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Iain Stirling's Buffering cancelled by ITV2

Iain Stirling's sitcom Buffering, which he starred in and co-wrote for ITV2, will not be returning for a third series, producers Avalon have told British Comedy Guide.

British Comedy Guide, 21st December 2023

Iain Stirling interview

Iain Stirling on the winter edition, his sitcom Buffering and the 'innately funny' world of kids' TV.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 29th January 2023

Iain Stirling interview

The voice of Love Island discusses the return of Buffering.

Lauren Morris, Radio Times, 26th January 2023

Guests lined up for new series of Buffering

Laura WhitmoreEmily AtackDavid CarlyleTony WayMelvin OdoomTyne-Lexy ClarsonSophie Duker and Gordon Kane will feature as guest stars in the second series of Buffering, the sitcom created by and starring BAFTA winning comedian Iain Stirling and Steve Bugeja.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 10th January 2023

Bloods, Ellie & Natasia, Question Team, Toast up for Rose d'Or awards

Bloods, Ellie & Natasia, Question Team and Toast Of Tinseltown have been nominated in the Comedy category of the international Rose d'Or awards. Meanwhile Buffering, Chivalry, Everything I Know About Love, Frayed and The Outlaws feature in the Comedy Drama and Sitcom category.

British Comedy Guide, 12th October 2022

Iain Stirling's sitcom Buffering returning to ITV2 for a second series

Iain Stirling's Buffering is returning to ITV2 for six more episodes in 2023.

British Comedy Guide, 15th September 2022

As intensely maddening viewing went in 2021, the sitcom writing debut of Love Island narrator and comic Iain Stirling was almost unbeatable. Apparently playing himself, Stirling's turn as a kids' TV presenter was so screechy and irksome that his scenes alongside a puppet co-star saw him prove less empathic than a lump of felt with ping-pong balls for eyes. And yet, in a shout-at-the-TV, pray-for-disaster sort of way, it was captivating. It's not unusual to be hooked on a show by rooting for its lead. But in this case, you were rooting for him to fail.

Alexi Duggins, The Guardian, 29th December 2021

Buffering review

If it all sounds fairly indulgent, putting your life on screen right after the latest bulletin from Love Island's baby-oiled, Balearic-based Brains Trust, then you should know that Jedward aren't involved. And Buffering has some funny lines.

Aidan Smith, The Scotsman, 8th August 2021

TV Review: Buffering, ITV2, episode 1

Crikey, ITV2 in funny sitcom shock? Yes, and it's called Plebs. Only joking, Buffering is pretty good too.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 5th August 2021

TV Review: Buffering, ITV2, episode 2

The end of episode two marks a distinct change of tone.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 5th August 2021

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