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The Grumpy Guide To...

The Grumpy Guide To...

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Two
  • 2007 - 2011
  • 16 episodes (2 series)

A grumpy perspective on aspects of modern life from a group of celebrities. Stars Jenny Eclair, Kathryn Flett, Justin Moorhouse, Germaine Greer, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and more.

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Series 2, Episode 5 - Romance

A grumpy look at romance. For those newly in love, the dating game may be a wonderful thing, but for the rest of us just the word romance alone sets us off. It could be that the process of finding someone nice to date is so hideous and difficult that once two people find each other they stick together like glue.

Further details

For grumpy people, like us, things that are supposed to make us universally, unreservedly happy have a habit of making us very grumpy indeed. Like romance: the whole boy meets girl business, yes ok if you're in the first flush of youth or you're newly in lurve, then the dating game is a wonderful thing, but for the rest of us, just the word romance sets us off on a string of grumpy thoughts. Some days the whole world seems to be canoodling in luvvy duvvy paradise, when the truth is most of us have a limited amount of success with the whole business. Or could it be that the process of finding someone nice to date is so hideous, so difficult that once we've found a partner we stick together in twos like glue.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 30th October 2007
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 19th December 2010 10:45pm BBC2
Friday 8th April 2011 9:00pm CC Extra
Saturday 9th April 2011 9:00pm CC Extra
Sunday 29th May 2011 1:00am CC Extra
Sunday 29th May 2011 9:00pm CC Extra
Sunday 21st August 2011 10:00pm CC Extra

Cast & crew

Jenny Eclair Self
Kathryn Flett Self
Justin Moorhouse Self
Germaine Greer Self
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Self
Lynn Barber Self
Jenni Trent Hughes Self
Matthew Parris Self
Arabella Weir Self
Brian Conley Self
Richard Ingrams Self
Ann Widdecombe Self
Stuart Maconie Self
Mariella Frostrup Self
Guest cast
Guy Browning Self
Tanya Byron Self
Tracey Cox Self
Writing team
Judith Holder Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mary Ramsay Producer
Stuart Prebble Executive Producer
Judith Holder Executive Producer
Claire Storey Editor

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