List of Never Mind the Buzzcocks episodes

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This is a list of episodes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the satirical music-based panel game. As of 6 October 2014, 262 regular episodes and eight clip shows have been broadcast across 28 series; 270 episodes in total.

The show was originally chaired by Mark Lamarr, with Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus as team captains and two guests on each team. Lamarr left after series 17 and series 18 was chaired by a series of guest hosts. One of these, satirical Popworld presenter Simon Amstell, took over as presenter from series 19. Amstell left after series 22 and the show was chaired by guest up to series 27. Since Series 28 the show's presenter is Rhod Gilbert.

Bill Bailey replaced Sean Hughes from series 11. During series 21, Bailey was unable to attend filming and so Noel Fielding provided cover for three episodes (2, 3 and 4). Bailey left permanently after this series and was replaced by guest captains until Fielding returned full-time in series 23. Professor Green replaced Fielding as team captain for one episode in series 26 (episode 5).

Phill Jupitus was unable to appear in one episode of series 25 (episode 6) - to this day, this the only episode of the show he has not appeared in (not including the 2011 Comic Relief episode for 24 Hour Panel People). His position on that occasion was taken by Frankie Boyle.

In June 2013, an eight-part clip show series aired under the name What a Load of Buzzcocks. Each episode focussed on a different year of the show and the musical stories from that year. Alex James of Blur narrated all episodes of the series.

Series

1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 • 26 • What a Load of Buzzcocks • 27 • 28


Episode list[edit]

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

     – indicates Phill's team won.
     – indicates Sean's/Bill's/the guest/Noel's team won.
     – indicates the game ended in a draw.

Guests are listed from the hosts' far right to far left.

Series 1[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
1x01 12 November 1996 Donna McPhail and Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) and Mathew Priest (Dodgy)
1x02 19 November 1996 Cathy Dennis and Ashley Slater (Freak Power) Shovell (M People) and Graham Norton
1x03 26 November 1996 Andy McCluskey (OMD) and David McAlmont Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) and Bob Mortimer
1x04 3 December 1996 Billy Bragg and Sarah Cracknell (Saint Etienne) Suggs (Madness) and Jeff Green
1x05 10 December 1996 Jonathan Ross and Martin Rossiter (Gene) Marcella Detroit (Shakespears Sister) and Nick Heyward (Haircut One Hundred)
1x06 17 December 1996 Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) and Richie Wermerling (Let Loose) Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Bob Mills
1x07 24 January 1997 Peter Hook (Joy Division) and Clare Grogan Ace (Skunk Anansie) and Alan Davies
1x08 31 January 1997 Crispin Hunt (The Longpigs) and Adam Ant Jo Whiley and John Thomson
1x09 7 February 1997 Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Lauren Laverne (Kenickie) Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Mark Thomas
1x10 21 February 1997 Best of Series 1

Series 2[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
2x01 15 September 1997 Suggs (Madness) and Shaggy Marie du Santiago (Kenickie) and Mark Little
2x02 22 September 1997 Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Gary Barlow (Take That) Edwyn Collins and Jeff Green
2x03 29 September 1997 Sarah Blackwood (Dubstar) and Neil Morrissey Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) and Billy Bragg
2x04 6 October 1997 Graham Norton and Midge Ure Shelly Poole (Alisha's Attic) and Math Priest (Dodgy)
2x05 13 October 1997 Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred) and Lisa I'Anson Mark Owen (Take That) and Shovell (M People)
2x06 20 October 1997 Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and Brian Molko (Placebo) Saffron (Republica) and David Baddiel
2x07 27 October 1997 Jeff Green and Louise Redknapp Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Mathew Priest (Dodgy)
2x08 3 December 1997 Jonathan Ross and Louise Wener (Sleeper) Noddy Holder (Slade) and Boy George

Series 3[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
3x01 27 February 1998 Jonathan Ross and Andrew Roachford Cerys Matthews (Catatonia) and Donna McPhail
3x02 6 March 1998 Rick McMurray (Ash) and Lemmy (Motörhead) Mani (Primal Scream) and Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)
3x03 13 March 1998 Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Toyah Willcox Saul Davies (James) and John Moloney
3x04 20 March 1998 Louis Eliot (Rialto) and Zoë Ball Keith Duffy (Boyzone) and Graham Norton
3x05 27 March 1998 Shovell (M People) and Rick Witter (Shed Seven) Mark Owen (Take That) and Richard Morton
3x06 3 April 1998 Mathew Priest (Dodgy) and Tom Robinson Lauren Laverne (Kenickie) and Jeff Green
3x07 10 April 1998 Mary Anne Hobbs and Jonathan Ross Billy Bragg and Justin Currie (Del Amitri)

Series 4[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
4x01 11 September 1998 Chris Moyles and Bill Bailey Vic Reeves and James Broad (Silver Sun)
4x02 18 September 1998 Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) Bez (Happy Mondays and Black Grape) and Bob Mills
4x03 25 September 1998 Tom Robinson and Emmy-Kate Montrose (Kenickie) Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and Keith Chegwin
4x04 2 October 1998 Ken McAlpine (The Supernaturals) and Jayne Middlemiss Sean Cullen and Sophie Ellis-Bextor (theaudience)
4x05 9 October 1998 Mani (The Stone Roses and Primal Scream) and Matthew Marsden Jah Wobble (PiL) and Jo Brand
4x06 16 October 1998 Mark Chadwick (The Levellers) and Mel Giedroyc Jimmy Constable (911) and Arthur Smith
4x07 30 December 1998[fn 1] Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Melanie C (Spice Girls) Natalie Appleton (All Saints) and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals)

