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Room 101

  • Season 2
  • 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 2: Room 101

Summary

Frank Skinner presents the comedy panel show, which sees veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan, cricketer-turned-TV personality Phil Tufnell and writer, presenter and poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell compete to have their pet hates banished for ever. Their gripes include food packaging, health fads, the 1990s Australian cricket team, hors d'oeuvres and people who walk around changing rooms naked.
Recommended

Review

This is a show about gripes, so let me air mine. Room 101 is pleasant enough viewing but it never quite takes off. There are amusing bits, as Victoria Coren launches into a tirade about fancy tea or Terry Wogan rails against excess packaging (“Has anyone tried to break into a toothbrush lately?”) but pretty much every episode has had a slightly desultory feel to it, with none of the comic sparks that fly in, for instance, Would I Lie to You?

Also, watching celebrities – even witty ones – grumbling about mildly annoying aspects of life (tipping in restaurants and windows that don’t open are two tonight) doesn’t put you in the Friday-night mood, does it? There, gripe over.

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Cast

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HostFrank Skinner
GuestTerry Wogan
GuestPhil Tufnell
GuestVictoria Coren Mitchell

Crew

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DirectorIan Lorimer
Executive producerRichard Wilson
Executive producerJimmy Mulville
ProducerAdam Copeland
Series producerStu Mather

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  • Episode 2

    Room 101

    Summary

    Frank Skinner presents the comedy panel show, which sees veteran broadcaster Terry Wogan, cricketer-turned-TV personality Phil Tufnell and writer, presenter and poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell compete to have their pet hates banished for ever. Their gripes include food packaging, health fads, the 1990s Australian cricket team, hors d'oeuvres and people who walk around changing rooms naked.
    Recommended

    Review

    This is a show about gripes, so let me air mine. Room 101 is pleasant enough viewing but it never quite takes off. There are amusing bits, as Victoria Coren launches into a tirade about fancy tea or Terry Wogan rails against excess packaging (“Has anyone tried to break into a toothbrush lately?”) but pretty much every episode has had a slightly desultory feel to it, with none of the comic sparks that fly in, for instance, Would I Lie to You?

    Also, watching celebrities – even witty ones – grumbling about mildly annoying aspects of life (tipping in restaurants and windows that don’t open are two tonight) doesn’t put you in the Friday-night mood, does it? There, gripe over.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostFrank Skinner
    GuestTerry Wogan
    GuestPhil Tufnell
    GuestVictoria Coren Mitchell

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorIan Lorimer
    Executive producerRichard Wilson
    Executive producerJimmy Mulville
    ProducerAdam Copeland
    Series producerStu Mather
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