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Room 101

  • Season 1
  • 8 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

Impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan, former Dragons' Den businesswoman Hilary Devey and singer Josh Groban compete to have their pet hates banished, on the comedy panel show chaired by Frank Skinner. Their gripes include supermarkets, the smoking ban, Valentine's Day and people who treat animals like humans.
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Review

Frank Skinner is going to regret this episode for the rest of his life. Days after the announcement of the comedian’s impending fatherhood, he puts “children” in the bin. OK, so he’s aided and abetted by Alistair McGowan, who made the suggestion in the first place, but this is going to become top-class emotional leverage for Skinner Junior later on in life.

McGowan does warn us that he’s morphed into a latter-day Victor Meldrew, but it’s surprising just how angry he seems (perhaps the wind changed when he was filming Grumpy Old Men). Skinner’s other guests are Dragon Hilary Devey and singer/songwriter Josh Groban, who can’t compete with McGowan’s glower.

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HostFrank Skinner
GuestAlistair McGowan
GuestHilary Devey
GuestJosh Groban

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DirectorIan Lorimer
ProducerAdam Copeland

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  • Summary

    Impressionist and actor Alistair McGowan, former Dragons' Den businesswoman Hilary Devey and singer Josh Groban compete to have their pet hates banished, on the comedy panel show chaired by Frank Skinner. Their gripes include supermarkets, the smoking ban, Valentine's Day and people who treat animals like humans.
    Recommended

    Review

    Frank Skinner is going to regret this episode for the rest of his life. Days after the announcement of the comedian’s impending fatherhood, he puts “children” in the bin. OK, so he’s aided and abetted by Alistair McGowan, who made the suggestion in the first place, but this is going to become top-class emotional leverage for Skinner Junior later on in life.

    McGowan does warn us that he’s morphed into a latter-day Victor Meldrew, but it’s surprising just how angry he seems (perhaps the wind changed when he was filming Grumpy Old Men). Skinner’s other guests are Dragon Hilary Devey and singer/songwriter Josh Groban, who can’t compete with McGowan’s glower.

    How to Watch

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    On demand

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostFrank Skinner
    GuestAlistair McGowan
    GuestHilary Devey
    GuestJosh Groban

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorIan Lorimer
    ProducerAdam Copeland
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