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  • Published: 15 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099559139
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

The Unbelievable Truth


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If you love QI you will love The Unbelievable Truth the most successful BBC Radio 4 panel show fronted by David Mitchell is all about identifying the unbeilevable truths from the lies.

If you love QI you will love The Unbelievable Truth the most successful BBC Radio 4 panel show fronted by David Mitchell is all about identifying the unbeilevable truths from the lies.

Enter Mr David Mitchell’s amazing Cabinet of Curiosities and prepare to marvel at this hand-picked and lavishly illustrated compendium of incredible facts, each one painstakingly culled from the hugely acclaimed BBC Radio and Australian TV show The Unbelievable Truth.

PLUS – try your own truth-detection skills over a series of ingenious comic essays on a diverse range of subjects from Armadillos to Sir Walter Raleigh by the show’s co-inventor Dr Graeme Garden – each essay contains FIVE incredible truths, tantalisingly concealed amongst a host of barely credible lies.

The Unbelievable Truth is hosted by the award-winning actor, comedian and writer David Mitchell, and was first broadcast on Radio 4 in 2006, since then it has become one of BBC Radio’s most popular and successful shows.

  • Pub date: 15 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099559139
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Authors

Jon Naismith

Jon Naismith has produced on Radio: Week Ending, The Skivers, The News Quiz, Quote…Unquote, Elastic Planet, For One Horrible Moment, And I’m the Queen of Sheba, The Labour Exchange, Do Go On and About A Dog all for BBC Radio 4, as well as twenty years of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, recently voted the second greatest Radio programme of all time after The Goons. He also co-created The Unbelievable Truth.

On TV he has produced and co-devised Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment with Graham Norton and It’s Only TV But I Like It with Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Phill Jupitus and Julian Clary and has produced This Week Only with Joe Cornish, Nick Frost, Chris Addison and Lauren Laverne for Channel 4, God Almighty with Clive Anderson for Channel 5, The Smith & Jones Sketchbook with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones for BBC1 and Shane with Frank Skinner for ITV1.


Praise for The Unbelievable Truth

“Listeners of Radio 4’s popular and very funny panel show The Unbelievable Truth will already be familiar with the concept of trying to sneak unlikely truths past the opposition, but the idea also works well in book form … amazing facts … Huge fun and great for storing up information to make you seem more knowledgeable than you really are.”

Daily Mail

“Incredibly funny … written in an easily accessible, comical way 5* ”

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