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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 4 - Heston Blumenthal, James Acaster, Kirsty Wark

Room 101. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Frank Skinner, Heston Blumenthal, Kirsty Wark. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Chef Heston Blumenthal, comedian James Acaster and newsreader Kirsty Wark try to rid the world of plastic flowers, geese, and the shot put.

Preview clips

Round 1

- James: Geese

- Kirsty: Men who wear too much aftershave - Into Room 101

- Heston: People who put milk into the tea first.

Round 2

- Kirsty: Plastic flowers.

- Heston: Food that doesn't taste as good as you remember it - Into Room 101.

- James: The shot put.

Bonus Choice

- James: The song "Livin' on a Prayer" - Into Room 101.

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th February 2016
30 minutes
  • Tuesday 6th October 2015 at Elstree Film Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 27th July 2016 11:15pm
40 minute version
Wednesday 27th July 2016 11:45pm
40 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Thursday 28th July 2016 12:15am BBC1 Scot
Tuesday 27th June 2017 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 28th June 2017 1:40am Dave
Friday 15th September 2017 11:10pm BBC1
Thursday 21st December 2017 12:00am Dave
Monday 12th February 2018 12:30am Dave
Monday 12th February 2018 3:25am Dave
Tuesday 27th March 2018 9:40pm Dave
Tuesday 1st May 2018 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 14th February 2019 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 7:40pm Dave
Saturday 25th April 2020 6:00pm Dave
Sunday 26th April 2020 4:00pm Dave
Friday 19th June 2020 8:20pm Dave
Friday 16th April 2021 12:40am Dave
Friday 16th April 2021 7:40pm Dave
Monday 31st May 2021 8:20pm Dave
Tuesday 1st June 2021 12:40am Dave
Sunday 12th September 2021 1:00am Dave
Monday 14th March 2022 7:40pm Dave
Wednesday 22nd June 2022 2:30am Dave
Tuesday 26th July 2022 7:40pm Dave
Wednesday 27th July 2022 2:00am Dave
Sunday 21st August 2022 5:20pm Dave
Thursday 1st September 2022 8:20pm Dave
Friday 2nd September 2022 3:00am Dave
Thursday 16th February 2023 7:40pm Dave
Sunday 26th March 2023 5:20pm Dave

Cast & crew

Frank Skinner Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Heston Blumenthal Guest
James Acaster Guest
Kirsty Wark Guest
Sophie McKinna Self
Writing team
Frank Skinner Writer
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
Adam Copeland Series Producer
Aoife Bower Producer
Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Stu Mather Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Steve Dix Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer


James Acaster on the shot put

Frank Skinner discusses James Acaster's dislike for the shot put event.

Featuring: Frank Skinner & James Acaster.


Radio Times review

Comedian James Acaster kicks things off nicely with his first pet hate, which is simply: geese. They are "the worst of all the animals," he argues via a nice routine on their lairy attitude. Which naturally is topped by host Frank Skinner, who goes off at a tangent with a story about geese and Rod Stewart - and as we know, Skinner's tangents and flights of fancy are what hold the show aloft, when it would otherwise be little more than "Gripe Idol". His routine about his tea-making approach is wonderful and leaves Heston Blumenthal spluttering in despair. Also on tonight: Kirsty Wark, who really doesn't like plastic flowers.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 2nd February 2016

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