The Best Episodes Directed by Steve Bendelack
#1 - Matthew Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Richard Fairbrass, Donna McPhail
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 1
#2 - Shovell, Ashley Slater, Cathy Dennis, Graham Norton
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 2
#3 - Martin Chambers, Andy McCluskey, David McAlmont, Bob Mortimer
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 3
#4 - Welcome to Royston Vasey
The League of Gentlemen Season 1 - Episode 1
Ben struggles to take in Auntie Val and Uncle Harvey’s incomprehensible house rules, while Martin poses a threat to the precious things in Tubbs and Edward’s Local Shop. At the local job center, Pauline is furious when someone lands an interview without her help. Taxi driver Babs makes middling progress through her sex change.
#8 - Nightmare in Royston Vasey
The League of Gentlemen Season 1 - Episode 3
An employee working on the new road stumbles into the lair of Edward and Tubbs, breakfast at the Denton's is not what Benjamin was expecting, and a tortoise has an unfortunate encounter with Dr. Chinnery.
#9 - Escape From Royston Vasey
The League of Gentlemen Season 1 - Episode 6
- Tubbs & Edward's son David returns. Tubbs is thrilled, but Edward is resentful of his son-especially when he reveals he is responsible for the construction of ""newroad""! - Ben leaves Royston Vasey, taking with him a gift from the Dentons: an itemised bill covering expences incurred during his stay (phone calls, use of toilet tissue, etc). - Ross Reveals that he is really an employee for the Social Services. He has Pauline sacked, forcing her to hand over her pens! - Edward and David have a little chat. Facing away from Tubbs, he tells her that he no longer wants to build the road. Turning around to reveal his pig-nose, he declares ""I want to live locally"". Tubbs deserts David and Edward and leaves the shop. - Ben approaches Tubbs out on the moors, asking if she is local. Tubbs replies ""Yes, I am"", and they both head to the shop. Ben tells Tubbs that his friend who went missing had a pair of shoes just like hers. The credits roll...
#10 - The Road to Royston Vasey
The League of Gentlemen Season 1 - Episode 2
Royston Vasey's new road is under construction: good news for all the town's inhabitants except Tubbs and Edward won't this bring strangers to the town? Judee is off to Antigua for a luxury holiday; Pauline is holding a workshop in selling the Big Issue (a newspaper for the homeless), and Ben is trying to use the telephone at the Dentons. We meet butcher Hillary Briss, Henry and Ally, the video-viewers and Reverend Bernice, Royston Vasey's outspoken lady vicar.
#12 - Most People in a Mini
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 8
• Emily Howard helps to fix an ice cream van. • Daffyd discovers Myfanwy's Lesbonic secret. • Vicky Pollard gives a speech to her ex-school mates. • Lou and Andy have a bonfire. • Boris babysits. • Kelsey Grammer School have a crips exam. • At Ye Olde Hotel Ray's tax payments are overdue. • Dame Sally gets to Miss Grace type the Radio. • At Fat Fighters, Mrs Harrison from Head Office attends and Marjorie is sacked. • Concert pianist stops to read a text message. • Michael meets the Italian Prime Minister. • World Record Attempters go for Most people in a Mini.
#15 - Lust for Royston Vasey
The League of Gentlemen Season 2 - Episode 2
The nosebleed epidemic continues. Pauline gets a new job as an assistant food science operative at Burger Me! Herr Lipp and students arrive on an exchange visit from Diusberg, and the guesthouse closes for a very private function.
#16 - John Moloney, Toyah Wilcox, Saul Davie, Tom Wright
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 3
#17 - Zoë Ball, Louis Eliot, Graham Norton, Keith Duffy
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 4
#18 - Rick Witter, Mark Owen, Richard Morton, Shovell
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 5
#20 - Tundra
The Mighty Boosh Season 1 - Episode 4
In an attempt to compete with daring adventurer Dixon Bainbridge, Howard and Vince set off in search of the Egg of Mantumbi - with the assistance of Gary Numan. Into the whiteness, the nothingness of the Arctic Tundra, the boys come face to face with hideous ice demon Black Frost. Luckily, Vince has befriended a polar bear.
