Sue Perkins hosts, making Dilemma stand out from a sea of male led panel games, or any show for that matter. This is a show that should make the diversity audit pay attention, sadly for that fact alone. But wait! There’s more! Whilst in keeping with the one host, four guests format last night Dilemma deviated a little bit and had a ratio of three women to two men! And no-one imploded!
If it weren’t for Susan Calman’s quirky confessions and banter with Sue Perkins the show might not have worked at all. Guests Greg Proops, Louise Wener and Simon Evans seemed a little worried as to who might be listening. Their answers seemed to be influenced by legality and the potential wrath of their partners… Fortunately Calman had no such qualms. As the format is now, Dilemma definitely needs to have some good guests to prop up the show.
Dilemma airs this November on BBC Radio 4