The Ranganation. Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Zeppotron
The Ranganation

The Ranganation

  • TV comedy
  • BBC Two
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 24 episodes (4 series)

Topical comedy hosted by Romesh Ranganathan. Also features Shanthi Ranganathan.

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Series 1, Episode 2

The Ranganation. Image shows from L to R: Katherine Ryan, Natasia Demetriou, Romesh Ranganathan. Copyright: Zeppotron
This week's programme addresses dating, the milkshaking of Nigel Farage and hidden talents. With guests Natasia Demetriou and Katherine Ryan.

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Broadcast details

Sunday 26th May 2019
45 minutes
  • Friday 24th May 2019, 18:45 at BBC Elstree Centre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 30th May 2019 11:15pm BBC2
Sunday 16th February 2020 10:00pm
45 minute version
Monday 28th December 2020 1:10am BBC2

Cast & crew

Romesh Ranganathan Host / Presenter
Shanthi Ranganathan Self
Guest cast
Natasia Demetriou Guest
Katherine Ryan Guest
Nichi Hodgson Self
Eyal Booker Self
Writing team
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Geoff Norcott Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Baker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
Mark Barrett Series Producer
Mia Cross Producer
Monica Long Producer
Ruth Phillips Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Richard Cohen Executive Producer
Hannah Peddar Line Producer
Romesh Ranganathan Associate Producer
Rachel Ashdown Executive Producer
Ben Chambers Editor
Jake Mably Editor
Johnny Saunders Editor
Pascal Emmenegger Editor
Jason Chambers Editor
Michael Marden Editor
Alex Craig Production Designer


No more plastic straws?

Plastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April, the government has confirmed. What does The Ranganation think?

Featuring: Romesh Ranganathan, Shanthi Ranganathan, Natasia Demetriou & Katherine Ryan.


The latest series from Romesh Ranganathan sees the comic debate the key issues of the day alongside a focus group of ordinary Brits and, of course, his mum, who stole the show on his Asian Provocateur travelogue. Not a groundbreaking premise, but his sardonic ways are a draw.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 26th May 2019

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