#21 - The Medusa Touch
The League of Gentlemen Season 3 - Episode 4
Regular Cast: Mark as Alvin Steele / Les McQueen Steve as Daddy / Nancy Glass / Barbara [voice] / Anne Hand Reese as Noel Glass / Judith Buckle / Terry Lollard B&B proprietors Alvin and Sunny invite their weekend 'Sexplorers' to join them in a voyage of auto-erotic discovery - although Alvin would prefer to be at the garden centre. But who is the mysterious femme fatale in the dwarf conifers and what is the secret of the fearsome 'Medusa'? The Ending: Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen is having a fag with his wig off in the backyard of the Windermere when the white van comes crashing through the wall, sending tons of bricks down on him...
#23 - Beauty and the Beast (Or, Come into My Parlour)
The League of Gentlemen Season 3 - Episode 5
Regular Cast: Mark as Tony / Iris Krell [voice] / Neds / Professor Breastpinch'd Steve as Charlie Hull Reese as Stella Hull / Judee Levinson / Keith Drop CHARLIE & STELLA / MRS LEVINSON: The Hulls' marriage seems to have disintegrated beyond repair and Stella's hooked on playing fruit machines. Meanwhile, Charlie starts working for Judee Levinson at her new beauty salon, the ""Spit and Polish"", doing massages on blindfolded clients, who think it's Judee doing them herself. His healing hands wow the customers, until an old man asks if he can do any ""extras"". Word spreads and the salon is packed with the men of Royston Vasey, blissfully unaware they are being wanked off by Charlie. When Tony comes for one of the ""special massages"", Charlie becomes obsessed with him and falls in love with him, eventually telling Tony he's the masseur with the magic hands. Tony is disgusted and the shit hits the fan: Stella wins big on the fruit machines and jets off overseas, and Judee sacks him.
#24 - The Date
Friday Night Dinner Season 1 - Episode 6
Adam comes home to find the house looking immaculate, with classical music playing in the living room, Mum's posh bowls on the dinner table, Dad in a smart suit, and - most mysteriously - the table set for five. The doorbell rings and in comes Tanya Green, a girl Mum has been trying to fix up with Adam for months. What follows is possibly the most excruciating family dinner scene of all time. Meanwhile, Jim has been locked out as his dog, Wilson, has swallowed his keys. Inside, the blind date continues, but will Mum's dream of an Adam and Tanya wedding come true?
#27 - The Jingle
Friday Night Dinner Season 1 - Episode 2
When Adam and Jonny come home to find Dad secretly peering into his underpants with a magnifying glass, they're desperate to find out what he's looking at. Meanwhile, Mum is just trying to have a nice Friday night, but Jim - the neighbour who's terrified of his own dog - keeps interrupting the meal. Dad takes Adam - who's single - into the toilet to have a private chat about 'females'. Soon the whole family are in the loo quizzing poor Adam. Jonny is loving it. And finally, the secret behind Dad's pants-peering is revealed.
#29 - The Mercedes
Friday Night Dinner Season 1 - Episode 5
It's Adam's birthday. As he arrives home, a silver Mercedes almost runs him over. Inside is Sheila Bloom - or 'Bitchface' as Adam and his family call her. 'Bitchface' is famously obsessed with her Mercedes, and after some catty remarks about Adam's 'Yugo' ('Err... it's a Nissan'), she speeds off. Dad reveals that he used to have a thing with Bitchface years ago. The boys can't believe it. Mum's not happy. Later, the family abandon dinner and go for a Chinese, but Bitchface is there. An awkward chat ensues, and finally Dad reveals exactly what he got up to with her...
