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Would I Lie to You? 

Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories.


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Series cast summary:
David Mitchell ...  Self - Team Captain 123 episodes, 2007-2020
Lee Mack ...  Self - Team Captain 122 episodes, 2007-2020
Rob Brydon ...  Self - Host / ... 110 episodes, 2008-2020


Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories.

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Release Date:

16 June 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Pants on Fire See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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(14 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Originally the show was hosted by Angus Deayton. In 2009, he was replaced with Rob Brydon, after being censured by the BBC for making an inappropriate joke about Jimmy Savile and his mother. See more »


Rob Brydon: I would never claim to have your range, David. "Shall I do Posh and Repressed, or Repressed and Posh?"
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Referenced in Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights: Episode #1.5 (2010) See more »

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Funniest British Panel Show
11 January 2019 | by jbenckerSee all my reviews

"Would I Lie to You" is an insanely funny British panel show that will have you laughing out loud every episode. It stars Rob Brydon as host and David Mitchell and Lee Mack as team captains who are joined by two contestants each, either comedians or other TV personalities. The contestants have to read out a statement they've never seen before and the opposing team has to decide if they're lying or telling the truth. There also comes a guest to the show and each member of one team claims to know him and the opposing team has to decide which one has the genuine connection to the guest.

While the show's format alone makes it funny, it's Rob, David and Lee that really make the show: David and Lee work very well together as their TV personalities are in contrast and their banter is just hilarious. David shines with his rants and his dry, pedantic logic while Lee is incredibly witty and imaginative. Rob is effortlessly charismatic, acting either as mediator, instigator or participant depending on what the situation demands.

What makes the show so great is the fact that while it may be fun to guess if the stories are the truth or a lie, a large enjoyment stems from the stories themselves: they're often so interesting and funny that their facticity becomes a side issue. This - of course - depends on the contestants. Some are more skilled than others at telling stories in a funny and engaging way, though generally comedians are better at this. Kevin Bridge's horse story is mostly regarded as the most funny story, followed by the stories of Bob Mortimer, Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert and Henning Wehn.

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