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What A Load Of Buzzcocks

What A Load Of Buzzcocks

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two
  • 2013
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Highlights series presenting the best of 16 years of Never Mind The Buzzcocks pop history. Stars Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey and more.

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Panel Show
8 (1 series)
Mark Lamarr, Simon Amstell, Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes, Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding and Alex James
Dan Swimer
Ed Thomas, Willy Norton, Piers Shorrock, Dan Baldwin, Ruby Kuraishe and Neil McCallum

Having clocked up 250 episodes - plus 6 highlights specials - to date, Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been a staple of BBC Two schedules since it started in 1996, and What A Load Of Buzzcocks sets out to revisit key years from Buzzcocks' 16 year run.

From the show's inception with Mark Lamarr at the helm to the Amstell era and beyond, Buzzcocks has provided many memorable moments, few more so than when Preston infamously stormed off the set in 2007.

Each episode focuses on a year of pop history since the commencement of Buzzcocks and offer a unique look into how the team captains - Noel Fielding, Bill Bailey, Sean Hughes and show veteran Phill Jupitus - comically handled the best celebrities and entertainment stories that came through their doors in that year.

Executive producer Dan Baldwin explains: "What A Load Of Buzzcocks' comedy narrative will provide the perfect retrospective look at our ever changing world through the eyes of Britain's funniest music quiz. This world of popular culture will be reflected, prodded and poked within classic archive from the show, telling its own story of major events that matter most to the viewer...like Take That splitting up... Michael Jackson marrying Lisa Marie Presley...and Mr Blobby getting to number one. It promises to be bloody funny."

Commissioner Ruby Kuraishe added: "More a National Institution than a long running music quiz, Buzzcocks has seen it all. Never letting a showbiz story or personality pass without applying a liberal sprinkling of acerbic wit, What A Load Of Buzzcocks, promises to be a nostalgic showcase of some of the series' finest moments."

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 3rd June 2013 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 28th July 2013 at 11:00pm on BBC2 - Episode 8
  • Sunday 21st July 2013 at 11:30pm on BBC2 - Episode 7
  • Sunday 14th July 2013 at 11:05pm on BBC2 - Episode 6

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