The BEST Episodes of Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2020

Network: BBC Two

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

Bill Bailey, Howard Jones, Grant Nicholas, Tony Wright

#1 - Bill Bailey, Howard Jones, Grant Nicholas, Tony Wright

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 2, 1999

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Tony Hadley, Chrissie Hynde, Bobby Davro, Josie Lawrence

#2 - Tony Hadley, Chrissie Hynde, Bobby Davro, Josie Lawrence

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 26, 1999

star 9.00
2 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Tommy Scott, Mani, Jo Brand, Matthew Marsden

#3 - Tommy Scott, Mani, Jo Brand, Matthew Marsden

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 9, 1998

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Simon LeBon, Karen Poole, Ian Dury, Kathy Burke

#4 - Simon LeBon, Karen Poole, Ian Dury, Kathy Burke

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 12, 1999

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Faye Tozer, Glen Matlock, Sara Cox, Junior Simpson

#5 - Faye Tozer, Glen Matlock, Sara Cox, Junior Simpson

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 1999

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Frank Skinner, Leeroy Thornhill, Rick Wakeman, Paul Godfrey

#6 - Frank Skinner, Leeroy Thornhill, Rick Wakeman, Paul Godfrey

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 26, 1999

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Rowland Rivron, Meat Loaf, Billie Piper, Nick Keynes

#7 - Rowland Rivron, Meat Loaf, Billie Piper, Nick Keynes

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 5, 1999

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Toyah Willcox, Kele LeRoc, Tom Gray, Adam Bloom

#8 - Toyah Willcox, Kele LeRoc, Tom Gray, Adam Bloom

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 26, 1999

star 8.67
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Best of Series 22 - Technically, The Best Series Ever

#9 - Best of Series 22 - Technically, The Best Series Ever

Season 22 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 16, 2009

star 8.67
3 votes
Matthew Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Richard Fairbrass, Donna McPhail

#10 - Matthew Priest, Bruce Dickinson, Richard Fairbrass, Donna McPhail

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 12, 1996

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Steve Bendelack
Writers:
Terry Wogan, Edith Bowman, Rufus Hound, James Blunt, Imelda May

#11 - Terry Wogan, Edith Bowman, Rufus Hound, James Blunt, Imelda May

Season 24 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 11, 2010

Anarchic pop quiz hosted by Terry Wogan with team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. Guests are: Edith Bowman, Rufus Hound, James Blunt and Imelda May.

star 8.50
10 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers:
Shovell, Ashley Slater, Cathy Dennis, Graham Norton

#12 - Shovell, Ashley Slater, Cathy Dennis, Graham Norton

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 19, 1996

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Steve Bendelack
Writers:
Martin Chambers, Andy McCluskey, David McAlmont, Bob Mortimer

#13 - Martin Chambers, Andy McCluskey, David McAlmont, Bob Mortimer

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 26, 1996

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Steve Bendelack
Writers:
Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over

#14 - Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 12, 1999

star 8.33
3 votes
Carl Cox, John Hegley, Kate Thornton, Roy Wood

#15 - Carl Cox, John Hegley, Kate Thornton, Roy Wood

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 19, 1999

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Writers:
Frank Skinner, Calvin Harris, Jon Richardson, Fearne Cotton, Tinchy Stryder

#16 - Frank Skinner, Calvin Harris, Jon Richardson, Fearne Cotton, Tinchy Stryder

Season 23 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2009

Regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by guest host Frank Skinner plus dance superstar Calvin Harris, comedian Jon Richardson, presenter Fearne Cotton and UK hip hop star Tinchy Stryder.

star 8.33
9 votes
Kerry Godliman, James Acaster, Har Mar Superstar, Nicole Scherzinger

#17 - Kerry Godliman, James Acaster, Har Mar Superstar, Nicole Scherzinger

Season 28 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2014

star 8.12
41 votes
Rhod Gilbert, Jimmy Osmond, Tom Parker, Caroline Flack, Charlie Baker

#18 - Rhod Gilbert, Jimmy Osmond, Tom Parker, Caroline Flack, Charlie Baker

Season 25 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 2011

Rhod Gilbert hosts with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding, and guests Jimmy Osmond, Tom Parker from The Wanted, Caroline Flack and Charlie Baker.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: Dan Johnston, Ewen MacIntosh, Fraser Steele, Jack Brough, Jamie Deeks, Jez Stevenson, Martin Trenaman, Pete Sinclair, Shaun Pye
Alex Brooker, Sara Pascoe, John Cooper Clarke, Amelia Lily

#19 - Alex Brooker, Sara Pascoe, John Cooper Clarke, Amelia Lily

Season 28 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2014

star 8.09
44 votes
Yasmine Akram, Steve Aoki, Bobby Mair, Rumer

#20 - Yasmine Akram, Steve Aoki, Bobby Mair, Rumer

Season 28 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 15, 2014

Rhod Gilbert hosts another round of the light-hearted music quiz, with team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding joined by Irish actress Yasmine Akram, American musician and producer Steve Aoki, Canadian stand-up comedian Bobby Mair and singer-songwriter Rumer.

star 8.08
38 votes
Directors: Ollie Bartlett
Writers:
Frankie Boyle, Miles Jupp, Goldie, Professor Green, Michelle Williams

#21 - Frankie Boyle, Miles Jupp, Goldie, Professor Green, Michelle Williams

Season 24 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 3, 2011

Team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus are joined by guest host Frankie Boyle plus guest panellists Michelle Williams, Goldie, Professor Green and Miles Jupp.

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers:
James Corden, Paloma Faith, Tom Clarke, Ben Miller, Janeane Garofalo

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

Season 23 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2009

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

star 8.07
72 votes
Preston, Anne Charleston, Ed Byrne, Fyfe Dangerfield, and a special guest

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

Season 20 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 14, 2007

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

star 8.04
104 votes
Kate Nash, Martin Freeman, Antony Costa, Matt Horne

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

Season 21 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 3, 2008

Kate Nash, Martin Freeman, Antony Costa and Matt Horne

star 8.03
39 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers:
John Moloney, Toyah Wilcox, Saul Davie, Tom Wright

#25 - John Moloney, Toyah Wilcox, Saul Davie, Tom Wright

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 13, 1998

star 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Steve Bendelack
Writers: