Problem With Adam Bloom, The

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights with help from Brendan Burns, Sarah Kennedy and Rob Rouse.

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Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights with help from Brendan Burns, Sarah Kennedy and Rob Rouse.|The comedian goes on a mission to investigate bad customer service. With Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy. From August 2003.|The comedian's mission is to investigate bad customer service. With Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy. From August 2003.|The comedian's mission is to investigate bad customer service.|With Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy.|From August 2003.||The comedian muses on the secret of life and the mysteries of destiny and fate.|With Rob Rouse and Stefano Paolini.|Bad service is a vice which requires eradicating!
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|The comedian asks exactly who starts rumours? Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy help silence wagging tongues. From August 2003.|The comedian asks exactly who starts rumours? Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy help silence wagging tongues.|From August 2003.|The comedian asks exactly who starts rumours? Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy help.|Fed up with being the subject of ugly rumours, the comedian attempts to find out how they started in the first place.|Adam Bloom traces the origin of gossip to its source, with stand-up and reconstructions.|Helping Adam silence wagging tongues are Stefano Paolini, Sarah Kennedy and Brendon Burns
0103Street Crime2003090320040929
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The twice-mugged comedian looks at the problem from all angles, with a reconstruction. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.|The twice-mugged comedian looks at the problem from all angles, with a reconstruction.|With Rob Rouse.|From September 2003.|The comedian re-creates the time he was mugged and examines the incident from various perspectives to see what we can learn.|Is there an etiquette to being mugged? Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime, with stand-up and reconstructions.|Helping Adam solve criminal dilemmas is Rob Rouse
0104Mobiles2003091020041006
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|The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using portable telephones. With Sarah Kennedy. From September 2003.|The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using portable telephones.|With Sarah Kennedy.|From September 2003.|From 2003.||The comedian helps us to deal with more everyday annoyances, with help from Rob Rouse, Emma Kennedy and Stephano Paolini.|You can answer a mobile phone anywhere, including a cinema.|Should you say anything if someone does? Adam Bloom deals with this tricky situation, with stand-up and reconstructions.|Helping him find an answer are Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini and Sarah Kennedy.
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|Haunted by his past, the comedian has words of caution on the return of personal items. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.|Haunted by his past, the comedian has words of caution on the return of personal items.|With Rob Rouse.|From September 2003.|Still marred by a childhood experience, the comedian has a word of caution about lending things.|With guest Rob Rouse.|Never a borrower or a lender be.|Adam Bloom explores what happens when you give something to someone and then ask for it back, with stand-up and reconstructions.|Helping Adam get his stuff back is Rob Rouse
0106 LASTCutting Corners2003092420041020
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The frugal comedian features an excerpt from his stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.|The frugal comedian features an excerpt from his stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival.|With Rob Rouse.|From September 2003.|It's the last episode of the series and the comedian cuts a corner or two by playing us an excerpt from his stand-up show.|Value for money is very important these days.|Adam Bloom makes sure you get a full show's worth and are not short changed in any way.|Helping him conserve the corporation's pennies is Rob Rouse|
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The comedian muses on the secret of life, and the mysteries of destiny and fate. With Rob Rouse. From October 2004.|Adam Bloom has a problem.|He's fed up with having problems.|But would not having problems really be any better?|The comedian muses on the secret of life - and the mysteries of destiny and fate.|With Rob Rouse.|From October 2004.
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|The stand-up comedian looks back at the many years he's spent performing in Scotland's capital city. From November 2004.|The stand-up comedian looks back at past performances at the Edinburgh Festival.|The stand-up comedian looks back at the many years he's spent performing in Scotland's capital city.|From November 2004.|Adam Bloom has taken a show to the EDINBURGH Fringe for the last eight years.|If you missed any of them, this is a retrospective.|In fifteen short minutes.|The stand-up comedian looks back at the many years he's spent performing at the Edinburgh Festival.|With Alistair Mcgowan.
