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The Dog Ate My Homework
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Genre
  • Children's
  • Panel game
Developed by
  • Victoria Coker
  • Ed Morrish
Directed by Pati Marr
Presented by
  • Iain Stirling (2014–2019)
  • Guest Presenters (2019–2020)
  • Lauren Layfield (2020-)
Starring
  • Chris Lawrence
  • Stephanie Fulton (2014)
  • Susan Morrison (2015)
  • Ian West (2015–)
  • Adam B (2019–2020)
  • Reis Daniel (2020-)
Narrated by
  • Charles Donnelly (2015–2016)
  • Neil Macgillivray (2016–)
Composer(s) Syncbox
Country of origin Scotland
No. of series 7+1special
No. of episodes 50
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sara Harkins (2014–2015, 2016–)
  • Yvonne Jennings (2016)
Producer(s)
  • Richard Grocock (2014)
  • David Noble (2014)
  • Margaret Anne Docherty (2014–2015)
  • Chris Hulme (2016–present)
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) CBBC Productions Scotland
Release
Original network CBBC
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 17 January 2014 (2014-01-17) – present

The Dog Ate My Homework is a British children's panel show hosted by Iain Stirling and stars Chris Lawrence as Mr Smash and Ian West, and previously Stephanie Fulton, as The Dog. The series previously starred Susan Morrison as a Dinner Lady and a School Nurse. The show is produced by CBBC Productions Scotland for CBBC that began on 17 January 2014. A panel of two celebrities who are comedians And CBBC stars and a child doing various games and tasks. Series 2 began on 23 January 2015, a Christmas special aired on 16 December 2015, series 3 began on 8 fanuary 2016 and series 4 began on 4 November 2016. A fifth series will be filmed from 17 November to 10 December 2017. Series 6 was the first not to be aired on Fridays, with it airing from 2 February 2019 at 8.30am for 12 weeks. After this series, it was announced that Stirling was leaving the show. In series 7, four different presenters will host three episodes each. Hacker T. Dog was the first of these confirmed, Lauren Layfield was the second. Suzi Ruffell and Darren Harriott also presented three episodes each, and it was later announced that Layfield would host the show permanently from Series 8 joined by Reis Daniel who will be playing the lovable Mr.Learner.

Format

The show features two teams, both with a CBBC star a comedian and a child. They compete in various games and tasks, and the winning team get a gold star. Stirling can take, or give, gold stars as whenever he wants. He usually gives them when an answer makes him laugh. Whoever Has The Most Gold Stars wins the game.

Episodes

Series Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Series 1 10 17 January 2014 28 March 2014
Series 2 11 23 January 2015 17 April 2015
Christmas Special 1 16 December 2015
Series 3 14 8 January 2016 28 March 2016
Series 4 13 4 November 2016 24 February 2017
Series 5 8 5 January 2018 23 February 2018
Series 6 8 3 March 2019 15 April 2019
Series 7 8 24 November 2019 12 January 2020

Series 1 (2014)

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Title Director Original air date
1 1 "Episode One" Pati Marr 17 January 2014 (2014-01-17)
Celebrity Panelists: Jack Carroll, Sam Fletcher, Bec Hill and Romesh Ranganathan
2 2 "Episode Two" Pati Marr 24 January 2014 (2014-01-24)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Victoria Cook and Paul McCaffrey
3 3 "Episode Three" Pati Marr 31 January 2014 (2014-01-31)
Celebrity Panelists: Ashleigh Butler, Susan Calman, Mawaan Rizwan and Dan Wright
4 4 "Episode Four" Pati Marr 7 February 2014 (2014-02-07)
Celebrity Panelists: Oyiza Momoh, Charlie Baker, Katie Mulgrew and Paul McCaffrey
5 5 "Episode Five" Pati Marr 21 February 2014 (2014-02-21)
Celebrity Panelists: Dan Antopolski, Chris Martin, Susan Calman and Radzi Chinyanganya
6 6 "Episode Six" Pati Marr 28 February 2014 (2014-02-28)
Celebrity Panelists: Bobby Lockwood, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Katie Mulgrew and Paul McCaffrey
7 7 "Episode Seven" Pati Marr 7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)
Celebrity Panelists: Dodge T. Dog, Ore Oduba, Susan Calman and Des Clarke
8 8 "Episode Eight" Pati Marr 14 March 2014 (2014-03-14)
Celebrity Panelists: Kirstie Steele, Shane O'Meara, Bec Hill and Romesh Ranganathan
9 9 "Episode Nine" Pati Marr 21 March 2014 (2014-03-21)
Celebrity Panelists: Ashleigh Butler, Susan Calman, Cel Spellman and Chris Martin
10 10 "Episode Ten" Pati Marr 28 March 2014 (2014-03-28)
Celebrity Panelists: Joel Dommett, Victoria Cook, Bec Hill and Romesh Ranganathan

