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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 5: Room 101

Summary

Former Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, comedian and actress Meera Syal and Australian stand-up Sam Simmons tell Frank Skinner what really gets on their wick, in the hope he will banish their bugbears to the infamous room for ever. The celebrities' gripes include football talk, boisterous whistling and severe makeover shows.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It’s often the bizarre archive clips on this show that stick in your head the longest. I’m not sure if it’s the crew member credited as archive producer (one John Smith) who unearths them but if so, he does fine work.

To accompany a gripe from comic Sam Simmons about boisterous whistling, there’s a fabulous black-and-white clip of stage whistler Ronnie Ronalde impersonating birdsong and an even more surreal one showing someone on a 1980s US daytime show whistling with a technique that allows him to grimace as if he’s delivering a guitar solo. Otherwise, the reliably mad Shaun Ryder is on the panel, and his dislikes include “meeting people”.

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Cast

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HostFrank Skinner
GuestShaun Ryder
GuestMeera Syal
GuestSam Simmons

Crew

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Executive producerStu Mather
ProducerAoife Bower
Series producerAdam Copeland

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  • Episode 5

    Room 101

    Summary

    Former Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder, comedian and actress Meera Syal and Australian stand-up Sam Simmons tell Frank Skinner what really gets on their wick, in the hope he will banish their bugbears to the infamous room for ever. The celebrities' gripes include football talk, boisterous whistling and severe makeover shows.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    It’s often the bizarre archive clips on this show that stick in your head the longest. I’m not sure if it’s the crew member credited as archive producer (one John Smith) who unearths them but if so, he does fine work.

    To accompany a gripe from comic Sam Simmons about boisterous whistling, there’s a fabulous black-and-white clip of stage whistler Ronnie Ronalde impersonating birdsong and an even more surreal one showing someone on a 1980s US daytime show whistling with a technique that allows him to grimace as if he’s delivering a guitar solo. Otherwise, the reliably mad Shaun Ryder is on the panel, and his dislikes include “meeting people”.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostFrank Skinner
    GuestShaun Ryder
    GuestMeera Syal
    GuestSam Simmons

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerStu Mather
    ProducerAoife Bower
    Series producerAdam Copeland
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