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

Room 101 (1994)

BBC One and BBC Two chat show. 88 episodes (11 series), 1994 - 2007. Stars Nick Hancock and Paul Merton.

List Of Things In Room 101

Room 101. Paul Merton. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.Below, exclusive to British Comedy Guide, is the complete list of the things that were banished to the oblivion of Room 101 during the original television series, between 1994 and 2007.

- The French
- Ventriloquists
- Elvis Presley
- Postman Pat
- Hello! magazine
- Turly, Madly, Deeply
- A Parliamentary Affair by Edwina Currie
- 1975
- Jazz
- The Magic Roundabout
- Bonn, Germany
- The "Dear Son" Nationwide Advert
- 1970s softcore German pornography
- Margi Clark
- The FA Cup
- The Our Tune section of Simon Bates's radio shows.
- Snoopy
- Space hoppers
- Leggings
- TV cop shows
- The Word
- Casualty
- Long gloves
- Euro Disney
- Come Dancing
- Faeces
- Songs of Praise
Room 101. Image shows from L to R: Nick Hancock, Chris Tarrant. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.- Unidentified tubes of meat
- William Shakespeare
- Action Man
- Rodents, especially rats
- Australian TV programmes
- DIY
- Richard and Judy
- Children using the telephone
- Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
- Maths teachers
- Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York
- Jilly Goolden
- Vivienne Westwood
- Dogs with disproportionately large genitals
- Germaine Greer's post
- Michael Portillo's lips
- TV series The Choir
- BBC Radio 2
- The 1960s
- Insurance companies
- Car stickers
- Cricket
- The USA and American people
- Student backpackers
- Public schoolboys
- Blue Peter
- Caravans
- Last Of The Summer Wine
- The Bay City Rollers
- 3-2-1
- American football
Room 101. Image shows from L to R: Nick Hancock, Ulrika Jonsson. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.- EastEnders
- Guests on Wogan
- The sound of posh people talking
- Liverpool
- Jacket and jeans combination
- Sooty
- Mystic Meg
- Clowns
- Soap stars singing
- Skiing
- Dinner parties
- Doctors' surgeries
- US fitness TV channels
- Ferrero Rocher
- The YMCA dance
- Telephone chat-up lines
- Baby talk
- Films with subtitles
- Men's public toilets
- Being a teacher
- New Year's Eve
- People who don't know how to argue
- People who dress up as mascots
- Weather forecasters
- Teletubbies
- Celebrities doing jobs for which they are not qualified
- Portsmouth
- Muzak
- Chris Evans
- Spike Milligan's house
- Soap operas
- Hunting
- Parties
Room 101. Image shows from L to R: Nick Hancock, Arthur Smith. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.- The dark
- Richard Madeley
- Oysters
- Beach holidays
- Paul Daniels
- Shopping for shoes
- Margaret Thatcher
- Plastic wrappers around video tapes and CDs
- The skin on rice pudding and custard
- Cockroaches
- Pocket billiards (aka men adjusting their genitals in public)
- Decorative toilet roll covers
- Paper Roses by Marie Osmond
- TV cookery programmes
- Leggings
- Gentlemen's clubs
- Housework
- Celebrity parties
- The fact that dogs don't live long enough
- Kissing on both cheeks
- Mathematics
- Posh tea
- Jeffery Archer
- Soppy love songs
- Uninformed journalists
- Cyclists
- Bill Bailey's TV debut with a mind reading dog
- The revamped theme tune to The Bill
- The 1980s
- Chris de Burgh
- Corporate fast food
- Extended warranties
- Cat lovers
- "God Save the Queen"
- Ken Livingstone
- Builders who mock Janet Street-Porter's accent
- BBC Radio 1 DJs
- Stephen Bailey and other design gurus
- Cockney culture
- Wigs
- Lawyers
- Smoking bans
- Section 28
- Cooked apples
- Golf
- Bed and Breakfast
- The crown jewels
- Cheese footballs
- The Royal Family going abroad
- Dogs' lips
- Plucky underdog films
- Synchronised swimming
- DIY makeover shows
- Top Gear
- Cheese
- Pointless science
- Disney
- Short people
- Pretentious food
