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 - 2023
  • 300 episodes (31 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.

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Series 29, Episode 1

Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Image shows from L to R: Jade Thirlwall, Daisy May Cooper, Anne-Marie Nicholson
Daisy May Cooper is joined by Anne-Marie and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall whilst Noel Fielding plays with series regular Jamali Maddix and comedian Nish Kumar.

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Further details

In the first episode of the series, Daisy May Cooper welcomes singer Anne-Marie and Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall to her team as they go head-to-head against Noel Fielding, series regular Jamali Maddix and comedian Nish Kumar.

In true Buzzcocks style, the episode covers an eclectic mix of music related mayhem, from discussing Liam Gallagher's and Steve Tyler's strange claims to identifying members of Bucks Fizz and N-Trance.


Noel's team won, 15 points to 10.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 21st September 2021
Sky Max
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26th September 2021 9:15pm Sky Max
Tuesday 28th September 2021 12:45am Sky Max
Sunday 9th January 2022 11:00pm Sky Max
Thursday 3rd February 2022 10:00pm Sky Max
Monday 25th April 2022 11:00pm Sky Max
Friday 29th April 2022 10:00pm Sky Max
Wednesday 6th July 2022 10:00pm Sky Max
Sunday 27th November 2022 11:00pm Sky Max
Thursday 1st December 2022 9:15pm Sky Max
Friday 31st March 2023 9:00pm Sky Max
Sunday 2nd April 2023 12:10am Sky Max
Tuesday 14th November 2023 9:00pm Sky Max
Friday 16th February 2024 11:20pm Sky Max

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Noel Fielding Team Captain
Daisy May Cooper Team Captain
Jamali Maddix Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Anne-Marie Nicholson (as Anne-Marie) Guest
Jade Thirlwall Guest
Nish Kumar Guest
Cheryl Baker (as The Fizz) Self
Dale Longworth Self
Kevin O'Toole Self
Jay Aston (as The Fizz) Self
Mike Nolan (as The Fizz) Self
Antony Costa Self
Edele Lynch Self
Richard Breen (as Abz Love) Self
Tinchy Stryder Self
Ian Watkins (as H) Self
Writing team
Barry Castagnola Writer
Laura Claxton Writer
Charlie Cooper Writer
Huge Davies Writer
Erika Ehler Writer
Phil Kerr Writer
Lloyd Langford Writer
Mike Wozniak Writer
Maisie Adam (as Maisie Adams) Writer
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Series Director
Tom Vinnicombe VT Director
Jordan Read Series Producer
Shirley Jones Executive Producer
Kate Edmunds Executive Producer
Jonno Richards Executive Producer
Will Brown Edit Producer
Jess Davis Line Producer
Juliet Morrish Senior Producer
Emily Pickthall Senior Producer
Jon Blow Editor
Spencer Doane VT Editor
Dominic Tolfts Production Designer
Faye Sawyer Costume Designer
Chris Kempton Lighting Designer
Richard Turner Composer
Peter Garston Composer
Cat Ladd VT Costume Designer
Adrian Merciante VT DOP


Anne-Marie's dig at Bucks Fizz

Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall slams Noel Gallagher, Greg Davies regrets his bread-based burn to Nish Kumar and Daisy May Cooper's intros round is so poor Noel Fielding almost leaves the set.


I still can't get over the fact that Noel Fielding - such a brazen goth! - presents Bake Off. Last week he also returned as one of the team captains on Sky's fresh spin on the long-running music quizshow Never Mind The Buzzcocks, alongside new host Greg Davies, new team captain Daisy May Cooper (This Country) and regular contestant Jamali Maddix. The guests were Jade Thirlwall (ex-Little Mix), singer Anne-Marie and Mash Report comedian Nish Kumar.

If you want to feel old, watch a music panel show where no one recognises Buck's Fizz in the lineup section. Elsewhere, it was entertaining: Cooper, in particular, channelled her own rock star to the point where she started reminding you of everyone you've ever seen stealing other people's drinks in a backstage area. If I have one criticism, it's that the music content is now almost jarringly mainstream. With previous Buzzcocks personnel, you got the impression that they knew and cared enough about music to descend, if necessary, into an unseemly row about Fall lyrics. Comedy is crucial, but don't (completely) forget the music.

Barbara Ellen, The Observer, 26th September 2021

Never Mind The Buzzcocks review

It's back? I'd barely noticed it had gone.

James Jackson, The Times, 22nd September 2021

Review: Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Sky Max

They said it couldn't and maybe shouldn't be done. They did it and it worked. Welcome back.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 22nd September 2021

Never Mind The Buzzcocks review

The music quiz is back from rehab, cleaned up and on Sky. Girls are finally allowed, too - though with a show this confused, they might regret smashing this glass ceiling.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 21st September 2021

Never Mind The Buzzcocks review

Times have changed - this reinvention proves it's cool to be kind.

Ed Power, i Newspaper, 21st September 2021

Never Mind The Buzzcocks review

Panelists laughed so heartily at each other's jokes it may as well have been a rehearsal - time to put some booze in those famous mugs?

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 21st September 2021

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