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Room 101

Room 101 (2012)

  • TV panel show / chat show
  • BBC One
  • 2012 - 2018
  • 56 episodes (7 series)

Frank Skinner hosts Room 101, where celebrities compete in a series of themed rounds to get their most hated item banished forever.

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Series 5, Episode 1 - Aisling Bea, David Tennant, Trevor McDonald

Room 101. Image shows from L to R: David Tennant, Aisling Bea, Frank Skinner, Trevor McDonald. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Comedian Aisling Bea, Doctor Who star David Tennant and newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald attempt to cast David's South African accent, lateness, and pigeons on the front page into the Orwellian chamber.

Preview clips

Round 1

- David: Sushi.

- Trevor: Queuing - Into Room 101.

- Aisling: Pigeons.

Round 2

- Trevor: Lateness.

- David: His South African accent - Into Room 101.

- Aisling: Scooters.

Bonus Choice

- David: Flossing - Into Room 101.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th January 2016
30 minutes
  • Tuesday 27th October 2015 at Elstree Film Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 11th July 2017 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 12th July 2017 1:40am Dave
Friday 1st September 2017 11:05pm BBC1
Monday 30th October 2017 3:25am Dave
Saturday 16th December 2017 12:00am Dave
Saturday 16th December 2017 2:00am Dave
Tuesday 20th March 2018 9:40pm Dave
Thursday 26th April 2018 6:00pm Dave
Sunday 6th January 2019 6:00pm Dave
Monday 2nd March 2020 7:00pm Dave
Saturday 18th April 2020 5:55pm Dave
Sunday 19th April 2020 4:00pm Dave
Thursday 18th June 2020 7:40pm Dave
Friday 19th June 2020 1:40am Dave
Wednesday 14th April 2021 1:35am Dave
Wednesday 14th April 2021 8:20pm Dave
Monday 24th May 2021 7:40pm Dave
Tuesday 25th May 2021 12:20am Dave
Friday 13th August 2021 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 14th August 2021 1:40am Dave
Wednesday 9th March 2022 7:40pm Dave
Tuesday 21st June 2022 2:00am Dave
Tuesday 21st June 2022 7:40pm Dave
Friday 22nd July 2022 8:20pm Dave
Saturday 23rd July 2022 2:30am Dave
Sunday 14th August 2022 5:20pm Dave
Wednesday 31st August 2022 7:40pm Dave
Thursday 1st September 2022 2:25am Dave
Thursday 22nd September 2022 7:40pm Dave
Friday 23rd September 2022 2:25am Dave
Monday 13th February 2023 7:40pm Dave
Sunday 19th March 2023 5:20pm Dave

Cast & crew

Frank Skinner Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Aisling Bea Guest
David Tennant Guest
Trevor McDonald (as Sir Trevor McDonald) Guest
Writing team
Frank Skinner Writer
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Adam Copeland Series Producer
Aoife Bower Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Tim Ellison Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer


David Tennant's South African accent

Frank Skinner discusses David Tennant's dislike of his South African accent.

Featuring: Frank Skinner & David Tennant.


David Tennant wants to put sushi into the titular dungeon. "It doesn't even come with chips!" "To be fair," says Frank Skinner, "you come from a place where they won't even eat raw Mars bars." Elsewhere, comedian Aisling Bea has it in for pigeons, along with adults on scooters ("like getting breastfed at 40"). But what are we to make of the rapturous applause that greets Sir Trevor McDonald's request for less queuing? Truly, the UK is going to hell in a handcart.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 14th January 2016

Room 101 - review: isn't it time for Room 102?

It would be churlish to complain about the new series of Room 101 (BBC One). Fortunately, churlish is my middle name. If TV commissioning editors had any sense, and they don't, they would commission Room 102, a meta-TV series in which every celebrity who's ever been on Would I Lie to You?, Mock the Week, Celebrity Mastermind, Celebrity Masterchef and Room 101 would have to plead for their lives before an audience of licence-fee payers.

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 14th January 2016

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