Series 2 (2015)

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Title Directed by Original air date
11 1 "Episode 1" Pati Marr 23 January 2015 (2015-01-23)
Celebrity Panelists: Joe Swash, Ashleigh Butler, Alex Riley and Romesh Ranganathan
12 2 "Episode 2" Pati Marr 30 January 2015 (2015-01-30)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Michelle Ackerley and Johnny & Inel
13 3 "Episode 3" Pati Marr 6 February 2015 (2015-02-06)
Celebrity Panelists: Dodge T. Dog, Naomi Wilkinson and Sam & Mark
14 4 "Episode 4" Pati Marr 20 February 2015 (2015-02-20)
Celebrity Panelists: Jermain Jackman, Bobby Lockwood, Katherine Ryan and Nihal Arthanayake
15 5 "Episode 5" Pati Marr 27 February 2015 (2015-02-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Aidan Davis, Alex Riley and Susan Calman
16 6 "Episode 6" Pati Marr 6 March 2015 (2015-03-06)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Dodge T. Dog and Dominique Moore
17 7 "Episode 7" Pati Marr 13 March 2015 (2015-03-13)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam Strike, Percelle Ascott, Dan Wright and Susan Calman
18 8 "Episode 8" Pati Marr 20 March 2015 (2015-03-20)
Celebrity Panelists: Chris Stark, Ashleigh Butler, James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan
19 9 "Episode 9" Pati Marr 27 March 2015 (2015-03-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Jack Carroll, Bobby Lockwood, Lloyd Langford and Pippa Evans
20 10 "Episode 10" Pati Marr 3 April 2015 (2015-04-03)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Aidan Davis, Alex Riley and Susan Calman
21 11 "Compilation Show" Pati Marr 17 April 2015 (2015-04-17)
In this special episode, Iain Stirling takes on the role of Stirling Holmes. As the world's greatest detective, he is trying to solve the strange case of the missing homework... which has been stolen by evil genius Professor Dogiarty.

Christmas Special (2015)

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22 1 "Christmas Special" Pati Marr 16 December 2015 (2015-12-16)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Ashleigh Butler, Alex Riley and Pippa Evans

Series 3 (2016)

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23 1 "Episode 1" Pati Marr 8 January 2016 (2016-01-08)
Celebrity Panelists: Johnny & Inel, Chris Johnson and Susan Calman
24 2 "Episode 2" Pati Marr 15 January 2016 (2016-01-15)
Celebrity Panelists: Romesh Ranganathan, Lucy & Lydia, Naomi Wilkinson and Dan Wright
25 3 "Episode 3" Pati Marr 22 January 2016 (2016-01-22)
Celebrity Panelists: Chris Johnson, Dominique Moore, Ed Petrie and Alex Riley
26 4 "Episode 4" Pati Marr 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Stuart Goldsmith, Chris Johnson and Susan Calman
27 5 "Episode 5" Pati Marr 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)
Celebrity Panelists: Bec Hill, Victoria Cook, Chris Martin and Charlie Baker
28 6 "Episode 6" Pati Marr 19 February 2016 (2016-02-19)
Celebrity Panelists: Lauren Layfield, Joe Swash, Dan Wright and James Acaster
29 7 "Episode 7" Pati Marr 26 February 2016 (2016-02-26)
Celebrity Panelists: Ed Petrie, Alex Riley, Shazia Mirza and Dodge T. Dog
30 8 "Episode 8" Pati Marr 4 March 2016 (2016-03-04)
Celebrity Panelists: Victoria Cook, Lauren Layfield, Phil Wang and Mawaan Rizwan
31 9 "Episode 9" Pati Marr 11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)
Celebrity Panelists: Radzi Chinyanganya, Ellie Taylor, Suzi Ruffell and Ricky Martin
32 10 "Episode 10" Pati Marr 18 March 2016 (2016-03-18)
Celebrity Panelists: Bobby Lockwood, Grace Mandeville, Matthew Crosby and Tom Craine
33 11 "Episode 11" Pati Marr 25 March 2016 (2016-03-25)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam Fletcher, Grace Mandeville, Tom Craine and Dan Antopolski
34 12 "Episode 12" Pati Marr 26 March 2016 (2016-03-26)
Celebrity Panelists: Ellie Taylor, Marlon Davis, Sam Fletcher and Mawaan Rizwan
35 13 "Episode 13" Pati Marr 27 March 2016 (2016-03-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Bobby Lockwood, Fran Scott, Naomi Wilkinson and Dodge T. Dog
36 14 "Episode 14" Pati Marr 28 March 2016 (2016-03-28)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Susan Calman, Steve Bugeja and Ben Shires

Series 4 (2016–2017)