Room 101. Paul Merton. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.- Modern country music
- Silent letters
- Pet accessories
- Alan Ball
- Gifts from elderly relatives
- Boy bands
- Reverence to the Royal Family
- Mini-cab drivers who honk to let you know they have arrived
- Men are from Mars, Woman are from Venus
- Litter
- Slugs
- Snot
- Pedal-bin hair
- Liz Hurley
- Thongs
- Realistic toys
- Instruction manuals
- France
- Eating in cinemas
- Politicians
- Rap music
- Tonsils
- Student drama
- Protest raps
- Nautical fashion
- P.E. teachers
- Children's TV presenters
- Big Mouth Billy Bass
- Ben Elton
- Media training
- 24 hour news channels
- Late-night review shows
- New Age
- Australian questioning intonation
- Room 101
- People who force holiday reps to entertain, even though they have no talent
- Internet chat rooms
- Novelty underpants
- Men with colds
- Shielding the ball in football
- Shopping for clothes
- Robert Kilroy-Silk
- Horses
- Static electricity
- Cirque du Soleil
- Starbucks coffee houses
- Carved vegetables
- Abuse of handicapped parking privileges
- George Carey, The Archbishop of Canterbury
- Maybugs
- Loud music in restaurants
- Plastic wrapping
- Marzipan
- Anne Robinson
- Winter
- Cross country running
- Zoos
- Doctor Who
- Miss World and other beauty contests
- Powerboats
- Shirley Bassey
- Babies in restaurants
- Lateness
- Children in Need
Room 101. Nick Hancock. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.- Noisy people
- Hangovers
- Daft questions at interviews
- Rudeness
- Overlarge entourages
- Pop stars who mime
- Lynda Lee Potter
- Richard Clayderman
- Hard boiled eggs
- Adults who read Harry Potter novels
- Tim Henman
- 'Back to school' signs
- Comic operas
- Service charge
- Okra
- Craig David
- Cartoon animals that wear clothes
- Clipboards
- Christian rock music
- Concrete
- Merchandising
- Actors
- Pointless tourist attractions
- Footballers who complain
- Lollo rosso lettuce, bottled water and bruised Jack Daniels
- The rules of golf
- Announcers (mostly female) who shout at the end of a sentence
- Directors who make fast cuts
- Cowboy boots
- Britney Spears
- 'Baby on board' stickers
- Queueing
- Out-of-date magazines
- Trisha
- Cocaine
- Tracey Emin being drunk
- Clowns
- Ice cream vans
- Traffic calming measures
- Barney the Dinosaur
- God
- Rude and incompetent restaurant staff
- Drivers who wait at green traffic lights
- Bad liars
- Detox diets
- Skiing holidays
- Small evening bags
- Male yoga teachers
- Open-air theatres
- Hecklers and comperes
- London buses
- Fussy make-up artists
- Education
- Notting Hill
- Once-in-a-lifetime experiences
- Banter
- Gillian McKeith
- Magicians
- Schmoozers
- Call centres
- Adverts that do not mention what is being sold
- American English
- Science fiction
- Random firework displays
- Moths
- 19-year-old girls
- Bad nightclub etiquette
- The Royal Variety Performance
- The honours system
- Dates (the fruit)
- The House of Commons
- Raffles and raffle prizes
- Chiswick post office
- Immaculate men
- Cows, sheep and horses
- Rooks
- Southend
- Glitter in greeting cards
- Satellite navigation systems in cars
- Charmless muggers
- Jellyfish
- Balloons
- Televangelists
- Swimming trunks
- Instruction manuals
Room 101. Paul Merton. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.- List shows
- The Gallagher brothers
- Weather forecasters
- Famous people who say, "Do you know who I am?"
- Camera phones
- Unwrapped food
- Airline emergency procedures
- Marcus Brigstocke's own appetite
- Football
- David Blaine
- Personalised number plates
- Grammar bullies (like Lynne Truss)
- Global warming
- Mobile phones in theatres
- Barbecues
- Dogs living in cities
- Bono
- Obsession with crime
- Politicians who falsely claim they are in touch with modern culture
- Space travel
- Fake things
- Male world leaders
- The music of Frank Sinatra
- Paul Merton and Ian Hislop
- Traffic Wardens