Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

BBC Two panel show about music. 273 episodes (28 series), 1996 - 2015. Stars Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Rhod Gilbert, Phill Jupitus and others.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Image shows from L to R: Phill Jupitus, Simon Amstell, Bill Bailey. Copyright: Talkback.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Panel game based on the world of rock and pop music, featuring comedians and musicians

Panel Show
1996 - 2015
273   (28 series), plus 11 highlights and charity specials
Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Rhod Gilbert, Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey and Noel Fielding
Steve Bendelack, Paul Wheeler, Ian Lorimer, John L Spencer, Phil Chilvers, Barbara Wiltshire, Nick Harris and Ollie Bartlett
Andy Price, Kate Edmunds, Harry Thompson, Simon Bullivant, Richard Wilson, Warren Prentice, Mark Lamarr, Lucy Clarke, Stu Mather, James Longman and Carol Baffour-Awuah

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 hosted by Mark Lamarr, then Simon Amstell, and finally by Rhod Gilbert, the series has also undergone periods of guest hosts.

Phill Jupitus played team captain in all but one of the programme's 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.

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Also known as
  • Now That's What I Call A Pop Quiz (Working title)
  • NMTB (Acronym)
  • Buzzcocks
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 12th November 1996 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 15th January 2015 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last repeat
Friday 16th September 2016 at 3:00am on Dave

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