Comedian Romesh Ranganathan is joined by celebrity guests and the Ranganation (his very own focus group made up of 25 members of the Great British public) to take a topical, funny look at modern Britain.
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Romesh Ranganathan ...  Self - Presenter 19 episodes, 2019-2021
Shanthi Ranganathan Shanthi Ranganathan ...  Self 19 episodes, 2019-2021
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Comedian Romesh Ranganathan is joined by celebrity guests and the Ranganation (his very own focus group made up of 25 members of the Great British public) to take a topical, funny look at modern Britain.

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On Wednesday, 15th January 2020 BBC Two announced that it has commissioned a 6 episode second series of the topical comedy programme. Series two will be broadcast on Sunday evenings on BBC Two from May 2020. Series 1 averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode becoming the biggest new BBC Two entertainment series for under 45s and 16-34 year-olds since the rebooted Robot Wars was broadcast on the channel in 2016. See more »

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Featured in The Last Leg: Episode #18.4 (2019) See more »

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It Takes a Nation of Romesh to Cheer Us Up
15 June 2020 | by owen-wattsSee all my reviews

A curiously engaging and well-balanced show with a very hard to describe format. Essentially, it's a chat show, between Romesh, two celebrities/comedians and about twenty random members of the British public. Also his mum. Sort of like an inverse Gogglebox.

The discussions are usually topically and frequently mundane - but Romesh's bracingly open banter and the diverse quirks of his "hand-picked" nation help smoothe it into something genuinely very fun to watch. In the first series there was also a strangely placed celebrity "note taker" who sat amidst the crowd which didn't seem particularly necessary.

Forced due to circumstance to operate via multiple video calls for the second and third series the format got a strange new vitality and became weirdly comforting - like a weekly hang-out with friends. I've heard a few people referring to it like that and over the increasingly fraught and national atmosphere there's something oddly cathartic about it all. I'm adamant that they need his actual gang in the title sequence though - not that bundle of actors. I want Pride of Wales jumping out of a helicopter and like... Wheeler Dealer doing flips.


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