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The Smoking Room 

A British comedy set in the smoking room of a workplace.
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Series cast summary:
Robert Webb ...  Robin 17 episodes, 2004-2005
Jeremy Swift ...  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 Selina Griffiths ...  Janet 16 episodes, 2004-2005
Leslie Schofield ...  Len 16 episodes, 2004-2005
Fraser Ayres ...  Clint 15 episodes, 2004-2005
Siobhan Redmond ...  Sharon 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Emma Kennedy ...  Heidi 11 episodes, 2004-2005
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A British comedy set in the smoking room of a workplace.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | BBC Three [UK]

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dohányzásra kijelölt hely See more »

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(16 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Manager Sharon's cigarettes are always much longer than those seen smoked by her subordinates. See more »

Quotes

Heidi: Keith's put me on a health kick. He says I lost my shape after Dane was born. I'm only allowed to eat meat.
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Great Characters, Great Show
30 August 2004 | by greatdonnoSee all my reviews

The characterastion of The Smoking Room is the best I've seen in a sitcom since The Royle Family. For example the character of Robin evolved over the course of the series from a mild-mannered trivia fiend to a man whose afraid of his fellow smokers finding out that he's gay and also afraid that Ben from the Postroom isn't in love with him. The character of Annie is afraid that she's going to end up alone so she'll go to any length to get a man even if that means dressing up like a policeman. Lilian on the other hand is afraid of getting older and being alone

And Janet is afraid that because she's the boss' P.A. and she's a bit more well-bred than the other characters than she'll never be accepted as one of them. On the surface Sally seems like an easily irritated loudmoth but on the inside she is very caring. She is the only person who realises that Robin is gay and doesn't tell any of the other smokers. She comforts Annie at any point when she's about to break down and in her last scene of the series she even cheers Janet up by agreeing to having a girlie chat with her.

And while Sharon likes to stamp her authority on the other smokes she's as insecure as the rest of them. She doesn't know how to communicate with any of the others and in the last episode they rejected her social advances.

There are some stereotypes Barry the guy who can't do the crossword, Heidi the most boring woman you'll ever meet and the foul-mouthed security guard Len. I Hope this comes back for a second series because its enjoyable and a good concept. 9/10


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