Never Rewind the Buzzcocks[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
VID 2 November 1998[fn 2] Jonathan Ross and Sarah Cracknell (St. Etienne) Noddy Holder and Math Priest (Dodgy)

Series 5[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
5x01 12 February 1999 Ian Dury and Karen Poole (Alisha's Attic) Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) and Kathy Burke
5x02 19 February 1999 Sara Cox and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols & The Rich Kids) Faye Tozer (Steps) and Junior Simpson
5x03 26 February 1999 Frank Skinner and Leeroy Thornhill (The Prodigy) Rick Wakeman and Paul Godfrey (Morcheeba)
5x04 5 March 1999 Nick Keynes (Ultra) and Meat Loaf Billie Piper and Rowland Rivron
5x05 19 March 1999 Carl Cox and Roy Wood John Hegley and Kate Thornton
5x06 26 March 1999 Adam Bloom and Kele Le Roc Tom Gray (Gomez) and Toyah Willcox
5x07 2 April 1999[fn 3] Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Howard Jones Bill Bailey and Grant Nicholas (Feeder)
5x08 9 April 1999 Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and Josie Lawrence Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) and Bobby Davro

Series 6[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
6x01 10 September 1999 Arthur Smith and Sister Bliss Jayne Middlemiss and Martin Fry (ABC)
6x02 17 September 1999 Jeff Green and Nik Kershaw Róisín Murphy and Dane Bowers (Another Level)
6x03 24 September 1999 Sarah Cawood and David Essex Jason "J" Brown (5ive) and Pauline McLynn
6x04 1 October 1999 Marianne Faithfull and Sean Lock Gail Porter and Stuart Adamson (The Skids & Big Country)
6x05 8 October 1999 Boy George and Lisa Scott-Lee (Steps) Suggs and Jo Brand
6x06 15 October 1999 Ben Ofoedu (Phats & Small) and Suzi Quatro Ian Broudie and Rich Hall
6x07 22 October 1999 Vic Henley and Brian McFadden (Westlife) Jamie Benson (Hepburn) and Mary Mary (Apollo 440)
6x08 29 December 1999[fn 1][fn 4] Goldie and Martine McCutcheon Les McKeown (Bay City Rollers) and Frank Skinner
6x09 11 February 2000 Junior Simpson and Davina McCall Tommy Vance and Chandrasonic (Asian Dub Foundation)
6x10 18 February 2000 Chas Hodges and Nicky Shaw (Thunderbugs) Kelle Bryan and Simon Day

Series 7[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
7x01 15 September 2000[fn 5] Róisín Murphy (Moloko) and John Entwistle (The Who) Danny McNamara (Embrace) and Johnny Vegas
7x02 22 September 2000 Graham Gouldman (10cc) and Daphne & Celeste[fn 6] Pär Wiksten (The Wannadies) and Stuart Maconie
7x03 29 September 2000 June Sarpong and Gary Stringer (Reef) Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) and Bradley Walsh
7x04 6 October 2000 Jo Brand and Josh Doyle (The Dum Dums) Melanie Brown and Sally James
7x05 13 October 2000 Bob Mortimer and Jamelia Kirsty MacColl and Joseph Washbourne (Toploader)
7x06 20 October 2000 Mark Steel and Ritchie Neville (5ive) Josie d'Arby and Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks)
7x07 27 October 2000 Sean Lock and Paul Young Melanie C (Spice Girls) and Dermot O'Leary
7x08 3 November 2000 Kate Thornton and David Soul Dane Bowers and Dave Gorman
7x09 10 November 2000 Trevor Nelson and Alvin Stardust Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Lloyd Cole
7x10 28 December 2000[fn 1] Tony Wright (Terrorvision) and Dave Hill (Slade) Lorraine Kelly and Rich Hall

Series 8[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
8x01 26 February 2001 Sarah Cawood and Pete Devereux (Artful Dodger) Brian Molko (Placebo) and Rhona Cameron
8x02 5 March 2001 Tania Strecker and Brian Harvey (East 17) Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Arthur Smith
8x03 12 March 2001 Tony Blackburn and Slash (Guns N' Roses) Paul Marazzi (a1) and Josie d'Arby
8x04 19 March 2001 Junior Simpson and Claire Richards (Steps) Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff) and Michael Greco
8x05 26 March 2001 Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Dane Bowers Darius Danesh and Vic Henley
8x06 2 April 2001 Mark Owen and Kym Marsh (Hear'say) Noel Sullivan (Hear'Say) and Johnny Vegas
8x07 9 April 2001 Eddie Brill and Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) Lisa Rogers and Steve Harley
8x08 16 April 2001 Rowland Rivron and Barbara Dickson Jade Jones (Damage) and Phil Kay
8x09 23 April 2001 Jo Caulfield and John Taylor (Duran Duran) Fish (Marillion) and Jon Lee (Feeder)
8x10 30 April 2001 Ralf Little and Samantha Fox Leo Sayer and Leeroy Thornhill (The Prodigy)

Series 9[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
9x01 10 September 2001 Katy Hill and Matthew Meschery (OPM) Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot (Curiosity Killed The Cat) and Steve Strange
9x02 17 September 2001 Paul Ross and MC Harvey (So Solid Crew) Faye Tozer (Steps) and Ian Astbury (The Cult)
9x03 24 September 2001 Claire Sweeney and Ben Adams (a1) Chris McCormack (3 Colours Red) and Dara Ó Briain
9x04 1 October 2001 Kermit (Black Grape) and Captain Sensible Toyah Willcox and Steve Lamacq
9x05 8 October 2001 Mark Steel and Edith Bowman Kevin Simm (Liberty X) and Terry Hall
9x06 15 October 2001 Jon Culshaw and Tony Mortimer (East 17) Roger Sanchez and Brian Molko (Placebo)
9x07 22 October 2001 Ricky Tomlinson and Becky Hunter (allSTARS*) David Van Day (Dollar) and Jenni Falconer
9x08 29 October 2001 Richard McNamara (Embrace) and Jo Breezer Alesha Dixon (Mis-Teeq) and Rich Hall
9x09 5 November 2001 Mike Wilmot and Kiki Dee Richard Fairbrass and Phil Alexander (editor-in-chief of Kerrang!)
9x10 30 December 2001[fn 1] Johnny Vegas and Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's) Myleene Klass (Hear’Say) and Fish (Marillion)

