Thomas the Camp Engine

Comedy news quiz hosted by David Mitchell which plays on the fact that some news stories are so hard to believe you'd think they'd been made up. In this show some of them have.

Three celebrity contestants - a mixture of comedians, smart celebrities and wildcard bookings - are locked away in a media-free zone - 'the bubble' - for four days. No phones, no television, no internet access. When they are brought out into the studio, they are shown a series of news reports, headlines and images from TV, newspapers and celebrity gossip magazines. They have to identify the true stories from the fakes, but because they have been away and out of touch - just like when you come back from a holiday - they will believe almost anything. Truth is so often stranger than anything they could possibly imagine.

Frank Skinner, Reginald D Hunter and Victoria Coren guest.

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