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David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

©2007 Random Entertainment (P)2015 Random Entertainment

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"Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, have created a winningly simple new comedy panel game." (Stephanie Billen, The Observer)
"This is the funniest thing I've heard on Radio 4 in years and I'm considering suing the network for irreparable damage to my sides." (Jane Anderson, Radio Times)

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  • Steven Ashby
  • 13-11-2017

FUN

I have listened to this audio over ten times and there is always a smile on my face during my listening. British comedy has always appealed to me and the fact that I learn from this adds to the enjoyment. Please bring more of these out to Audible. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • C. McCoy
  • 13-11-2017

Entertaining and Educational

David Mitchell hosts the most entertaining radio program on the air right now. The entire series is worth it.


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  • mr kieran j murphy
  • 20-06-2018

Fantastic series

This is a fantastic series from BBC which plays on radio 4. The premise for each episode is very simple, there are four competing in each episode, each of them is given a topic and they are asked to provide a narration on it - most of the information is false, with five truths being added in. The other people have to try to guess what the truths are.
This is a great series to learn about some very strange facts about obscure things which is always fun and it is also good to listen to with your kids if they are over 10 or so. My children and I listen to all the time and we all love it. As a final suggestion if you have trouble getting to sleep but don't mind a voice to help you drift off this is a great series to use - you don't miss anything important to a story and the episodes are only 30 mins so you can set your sleep cycle to the end of the chapter.

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  • Suffolk Nobody
  • 27-10-2016

Brilliant

Although not quite as polished as it has now become, this first series of The Unbelievable Truth does not disappoint.

Excellent guests were supported and hindered in equal measure by the brilliant David Mitchell whose sardonic comments were often as funny as the lectures themselves.

A simple concept - smuggle truths in a lecture full of lies - provides ample scope for the surreal and the ridiculous both in the lies and truths.

The programme appeals to a wide age range - my teenage daughter enjoys it as much as I do - and whilst occasionally risque, nothing that would offend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-2016

Brilliant from the start

What did you like most about The Unbelievable Truth, Series 1?

It's great to be able to go back and listen to the episodes I didn't catch. I only started listening to it after it had been going a few series.

What other book might you compare The Unbelievable Truth, Series 1 to, and why?

It's not a book, it's a radio panel show, so that's a tough one. Comparing it to a book would be like comparing a chair to a toasting fork. Both useful in their own way, but you'd better understand what they're for or there's going to problems.

Compares favourably with other radio panel shows. Beats The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue in my view. David Mitchell is a great host and the guests and their "lectures" are very funny.

What does David Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

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If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Improbably, we've turned a radio panel show into a film.

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 21-03-2018

i love these

bite size treats clearly some are funnier than others depending on your sense of humour but all will at least make you smile.

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  • a wood
  • 15-07-2017

BEST PANEL SHOW EVER

Because I can't find anywhere else to listen to it I got this. IT'S PERFECT!!! You don't have to change the episode! The funniness just keeps on coming.

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  • Bev
  • 16-06-2016

Brilliant

I have been waiting for this to be available for ages and I'm so glad the whole series has been released. These are so funny. I listen at night and have to muffle my laughs :-D

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