Series 10[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Sean's team
10x01 7 January 2002 Mari Wilson and Boy George Blade and Tommy Vance
10x02 14 January 2002 Boothby Graffoe and DJ Spoony Cathy Dennis and Craig Cash
10x03 21 January 2002 Adam Buxton and Midge Ure Suzi Quatro and Claudia Winkleman
10x04 28 January 2002 Beverley Turner and Lesley Garrett Leee John (Imagination) and Ben Norris
10x05 4 February 2002 Kerry McFadden and Ashley Taylor Dawson (allSTARS*) Pete Burns (Dead or Alive) and Christian O'Connell
10x06 11 February 2002 Nemone and Alexander O'Neal Ian Watkins (Lostprophets) and Mark Owen
10x07 18 February 2002 Ben Miller and Lisa Scott-Lee Kate Thornton and Tony Wilson
10x08 25 February 2002 Dave Johns and Christian Ingebrigtsen (a1) Paul Young and June Sarpong
10x09 4 March 2002[fn 7] Shaun Williamson and Coleen Nolan Bruce Dickinson and Ian Stone
10x10 20 May 2002[fn 8] Cheryl Baker and Sonia Johnny Logan and Terry Wogan

Series 11[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
11x01 23 September 2002 Ben Shephard and Clare Grogan (Altered Images) Jenny Frost (Atomic Kitten) and Mark Goodier
11x02 30 September 2002 Robin Campbell (UB40) and Abs Breen (5ive) Ali Campbell (UB40) and Marilyn
11x03 7 October 2002 Sean Lock and Jason Perry (A) Lorraine Pearson (Five Star) and Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
11x04 14 October 2002 Lauren Laverne and Jimmy Cliff Sheila Ferguson and Stephen Frost
11x05 21 October 2002 Billy Bragg and Ian McLagan (The Small Faces & The Faces) Gay-Yee Westerhoff (bond) and Mark Steel
11x06 28 October 2002 Jackie Clune and Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy) Chris Baker (Mint Royale) and Tony Blackburn
11x07 4 November 2002 Emma B and Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and Dave Fulton
11x08 11 November 2002 Mike Wilmot and Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) Jean-Jacques Burnel (The Stranglers) and Nicholas Parsons
11x09 29 December 2002[fn 1] Geoffrey Hayes and Coolio Kelly Llorenna and Peter Stringfellow

Series 12[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
12x01 6 January 2003[fn 9] Suzi Perry and John Otway Charlie Simpson (Busted) and Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)
12x02 13 January 2003 Mike Read and Dan Hipgrave (Toploader) Jessica Garlick and Rick Wakeman
12x03 20 January 2003 June Sarpong and Gordon Haskell (King Crimson) Mikey Craig (Culture Club) and Tom McRae
12x04 27 January 2003[fn 10] Gary Beadle and Chas Smash (Madness) Kathryn Williams and Scott Mills
12x05 3 February 2003 Jimmy Carr and Claudia Winkleman Róisín Murphy (Moloko) and Lisa Stansfield
12x06 10 February 2003 Fearne Cotton and Sarah Whatmore Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook) and Christian Livingstone (The Datsuns)
12x07 17 February 2003 Christian O'Connell and Guy McKnight (Eighties Matchbox) Nick Bracegirdle (Chicane) and Rich Hall
12x08 24 February 2003 Adam Hills and Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) Sam Brown and Matt Hales (Aqualung)
12x09 3 March 2003 Hugh Cornwell (Stranglers) and Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) Sean Rowley and Barry Cryer
12x10 10 March 2003 Liz Bonnin and Su-Elise Nash (Mis-Teeq) DJ Sammy and Tom Rhodes
12x11 17 March 2003 Ron Mael (Sparks) and Russell Mael (Sparks)[fn 11] Pete Tong and Dave Johns

Series 13[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
13x01 8 September 2003 Dick Valentine (Electric Six) and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) Louise Redknapp and Alexei Sayle
13x02 15 September 2003 Raul Malo (The Mavericks) and Har Mar Superstar Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Mark Richardson (Skunk Anansie)
13x03 22 September 2003 Megaman (So Solid Crew) and Martina Topley-Bird (Tricky) Howard Jones and Jackie Clune
13x04 29 September 2003 Josie d'Arby and Joel Pott (Athlete) Jane McDonald and Gavin Webster
13x05 6 October 2003 Wayne Sleep and Sian Evans (Kosheen) Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) and Mike Wilmot
13x06 13 October 2003 Vic Henley and Myleene Klass Andy Bell (Erasure) and Sinitta
13x07 20 October 2003 Adam Hills and Matt Hales Guy Garvey (Elbow) and Jayne Middlemiss
13x08 27 October 2003 Simon Amstell and Kym Marsh MC Romeo (So Solid Crew) and Gary Wilmot
13x09 28 December 2003[fn 1] Alison Goldfrapp and DJ Sammy Sabrina Washington (Mis-Teeq) and Gloria Hunniford