#30 - Peter Hook, Ace, Clare Grogan, Alan Davies
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 7
#31 - Louise, Math Priest, Norman Blake, Jeff Green
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 2 - Episode 7
#32 - Tallest Man
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 2
• Daffyd realises his exclusive copy of the Gay Times has been sold and demands to know who too. • Lou is taking Andy out for dinner. Andy wants to go dressed as a Smurf, against Lou's better judgement. • Vicky is accused of pushing a young girl into a swimming pool. • At Kelsey Grammer school the boys are preparing to take a test. • Dr Lawrence is in his office informing an inspector how the Steven Spielberg institute is run. • Sebastian walks in while the PM is changing and pounces on him, claiming there's a sniper at the window. • Back at the institute Dr Lawrence is showing the inspector how Anne likes to look after the garden. • Back at Kelsey Grammer School the test continues while the teacher does a bit of vacuuming. • Lou is installing handle bars next to Andy's toilet so he can pull himself onto it when Lou isn't there. • Dame Sally Markham finishes 'The Lady in White' but it's only seventy-six pages long. • David Soul is asked to visit a sick child in hospital. • Marjorie defends Fat Fighters against an 'anonymous' tip off that the whole thing is just a scam. • Dr. Lawrence continues his tour in the canteen where Ann is doing her best to ruin their meals. • Jason performs the Heimlich manoeuvre on Gary's Nan... or at least we think that's what it was. • Back at school, the pupils battle through their test as the teacher sets off three fireworks in the classroom. • Clive is hoping his wife Liz will be quiet about her past claim to fame while they're at a restauant. • Les McKeown performs some songs for the sick child and her parents. • A retired police officer starts teaching driving lessons while still wearing his uniform. • The record attempters are attempting the world record for tallest man.
#33 - Most Cigarettes in a Mouth
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 4
• Daffyd goes to get a hair cut but his usual Hair Dresser is off. • Emily Florence is having an X-Ray. • Lou is about to take Andy home from the pub, Andy insists that he doesn't need to go to the toilet first. • Dr Lawrence shows, Dr Beagrie how Anne fits perfectly into the job of Librarian. • Vicky Pollard's in court charged with shoplifting. • Matthew Waterhouse has a multitude of ideas for a kiss-a-gram agency. • At Kelsey Grammer school, the teacher asks the pupils some hard maths/history questions. • Sandra Patterson enters her son Ralph into an audition for a commercial. • Back at the library, Anne 'processes' a book. • Des Kaye is stopped from selling his videos and attacking a customer with a crocodile puppet. • Anne's finished her shift at the library. • Royal correspondant Peter Andre is sacked from the BBC. • Lou offers Andy a chocolate. • At the opera, a man suffers a heart attack. Luckily April and Neville are on hand. • Ray has some rather fussy American tourists, who keep asking questions, not a good idea when Ray McCooney's concerned. • Miss Grace is shocked that Dame Sally is actually dictating a story that could actually sell. • Dennis Waterman seems to have gotten over his 'Write the theme tune, sing the theme tune' stage and actually signs a contract. • Liz is pushed out of the lime light by a stranger who claims he went to school with Paul McCartney. • The world record attempters are attempting the most cigarettes smoked at once.
