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Participants №

1 or 2

First episode

Series 2, Episode 3

Final episode


№ of episodes

TBC (Excluding clip shows)

Newsreel is an occasional role-playing round which first appeared in Series 2, Episode 3. It makes appearance often in in episode specials.


A video featuring people in the news is played and a panelist does a voice over of what they might be saying. These video clips usually feature the British royal family and politicians.


Hugh Dennis has participated in all editions of Newsreel, in the first two series he was accompanied by Rory Bremner, and on some occasions a guest would join Dennis in the round.

Round name[]

Although the round name is Newsreel it is sometimes called "Royal Commentary" and "Royal Broadcast" when the videos involve the royal family.

Mock the Week – Rounds
Regular rounds Headliners (List) · Spinning The News (List) · If this is the answer, what is the question? (List) · Scenes We'd Like To See · Picture of the Week
Occasional rounds Between The Lines · Newsreel · What On Earth