The Dog Ate My Homework (TV series)

The Dog Ate My Homework
Developed by
  • Victoria Coker
  • Ed Morrish
Directed by Pati Marr
Presented by
  • Chris Lawrence
  • Stephanie Fulton (2014)
  • Susan Morrison (2015)
  • Ian West (2015-present)
Narrated by
  • Charles Donnelly (2015–16)
  • Neil Macgillivray (2016–present)
Composer(s) Syncbox
Country of origin Britain
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4 + 1 special
No. of episodes 37
Executive producer(s)
  • Sara Harkins (2014–15, 2016–present)
  • Yvonne Jennings (2016)
  • Richard Grocock (2014)
  • David Noble (2014)
  • Margaret Anne Docherty (2014–15)
  • Chris Hulme (2016–present)
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) CBBC Productions Scotland
Original network CBBC
Picture format 16:9 1080i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 17 January 2014 (2014-01-17) – present
External links

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, 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.[1] A panel of two celebrities 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 January 2016 and series 4 will begin on 4 November 2016.[2]


The show features two teams, both with two celebrities (usually a CBBC star and 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. The team at the end of the show with the most gold stars wins.


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 10 4 November 2016 6 January 2017

Series 1 (2014)

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Title Director Original air date[3]
11"Episode One"Pati MarrJanuary 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
Celebrity Panelists: Jack Carroll, Sam Fletcher, Bec Hill and Romesh Ranganathan
22"Episode Two"Pati MarrJanuary 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Victoria Cook and Paul McCaffrey
33"Episode Three"Pati MarrJanuary 31, 2014 (2014-01-31)
Celebrity Panelists: Ashleigh Butler, Susan Calman, Mawaan Rizwan and Dan Wright
44"Episode Four"Pati MarrFebruary 7, 2014 (2014-02-07)
Celebrity Panelists: Oyiza Momoh, Charlie Baker, Katie Mulgrew and Paul McCaffrey
55"Episode Five"Pati MarrFebruary 21, 2014 (2014-02-21)
Celebrity Panelists: Dan Antopolski, Chris Martin, Susan Calman and Radzi Chinyanganya
66"Episode Six"Pati MarrFebruary 28, 2014 (2014-02-28)
Celebrity Panelists: Bobby Lockwood, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Katie Mulgrew and Paul McCaffrey
77"Episode Seven"Pati MarrMarch 7, 2014 (2014-03-07)
Celebrity Panelists: Dodge T. Dog, Ore Oduba, Susan Calman and Des Clarke
88"Episode Eight"Pati MarrMarch 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
Celebrity Panelists: Kirstie Steele, Shane O'Meara, Bec Hill and Romesh Ranganathan
99"Episode Nine"Pati MarrMarch 21, 2014 (2014-03-21)
Celebrity Panelists: Ashleigh Butler, Susan Calman, Cel Spellman and Chris Martin
1010"Episode Ten"Pati MarrMarch 28, 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
111"Episode 1"Pati MarrJanuary 23, 2015 (2015-01-23)
Celebrity Panelists: Joe Swash, Ashleigh Butler, Alex Riley and Romesh Ranganathan
122"Episode 2"Pati MarrJanuary 30, 2015 (2015-01-30)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Michelle Ackerley and Johnny & Inel
133"Episode 3"Pati MarrFebruary 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
Celebrity Panelists: Dodge T. Dog, Naomi Wilkinson and Sam & Mark
144"Episode 4"Pati MarrFebruary 20, 2015 (2015-02-20)
Celebrity Panelists: Jermain Jackman, Bobby Lockwood, Katherine Ryan and Nihal Arthanayake
155"Episode 5"Pati MarrFebruary 27, 2015 (2015-02-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Aidan Davis, Alex Riley and Susan Calman
166"Episode 6"Pati MarrMarch 6, 2015 (2015-03-06)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam & Mark, Dodge T. Dog and Dominique Moore
177"Episode 7"Pati MarrMarch 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam Strike, Percelle Ascott, Dan Wright and Susan Calman
188"Episode 8"Pati MarrMarch 20, 2015 (2015-03-20)
Celebrity Panelists: Chris Stark, Ashleigh Butler, James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan
199"Episode 9"Pati MarrMarch 27, 2015 (2015-03-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Jack Carroll, Bobby Lockwood, Lloyd Langford and Pippa Evans
2010"Episode 10"Pati MarrApril 3, 2015 (2015-04-03)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Aidan Davis, Alex Riley and Susan Calman
2111"Compilation Show"Pati MarrApril 17, 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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221"Christmas Special"Pati MarrDecember 16, 2015 (2015-12-16)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Ashleigh Butler, Alex Riley and Pippa Evans

Series 3 (2016)

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Title Directed by Original air date
231"Episode 1"Pati MarrJanuary 8, 2016 (2016-01-08)
Celebrity Panelists: Johnny & Inel, Chris Johnson and Susan Calman
242"Episode 2"Pati MarrJanuary 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
Celebrity Panelists: Romesh Ranganathan, Lucy & Lydia, Naomi Wilkinson and Dan Wright
253"Episode 3"Pati MarrJanuary 22, 2016 (2016-01-22)
Celebrity Panelists: Chris Johnson, Dominique Moore, Ed Petrie and Alex Riley
264"Episode 4"Pati MarrFebruary 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
Celebrity Panelists: Dominique Moore, Stuart Goldsmith, Chris Johnson and Susan Calman
275"Episode 5"Pati MarrFebruary 12, 2016 (2016-02-12)
Celebrity Panelists: Bec Hill, Victoria Cook, Chris Martin and Charlie Baker
286"Episode 6"Pati MarrFebruary 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
Celebrity Panelists: Lauren Layfield, Joe Swash, Dan Wright and James Acaster
297"Episode 7"Pati MarrFebruary 26, 2016 (2016-02-26)
Celebrity Panelists: Ed Petrie, Alex Riley, Shazia Mirza and Dodge T. Dog
308"Episode 8"Pati MarrMarch 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
Celebrity Panelists: Victoria Cook, Lauren Layfield, Phil Wang and Mawaan Rizwan
319"Episode 9"Pati MarrMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
Celebrity Panelists: Radzi Chinyanganya, Ellie Taylor, Suzi Ruffell and Ricky Martin
3210"Episode 10"Pati MarrMarch 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
Celebrity Panelists: Bobby Lockwood, Grace Mandeville, Matthew Crosby and Tom Craine
3311"Episode 11"Pati MarrMarch 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
Celebrity Panelists: Sam Fletcher, Grace Mandeville, Tom Craine and Dan Antopolski
3412"Episode 12"Pati MarrMarch 26, 2016 (2016-03-26)
Celebrity Panelists: Ellie Taylor, Marlon Davis, Sam Fletcher and Mawaan Rizwan
3513"Episode 13"Pati MarrMarch 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)
Celebrity Panelists: Bobby Lockwood, Fran Scott, Naomi Wilkinson and Dodge T. Dog
3614"Episode 14"Pati MarrMarch 28, 2016 (2016-03-28)
Celebrity Panelists: Hacker T. Dog, Susan Calman, Steve Bugeja and Ben Shires

Guest appearances

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

11 appearances

7 appearances

6 appearances

5 appearances

4 appearances

3 appearances

2 appearances

Romesh Ranganathan, Susan Calman, Dan Wright, Bobby Lockwood 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.

The following have all made a single appearance as one of the guest panellists on the show.[4]


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