#34 - Jake Burns, Bob Mills, Richie Wermerling, Tony Wright
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 6
#35 - Glenn Tilbrook, Neil Hannon, Lauren Laverne, Mark Thomas
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 9
#36 - Mark Owen, Lisa l'Anson, Shovell, Richard Fairbrass
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 2 - Episode 5
#37 - Mani, Rick McMurray, Lemmy, Richard Fairbrass
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 2
#38 - Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson, Math Priest, Jeff Green
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 6
#39 - Mary Ann Hobbs, Justin Currie, Billy Bragg, Jonathan Ross
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 7
#40 - The Dress
Friday Night Dinner Season 1 - Episode 4
When Mum finds out that Dad didn't throw away his old boxes of science magazines in their clear-out, she goes mad. So Dad builds a bonfire and promises he'll burn them all. But Dad is only pretending to burn them, instead squirrelling the boxes off to his shed in the garden. Mum is excited as her best friend, Val, is popping around with her new dress for her daughter Karen's wedding. Adam and Jonny are convinced Karen has a face like a foot. Meanwhile Jim's dog, Wilson, goes missing, leaving Jim distraught. Later, Val comes round. She looks just like Mum: similar hair, similar clothes and - according to Dad - "similar bottoms". She tries on her dress. The men are instantly bored. Will Jim ever find Wilson, and will Mum venture once again into Dad's shed to discover the truth behind his "pretend bonfire"?
#41 - Largest Mince Pie
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 7
• Vicky Pollard gets a visit from a social worker. • At Fat Fighters Marjorie and Paul try to forget the night before. • Lou paints Andy's bedroom red. • Daffyd's gay night is a success. • Sir Bernard's sister kitty is dead, well maybe. • New term at Kelsy Grammar school. • Ralph Patterson auditions for Bugsy Malone. • PM and Sebastian discuss the Party Conference speech. • Jason and Gary visit Gary's Nan, there is then toe sucking. • World record attempters make largest mince pie.
#42 - The Curtains
Friday Night Dinner Season 1 - Episode 3
Mum's excited about the new curtains, but the boys and Grandma think they're horrible. Mum is annoyed. Meanwhile, Dad drops Mum's beef casserole all over the kitchen floor. It looks disgusting. Dad scoops it back into the dish. The boys are not happy about their meal. Later, the argument about the curtains spreads, and Jonny leaves in a huff to go to the pub. Adam joins him. At home, Mum and Grandma are still not talking, so it rests with Adam to resolve the family argument. But can Adam save the day?
#43 - Hard-Boiled Egg Eating
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 3
• Sebastian reviews the PMs bad press after a recent bi-election. • Vicky's in a pub trying to buy alcoholic drinks for herself and her mates. • Lou's taken Andy to the seaside and is trying to buy him an ice cream. • At Kelsey Grammer school a pupil called 'Thorpe' has been moved down a year. • Kenny Craig is playing Scrabble with his Mum at the hospital. • The two Black-and-White Minstrels are trying to find accomadation. • After an informative debate about the fat content of dust, Marjorie introduces the group to her sister Barbara. • Back at Kelsey Grammer, there's new addition to the class. from the seventeenth century. • The Pianist stops his performance to check the time Sainsbury's supermarket shuts. • Daffyd's bored as he believes there's no social activities for gay people. Myfanwy proves him wrong. • Lou takes Andy to the video shop. • Emily Howard is renting out a room. • Sir Bernard Chumley greets an aspiring young actor - Joe. • Ray McCooney has a very satisfied customer... well he was. • Kelsey Grammer school has another new boy... here boy! Fetch! • Dame Sally tries to finish off a book by extending words of quotes by several letters. • Denver Mills has been booked to promote Hug-a-Leper week. • World Record Attempters attempt to eat the most hard boiled eggs.
