Room 101. Paul Merton. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC
Room 101

Room 101 (1994)

  • TV chat show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1994 - 2007
  • 88 episodes (11 series)

What do you really dislike? In Room 101, celebrities have the chance to get rid of their personal hates forever. Stars Nick Hancock and Paul Merton.

Room 101. Paul Merton. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions

Key details

Genre
Chat Show
Broadcast
1994 - 2007
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
88 (11 series)
Stars
Nick Hancock and Paul Merton
Directors
John F.D. Northover, Phil Chilvers and Geraldine Dowd
Producers
Lissa Evans, Toby Stevens, Victoria Payne and Paul McGettigan
Companies

Supposing you could get rid of your worst nightmares, what would they be? Each week, a different celebrity guest has their chance to cast the things they hate most into Room 101 - the most horrible and frightening place in the world, as created by George Orwell in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

The series was hosted until 1997 by Nick Hancock, and then Paul Merton hosted it from 1999 until the final episode in 2007.

A revised format with a panel of celebrities, rather than a single guest, launched in 2012 with Frank Skinner as host: Room 101.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 4th July 1994 on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • The London Studios

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