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The stand-up comedian talks about paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in. With Stefano Paolini. From November 2004.|The stand-up comedian talks about paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in.|With Stefano Paolini.|The subjects include paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in.|A problem shared is a problem halved, unless the sharer has a trust phobia, in which case it opens a new can of worms.
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The comedian reveals how comics come up with all their witty gags. With Alistair McGowan and Rob Rouse. From November 2004.|Adam unveils the six steps to success in writing comedy.|With Alistair Mcgowan|How do comedians come up with their witty gags? The stand-up host gives the answers.|With Alistair Mcgowan and Rob Rouse.
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The friendly comedian tells his chums exactly what he doesn't like about them. With Brendon Burns. From November 2004.|Earlier this year Adam Bloom told three of his closest friends what he most disliked about them.|This is how they reacted.|With Adam Bloom and Brendon Burns|The stand-up's musings on friendship begin when he tells his friends what he doesn't like about them.|With Brendon Burns.|Adam's musings on friendship begin after telling friends what he doesn't like about them.|The comedian's musings sees him tell his chums exactly what he doesn't like about them.|From November 2004.
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The comedian muses on coping strategies, and how stressful this series was to make. With Brendon Burns. From December 2004.|Adam muses on the trials and tribulations of writing a 6-part series, planning an EDINBURGH show and taking a holiday.|The comic muses on stress - and how stressful it was to complete this series!|The comic muses on stress - and how stressful it was to complete this series! From 2004.|The comic muses on stress - and how stressful it was to complete this series! From December 2004.|The comedian muses on coping strategies - and how stressful this series was to make! With Brendon Burns.|From December 2004.|The comedian muses on coping strategies - and how stressful this series was to make!
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The comic turns his attentions to reading, more specifically the problem Adam has reading aloud.|In fact, until a year ago, Adam had never read a book.|He had such negative experiences at school he managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life.|But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again.|With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini
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||The comedian ponders the many difficulties involved in being - and having - a mum and dad. With Rob Rouse. From November 2005.|The comedian ponders the many difficulties involved in being - and having - a mum and dad.|This week it's his parents and why - despite being very close to them - he still argues all the time.|With his own special comic take on life's challenges, Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years.|A heartwarming, funny and quixotic half hour of Bloom comedy.|Written by Adam Bloom|Starring Adam Bloom, with Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge, Stefano Paolini and Bernie Bloom.|With Adam Bloom, Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini, Hattie Hayridge, Bernie Bloom.
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|The comedian celebrates and chastises the various marvels of the modern age. With Hattie Hayridge. From November 2005.|The comedian celebrates and chastises the various marvels of the modern age.|This week it's technology - he and the team explore the barriers and dilemmas it creates in normal every day relationships.|Starring Adam Bloom, with Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini
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|The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Heyridge. From November 2005.|The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Heyridge.|The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option.|This week it's honesty - he and the team ask if honesty is the best policy.|Adam Bloom thinks so and takes us on a journey of childhood betrayal, falsehoods and dishonesty.|Starring Adam Bloom, with Brendon Burns, Hattie Heyridge, Andrew Fleming and Stefano Paolini
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|The comedian ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle. With Brendon Burns. From November 2005.|The comedian ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle.|Adam Bloom deals with the big question this week - is there anyone out there? As always, Adam's unique take on life means you'll be surprised at his insights and his conclusions on religion and God.|It's a fast-paced and freewheeling look at matters spiritual involving North London burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle, all drawn from personal experiences.|Starring Adam Bloom, with Hattie Heyridge, Alfie Joey and Brendon Burns
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|A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure. With Brendon Burns. From November 2005.|A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure.|Adam interviews his closest friends to discover more about friendship and if honesty is always the best policy.|He then deals with stress - of not finishing writing the script and how the wrong dinner companion can ruin a meal.|Featuring highlights from the previous series.|Starring Adam Bloom, with Brendon Burns