The Best Episodes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Never Mind the Buzzcocks is a comedy panel game show with a pop and rock music theme. The show is infamous for its dry, sarcastic humour and scathing, provocative attacks on the pop industry

Dr Who Special - David Tennant, Jo Whiley, Bernard Cribbins, Jamie Cullum, Catherine Tate

#1 - Dr Who Special - David Tennant, Jo Whiley, Bernard Cribbins, Jamie Cullum, Catherine Tate

Season 23 - Episode 12

David Tennant hosts a special Dr Who-themed show with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding. Guests include Dr Who stars Bernard Cribbins and Catherine Tate, plus platinum-selling jazz artist Jamie Cullum and Radio 1's Jo Whiley.

star 8.87
24 votes
Lorraine Kelly, Jarred Christmas, Professor Green, Stacey Solomon, Tony Law

#2 - Lorraine Kelly, Jarred Christmas, Professor Green, Stacey Solomon, Tony Law

Season 25 - Episode 3

The third in the 25th series, with team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. Host this week is Lorraine Kelly and guests are Jarred Christmas, Professor Green, Stacey Solomon and Tony Law.

star 8.71
14 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Adam Buxton, Reggie Yates, Margaret Cho, Beverley Knight, Dynamo

#3 - Adam Buxton, Reggie Yates, Margaret Cho, Beverley Knight, Dynamo

Season 25 - Episode 4

Team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus and guest host Adam Buxton are joined by Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates, American stand-up Margaret Cho, magician Dynamo, and soul singer Beverley Knight.

star 8.67
18 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Richard Ayoade, Ed Sheeran, Caroline Flack, Matthew Crosby, Shingai Shoniwa

#4 - Richard Ayoade, Ed Sheeran, Caroline Flack, Matthew Crosby, Shingai Shoniwa

Season 26 - Episode 7

The IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade hosts the pop quiz. Ed Sheeran, Caroline Flack, Matthew Crosby and Noisettes singer Shingai Shoniwa also join the team for some pop-quiz antics.

star 8.67
24 votes
Directors: Nick Harris
John Barrowman, Kelli Young, Daniel Bedingfield, Robin Ince

#5 - John Barrowman, Kelli Young, Daniel Bedingfield, Robin Ince

Season 19 - Episode 5

John Barrowman, Kelli Young, Daniel Bedingfield, Robin Ince

star 8.60
5 votes
Lisa Maffia, Alexei Sayle, Stine Bramwell Anna Richardson

#6 - Lisa Maffia, Alexei Sayle, Stine Bramwell Anna Richardson

Season 22 - Episode 6

Lisa Maffia, Alexei Sayle, Anna Richardson, Jack Dee, Stine Bramwell (Alphabeat)

star 8.40
10 votes
Christmas Special - John Barrowman, Jason Derulo, Joe Wilkinson, Jason Manford, Helen Skelton

#7 - Christmas Special - John Barrowman, Jason Derulo, Joe Wilkinson, Jason Manford, Helen Skelton

Season 25 - Episode 12

Christmas Never Mind the Buzzcocks, with guest host John Barrowman alongside Jason Derulo, Joe Wilkinson, Jason Manford, Helen Skelton, Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding.

star 8.40
15 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Jack Whitehall, Kriss Akabusi, Johnny Borrell, Katy B, Alex Brooker

#8 - Jack Whitehall, Kriss Akabusi, Johnny Borrell, Katy B, Alex Brooker

Season 27 - Episode 9

star 8.36
42 votes
Tinie Tempah, Pixie Lott, Example, Chris Ramsey, Joey Page

#9 - Tinie Tempah, Pixie Lott, Example, Chris Ramsey, Joey Page

Season 25 - Episode 9

Tinie Tempah guest hosts. Team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by Pixie Lott, Example, Chris Ramsey and Joey Page.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies, Martin Kemp, Gabby Logan, Jeremy Reynolds

#10 - Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies, Martin Kemp, Gabby Logan, Jeremy Reynolds

Season 23 - Episode 2

Regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by guest host Rhod Gilbert and panellists Greg Davies, Martin Kemp, Gabby Logan and Jeremy Reynolds.

star 8.29
14 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Radio DJs Special - Nick Grimshaw, Joe Lycett, Fred Macpherson, Conor Maynard, Nancy Dell'Olio

#11 - Radio DJs Special - Nick Grimshaw, Joe Lycett, Fred Macpherson, Conor Maynard, Nancy Dell'Olio

Season 26 - Episode 4

Having taken over hosting duties on the Radio One Breakfast Show, Nick Grimshaw does the same on the anarchic music quiz. Team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by singer Conor Maynard.

star 8.29
14 votes
Directors: Nick Harris
250th Episode Special - Richard Madeley, Heidi Range, Maverick Sabre, Seann Walsh, Andrew O'Neill

#12 - 250th Episode Special - Richard Madeley, Heidi Range, Maverick Sabre, Seann Walsh, Andrew O'Neill

Season 26 - Episode 8

Richard Madeley joins team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus as the guest host. On the panel are Sugababe Heidi Range, Maverick Sabre,comedian Seann Walsh and Andrew O'Neill.

