|Created by||Simon Munnery
|Directed by||Stewart Lee|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Myfanwy Moore|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Original release||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.
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.
As of January 2015, there has not been an official DVD release.
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.
- Attention Scum at BBC Online Comedy Guide
- Attention Scum at the Internet Movie Database
- Guardian review and interview