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Former Doctor Who Showrunner, Steven Moffat Appears on Room 101 Tonight

Steven Moffat, whose vision guided Doctor Who from 2010 to 2017, appears on the popular BBC show, Room 101 tonight – but if you miss it, you can always catch up on iPlayer!
The TV show sees three celebrities arguing for their pet hates to be banished to the titular Room 101, named after the torture chamber in George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. For tonight’s edition, Moffat appears with comedian, Jimmy Carr (8 Out of 10 Cats) and ex-Saturdays singer, Rochelle Humes. This is a reshuffling of the episode order: the programme was initially set to be the finale of the series, to be aired on 9th March; instead, it’s been swapped with an episode that features DJ Alice Levine, Sherlock‘s Una Stubbs, and Bill Bailey (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe).
Among Moffat’s selections is “being Scottish” – which he’s previously demonstrated a mix of pride and annoyance at in Who stories such as The Beast Below, The Name of the Doctor, and Deep Breath.

Moffat isn’t the first Doctor Who alumni to appear in Room 101 – in fact, he’s not even the first in this series (the 18th overall): Pearl Mackie, aka. Bill Potts, opened the run of episodes in the middle of January. Prior seasons have featured David Tennant (the Tenth Doctor); Catherine Tate (Donna Noble); Warwick Davies (Nightmare in Silver); Alexander Armstrong (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe); Ben Miller (Robot of Sherwood); Reggie Yates (Leo Jones); Rebecca Front (The Zygon Invasion); and Sheila Hancock (The Happiness Patrol).
Oh, and of course, it’s presented by Frank Skinner (Mummy on the Orient Express)!
Directed by Ian Lorimer, you can watch Room 101 on BBC1 at 8:30pm, tonight – that’s 2nd February 2018. Or you can see it on BBC iPlayer after that!
What would you consign to Room 101? For me, there’s far too much to go into, but I will at least kick us off with – stubbing your little toe, sweetcorn, trains with too few carriages (especially at rush hour), artists who let the crowd sing their songs at concerts instead of actually singing themselves, printer inks, Dark Water/ Death in Heaven, inequality posing as equality, people who moan about the TV license fee, Bath, Lady Gaga, anyone who doesn’t read… Oh, you’ve got me going now…

Philip Bates

Editor and co-founder of the Doctor Who Companion. When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. Writer of The Black Archive: The Pandorica Opens/ The Big Bang, The Silver Archive: The Stone Tape, and 100 Objects of Doctor Who.

Former Doctor Who Showrunner, Steven Moffat Appears on Room 101 Tonight

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