Room 101

Friday 8:30 PM on BBC
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 14 : Ep 7

    Charles Dance, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Andi Osho

    Aired 3/7/14

  • S 14 : Ep 6

    Gyles Brandreth, Melanie Chisholm, Adam Hills

    Aired 2/28/14

  • S 14 : Ep 5

    Sara Cox, Aled Jones, Josh Widdicombe

    Aired 2/21/14

  • S 14 : Ep 4

    Kelly Hoppen, Miles Jupp, Vernon Kay

    Aired 2/14/14

  • S 14 : Ep 3

    Lee Mack, Dave Myers, Ruby Wax

    Aired 2/7/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Frank Skinner


  • Paul Merton


  • Nick Hancock


  • John Craven


  • Lee Mack


  • show Description
  • If you had the chance to banish some of your worst nightmares to the depth of Room 101 what would they be and why? Frank Skinner presents this comical chat show asking guests to nominate their pet hates, he then chooses one to banish. Originally hosted by Nick Hancock then Paul Merson; they presented the show with a different format whereby one guest was on the show talking about a number of items they want to put in Room 101 and Hancock/Merson would decide if the item should go in. Under Skinner's reign three guests compete to get their items banished with Skinner deciding which goes in.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • Bob: I once had an affair with a female ventriloquist which was really weird because we was in bed and the wardrobe was groaning

    • Bob: I can say come here in French, which is venir ici, and if I want to say go over there, I'll go over there and then say venir ici

    • (Nick Hancock on American Football) Nick: They blow a whistle and then they just go everywhere. I think its based on Runaround.

    • Paul: I'm sure the lawyers would like to point out that you're not suggesting that Princess Anne lost her virginity to a horse! Fay: Of course not. Paul: (whispering) But I think she did!

    • (During 1960s advertisment for tents) 1960s Narrator: It's so simple even a woman can put it together! But they still get muddled at times!

    • Paul: Some people could benefit from being shy, like the Hamiltons! Wouldn't the world be a better place if those two could button it for five minutes?

    • Fay: (To Paul) You're a very good listener, by the way. Paul: Half past ten!

    • Paul: Robert Kilroy Silk, represented by this piece of teak!

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    Notes (5)

    • Info and screencaps for this episode:

    • First time that there was more than one guest on Room 101.

    • Anne Robinson offended quite a lot of people when she had the Welsh as one of her items for Room 101. However, it stemmed from her jealousy of how good they were at everything, such as singing.

    • Richie is best known for his role on Eastenders as barman Alfie Moon, for which he has won awards.

    • Episode plays out with Rolf Harris singing Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport.

    Trivia (15)

    • The French, Ventriloquists and Elvis Presley go into Room 101, there are now three items in there.

    • In the "Trainspotting" section, a Hornby Class 37 OO gauge model is brought up onto the table, with a book with a title something like "Complete Guide to BR locomotives - 71001-73999. That's the wrong book. That book has Classes 71, 72 and 73 in it, not Class 37s.

    • For the first time, Paul Merton sat on the right (on-screen) and Julian on the left, because Julian dislikes the left hand side of his face, and doesn't like to have it to camera.

    • The people of Leighton Buzzard weren't pleased, and protested about the use of their coat of arms.

    • Stephen wanted to put "Room 101" into "Room 101" because it focuses on what people hate. Merton was in a quandary about what to do: * If he put it , it would be like committing "Professional Suicide" * If he didn't put it into Room 101 he would have to give it to Stephen and it would then become his. Merton put it in - which made the picture go blank followed by Merton saying "I wish I hadn't done that"

    • The tan-o-meter ranges from current Michael Jackson to young Michael Jackson.

    • Paul references his love for The Beatles.

    • For legal reasons, the name Starbucks was changed to Tarbucks.

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    Allusions (94)

    • The Big Breakfast A live early morning magazine programme on Channel 4 that ran between 1992 and 2002. It had an anarchic feel.

    • Truly Madly Deeply 1992 UK film directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman.

    • Postman Pat Children's show baseed on books by John Cunliffe, based on a rural postman in a town called Greendale.

    • Mona Lisa Famous painting by Da Vinci.

    • The Magic Roundabout Originally created in France, it was brought to the UK by Eric Thompson, and featured characters including Dougal, Zebedee and Dylan.

    • Spycatcher Book by the former MI5 secret service operative and Assistant Director Peter Wright, which the British Government attempted to ban.

    • The Silence of the Lambs 1991 film based on the Thomas Harris novel, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.

    • Gracie Fields Star of stage and screen who passed away in 1979.

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  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Too laid back?

    By rosette, Jan 24, 2014

  • A really good british comedy.

    By vicmackey31, Apr 28, 2006

  • Put your hates into Room 101.

    By Plasticcastle, Jun 30, 2005

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