#44 - Smallest Ant
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 6
• The Prime Minister is having a meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer. • ITV have want Dennis Waterman to reprise all his roles from Minder. • In Darkly Noone, Dr Alban diagnoses Vicky as being eight months pregnant. • At the Annual Police Federation Dinner, Denver Mills has been booked to give an after-dinner speech. • Lou's taken Andy to the newsagent to pick out a birthday card for his brother Declan. • Marjorie bumps into Paul and Meera at the supermarket. • Ray's got the TV Repair man in and tries to give the most crpyitcal explanation of what happened. • Dr Lawrence has taken Anne home with him. • Des Kaye bumps into his former boss Robin Dee and Dicky Bubble. • Lou and Andy look at holiday destinations, Andy insists he wants to go to Helsinki. • At Kelsey Grammer school, Mr Cleeves reads out some messages. • Sandra and Ralph Patterson break into the offices of the Royal Shakespeare company. • Back at Dr Lawrence's home Anne has some creative uses for egg and tuna sandwiches. • The pianist stops playing when he realises he's forgotten to set his video recorder to tape Room 101. • Dame Sally adlibs a plot involving a character reciting the entire Bible. • Matthew Waterhouse gatecrashes a board room meeting with a trolley full of ideas for breakfast cereals. • It's Maria's funeral, Lou's being as gentle as he can with Andy. • In a charity shop a lady is asking the store owners if anyone died in various items of colthing. • Dr Lawrence and the children are playing outside and Anne's busy throwing objects out of an upstairs window. • Emily Howard's at the seaside having a hard time convincing various people he's a lady. • The World Record Attempters exhibit the world's smallest ant.
#45 - Biggest House of Cards
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 5
• Vicky Pollard is summoned to the governess' office for biting Jackie Hayes. • Andy insists Lou buys him a snake. • The Prime Minister holds a politcal press conference with some unusual people. • Marjorie expresses her views on liposuction. • Samantha asks Edward how much he loves her... and gets a very detailed answer. • At Kelsey Grammer School a young boy has an interview with a new Robot careers advisor. • Lou takes Andy to the Library. • As things start to look romantic, Edward asks Samantha to draw the curtains... • Bernard gets meals on wheels for sister Kitty. • Peter Andre tries to sneak into a royal garden party. • Kenny Craig sells videos at a car boot sale. • Matthew Waterhouse tries to impress a leading theatrical producer • Daffyd visits the Llandewi Breffi Sexual Health Clinic. • Denver Mills stands in for Fatima Whitbread at a school. • Lou takes Andy up many hospital stairs. • Eilene is comforting her bereaved sister Janet. • At DIY universe, The new boy Kieran unwittingly asks Des Kaye about the Bubble Twins. • World Record Attempt for a House of Cards.
#46 - Adam Ant, Crispin Hunt, Jo Whiley, John Thomson
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 1 - Episode 8
#47 - Marie DuSantiago, Mark Little, Shaggy, Suggs
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 2 - Episode 1
#48 - Gary Barlow, Edwyn Collins, Jeff Green, Tony Wright
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 2 - Episode 2
#49 - Billy Bragg, Sarah Blackwood, Richard Fairbrass, Neil Morrissey
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 2 - Episode 3
#50 - Donna McPhail, Roachford, Cerys Matthews, Tommy Scott
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Season 3 - Episode 1
#51 - The Sofabed
Friday Night Dinner Season 1 - Episode 1
Mum and dad are having a clear-out, and they’ve enlisted their son’s help. As they settle down for the first family meal of the season mum’s happy to have everyone together, but then things go downhill: their neighbour Jim keeps interrupting because he wants to use their toilet and an eBay bidder turns up to pick up their sofabed.
#52 - Bath of Beans
Little Britain Season 1 - Episode 1
• Vicky is in trouble with her teacher for not handing in her essay. • Sebastian is jealous of the new Treasury aide. • Emily Howard goes to a pub. • Andy insists Lou takes him to the opera. • Children of Kelsey Grammer School take it in turns to read a novel. • Gary introduces Jason to his family. • The pianist wonders if he's still got the plastic bag he brought with him. • Kenny Craig takes a date to a Chinese restaurant. • Jeremy Rent has a part for Dennis Waterman in a play of Macbeth. • At Fat Fighters the buzz word for the day is 'Cravings'! • Ray McCooney is asked how he makes his soup. • Lou takes Andy to the swimming pool. • Daffyd Thomas' 'only gay' title is challenged by Old Ma Evans' new lodger. • Vicky's done her essay. • Two Minstrels, listen to anti-minstrel politician. • World Record Attempt - Most Beans in a Bath.