Series 14[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
14x01 5 January 2004 Terry Hall and Dave Fulton Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brandon Block
14x02 12 January 2004 Alice Cooper and Katie Melua Tony Hadley and Jane Moore
14x03 19 January 2004 Mike Lewis (Lostprophets) and Lisa Maffia David Grant and Dave Johns
14x04 26 January 2004 Tony Wilson and Alistair Griffin Carol Decker (T'Pau) and Jimmy Carr
14x05 2 February 2004 Gareth Jones and Mikey Green (Phixx) Lionel Blair and Tommy Scott (Space)
14x06 9 February 2004 Crispian Mills and Sheila Ferguson Jill Jackson (Speedway) and James Redmond
14x07 16 February 2004 Dara Ó Briain and Fatman Scoop Gary Jules and Wes Butters
14x08 23 February 2004 Fish and Ryan Richards (Funeral for a Friend) Bernadette Nolan and Stuart Maconie
14x09 1 March 2004 Lynsey Brown (Clea) and Raghav Martha Reeves and Adam Duritz (Counting Crows)
14x10 8 March 2004 Rich Hall and Amy Winehouse Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Fearne Cotton
14x11 15 March 2004 Kenny Lynch and Asher D Mark Joseph and Carrie Grant

Series 15[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
15x01 20 September 2004 Samuel Preston (The Ordinary Boys) and Randy (Big Brovaz) Matt Goss and Shystie
15x02 27 September 2004 Eos Chater (bond) and Dave Bartram (Showaddywaddy) Har Mar Superstar and Leigh Marklew (Terrorvision)
15x03 4 October 2004 Louis Walsh and Ben Ofoedu (Phats & Small & Intenso Project) Jason Donovan and Lara McAllen
15x04 11 October 2004 Lisa Scott-Lee and Nick Atkinson (Rooster) Toyah Willcox and Larry Hibbitt (Hundred Reasons)
15x05 18 October 2004 Nicole Russo (Brand New Heavies) and Joe Brown Buster Bloodvessel and Shola Ama
15x06 25 October 2004 Aaron Gilbert (Delays) and Jane McDonald Katie Melua and Michelle Gayle
15x07 20 December 2004[fn 1] Noddy Holder (Slade) and David "Ollie" Oliver (Point Break & Freefaller) Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama) and Jackie Clune

Series 16[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
16x01 2 January 2005 Dave Johns and Hannah Lewis (Pop!) Suzi Quatro and Beverley Turner
16x02 9 January 2005 Roni Size and Dominic Masters (The Others) Ewen MacIntosh and Keedie
16x03 16 January 2005 Mylo and Richard Park Martin Fry (ABC) and Therese Grankvist
16x04 23 January 2005 Pete Tong and Chris Park (Phixx) Fearne Cotton and Stephen Frost
16x05 30 January 2005 Mickey Hutton and Greg Oliver (Fierce Girl) Isaac Hanson (Hanson) and Dave Berry
16x06 6 February 2005 Nihal Arthanayake and Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) Raghav and Paul Heaton (Beautiful South)
16x07 13 February 2005 Ortis Deley and Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) Keisha White and Jim Jeffries
16x08 27 February 2005 Kate Garraway and Tyson Kennedy (Steriogram) Bez (Happy Mondays) and Tony Christie
16x09 6 March 2005 Kenzie (Blazin' Squad) and Chinyere (VS) DJ Spoony and Lucy Porter
16x10 13 March 2005 Emma Griffiths and Magne Furuholmen (a-ha) Terri Walker and Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)
16x11 20 March 2005 Simon Amstell and Melanie Blatt (All Saints) Estelle and Bradley Walsh

Series 17[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
17x01 31 October 2005 Holly Willoughby and Katie Melua Darren Hayes and Dave Fulton
17x02 7 November 2005 Tony Livesey and Blak Twang Rowetta and Jo Caulfield
17x03 14 November 2005 Lucy Porter and Daniel Powter Chas Hodges and Yvette Fielding
17x04 21 November 2005 Dave Berry and Brinsley Forde Myleene Klass and Rich Hall
17x05 28 November 2005 Claudia Winkleman and Richard Archer (HARD-Fi) Katrina Leskanich and Richard Park
17x06 5 December 2005 Adam Hills and Nihal Arthanayake Kathryn Williams and Tony Blackburn
17x07 12 December 2005 Liz Bonnin and Nate James Steve Mason (King Biscuit Time) and Lionel Blair
17x08 20 December 2005[fn 1] Kate Garraway and Tony Christie Aled Jones and David Grant
17x09 31 December 2005[fn 12] Alun Cochrane and Toyah Willcox Ben Adams (a1) and Annie Mac

Series 18[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Bill's team
18x01 13 March 2006 Jonathan Ross Alan Carr and Tom Fletcher (McFly) Teddy Mitchell (The Mitchell Brothers) and Fiona Phillips
18x02 20 March 2006 Simon Amstell Russell Howard and Kenzie (Blazin' Squad and Friday Hill) Aaron Gilbert (Delays) and Nick Knowles
18x03 27 March 2006 Ricky Wilson Jeff Green and Bez (Happy Mondays) Colin Murray and Ryan Jarman (The Cribs)
18x04 3 April 2006 Lauren Laverne Linda Robson and Neil Claxton (Mint Royale) Charlie Simpson (Busted and Fightstar) and Rhod Gilbert
18x05 10 April 2006 Jeremy Clarkson Trisha Goddard and Antony Costa (Blue)[fn 13] Rick Wakeman (Yes) and Jim Jeffries
18x06 17 April 2006 Huey Morgan Reginald D. Hunter and Sheila Ferguson (The Three Degrees) Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Natalie Cassidy
18x07 24 April 2006 Dale Winton Sally Lindsay and Suzi Quatro Andy Fairweather Low and Ben Fogle

