Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996– )

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A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2009. From that point forward the show ... See full summary »

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A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, then hosted by Simon Amstell until his departure in 2009. From that point forward the show was hosted by different guest hosts every week until Rhod Gilbert became the new permanent host, beginning in 2014. Current team captains are Phil Jupitus and Noel Fielding, with Bill Bailey and Sean Hughes being previous captains. Each week different musicians and comedians make up the teams and play musically themed rounds, including one where team members have to identify song intros hummed to them and another where a bygone music star has to be picked out of a line-up of lookalikes. Written by Blake Connolly revised by Anonymous

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On the 100th show, broadcast on 6th January 2003, John Otway became the first person to rise from the obscurity of the Identity Parade to appear as a panelist on the show. On the same show Jimmy Constable, a former panelist, appeared in the Identity Parade. See more »

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Mark: I like the way Bill just buzzes in without a buzzer!
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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.2 (1999) See more »

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Consistently hilarious
15 October 2003 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

Regardless of how long this show has gone on for it is so consistently hilarious that it's one of the few things on T.V. that I actually look forward to watching. Mark Lamarr is king of mocking people and I love the games they play like "Guess the intro" and others which in all fairness are just prompts for some popular and more amusingly 80's music stars(the show which Pete Burns was on with his hideous - surely joke plastic lips that even Melanie Griffiths would wince at was hilarious!!) to make fools of themselves in an entirely good natured setting. I wasn't entirely convinced that when Sean Hughes left (who was very very funny) that the show would be able to continue but Bill Bailey gave it a new lease of life and the chemistry between him and Lamarr is often responsible for the funniest parts of the show. I hope it goes on for another few years because for as long as it does I will be watching.


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