Mock the Week: BBC Two comedy panel ends after 17 years

The panel series became a chance for up-and-coming comedians to gain exposure, catapulting a number of careers into the mainstream spotlight, including Russell Howard, who joined the program after winning several awards for his talents, including Best Performer at the 2006 Chortle Awards. It was also number two in Zoo magazine’s Top 10 Funniest British Comics list in 2005.