Series 19[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
19x01 26 October 2006 Phil Nichol and Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue) Alesha Dixon and Anthea Turner
19x02 2 November 2006 Vanessa Feltz and Matt Willis (Busted) Paul Young and Will Smith
19x03 9 November 2006 Stewart Lee and Jason Pebworth (Orson) Tony Mortimer (East 17) and Bill Oddie
19x04 16 November 2006 Penny Smith and Alex Pennie (The Automatic) Amy Winehouse and Andrew Maxwell
19x05 23 November 2006 Robin Ince and Daniel Bedingfield Kelli Young (Liberty X) and John Barrowman
19x06 30 November 2006 Steve Strange and Lily Allen Jamelia and Mark Watson
19x07 24 December 2006[fn 1] David Gest and Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling) Danny Jones (McFly) and Jenni Falconer

Series 20[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team
20x01 31 January 2007 Alan Davies and Chris Peck (Boy Kill Boy) Nerina Pallot and Matt Baker
20x02 7 February 2007 Philip Olivier and Donny Tourette (Towers of London) Alfie Jackson (The Holloways) and Noel Fielding
20x03 14 February 2007 Ed Byrne and Samuel Preston (The Ordinary Boys)[fn 14] Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Anne Charleston
20x04 21 February 2007 Nicholas Hoult and Midge Ure Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) and Russell Howard
20x05 28 February 2007 Jonas Armstrong and Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs) Sinitta and Dom Joly
20x06 7 March 2007 Adam Buxton and Melanie C (Spice Girls) Bonnie Tyler and Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Series 21[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Bill's team[fn 15]
21x01 15 November 2007 Jessica Hynes and Lethal Bizzle Joel Pott (Athlete) and Kimberly Stewart
21x02 22 November 2007 Katy Brand and Jermaine Jackson David Cross, Noel Fielding and Ryan Jarman (The Cribs)
21x03 29 November 2007 Rich Fulcher and Dappy (N-Dubz) Tahita Bulmer (New Young Pony Club), Noel Fielding and Keith Chegwin
21x04 6 December 2007 Bobby Davro and Roy Stride (Scouting For Girls) Richard Fleeshman, Noel Fielding and Kristen Schaal
21x05 13 December 2007 Miquita Oliver and Patrick Wolf Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers) and Kevin Eldon
21x06 20 December 2007[fn 1] Vic Reeves and Mark Ronson Matt Bowman (The Pigeon Detectives) and Myleene Klass
21x07 3 January 2008 Mathew Horne and Kate Nash Antony Costa and Martin Freeman
21x08 10 January 2008 Lauren Laverne and KT Tunstall Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers) and Jeremy Edwards
21x09 17 January 2008 Christopher Biggins and Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) Robyn and Mark Watson
21x10 24 January 2008 Tim Minchin and Yannis Philippakis (Foals) Sophie Ellis-Bextor and James Lance
21x11 31 January 2008[fn 16] Chris O'Dowd and Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion)[fn 17] and James Nesbitt
21x12 7 February 2008 Dale Winton and Moby Jamelia and David O'Doherty
21x13 14 February 2008 Best of Series 21

Series 22[edit]

Episode First broadcast Phill's team Second team (captains in bold)[fn 18]
22x01 2 October 2008 Ralf Little and Jamie Reynolds (Klaxons) Adele, Mark Ronson and Tim Minchin
22x02 9 October 2008[fn 19] Dominic Cooper and Frankie Sandford (The Saturdays) Matt Shultz (Cage the Elephant), Stephen Fry and Josie Long
22x03 16 October 2008 Nick Grimshaw and Kelly Rowland Jack Osbourne, Bob Mortimer and David O'Doherty
22x04 23 October 2008 Rhys Darby and Harry Judd (McFly) Kate Jackson (The Long Blondes), Johnny Vegas and Danny Dyer
22x05 19 January 2011[fn 20] Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Sway Rachel Stevens, Russell Brand and Greg Davies
22x06 30 October 2008 Glenn Wool and Gabriella Cilmi James Allan (Glasvegas), James Corden and Germaine Greer
22x07 6 November 2008[fn 21] Alexei Sayle and Lisa Maffia Stine Bramsen (Alphabeat), Jack Dee and Anna Richardson
22x08 13 November 2008 Richard Herring and Lil' Chris James Rushent (Does It Offend You, Yeah?), Frank Skinner and Melanie C (Spice Girls)
22x09 20 November 2008 Barunka O'Shaughnessy and Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) Alesha Dixon, Davina McCall and Mitch Hewer
22x10 27 November 2008[fn 22] Matthew Wright and Mette Lindberg (The Asteroids Galaxy Tour) Lee Ryan, Mark Watson and Katy Brand
22x11 4 December 2008 Arlene Phillips and Keith Murray (We Are Scientists) Dappy (N-Dubz), Dermot O'Leary and Robert Webb
22x12 11 December 2008 Heston Blumenthal and Grant Nicholas (Feeder) Josh Groban, Omid Djalili and Martin Freeman
22x13 16 January 2009 Best of Series 22

