Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Season 18 Episode 1

Jonathan Ross, Fiona Phillips, Tom Fletcher, Alan Carr, Teddy Mitchell

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 13, 2006 on BBC Two
out of 10
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Jonathan Ross, Fiona Phillips, Tom Fletcher, Alan Carr, Teddy Mitchell
Guest presenter - Jonathan Ross.

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  • Despite the obvious lack of Mark Lamarr, this first show of the new series continues to bring the quiz show/comedy/music combination that we have all come to know and laugh!

    After some rather annoying and tedious jokes about J-Lo's bum, the show jumps to life 5 minutes gone. The Intros Round and the Identity Parade, as always, allow for some extremely witty remarks (allbeit at other people's expense). Tom Fletcher (Mcfly) and Teddy Mitchell (Mitchell Brothers) provide very little to the show and play bit-part roles; granted they are not comedians. Fiona Phillips, Alan Carr and the team captains on the otherhand are enjoyable to watch. The show ends with the Next Lines round which goes too quickly and leaves the viewer with an abrupt ending.

    Jonathan Ross, a different but none the less entertaining host to Mark Lamarr, gives his usual weird but knowledgeable humour which, some might say, is a breath of fresh air to the show. Mark Lamarr, the dry and acerbic character, who had been hosting the show since 1996 made it what it is today. However, the show was in need of a change after 9 years; with guest hosts not being the way to change it. As seen on 'Have I Got News for You', time and time again, guest hosts lack in the all important areas of being funny, making jokes, reading autocues (Charlotte Church, to name just one).

    Overall, the show was entertaining and humerous in areas, but it feels as if the producers have let an opportunity go wasted. An opportunity to implement (permanently) a different, experienced and amusing host. It still looks, sounds and feels the same, but the lack of Mark Lamarr and introduction of guest hosts looks set to be a poor decision.moreless
  • Where is Mark?

    I decided to write another review as I judged it before i watched it and I think I was right, it wasn't the same. It just didn't do it for me with out Mark, I would like to know why he isn't doing it anymore or if he's coming back?

    I was very disappointed and didn't want to watch it as an almost protest, just bring Mark back, I can assure many viewers will switch off with out him.

    I see he isn't back next week either, disappointing...moreless
  • Jonathan Ross as a guest presenter? What's happened to Mark Lamaar?

    Not as bad as it could have been considering the absence of Mark Lamaar. Jonathan Ross made a good attempt to fill in, but the feel of the show just wasn't the same. He didn't seem to have the cutting wit that Mark does. He did however bring his own slightly sexual humour to it, which didn't entirely fail. It was definitely worth a try, but I'm hoping Mark Lamaar will be back for next week.moreless

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