• The Unbelievable Truth was nominated for a 2011 Sony Award for best radio comedy.
  • The Unbelievable Truth has won Best Radio Panel Show, British Comedy Guide  (2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018)

In addition, between them, Graeme and Jon have picked up:

  • Silver Rose of Montreux 1972 Best Television Programme
  • Silver Rose of Montreux 1975 Best Television Programme
  • British Comedy Award 1995 Best Radio Comedy
  • Sony Gold Award 1995 Best Comedy Show
  • British Press Guild 1997 Radio Programme of the Year
  • Voice of the Viewer & Listener 1997 Radio Programme of the Year
  • Bronze Rose of Montreux 1998 Best TV Entertainment Show
  • Sony Gold Award 2002 Best Comedy Show
  • Voice of the Viewer & Listener 2003 Radio Programme of the Year
  • Television & Radio Industries Club 2003 Radio Programme of the Year
  • Spoken Word Award 2003 Best Comedy
  • Sony Gold Award 2004 Best Comedy Show




“Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith, the team behind I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, have created a winningly simple new comedy panel game”
Stephanie Billen, The Observer

“This is the funniest thing I’ve heard on Radio 4 in years and I’m considering suing the network for irreparable damage to my sides”
Jane Anderson, Radio Times

“From the first moments of its plinky plonky theme tune, The Unbelievable Truth is a delight… the success of the format isn’t about how convincingly you can spin a tall story, but how well you can sneak incongruous true facts into a lot of silly nonsense. The pleasure here – David Mitchell’s endearing squareness apart – is the depths to which this silliness sinks”
Elisabeth Mahoney, The Guardian

“A formula for laughs which suggests that Radio 4 has at last found something new that’s really funny for this early evening slot”
The Herald

“The most consistently entertaining comedy panel show of the past few years”
Chris Campling, The Times

“The Unbelievable Truth… brilliantly chaired as ever by David Mitchell. More wide-ranging and inventive than its TV equivalent, Would I Lie to You?, this is a classic format which might well last just as long as say, Just a Minute.“ [40 years]
Daily Mail

“Fresh and entertaining… combining sharp scripting and anarchic repartee”
Sony Radio Awards



“The funniest, oddest, most imaginative comedy show of the decade”
Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph

“Flashes of brilliance”
Susan Jeffreys, The Daily Mail

“The wonderfully disturbing One: The comic monolgues have a strange, lurking sense of menace that send a deep frisson on unease down one’s spine. Think Sam Beckett as directed by Armando Iannucci“
Maxton Walker, The Guardian