Ask Rhod Gilbert

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Ask Rhod Gilbert
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Title card
Genre Comedy
Format Panel game
Created by Chris Jones
Stephen Stewart
Written by Rhod Gilbert
Greg Davies
Lloyd Langford
Madeleine Brettingham
Barry Castagnola
Matthew Crosby
Keith Martin
Henry Paker
Dan Swimer
Dominic English
Kevin Day
Lucien Young
Aiden Spackman
Tim Allsop
Stewart Williams
Steve Parry
Directed by Pati Marr
Presented by Rhod Gilbert
Starring Regular Panelists:
Greg Davies
Lloyd Langford
Theme music composer Cormac O'Kane
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 16 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Stephen Stewart
Piers Fletcher
Mark Linsey
Alan Tyler
Producer(s) Chris Curley
Richard Grocock
Stephanie McIntosh
Sophie Cousens
Editor(s) Bill Gill
Mykola Pawluk
Coilin O'Cearbhaill
Running time 40 minutes (Series 1)
35 minutes (Series 2)
Production company(s) Green Inc
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 16:9
Original run 27 September 2010 (2010-09-27) – 9 November 2011 (2011-11-09)
External links
Website
Production website

Ask Rhod Gilbert is a British comedy panel show produced by Green Inc for the BBC. It began on 27 September 2010 and ended on 9 November 2011 on BBC One, it is presented by Rhod Gilbert with Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford as regular panelists.[1]

Overview[edit]

In each episode questions are asked by well-known personalities (many of these questions are set-ups for jokes) and members of the public, the host and his guests attempt to find the answers through studio demonstrations, experiments, archive clips, internet distractions, live phone calls and visual link-ups from home and around the world.[2]

The second series became more structured than the first, with four rounds making up each show. The first round, "A Famous Face Asks", begins with a video clip from a famous personality or personalities, with questions asked in each one. The second round, "The World Asks", involves a video-recorded question from a person around the globe, while the third round, "The Audience Asks", is a quickfire round with questions from the audience. The fourth round, "Our Special Guest Asks", involves a question from one of the panellists, and also involves a section entitled "Let's Go To The Lab", where either one or two of the show's 'regulars', Greg Davies, Lloyd Langford and Rhod Gilbert direct a studio demonstration, usually involving one (or two) of the remaining 'regulars' partaking in an "experiment" to help answering the question in that round, with the "experiment" usually involving some form of gunging and/or minor humiliation of the involved individual(s).

Production[edit]

A pilot of the show was recorded on 22 March 2010 at the BBC Television Centre but has not been broadcast.[1] The show was commissioned originally by Mark Linsey (Controller of Entertainment Commissioning), Alan Tyler (Executive Editor, Entertainment Commissioning) and Jay Hunt (Controller BBC1). Danny Cohen (Controller BBC1) re-commissioned the format for series two.[3] Recording of the first series began in September 2010 and ended in November 2010. Three episodes of the first series were recorded at BBC Television Centre, another two were recorded at the BBC Blackstaff Studio, Belfast and the rest of the episodes were recorded at BBC Pacific Quay.[1]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 27 September 2010 15 November 2010 8
2 21 September 2011 9 November 2011 8

Episode list[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Show Air date Authenticator Guests
1x01 27 September 2010 (2010-09-27) Kate Silverton Jo Brand and Amanda Byram
1x02 4 October 2010 (2010-10-04) Lorraine Kelly Dave Gorman and Sarah Millican
1x03 11 October 2010 (2010-10-11) Carol Vorderman Micky Flanagan and Suzi Perry
1x04 18 October 2010 (2010-10-18) James Martin Connie Fisher and Russell Kane
1x05 25 October 2010 (2010-10-25) David Tennant Adam Hills and Rita Simons
1x06 1 November 2010 (2010-11-01) Louise Minchin Arlene Phillips and Jack Whitehall
1x07 8 November 2010 (2010-11-08) Susanna Reid Andi Osho and Goldie
1x08 15 November 2010 (2010-11-15) Kaye Adams Erin Boag and Katy Brand

Series 2[edit]

Show Air date Authenticator Guests
2x01 21 September 2011 (2011-09-21) David Hasselhoff Phill Jupitus and Kimberly Wyatt
2x02 28 September 2011 (2011-09-28) Deborah Meaden Shappi Khorsandi and Craig Revel Horwood
2x03 5 October 2011 (2011-10-05) John Prescott Edith Bowman and Russell Kane
2x04 12 October 2011 (2011-10-12) Fern Britton Katy Brand and Adam Hills
2x05 19 October 2011 (2011-10-19) Angela Rippon Amanda Byram and Sarah Millican
2x06 26 October 2011 (2011-10-26) Nick Hewer Jenny Eclair and Christian O'Connell
2x07 2 November 2011 (2011-11-02) Germaine Greer Larry Lamb and Andi Osho
2x08 9 November 2011 (2011-11-09) Janet Street-Porter Andrew Lawrence and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ask Rhod Gilbert - Production Details". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ask Rhod Gilbert". BBC Online. Archived from the original on 1 October 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "New commissions and return of Sherlock for BBC One". BBC Press Office. 28 August 2010. Archived from the original on 16 September 2010. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 

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