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: Nick Harris
Preston, Anne Charleston, Ed Byrne, Fyfe Dangerfield, and a special guest

#13 - Preston, Anne Charleston, Ed Byrne, Fyfe Dangerfield, and a special guest

Season 20 - Episode 3

Simon Amstell hosts the pop quiz with guests Preston, Anne Charleston, Ed Byrne, Fyfe Dangerfield, and a special guest.

star 8.24
17 votes
James Corden, Paloma Faith, Tom Clarke, Ben Miller, Janeane Garofalo

#14 - James Corden, Paloma Faith, Tom Clarke, Ben Miller, Janeane Garofalo

Season 23 - Episode 1

Buzzcocks returns for a new series with a new team captain, Noel Fielding. This week's guest host is James Corden.

star 8.23
13 votes
Greg Davies, Amy Childs, Frankie Boyle, Ian 'H' Watkins, Tinchy Stryder, Holly Walsh

#15 - Greg Davies, Amy Childs, Frankie Boyle, Ian 'H' Watkins, Tinchy Stryder, Holly Walsh

Season 25 - Episode 6

Anarchic music quiz. Greg Davies hosts, with captains Frankie Boyle and Noel Fielding plus The Only Way is Essex star Amy Childs, Tinchy Stryder, Ian 'H' Watkins and comedian Holly Walsh.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Martin Freeman, Martha Wainwright, Charlie Brooker, Simon Bird, Dappy

#16 - Martin Freeman, Martha Wainwright, Charlie Brooker, Simon Bird, Dappy

Season 23 - Episode 8

The show is hosted by actor Martin Freeman, with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding. Guests include singer/songwriter Martha Wainwright, Screenwipe's Charlie Brooker and star of The Inbetweeners Simon Bird, and there's the triumphant return of Dappy from N-Dubz.

star 8.18
11 votes
Noel Fielding, Donny Tourette, Philip Olivier, Alfie Jackson

#17 - Noel Fielding, Donny Tourette, Philip Olivier, Alfie Jackson

Season 20 - Episode 2

Simon Amstell hosts the pop quiz with guests Noel Fielding, Donny Tourette, Philip Olivier and Alfie Jackson.

star 8.18
17 votes
David Walliams, Andy Serkis, Gareth Malone, Basshunter, Josie Long

#18 - David Walliams, Andy Serkis, Gareth Malone, Basshunter, Josie Long

Season 23 - Episode 9

Little Britain's David Walliams hosts, with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding. Guests include Lord of the Rings star Andy Serkis, Gareth Malone from BBC Two's The Choir, Swedish pop star Basshunter and comedian Josie Long.

star 8.15
13 votes
Cilla Black, Holly Willoughby, Tiffany Stevenson, Rizzle Kicks, Angelos Epithemiou

#19 - Cilla Black, Holly Willoughby, Tiffany Stevenson, Rizzle Kicks, Angelos Epithemiou

Season 25 - Episode 10

Cilla Black hosts with guests Holly Willoughby, Rizzle Kicks, Angelos Epithemiou (Renton Skinner) and Tiffany Stevenson.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Jack Whitehall, Mena Suvari, Danny Jones, Celia Pacquola, Paul Foot

#20 - Jack Whitehall, Mena Suvari, Danny Jones, Celia Pacquola, Paul Foot

Season 26 - Episode 3

Joining Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus on Buzzcocks is comedian Jack Whitehall, who takes over hosting duties. American Pie actress Mena Suvari and Danny from McFly also pop in for some pop quiz comedy capers.

star 8.13
23 votes
Directors: Nick Harris
Will Young, Mark Watson, Sinitta, Paul Foot, DJ Toddla T

#21 - Will Young, Mark Watson, Sinitta, Paul Foot, DJ Toddla T

Season 25 - Episode 5

Will Young will be in the host chair for this brand new episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks along with captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. They'll be joined by X Factor's Sinitta, comedians Mark Watson and Paul Foot as well as cool DJ Toddla T.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Kate Nash, Martin Freeman, Antony Costa, Matt Horne

#22 - Kate Nash, Martin Freeman, Antony Costa, Matt Horne

Season 21 - Episode 7

Kate Nash, Martin Freeman, Antony Costa and Matt Horne

star 8.10
10 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Johnny Vegas, Brian McFadden, DJ Locksmith, Sara Pascoe, Jessica Hynes

#23 - Johnny Vegas, Brian McFadden, DJ Locksmith, Sara Pascoe, Jessica Hynes

Season 27 - Episode 13

star 8.09
43 votes
Gabriella Cilmi, Glenn Wool, Germaine Greer, James Allan

#24 - Gabriella Cilmi, Glenn Wool, Germaine Greer, James Allan

Season 22 - Episode 5

Gabriella Cilmi, Glenn Wool, Germaine Greer, James Corden, James Allan (Glasvegas)

star 8.08
13 votes
Example, Gareth Malone, Wretch 32, Lianne La Havas, Rufus Hound

#25 - Example, Gareth Malone, Wretch 32, Lianne La Havas, Rufus Hound

Season 26 - Episode 2

Team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding are joined on the anarchic music quiz by choir master Gareth Malone and rapper Wretch 32, all under the watchful eye of guest host Example.

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Nick Harris