Series 23[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
23x01 1 October 2009 James Corden Ben Miller and Paloma Faith Tom Clarke (The Enemy) and Janeane Garofalo
23x02 8 October 2009 Rhod Gilbert Greg Davies and Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Jeremy Reynolds (Hockey) and Gabby Logan
23x03 15 October 2009 Alex James Peter Serafinowicz and Jessica Origliasso (The Veronicas) Newton Faulkner and Holly Walsh
23x04 22 October 2009 Jack Whitehall Stephen Mangan and Rochelle Wiseman (The Saturdays) Mr Hudson and Andrea McLean
23x05 28 October 2009[fn 23] Frank Skinner Jon Richardson and Calvin Harris Tinchy Stryder and Fearne Cotton
23x06 4 November 2009 Claudia Winkleman Harry Shearer and Little Boots Jamelia and Tom Basden
23x07 11 November 2009 Mark Watson Donal MacIntyre and Daniel Merriweather Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes) and Tim Minchin
23x08 18 November 2009 Martin Freeman Charlie Brooker and Dappy (N-Dubz) Martha Wainwright and Simon Bird
23x09 25 November 2009 David Walliams Andy Serkis and Gareth Malone Basshunter and Josie Long
23x10 2 December 2009 Dermot O'Leary Russell Tovey and Michael Ball Aston Merrygold (JLS) and David O'Doherty
23x11 9 December 2009 Frankie Boyle Richard Herring and Jon McClure (Reverend and The Makers) DJ Ironik and Carol Vorderman
23x12 16 December 2009[fn 24] David Tennant Jo Whiley and Bernard Cribbins Jamie Cullum and Catherine Tate
23x13 23 December 2009 Best of Series 23

Series 24[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
24x01 21 October 2010 Mark Ronson Alesha Dixon and Mollie King (The Saturdays) Tinie Tempah and Paul Foot
24x02 28 October 2010 Catherine Tate Katy Wix and Badly Drawn Boy Tulisa (N-Dubz) and Howard Marks
24x03 4 November 2010 Jack Dee Charlie Higson and Eliza Doolittle[fn 25] Jedward and Katy Brand[fn 26]
24x04 11 November 2010 Terry Wogan Rufus Hound and James Blunt Imelda May and Edith Bowman
24x05 18 November 2010[fn 27] David O'Doherty Joe Wilkinson and Melanie Brown Olly Murs and Peter Jones
24x06 25 November 2010 Tim Minchin Jason Donovan and DJ Target (Roll Deep) Paloma Faith and Tim Key
24x07 2 December 2010 Tim Westwood Holly Walsh and JLS[fn 28] Russell Watson and Wiley[fn 29]
24x08 9 December 2010 Lee Mack Jon Richardson and Diana Vickers Andrew Stone (Starman) and Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers)
24x09 16 December 2010 Juliette Lewis Nick Grimshaw and Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts) Kimberly Wyatt and Vic Reeves
24x10 21 December 2010 Josh Groban Charlie Baker and Tinchy Stryder Michael Ball and KT Tunstall
24x11 30 December 2010 Robert Webb Andi Osho and Example Cee Lo Green and Chris Packham
24x12 3 January 2011 Frankie Boyle Miles Jupp and Goldie Professor Green and Michelle Williams
24x13 5 January 2011 David O'Doherty Best of Series 24

Comic Relief special[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Neil Tennant's team Robert Webb's team
Sp. 5 March 2011[fn 30] David Walliams Chris O'Dowd and Alexa Chung Matt Edmondson and Nick Grimshaw

Series 25[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
25x01 3 October 2011 David Hasselhoff Peter Serafinowicz and Loick Essien Amelle Berrabah (Sugababes) and Louie Spence
25x02 10 October 2011 Jack Dee Spencer Matthews and Alex James Maverick Sabre and Seann Walsh
25x03 17 October 2011 Lorraine Kelly Jarred Christmas and Professor Green Stacey Solomon and Tony Law
25x04 24 October 2011[fn 31] Adam Buxton Reggie Yates and Margaret Cho Beverley Knight and Dynamo
25x05 31 October 2011 Will Young Mark Watson and Sinitta Paul Foot and Toddla T
25x06 7 November 2011 Greg Davies Amy Childs, Frankie Boyle[fn 32] and Ian 'H' Watkins (Steps) Tinchy Stryder and Holly Walsh
25x07 14 November 2011 Alice Cooper Penny Smith and Wretch 32 Olly Murs and Rufus Hound
25x08 21 November 2011 James Blunt Matthew Crosby and Harry Judd (McFly) Sean Paul and Sarah Millican
25x09 28 November 2011 Tinie Tempah Chris Ramsey and Example Pixie Lott and Joey Page
25x10 5 December 2011 Cilla Black Tiffany Stevenson and Rizzle Kicks Holly Willoughby and Angelos Epithemiou
25x11 12 December 2011 Rhod Gilbert Charlie Baker and Tom Parker (The Wanted) Jimmy Osmond and Caroline Flack
25x12 19 December 2011[fn 1] John Barrowman Jason Manford and Helen Skelton Jason Derülo and Joe Wilkinson
25x13 29 December 2011 Best of Series 25

Children in Need special[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
Sp. 18 November 2011 Katy Brand Arlene Phillips and Harry Judd (McFly) Claire Richards (Steps) and Shaun Williamson

Sport Relief special[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
Sp. 23 March 2012 Jake Humphrey Austin Healey and Louise Redknapp Melanie C and Tim Lovejoy

