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Room 101. Frank Skinner. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Room 101 (2012)

BBC One panel show / chat show about pet hates. 56 episodes (7 series), 2012 - 2018. Stars Frank Skinner.

Next new episode is on Friday 2nd February at 8:30pm. Series 7, Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on BBC iPlayer   Series 2, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave on Sunday at 11:30pm

Series 1, Episode 5 - Alistair McGowan, Hilary Devey, Josh Groban

This week Alistair McGowan, Hilary Devey and Josh Groban try to send the things they hate the most into Room 101. Nominations include children, Valentine's Day and smoking bans.

Full synopsis

Room 101. Image shows from L to R: Hilary Devey, Josh Groban, Frank Skinner, Alistair McGowan. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.


- Alistair McGowan: Children - Into Room 101.

- Hilary Devey: Football fans.

- Josh Groban: Pet owners who treat their pets like people.

Going Out

- Hilary: Smoking bans - Into Room 101.

- Alistair: Pints of beer.

- Josh: The exclusive night club experience.

Audience Choice

- People who call you "Mate" that you've never met before - Into Room 101.


- Hilary: Valentine's Day.

- Alistair: Tattoos.

- Josh: Auto-Tune - Into Room 101.

Alistair McGowan's Extra Item

- Little iPod earphones that easily break - Into Room 101.

Broadcast details

Friday 17th February 2012
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 19th February 2012 at 10:55pm on BBC1 (40 minute version)
  2. Friday 8th June 2012 at 12:05am on BBC HD (45 minute version)
  3. Monday 13th August 2012 at 11:10pm on BBC1 (40 minute version)
  4. Monday 13th August 2012 at 11:40pm on BBC1 Wales (40 minute version)
  5. Friday 8th November 2013 at 8:30pm on BBC1
  6. Wednesday 21st May 2014 at 10:00pm on Dave
  7. Thursday 22nd May 2014 at 2:10am on Dave
  8. Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 10:00pm on Dave
  9. Monday 4th August 2014 at 1:25am on Dave
  10. Monday 27th October 2014 at 10:00pm on Dave
  11. Tuesday 28th October 2014 at 1:20am on Dave
  12. Monday 5th January 2015 at 9:00pm on Dave
  13. Saturday 28th February 2015 at 9:20pm on Dave
  14. Wednesday 2nd September 2015 at 9:00pm on Dave
  15. Friday 18th December 2015 at 12:30am on Dave
  16. Friday 18th December 2015 at 10:00pm on Dave
  17. Sunday 31st January 2016 at 11:40pm on Dave
  18. Monday 1st February 2016 at 8:00pm on Dave
  19. Monday 1st August 2016 at 1:00am on Dave
  20. Monday 1st August 2016 at 8:00pm on Dave
  21. Saturday 26th November 2016 at 7:00pm on Dave
  22. Sunday 27th November 2016 at 1:00am on Dave
  23. Tuesday 24th January 2017 at 2:00pm on Dave
  24. Tuesday 24th January 2017 at 6:00pm on Dave
  25. Monday 6th March 2017 at 8:00pm on Dave
  26. Saturday 10th June 2017 at 12:00am on Dave
  27. Monday 7th August 2017 at 10:00pm on Dave
  28. Monday 6th November 2017 at 2:00am on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Frank Skinner Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alistair McGowan Guest
Hilary Devey Guest
Josh Groban Guest
Danny Walker Self
Writing team
Frank Skinner Writer
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
Stu Mather Series Producer
Adam Copeland Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Mirella Breda Executive Producer
Steve Dix Editor
Tim Ellison Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer


Josh Groban on people who dress up dogs

Josh Groban tries to banish people who dress pets up as humans to the depths of Room 101.

Featuring: Frank Skinner, Hilary Devey, Josh Groban.

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