Attention Scum (2001– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 61 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1086 titles
created 14 Nov 2011
 
a list of 209 titles
created 15 Nov 2011
 
a list of 232 titles
created 28 Nov 2011
 
Own
a list of 744 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
 
a list of 253 titles
created 29 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Attention Scum" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Attention Scum (2001– )

Attention Scum (2001– ) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Attention Scum.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2001  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

15 Storeys High (TV Series 2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The lives of two men sharing a flat in South London.

Stars: Sean Lock, Benedict Wong, Dan Mersh
Moone Boy (TV Series 2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family in the 1980's.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, David Rawle, Deirdre O'Kane
Still Open All Hours (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: Lynda Baron, James Baxter, Stephanie Cole
Bleak House (TV Series 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th-century English legal system

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Denis Lawson, Carey Mulligan
Benidorm (TV Series 2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros.

Stars: Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Siobhan Finneran
Dead Man Weds (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Dark comedy series set in the world of local newspapers.

Stars: Johnny Vegas, Dave Spikey, Janice Connolly
It's Kevin (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Stars: Kevin Eldon, Marina Hayter, Paul Putner
Fist of Fun (1995–1996)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stars: Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Peter Baynham
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Stewart Lee, Paul Putner, Kevin Eldon
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Director: Peter Orton
Stars: Stewart Lee
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Simon Munnery ...
 The League Against Tedium (6 episodes, 2001)
Lori Lixenberg ...
 Kombat Opera Singer (6 episodes, 2001)
Richard Thomas ...
 Kombat Opera Pianist (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 Various (6 episodes, 2001)
...
 24 Hour News Man (6 episodes, 2001)
(6 episodes, 2001)
Roger Mann ...
 Various (6 episodes, 2001)
Janet Munnery ...
 Monkey (6 episodes, 2001)
Bridget Nicholls
(6 episodes, 2001)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The League Against Tedium  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

The League Against Tedium: My dog has no legs but he still chews bones. How does a dog with no legs chew bones? With a great deal of suspicion, I notice.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Jerry Springer: The Opera - Story of a Musical (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strikingly adventurous piece of TV comedy
15 December 2003 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

'Attention Scum' was broadcast on BBC2 at 11.45pm on six consecutive Sunday evenings in 2001. To the best of my knowledge, the BBC has never repeated it, allowing now-defunct satellite network UK Play to re-run the series a couple of times before it folded.

The programme was filmed on a budget on £60,000 and the BBC decided before it was shown that they would not commission a second series. It was directed by Stewart Lee, whose progressively hilarious 'This Morning with Richard Not Judy' was also scrapped, this time after two runs.

The show was perhaps the most experimental sitcom ever shown on British TV, merging a number of disparate segments into a coherent, increasingly obtuse whole. Johnny Vegas' drunken insomniac news presenter ranted about 'punk kids' on 24 Hr News; a frightening, Viking-influenced opera singer wailed about being outed as a lesbian by her parents, and how she was twinned with Skegness; 1789-era aristocrats invented the 'New Flippancy'; and Simon Munnery fought with tanks, belittled Plato and Shakespeare, and delivered some one-liners that cut right to the quick.

Ultimately, the show would have struggled to attain a higher level of difficulty or absurdity than it did, but that does not excuse the BBC's bizarre attitude to its more experimental comedy. Munnery now hosts an 'Experimental Half Hour' on Resonance FM, with such gems as Lenin and Prokofiev's walk in the forest to find magic mushrooms, and Karl Marx's stab at a 'Capitalist Manifesto': "Capitalists of the world, unite! Oh ... you have ..."

As the previous reviewer suggested, Attention Scum was hardly mainstream comedy, and it is difficult to see how a 'school' could grow out of its influence, as occurred with Monty Python, The Simpsons and certain other comedy shows. Attention Scum was a genuine one-off, hosted by a bizarre, wonderful combination between Nietzsche, Mayakovsky, Artaud and Bill Hicks. See it if you can, but I suspect that the BBC will not give you another chance. For shame.


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD/video release? ruthbibby
Discuss Attention Scum (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?