The BEST Episodes of 10 O'Clock Live

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Network: Channel 4

Live topical comedy show hosted by Jimmy Carr, David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. Each presenter has their own sections, and all four will come together for some parts of the show. Jimmy Carr is the desk-based presenter, with David Mitchell chairing discussions and conducting interviews, Charlie Brooker taking an acerbic and cynical look at the week's media coverage, and Lauren Laverne collecting the views and comments of the audience, both in the studio and from those watching at home via Twitter.

Episode 15

#1 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 28, 2011

The final show in the series of live comedy and current affairs hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. Guests include Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather, Tony Blair's former Chief of Staff, Jonathan Powell, and Peep Show and The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong.

star 10.00
3 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 3

#2 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 22, 2012

The third show of the second series of this live comedy and current affairs show. Hosts David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Each week the show is a mixture of topical comedy, satire, sketches and table discussions. Guests in this show are broadcaster and columnist Julia Hartley-Brewer, author and social commentator Owen Jones, and singer-songwriter/former X Factor winner, Matt Cardle.

star 10.00
6 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 7

#3 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 21, 2012

David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne cast their eyes over the week's news. Guest this week are Liberal Democrat MP Dr. Evan Harris and journalist, author, public relations pioneer and an Anglican priest Reverend George Pitcher.

star 10.00
3 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 9

#4 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 4, 2012

star 10.00
35 votes
Episode 5

#5 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 7, 2012

In this epsiode Boy George discusses gay marriage with David Mitchell.

star 9.15
34 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 8

#6 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 28, 2012

David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Guests include Dr Dawn Harper, GP Embarrassing Bodies, Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me and comedian and presenter, Amy Lame who discuss whether the government has any right to try and persuade us to be healthy in view of the incredible strain on the NHS - or should the Nanny state keep its nose out of our business?

star 9.12
33 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 5

#7 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 17, 2011

This week, Freakonomics co-author Stephen J Dubner will be interviewed by Jimmy and Lauren. David Mitchell will be hosting a debate on protests: Protesting - what's the best way of effecting change? Joining David will be Save England's forests campaign founder Tamsin Omond, journalist and Jilted Generation co-author Ed Howker, and student and Telegraph columnist Milo Yiannopoulos. Labour activist (and Speaker's wife) Sally Bercow will also be on the show, along with Conservative politician Steven Norris.

star 9.00
3 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2011

General Secretary of the Rail Maritime and Transport Workers union, Bob Crow will be interviewed by David. David also hosts a debate on arms, asking whether it's OK to sell arms to dictators. Joining him are War on Want's Yasmin Kahn; the Daily Telegraph's Alex Singleton, and the Conservative Party's Dominic Raab MP.

star 9.00
3 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 8

#9 - Episode 8

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 12, 2013

star 9.00
14 votes
Episode 7

#10 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 5, 2013

star 8.80
10 votes
Episode 2

#11 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 15, 2012

The second show of the new series of this live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne. These hosts shine an uncomfortably bright light on the week's events bringing a witty, informative and wry take on the world of current affairs. The show is an ever-changing mixture of topical comedy, satire, sketches, and round table discussions designed to get the audience debating and questioning what's really happening in the world around us. The guests for this show are George Galloway and Times columnist Hugo Rifkind.

star 8.62
65 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 4

#12 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 29, 2012

The fourth show of the second series of this live comedy and current affairs show. Hosts David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Studio guests include journalist and author, Toby Young and New Statesman's senior political editor, Mehdi Hasan.

star 8.29
34 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 1

#13 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 24, 2013

David Mitchell, Charlie Brooker, Lauren Laverne and Jimmy Carr reunite to shine an uncomfortably bright light on the week's events and give an alternative take on the news. A vibrant mix of topical comedy, satire and round-table discussions designed to get the audience debating and questioning what is really happening in the world around us, the show is broadcast live each week and the team are joined by a range of studio guests.

star 8.20
41 votes
Episode 6

#14 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 14, 2012

David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne bring a witty, informative and wry take on the week's news, events and current affairs. Guests include David Starkey, who discusses women's rights and the female quota with Natalie Haynes.

star 8.19
32 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 3

#15 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 8, 2013

star 8.17
40 votes
Episode 1

#16 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 8, 2012

The weekly, live comedy and current affairs show hosted by David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne returns for a second series. Each week the hosts shine an uncomfortably bright light on the week's events bringing a witty, informative and wry take on the world of current affairs. The show is an ever-changing mixture of topical comedy, satire, sketches, and round table discussions designed to get the audience debating and questioning what's really happening in the world around us. The show is broadcast live each week with the team joined by a range of studio guests, from politicians to cultural commentators and other experts.

star 8.15
33 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 4

#17 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 15, 2013

star 7.66
67 votes
Episode 5

#18 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 22, 2013

star 7.66
67 votes
Episode 6

#19 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 29, 2013

star 7.55
42 votes
Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 1, 2013

star 7.49
41 votes
Episode 3

#21 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2011

In episode 3, David hosts a debate looking at the privatisation of Britain's assets: Selling off Britain - why shouldn't we liquidate our assets? Joining David for the debate are Order-Order's Harry Cole, former BT Chairman Sir Christopher Bland and Hannah Lownsbrough, Campaigns Director of organisation 38 Degrees. Jimmy interviews solar researcher Dr Lucie Green, who has something rather worrying to share. David interviews Caroline Lucas MP - Leader of the Green Party.

star 7.22
32 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 2

#22 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 27, 2011

In episode 2 David Mitchell interviews Tony Blair's former Director of Communications and Strategy, Alastair Campbell, Jimmy interviews Tim Harford and David hosts a debate (should freedom be curtailed to prevent terrorism?). Joining David for the debate are The Guardian's Legal Affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch, Professor Anthony Glees (University of Buckinghamshire) and Rizwaan Sabir (PHD student - Strathclyde University)

star 7.07
61 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 1

#23 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 2011

In episode 1 David hosts a debate on banks (Banks and the Bankers - have they made amends?) Joining him for the debate are former Investment Banker Richard Sharp, the High Pay Commission's Zoe Gannon and Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng. Find out more about all of our episode 1 guests below. Jimmy's Expert of the Week is Environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg and David interviews Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts MP.

star 6.72
67 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 10, 2011

In episode 4, David interviews deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats, Simon Hughes MP, and hosts a debate on the Big Society. Joining him in the Big Society debate are Conservative politician Shaun Bailey, Big Society architect Phillip Blond and journalist Johann Hari.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne
Episode 7

#25 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2011

In the seventh show David Mitchell hosts a debate on racism and immigration with Gordon Brown's former advisor, Deborah Mattinson and political editor of the New Statesman, Medhi Hasan. The regular team - David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Charlie Brooker and Lauren Laverne present an intelligent, informative and - most importantly - funny take on the world of current affairs, via a mix of debates, interviews, topical comedy, investigations and opinion pieces.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Charlie Brooker, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne