Annually Retentive

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"This is just another stupid panel show, isn't it? This is not what I was promised!" Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a TV panel show? Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive gives you the chance to find out. Rob Brydon plays the reluctant host of a new history based panel show - Annually Retentive. Is he reluctant because he believes all panel shows except QI are beneath him or because it’s the only job he can get in TV since the acting work dried up? It's up to you to decide... How do the guests keep getting the answers right? Are those brilliant one-liners spur of the moment? What does Rob Brydon really think of his celebrity guests? And which popular quiz shows did the writers 'borrow' all their ideas from? Witness the bitching, backstabbing, scheming, feuding, anger, tears and vanity that runs rampant when the cameras aren't rolling...

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Episode 1

Dave Gorman's team Richard Bacon and Gail Porter Jane Moore's team David Mitchell and Lucy Porter

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Episode 2

Dave Gorman's team Steve Furst and John Inverdale Jane Moore's team Alistair McGowan and Dominik Diamond

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Episode 3

Dave Gorman's team Josie D'Arby and Robert Webb Jane Moore's team Russell Brand and Marcus Brigstocke

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Episode 4

Dave Gorman's team Boyd Hilton and Ronni Ancona Jane Moore's team Jo Brand and Paul Foot

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Episode 5

Dave Gorman's team Alexei Sayle and Dave Berry Jane Moore's team Omid Djalili and Bob Mills

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Episode 6

Dave Gorman's team Trisha Goddard and Rob Deering Jane Moore's team Gyles Brandreth and Sue Perkins
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Episode 1

Dave Gorman's team Rhys Thomas and Abi Titmuss Jane Moore's team Richard Herring and Jimmy Carr

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Episode 2

Dave Gorman's team"Weasel" (a bearded BBC studio employee who stood in for June Sarpong after she failed to appear) and Phil Hammond Jane Moore's team Jennie Bond and Chris Corcoran

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Episode 3

Dave Gorman's team Richard Park and Olivia Lee Jane Moore's team Griff Rhys Jones and Paul Ross

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Episode 4

Dave Gorman's team James Corden and Hal Cruttenden Jane Moore's team Robin Ince and Dave Johns

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Episode 5

Dave Gorman's team Frankie Boyle and Kate Lawler Jane Moore's team Russell Howard and Rory Bremner

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Episode 6

The usual gameshow format changed to show Brydon appearing in a mock-episode of the BBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" series.