Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

BBC Two panel show about music. 284 episodes (28 series), 1996 - 2015. Stars Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Rhod Gilbert, Phill Jupitus and others.

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Bill Bailey says he's in favour of a Buzzcocks reboot

Bill Bailey has called for the BBC to revive the hit music-themed panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

MSN Entertainment, 31st December 2020

Never Mind The Buzzcocks being revived by Sky

Never Mind The Buzzcocks is to return to screens. Sky One has ordered a new series of the music-based panel show.

British Comedy Guide, 10th September 2020

How Never Mind the Buzzcocks went out of tune

Over 28 series, the panel show's anarchic spirit gave way to punching down and diminishing returns.

Danny Wright, The Guardian, 24th February 2020

Sean Hughes's greatest TV moments

The Irish comedian was best known for deconstructing the sitcom with Sean's Show. But he should also be remembered for his stint as an unqualified medic - and for bringing us Finbar the Mighty Shark.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 16th October 2017

Joke's over: how the TV panel show fell from grace

In their day, there was something intoxicating about the no-holds-barred panel show back-and-forth. But there seems to be little room for it in a society that has begun to appreciate empathy - and neither, conversely, in a more brutal political climate that is not particularly suitable for dissecting for cheap laughs. Perhaps, when the world lightens up again, they'll be back.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th November 2016

An open letter to Buzzcocks

It was a surprise to hear that one of my favourite television shows had suddenly been axed last week, and though something tells me that we haven't heard the last from you, I wanted to send you a fond farewell, just incase.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 30th May 2015

Good riddance to Buzzcocks! Women have had enough

We no longer have an appetite for shows that appeal to the sort of lairy, casually sexist blokes programmers have chased for years.

Claire Cohen, The Telegraph, 30th May 2015

Is it a mistake to axe Never Mind the Buzzcocks?

Last week BBC Two announced that the anarchic music panel show is to be dropped after almost 20 years. Are they right?

Julia Raeside and Amy Dawson, The Guardian, 30th May 2015

Never mind Never Mind the Buzzcocks

But to be honest, it's probably for the best.

Rob Gilroy, Giggle Beats, 28th May 2015

It's time to pull the plug on Bloke TV

After 19 years, 28 series, 255 episodes, dozens of specials and the usual suspects thrashing around in a pile of freshly milked bile each week, the BBC has finally, finally, finally pulled the plug on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Hurrah for that. As far as many of us are concerned, the demise of this spiteful, puerile, sexist panel show cannot come a moment too soon.

Jan Moir, Daily Mail, 28th May 2015