Attention Scum

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Attention Scum
Format Sketch comedy
Created by Simon Munnery
Stewart Lee
Directed by Stewart Lee
Starring Simon Munnery
Kevin Eldon
Richard Thomas
Loré Lixenberg
Johnny Vegas
Catherine Tate
Roger Mann
Janet Munnery
Bridget Nicholls
Composer(s) Richard Thomas
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Myfanwy Moore
Producer(s) Richard Webb
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 25 February 2001 – 1 April 2001

Attention Scum! was a 2001 television comedy series created by Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee. It starred Munnery as his "The League Against Tedium" character and contained acerbic stand-up routines atop a transit van and sketches including mainstays such as "24 Hour News" (performed by Johnny Vegas), operatic intermissions by Kombat Opera, and two characters engaged in a duel over their hats.

Broadcast[edit]

Originally shown on BBC 2 at 11:50pm on Sundays from February to April 2001, the programme was not repeated on the BBC and only played on the now-defunct channel UK Play. In March 2001, it was nominated for a Golden Rose of Montreux although the BBC had already declined to fund a second series.[1]

As of March 2014, there has not been an official DVD release.

History[edit]

The origin of the series lies in a 1994 cabaret act, Cluub Zarathustra, co-founded by Munnery and Lee, and performed at the Edinburgh Festival. Cluub Zarathustra was nominated for a Perrier Award in 1999. A never transmitted (or commissioned) TV pilot of Cluub Zarathustra for Channel 4 was filmed in 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart Lee (12 March 2001). "They're all scum". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

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