Series 26[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
26x01 24 September 2012 Kathy Burke Sarah Millican and Fazer (N-Dubz) Mark Hoppus (Blink-182) and Greg Rutherford
26x02 1 October 2012 Example Rufus Hound and Wretch 32 Lianne La Havas and Gareth Malone
26x03 8 October 2012 Jack Whitehall Celia Pacquola and Danny Jones (McFly) Mena Suvari and Paul Foot
26x04 15 October 2012[fn 33] Nick Grimshaw Joe Lycett and Fred Macpherson (Spector) Conor Maynard and Nancy Dell'Olio
26x05 22 October 2012 Lee Mack Joe Wilkinson and Amy Macdonald Lemar, Professor Green[fn 34] and Chris Ramsey
26x06 29 October 2012 Ne-Yo David O'Doherty and Delilah Aiden Grimshaw and Stacey Solomon
26x07 12 November 2012[fn 35] Richard Ayoade Matthew Crosby and Shingai Shoniwa (Noisettes) Ed Sheeran and Caroline Flack
26x08 19 November 2012[fn 36] Richard Madeley Andrew O'Neill and Maverick Sabre Heidi Range (Sugababes) and Seann Walsh
26x09 26 November 2012 Alex Horne[fn 37] Josh Widdicombe and Louis Smith Paloma Faith and Tony Law
26x10 3 December 2012 Stephen Mangan Kayvan Novak and Michelle Heaton Sway and Katherine Ryan
26x11 10 December 2012[fn 38] Liza Tarbuck Jameela Jamil and Labrinth Rita Ora and Jason Manford
26x12 17 December 2012 Best of Series 26
26x13 22 December 2012[fn 1] Bob Mortimer Russell Tovey and Melanie C DJ Fresh and Joey Page

What a Load of Buzzcocks[edit]

Episode First broadcast Year
WALOBx01 3 June 2013 1996
WALOBx02 10 June 2013 2004
WALOBx03 17 June 2013 1998
WALOBx04 24 June 2013 2006
WALOBx05 1 July 2013 2001
WALOBx06 8 July 2013 2007
WALOBx07 15 July 2013 2000
WALOBx08 22 July 2013 2008

Series 27[edit]

Episode First broadcast Guest host Phill's team Noel's team
27x01 23 September 2013 John Hannah Dave Myers and Aluna Francis (AlunaGeorge) Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx) and James Acaster
27x02 30 September 2013 Russell Howard Stacey Solomon and Conor Maynard Lethal Bizzle and Isy Suttie
27x03 7 October 2013 Peter Andre Jason Gardiner and Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters) Charles Cave (White Lies) and Tony Law
27x04 14 October 2013 Sara Cox Matt Richardson and Eliza Doolittle Iggy Azalea and Jake Humphrey
27x05 21 October 2013 Kristen Schaal David O'Doherty and Rylan Clark James Arthur and Alice Levine
27x06 28 October 2013 Eamonn Holmes Greg McHugh and Shaun Ryder (Happy Mondays) Jaymi Hensley (Union J) and Sarah Millican
27x07 4 November 2013 Rizzle Kicks[fn 39] Laura Whitmore and Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals)[fn 40] Lissie and Paul Foot
27x08 11 November 2013[fn 41] Michael Bolton Carol Vorderman and Diana Vickers Shane Filan (Westlife) and Seann Walsh
27x09 18 November 2013 Jack Whitehall Kriss Akabusi[fn 42] and Katy B Johnny Borrell (Razorlight) and Alex Brooker
27x10 25 November 2013[fn 43] Warwick Davis[fn 44] Emma Willis and Tom Fletcher (McFly) Alfie Boe and Chris Ramsey
27x11 2 December 2013 Dizzee Rascal Katherine Ryan and Jamie Cullum Foxes and Aston Merrygold (JLS)
27x12 9 December 2013 Krishnan Guru-Murthy Best of Series 27
27x13 16 December 2013[fn 1] Johnny Vegas Sara Pascoe and Brian McFadden (Westlife) DJ Locksmith (Rudimental) and Jessica Hynes

Series 28[edit]

Episode First broadcast[1] Phill's team Noel's team
28x01 29 September 2014 Gabby Logan and Professor Green Matthew Healy (The 1975) and Roisin Conaty
28x02 6 October 2014 Stacey Solomon and Ella Eyre Harry Koisser (Peace) and Seann Walsh
28x03 13 October 2014 Sara Pascoe and John Cooper Clarke Amelia Lily and Alex Brooker
28x04 20 October 2014 Kerry Godliman and Har Mar Superstar Nicole Scherzinger and James Acaster
28x05 3 November 2014[fn 45] Sara Cox and Adam Ant Fuse ODG and Paul Foot
28x06 10 November 2014 Aisling Bea and Lisa Stansfield Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters) and Joe Lycett
28x07 17 November 2014 Sarah Millican and Lethal Bizzle Michael Ball and Gemma Cairney
28x08 24 November 2014[2] Katherine Ryan and Charlie Simpson Paloma Faith and Loyd Grossman
28x09 1 December 2014[3] Rob Beckett and Grace Chatto (Clean Bandit)[fn 46] Charli XCX and Phil Daniels
28x10 8 December 2014 Romesh Ranganathan and Jake Roche & Charley Bagnall (Rixton) Van McCann (Catfish and the Bottlemen) and Kym Marsh (Hear'Say)
28x11 15 December 2014 Yasmine Akram and Rumer[fn 47] Steve Aoki and Bobby Mair
28x12 22 December 2014[fn 1] Lloyd Langford and Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) Melissa Steel and Louis Walsh
28x13 TBA 2015 TBA TBA

Scores[edit]

Phill Sean Bill Guests Noel
Series wins (6 drawn)
9 12
2 7 1 2
Show wins (11 drawn)
127 133
39 48 9 37