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37 1 "Episode 1" Pati Marr 4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)
Celebrity Panelists: Matthew Crosby, Lauren Layfield, Dominique Moore and Saima Chowdhury
38 2 "Episode 2" Pati Marr 11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Dodge T. Dog and Sam Battersea
39 3 "Episode 3" Pati Marr 18 November 2016 (2016-11-18)
Celebrity Panelists: Johnny & Inel, Phil Wang and Jess Robinson
40 4 "Episode 4" Pati Marr 25 November 2016 (2016-11-25)
Celebrity Panelists: Ben Shires, Suzi Ruffell, Stuart Goldsmith and Bec Hill
41 5 "Episode 5" Pati Marr 2 December 2016 (2016-12-02)
Celebrity Panelists: Susan Calman, Dodge T. Dog, Chris Johnson and Leo Waddell
42 6 "Episode 6" Pati Marr 9 December 2016 (2016-12-09)
Celebrity Panelists: Johnny & Inel, Steve Bugeja and Katia Kvinge
43 7 "Episode 7" Pati Marr 13 January 2017 (2017-01-13)
Celebrity Panelists: Lauren Layfield, Matthew Crosby, Dan Wright and Marlon Davis
44 8 "Episode 8" Pati Marr 20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)
Celebrity Panelists: Katie Thistleton, Stuart Goldsmith, Ivo Graham and Suzi Ruffell
45 9 "Episode 9" Pati Marr 27 January 2017 (2017-01-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Ellie Taylor, Ricky Martin and Radzi Chinyanganya
46 10 "Episode 10" Pati Marr 3 February 2017 (2017-02-03)
Celebrity Panelists: Chris Johnson, Tom Allen, Dominique Moore and Luke Kempner
47 11 "Episode 11: Sports Day Special" Pati Marr 10 February 2017 (2017-02-10)
Celebrity Panelists: Ed Petrie, Naomi Wilkinson, Tom Craine and Richard David-Caine
48 12 "Episode 12" Pati Marr 17 February 2017 (2017-02-17)
Celebrity Panelists: Ellie Taylor, Marlon Davis, Hacker T. Dog and Gareth Richards
49 13 "Episode 13" Pati Marr 24 February 2017 (2017-02-24)
Celebrity Panelists: Saima Chowdhury, Ahir Shah, Charlie Baker and Rory Crawford

Series 5 (2018)

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50 1 "Episode 1" Pati Marr 5 January 2018 (2018-01-05)
Celebrity Panelists: Johnny & Inel, Charlie Baker and Suzi Ruffell
51 2 "Episode 2" Pati Marr 12 January 2018 (2018-01-12)
Celebrity Panelists: Matthew Crosby, Saima Chowdhury, Jess Robinson and Lauren Layfield
52 3 "Episode 3" Pati Marr 19 January 2018 (2018-01-19)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Yuriko Kotani and Charlie Baker
53 4 "Episode 4" Pati Marr 26 January 2018 (2018-01-26)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Lou Sanders, George Lewis and Jarred Christmas
54 5 "Episode 5" Pati Marr 2 February 2018 (2018-02-02)
Celebrity Panelists: Steve Bugeja, Tom Allen, Martin Dougan and Athena Kugblenu
55 6 "Episode 6" Pati Marr 9 February 2018 (2018-02-09)
Celebrity Panelists: Ben Shires, Dominique Moore, Victoria Cook and Gareth Richards
56 7 "Episode 7" Pati Marr 16 February 2018 (2018-02-16)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Suzi Ruffell and Ray Bradshaw
57 8 "Episode 8" Pati Marr 23 February 2018 (2018-02-23)
Celebrity Panelists: Jack Carroll, Naomi Wilkinson, Bec Hill and Tez Ilyas

Series 6 (2019)

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58 1 "Episode 1" Pati Marr 3 February 2019 (2019-02-03)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd

Series 7 (2019–2020)

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-- 1 "Episode 1" TBA 24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd
-- 2 "Episode 2" TBA 24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd
-- 3 "Episode 3" TBA 24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd
-- 4 "Episode 4" TBA 24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd
-- 5 "Episode 5" TBA 24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd
-- 6 "Episode 6" TBA 24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd
-- 7 "Episode 7" TBA 12 January 2020 (2020-01-12)

Host: Lauren Layfield

Celebrity Panelists: Ed Petrie, Vic Cook, Sarah Keyworth and Joe Tasker
-- 8 "Episode 8" TBA 19 November 2020 (2020-11-19)
Celebrity Panelists: tbd

Series 8 (2020-present)

Guest appearances

The following have all appeared multiple times as one of the guest panelists on the show.

Susan Calman, Dan Wright and Dodge T. Dog are the only panelists to have featured in every series. However, none of them featured in the stand-alone Christmas special. As of April 2019, Calman has not appeared in an episode of the show since Season 4.

The following have all made a single appearance as one of the guest panellists on the show:

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