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Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive

BBC Three panel show / sitcom spoof. 12 episodes (2 series), 2006 - 2007. Stars Rob Brydon, Dave Gorman, Jane Moore, Sharon Horgan and others.

Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive

Rob Brydon is a panel show host in this satire of the comedy industry

Panel Show, Sitcom
2006 - 2007
BBC Three
12   (2 series)
Rob Brydon and Paul Duddridge
Rob Brydon, Dave Gorman, Jane Moore, Sharon Horgan, Russell Tovey, Steve Furst, Dominic Holland, Alice Lowe and others
Rob Brydon and Paul Duddridge
Paul Wheeler, Andrew Gillman and Paul Duddridge
Dave Skinner, Alex Kavallierou and Paul Duddridge

"This is just another stupid panel show, isn't it? This is not what I was promised!"

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a TV panel show? Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive gives you the chance to find out.

Rob Brydon plays the reluctant host of a new history based panel show - Annually Retentive. Is he reluctant because he believes all panel shows except QI are beneath him or because it's the only job he can get in TV since the acting work dried up? It's up to you to decide...

How do the guests keep getting the answers right? Are those brilliant one-liners spur of the moment? What does Rob Brydon really think of his celebrity guests? And which popular quiz shows did the writers 'borrow' all their ideas from?

Witness the bitching, backstabbing, scheming, feuding, anger, tears and vanity that runs rampant when the cameras aren't rolling...

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Annually Retentive
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 11th July 2006 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 4th June 2007 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 24th May 2011 at 1:55am on Dave

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