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Room 101

  • Season 5
  • 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. Chef Heston Blumenthal hates it when people put milk in their tea first, Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark is put off by men who wear too much aftershave and stand-up comedian James Acaster hates geese.
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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Comedian James Acaster kicks things off nicely with his first pet hate, which is simply: geese. They are “the worst of all the animals,” he argues via a nice routine on their lairy attitude. Which naturally is topped by host Frank Skinner, who goes off at a tangent with a story about geese and Rod Stewart – and as we know, Skinner’s tangents and flights of fancy are what hold the show aloft, when it would otherwise be little more than “Gripe Idol”. His routine about his tea-making approach is wonderful and leaves Heston Blumenthal spluttering in despair. Also on tonight: Kirsty Wark, who really doesn’t like plastic flowers.

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Cast

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HostFrank Skinner
GuestHeston Blumenthal
GuestKirsty Wark
GuestJames Acaster

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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. Chef Heston Blumenthal hates it when people put milk in their tea first, Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark is put off by men who wear too much aftershave and stand-up comedian James Acaster hates geese.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 3 out of 5.

    Comedian James Acaster kicks things off nicely with his first pet hate, which is simply: geese. They are “the worst of all the animals,” he argues via a nice routine on their lairy attitude. Which naturally is topped by host Frank Skinner, who goes off at a tangent with a story about geese and Rod Stewart – and as we know, Skinner’s tangents and flights of fancy are what hold the show aloft, when it would otherwise be little more than “Gripe Idol”. His routine about his tea-making approach is wonderful and leaves Heston Blumenthal spluttering in despair. Also on tonight: Kirsty Wark, who really doesn’t like plastic flowers.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostFrank Skinner
    GuestHeston Blumenthal
    GuestKirsty Wark
    GuestJames Acaster

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerStu Mather
    ProducerAoife Bower
    Series producerAdam Copeland
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