A British comedy set in the smoking room of a workplace.




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Series cast summary:
 Robin (17 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Barry (17 episodes, 2004-2005)
Nadine Marshall ...
 Sally (17 episodes, 2004-2005)
Paula Wilcox ...
 Lilian (17 episodes, 2004-2005)
Debbie Chazen ...
 Annie (17 episodes, 2004-2005)
Selina Griffiths ...
 Janet (16 episodes, 2004-2005)
Leslie Schofield ...
 Len (16 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Clint (15 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Sharon (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Heidi (11 episodes, 2004-2005)


A British comedy set in the smoking room of a workplace.

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29 June 2004 (UK)  »

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Fantastic Comedy but so Underrated!
10 October 2006 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

The Smoking Room is one of the simplest set ups I have ever seen for a show. All episodes have been set in a single room (with the odd exception of a shot outside the room)but to be honest I think this is a great strength.

To set up is simple, as mentioned above a Smoking Room in a workplace that is frequented by a select group of workers who's conversations and interactions go from normal to simply strange.

A run down of the regular cast is ...Theres Len the foul mouthed Security guard, Sally and Annie the best friends (or at least as far Annie is concerned), Barry who just cant handle the crossword, Heidi the woman so boring no one noticed she was on Maternity Leave, Lilian the 40 something divorcée who is rediscovering her youth, Sharon the Boss who is as mad as her employees, Clint the handyman who just isn't very handy, Robin the not very good closet gay man, Gordon who is just odd and my personal favourite Janet who is the bosses long suffering PA.

My favourite thing about this show is its so deadpan. It has not been written for laughs and this makes it all the more funny. The cast is top notch and everyone fits together like a jigsaw.

As mentioned above my favourite Character is Janet, played by the wonderful Selina Griffiths who is just fantastic and steals every scene she is in, having been in a similar job position myself, I cant believe how similar we seem, funny in one respect, quite scary in another.

Anyone who hasn't seen this show, it is repeated all the time on Digital TV or you could go and buy the DVD, series one is out now and Series 2 will be out 16th October.

So to sum up, THE SMOKING ROOM, SMOKING HOT! 10/10

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