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Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable

Dave chat show about sins. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Mel Giedroyc and Lou Sanders.

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Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. Image shows from L to R: Graham Norton, Desiree Burch, Alex Brooker, Mel Giedroyc, Lou Sanders.

Series 1, Episode 1

Further details

Graham Norton reveals a lie to his mother that went too far leading to him having to have his appendix removed, Alex Brooker talks about 'trying to catch a girl' in a Home Alone inspired trap and Desiree Burch admits to cheating with a friend's boyfriend at high school.

There are even more revelations as Desiree reveals she got caught short on the way home, Alex admits his treatment of his stepdad and Graham discusses his short-lived restaurant career.

The drone delivers evidence from more of the guest's past misdemeanours including Desiree being caught "bobbing for bananas" at a festival, Alex getting turned on at a funeral and Graham losing a prophylactic.

In the final round there are sinful tales from the unforgivable audience including dirty steaks being served up at an event, someone chopping their arch-rival's finger off and a surprise appearance for Alex Brooker.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on UKTV Play

Tuesday 2nd February 2021
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Mel Giedroyc Host / Presenter
Lou Sanders Self
Guest cast
Graham Norton Guest
Desiree Burch Guest
Alex Brooker Guest
Writing team
Toby Davies Writer
Sam Fletcher Writer
Laura Claxton Writer
Adam Hess Writer (Additional Material)
Luke McQueen Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Toby Baker Director
Dominic Wells-Martin Series Producer
Omar Adam Producer
Jo Maney Producer
Ben Wicks Executive Producer
Hilary Rosen Executive Producer


Graham Norton stood up Mel Giedroyc at lunch

Restaurant apology required! Mel finds Graham Norton guilty of standing her up for a lunch date.

Featuring: Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton.

Graham Norton faked an illness

Graham Norton confesses to an original sin about the time he faked sickness as a child and had his appendix removed as a result.

Featuring: Mel Giedroyc, Graham Norton.

The time Mel followed through on stage

Mel confesses to an on-stage accident early in her comedy career.

Featuring: Mel Giedroyc, Lou Sanders, Graham Norton, Desiree Burch, Alex Brooker.


TV: Five minutes with... Mel Giedroyc

New comedy panel show Unforgiveable sees celebrities confess their darkest secrets, Danelle de Wolfe discovers more from presenter Mel Giedroyc.

Danelle de Wolfe, The Herald, 2nd February 2021

Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable review

In Unforgivable, Mel Giedroyc's been saddled a format that she doesn't even have much confidence in, the needlessly complex negative scoring, unnecessary gong, and convoluted rounds becoming a running joke even from episode one. But ignore all that hoo-ha and this is essentially a chat show stripped back to the good bits. Guests can forget plugging the latest project or telling us what a delight their co-stars were. Just tell the entertaining and embarrassing stories from your past.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2nd February 2021

Review - Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable series 1 episode 1

There is the makings of a good show here, the idea is a decent one and allows the guests to tell stories that you might not hear in your average chat / panel show. But to have any chance of being consistently watchable it would require the titular Giedroyc to be jettisoned and Lou Sanders replaced as the host, and the guests to give stories which haven't been rehearsed to death, along with them being as good and as game as Norton was. As it is this is something which is probably worth waiting for Dave to put the best bits up on youtube rather than sitting through an entire episode and having to witness a fair few painfully dull tales, that or only watch the episodes where the guests are people you're extremely fond of.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 3rd February 2021

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