Ask Rhod Gilbert
|Ask Rhod Gilbert|
|Created by||Chris Jones
|Written by||Rhod Gilbert
|Directed by||Pati Marr|
|Presented by||Rhod Gilbert|
|Theme music composer||Cormac O'Kane|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||16 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Stephen Stewart
|Running time||40 minutes (Series 1)
35 minutes (Series 2)
|Production company(s)||Green Inc|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||27 September 2010– 9 November 2011|
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.
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.
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).
A pilot of the show was recorded on 22 March 2010 at the BBC Television Centre but has not been broadcast. 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. 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.
In 2013 Rhod Gilbert revealed that the show had been axed.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|1||27 September 2010||15 November 2010||8|
|2||21 September 2011||9 November 2011||8|
|This section does not cite any sources. (November 2011)|
|1x01||27 September 2010||Kate Silverton||Jo Brand and Amanda Byram|
|1x02||4 October 2010||Lorraine Kelly||Dave Gorman and Sarah Millican|
|1x03||11 October 2010||Carol Vorderman||Micky Flanagan and Suzi Perry|
|1x04||18 October 2010||James Martin||Connie Fisher and Russell Kane|
|1x05||25 October 2010||David Tennant||Adam Hills and Rita Simons|
|1x06||1 November 2010||Louise Minchin||Arlene Phillips and Jack Whitehall|
|1x07||8 November 2010||Susanna Reid||Andi Osho and Goldie|
|1x08||15 November 2010||Kaye Adams||Erin Boag and Katy Brand|
|2x01||21 September 2011||David Hasselhoff||Phill Jupitus and Kimberly Wyatt|
|2x02||28 September 2011||Deborah Meaden||Shappi Khorsandi and Craig Revel Horwood|
|2x03||5 October 2011||John Prescott||Edith Bowman and Russell Kane|
|2x04||12 October 2011||Fern Britton||Katy Brand and Adam Hills|
|2x05||19 October 2011||Angela Rippon||Amanda Byram and Sarah Millican|
|2x06||26 October 2011||Nick Hewer||Jenny Eclair and Christian O'Connell|
|2x07||2 November 2011||Germaine Greer||Larry Lamb and Andi Osho|
|2x08||9 November 2011||Janet Street-Porter||Andrew Lawrence and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen|
- "Ask Rhod Gilbert - Production Details". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- "Ask Rhod Gilbert". BBC Online. Archived from the original on 1 October 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
- "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.
- Owens, David. "Ask Rhod Gilbert silenced by BBC panel show axe". Retrieved 8 May 2014.