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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 5: Room 101

Summary

Singer Cilla Black, Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis and The Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc compete to have their pet hates banished by Frank Skinner. Their gripes include dream bores, giant charity cheques, Las Vegas, knickers and people who make others sign cards.

Review

There often comes an awkward moment when the guests outline their pet hates and you wonder if the audience will applaud at the end of the pitch. Sometimes they don’t, and it leaves the celeb stranded, because the line between righteous yes-we-all-hate-that anger and ranting about minutiae is a hazy one.

Luckily, host Frank Skinner usually rides to the rescue with a well-observed quip. He tops Mel Giedroyc’s gripe about people who overpronounce Italian words in restaurants (“spag-HAY-tee”) by observing that if you tried the same in a Chinese restaurant, it would be dreadful. Meanwhile, Hugh Dennis hates leaving cards, and Cilla Black believes there’s a conspiracy surrounding knickers.

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Cast

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HostFrank Skinner
GuestCilla Black
GuestHugh Dennis
GuestMel Giedroyc

Crew

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

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  • Episode 5

    Room 101

    Summary

    Singer Cilla Black, Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis and The Great British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc compete to have their pet hates banished by Frank Skinner. Their gripes include dream bores, giant charity cheques, Las Vegas, knickers and people who make others sign cards.

    Review

    There often comes an awkward moment when the guests outline their pet hates and you wonder if the audience will applaud at the end of the pitch. Sometimes they don’t, and it leaves the celeb stranded, because the line between righteous yes-we-all-hate-that anger and ranting about minutiae is a hazy one.

    Luckily, host Frank Skinner usually rides to the rescue with a well-observed quip. He tops Mel Giedroyc’s gripe about people who overpronounce Italian words in restaurants (“spag-HAY-tee”) by observing that if you tried the same in a Chinese restaurant, it would be dreadful. Meanwhile, Hugh Dennis hates leaving cards, and Cilla Black believes there’s a conspiracy surrounding knickers.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostFrank Skinner
    GuestCilla Black
    GuestHugh Dennis
    GuestMel Giedroyc

    Crew

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