Saturday, SBS, 8.30pm
Despite being inspired by the torture room in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, this new Aussie take on the BBC comedy of the same name offers plenty to smile about. Hosted by veteran funnyman Paul McDermott (right), viewers will get twice the laughs tonight as Room 101 premieres with a delightful double-episode in which special guests reveal their pet peeves and try to convince McDermott to consign those certain things, people or concepts to the Room 101 vault (the idea being that doing so banishes them from the world forever). First up are SBS favourites Julia Zemiro and the hilarious H.G. Nelson, who each share several unique things they would like to never see again.