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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 8

Frank Skinner hosts as three celebrities battle to banish their top peeve or worst nightmare to the depths of Room 101. With guests Henning Wehn, Michael Ball and Caroline Quentin.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Jan 2014 20:30

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn is a German stand-up comedian based in London. In this episode he tried to get the following into Room 101:

  • Anything to do with fundraising – If you want to do something fun you’ve always wanted to do,, why are you bothering other people about it?
  • The Monarchy – He feels sorry for the members of the Royal family; Life is about bettering yourself but when you are born in the Royal family, how are you going to better yourself?
  •  People singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in a restaurant.

Watch a clip of Stewart Lee introduce Henning on BBC Comedy.

Michael Ball

Michael Ball is a British actor, singer and radio and TV presenter. Here is what he tried to get into Room 101:

  • Junk mail - He hates it when you go away on holiday and when you come back, you can’t open the door because there is a pile of junk mail blocking it.
  • People who wear comedy pants, socks and ties - He thinks they are never funny and are worn by people who show a lack of humour.
  • Giving grown men stuffed animals and teddy bears as presents.

Listen to Sunday Night with Michael Ball on BBC Radio 2.

Caroline Quentin

Caroline Quentin is an English actress. In this episode she tried to get the following into Room 101:
  • Control pants – Undergarments designed for women that are meant to hold in any extra bits that try to get away.
  • Clairvoyants – Caroline doesn’t believe in them.
  • Trinkets – The things that she is mysteriously getting attracted to as she is getting older.

Caroline is the presenter for BBC Two's Restoration Home.


Role Contributor
Presenter Frank Skinner
Participant Henning Wehn
Participant Michael Ball
Participant Caroline Quentin
Producer Adam Copeland
Director Ian Lorimer


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