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Room 101

  • Season 4
  • 9 episodes
  • Comedy
  • Entertainment

Summary

Fast-moving game show meets talk show, which sees Frank Skinner refereeing three celebrities each week as they compete to banish their top peeve or worst nightmare to the depths of Room 101.

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Episode 4: Room 101

Summary

Frank Skinner invites another three celebrities to reveal their pet hates in the hope he will banish them to Room 101. Actor, comedian and game-show host Alexander Armstrong reveals how he finds certain cocktail ingredients pointless, athlete Kelly Holmes is fed up of being given the runaround by the M25, and veteran sports commentator Henry Blofeld argues that people talking to him at breakfast simply isn't cricket.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Most of us, I would imagine, could come up with more interesting pet hates to share with the nation than answering machines or the M25 – two of the topics here. But guests on this show don’t have to try too hard. However tame their suggestions, Frank Skinner will swoop in with a punchline to make their story/observation/rant look like comedy gold. Or at worst, comedy bronze.

He rides to the rescue a few times as Kelly Holmes, Alexander Armstrong and Henry Blofeld air their grievances. When Armstrong wants to abolish the nothingy days between Christmas and New Year, Frank points out that most people enjoy the time off, telling Armstrong, “What you need is a harder job.”

At one stage he even manages to flirt with Blofeld, which is not what anyone was expecting. One of the latter’s complaints is, exactly as you would hope, restaurants that don’t keep proper powdered English mustard.

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Cast

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HostFrank Skinner
GuestAlexander Armstrong
GuestKelly Holmes
GuestHenry Blofeld

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Executive producerStu Mather
ProducerAoife Bower
Series producerAdam Copeland

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  • Episode 4

    Room 101

    Summary

    Frank Skinner invites another three celebrities to reveal their pet hates in the hope he will banish them to Room 101. Actor, comedian and game-show host Alexander Armstrong reveals how he finds certain cocktail ingredients pointless, athlete Kelly Holmes is fed up of being given the runaround by the M25, and veteran sports commentator Henry Blofeld argues that people talking to him at breakfast simply isn't cricket.

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Most of us, I would imagine, could come up with more interesting pet hates to share with the nation than answering machines or the M25 – two of the topics here. But guests on this show don’t have to try too hard. However tame their suggestions, Frank Skinner will swoop in with a punchline to make their story/observation/rant look like comedy gold. Or at worst, comedy bronze.

    He rides to the rescue a few times as Kelly Holmes, Alexander Armstrong and Henry Blofeld air their grievances. When Armstrong wants to abolish the nothingy days between Christmas and New Year, Frank points out that most people enjoy the time off, telling Armstrong, “What you need is a harder job.”

    At one stage he even manages to flirt with Blofeld, which is not what anyone was expecting. One of the latter’s complaints is, exactly as you would hope, restaurants that don’t keep proper powdered English mustard.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostFrank Skinner
    GuestAlexander Armstrong
    GuestKelly Holmes
    GuestHenry Blofeld

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerStu Mather
    ProducerAoife Bower
    Series producerAdam Copeland
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