Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Image shows from L to R: Noel Fielding, Greg Davies, Daisy May Cooper, Jamali Maddix
Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

  • TV panel show
  • Sky Max / BBC Two
  • 1996 - 2021
  • 281 episodes (29 series)

Panel game based on the world of rock and pop music, featuring comedians and musicians. Stars Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies, Phill Jupitus and more.

  1. 17th January via British Comedy Guide: Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist
Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Image shows from L to R: Daisy May Cooper, Jamali Maddix, Greg Davies, Noel Fielding

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1996 - 2021
Channels
Sky Max, BBC Two
Episodes
281 (29 series), plus 11 highlights and charity specials
Stars
Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies, Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and more
Writers
Barry Castagnola, Laura Claxton, Charlie Cooper, Huge Davies, Erika Ehler, Phil Kerr, Lloyd Langford, Mike Wozniak and more
Directors
Barbara Wiltshire, Steve Bendelack, Paul Wheeler, Ian Lorimer, John L Spencer, Phil Chilvers, Nick Harris and Ollie Bartlett
Producers
Andy Price, Kate Edmunds, Jordan Read, Harry Thompson, Simon Bullivant, Richard Wilson, Warren Prentice, Mark Lamarr and more
Companies

Never Mind The Buzzcocks is a panel game that takes a satirical swipe at the world of popular music. Each edition features sarcastic humour and attacks on the current state of rock and pop music.

Originally on BBC Two, it was hosted by Mark Lamarr, then Simon Amstell, guest hosts, and Rhod Gilbert. Sky Max has now revived the format, with Greg Davies as host.

Phill Jupitus played team captain in all but one of the programme's BBC Two episodes, with Sean Hughes his original regular opponent. Hughes was replaced by Bill Bailey, and later Noel Fielding. Guest team captains filled in during Series 22.

The Sky Max line-up is Noel Fielding and Daisy May Cooper as team captains, with Jamali Maddix a regular panellist.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Buzzcocks
  • NMTB (Acronym)
  • Now That's What I Call A Pop Quiz (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 12th November 1996 at 10pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 29, Episode 7: Tomorrow at 10pm on Sky Max
  2. Series 29, Episode 7: Monday at 11pm on Sky Max
  3. Series 29, Episode 1: Thursday 3rd February at 10pm on Sky Max
  4. Series 29, Episode 2: Thursday 3rd February at 10:45pm on Sky Max
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre - Series 1 - 26 recorded at BBC Television Centre.
  • Riverside Studios - Series 27 at Riverside Studios.
  • Elstree Film & TV Studios - Series 28 at Elstree Film & TV Studios.

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