.endemoluk.com/?q=node/317&tid=7&shownews=1 Endemol UK Announces show details]
* [http://www.ukgameshows.com/page/index.php/Would_I_Lie_to_You%3F_%282%29 "Would I Lie to You?"] at UKGameshows.com
* [http://www.zeppotron.com/shows/would_i_lie.html Zeppotron Website - Show Details]

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