Attention Scum

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Attention Scum
Created bySimon Munnery
Stewart Lee
Directed byStewart Lee
StarringSimon Munnery
Kevin Eldon
Richard Thomas
Lore Lixenberg
Johnny Vegas
Catherine Tate
Roger Mann
Janet Munnery
Bridget Nicholls
Composer(s)Richard Thomas
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Myfanwy Moore
Producer(s)Richard Webb
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC Two
Original release25 February –
1 April 2001

Attention Scum! was a 2001 television comedy series created by Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee. It starred Munnery as his "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.[1]

As of July 2017, 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.


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

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