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Christmas Special
  2. ^ Episode released exclusive-to-video.
  3. ^ This episode lasted 45 minutes. It also featured Mark Lamarr in the Identity Parade.
  4. ^ Future team captain Bill Bailey makes a guest appearance during the Intros Round with Rick Wakeman.
  5. ^ This episode started and ended with Identity Parade starring man Athelston Williams in Mark's chair.
  6. ^ The first time more than the regulatory three people were on one team.
  7. ^ Although he was in the Eurovision episode, which aired two months later, this is the last regular episode featuring Sean Hughes.
  8. ^ Eurovision Song Contest special.
  9. ^ 100th Episode Special. Contains specially filmed inserts with Mark, Phill, Bill and Richard Fairbrass.
  10. ^ For the "Next Lines" round, Mark had Phill and Scott Mills swap places and Scott was the new team captain. After the round was over, Scott returned to and Chas Smash joined Bill's team, who had won the game.
  11. ^ This episode marks the first time members of the same band, let alone members of the same family, appeared on one team.
  12. ^ 150th Episode Special and also Mark Lamarr's final episode
  13. ^ Achieved a last-minute victory without Phill, who departed partway through Next Lines
  14. ^ Ed Seymour, a hand-picked "lookalike" from the audience, replaced Preston for the remainder of the show after he walked out due to Amstell making references to his rise to fame in Celebrity Big Brother and reading extracts from his then wife's (Chantelle Houghton) biography.
  15. ^ For the second, third and fourth episodes of Series 21, Noel Fielding was the team captain while Bill Bailey was on tour.
  16. ^ This episode featured frequent appearances from singer Andy Scott-Lee (formerly of boy band 3SL), who performed the Intros round (when teams played their 'Andy Scott-Lee card'), appeared in an Identity Parade line-up and had his new single heavily promoted by Amstell.
  17. ^ As part of a jibe on the fickle nature and inflated importance of the NME's Cool List, a fictitious indie artist named 'Adam from Flipchart Hiatus' was initially introduced as Bill Bailey's second guest. Amstell then announced that Flipchart Hiatus had slipped too many places on the Cool List and so had to be replaced. Crew members then rushed on to lift Adam from his seat and replace him with Hynes.
  18. ^ For this series, guest captains replaced Bill Bailey who left to pursue other projects.
  19. ^ In honour of guest captain Stephen Fry, this episode had various QI-themed jokes including giving Stephen a customized buzzer, intellectual conversations over interesting facts, and ending the show with the QI theme tune.
  20. ^ Due to the scandal where Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand made prank phonecalls to Andrew Sachs on Russell's BBC Radio 2 show, the BBC decided to suspend the two comedians and pull all their shows pending further investigation. Even though this episode of Buzzcocks was taped before the suspension and was due to air on 30 October 2008, it was pulled as well. The episode was eventually first broadcast on 19 January 2011.
  21. ^ In this episode, Simon dressed in a bunny costume to make the show more "family friendly" and keep his job at the BBC, mocking how the BBC had reacted to the Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross scandal.
  22. ^ 198th Episode Special
  23. ^ From this episode, the show moved to Wednesday nights
  24. ^ Doctor Who special
  25. ^ During the Identity Parade, Noel swapped teams with Phill for the rest of the show in order to give him the "Jedward experience". However, host Jack Dee still credited the victory to "Noel's old team."
  26. ^ Jedward temporarily swapped places with Identity Parade member Pat Sharp, who was made team captain for rest of the round.
  27. ^ This episode featured a running joke that it was originally supposed to be hosted by Colombian pop-sensation Shakira.
  28. ^ The episode started with Marvin Humes from JLS on Phill's team whilst the other members of the band sat on a "sub bench" to the side. Throughout the episode, whenever Tim Westwood set off an alarm, JLS had to substitute another member onto the panel. The entire band performed with Phill in the Intros round.
  29. ^ During the Intros round, Pat Sharp joined Noel's team to make up for all of JLS joining up on Phill's team.
  30. ^ Special episode webcast live as part of 24 Hour Panel People. David Walliams hosted and Neil Tennant and Robert Webb replaced Noel and Phill who were unavailable.
  31. ^ The game ended in a draw, so a tiebreak game of "How Many Mobys Are There?" was played.
  32. ^ Frankie Boyle stood in for Phill Jupitus who was unable to attend the episode's recording
  33. ^ This episode was styled as a "Radio DJs Special" and included guest appearances from Tony Blackburn, Mike Read and Pat Sharp sitting in the audience. The teams could play "Hey Mr DJ" cards throughout the show to ask them for help.
  34. ^ Professor Green stood in for Noel Fielding who was unable to attend the episode's recording.
  35. ^ The game ended in a draw, so a tiebreak question was asked where Ayoade described a musician and the teams had to buzz in. Crosby correctly answered Rick Astley, thus making Phill's team the winners.
  36. ^ 250th Episode Special; also included recurring appearances from Russell Grant throughout as part of a running joke that he had been passed over for the host's job.
  37. ^ Horne was accompanied by his band, The Horne Section, who performed throughout the show.
  38. ^ The game ended in a draw, leading to a round where the teams had to name as many famous Stevens as they could.
  39. ^ The first time more than one person hosted the show.
  40. ^ Morgan smashed a coffee mug in the final round, apparently irritated by the hosts' jokes at his expense. He then walked off the show before the game had finished.
  41. ^ Sexy special.
  42. ^ Akabusi filled in for Aston Merrygold, who pulled out at the last minute due to illness. Jack Whitehall jokingly referred to him as Aston and asked him questions about JLS' split.
  43. ^ The game ended in a draw, so a tiebreak question was asked where Redd Pepper described a musician and the teams had to buzz in. Willis correctly answered Justin Timberlake, thus making Phill's team the winners.
  44. ^ Movie Special.
  45. ^ Series was delayed for a week for the launch of a new programme.
  46. ^ For the Identity Parade round for Phill's team, the drummer from Bad Manners who had been booked to appear had got the wrong day. Therefore, while Phill's team were blindfolded, Rhod had to get a band member (Ian from Dr Zero & The Hotheads) and five other people from the audience to replace the line-up.
  47. ^ After Phill's team's Identity Parade, former The Clash drummer Terry Chimes joined his team for the rest of the show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Series 28 (2014)". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
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