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Fingers on Buzzers is brought to you by comedian and keen amateur quizzer Lucy Porter, alongside The Chase's very own Jenny Ryan. Whether you’re a Pointless armchair aficionado, nostalgic for the days of Going for Gold, or a bona fide Mastermind, this is the podcast for you. Jenny and Lucy speak to a host of people who work behind the scenes of our favourite TV quiz shows, including James Harkin (QI), Roger Tilling (the ‘Voice’ of University Challenge) and Jenny Hawker (Only Connect); plus w ...
 
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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without one of Lucy & Jenny's legendary Quizmas open-house parties ... luckily the FOB team live in a large duplex, so the party could commence in socially distanced style as a host of celebrities from quizzing past drop-in to pose a festive conundrum of their own for us to solve. We also eaves-drop on some pre-party…
 
Christmas 2020 is coming (well, at the time of record anyway) and the goose may well be getting fat, but as long as it's in a socially distanced bubble - that's FINE! The festive season may well be a quieter affair for many of us, but that's no reason not to have the annual argument over a yuletide board game. Lucy and Jenny decide to experiment wi…
 
In this episode of Fingers On Buzzers, Jenny and Lucy welcome, comedian, actor & quiz addict, Justin Moorhouse to the show! Justin relates some past TV quiz show appearances, which clearly keep him awake at night, as well as giving us the insight on what it's like to be someone's phone a friend on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' - an honour held by…
 
In this week's show, Lucy and Jenny welcome a man who made the nation gasp in reverence when he appeared on University Challenge, Mr Bobby Seagull! Bobby talks about his time being quizzed by Paxman and we also get a hint at an up-coming TV quiz which also features our very own Lucy! But can Bobby change Jenny and Lucy's attitudes to maths based qu…
 
Lucy and Jenny are back continue to bring an international feel to proceedings when they are joined by another listener based outside of the UK - Patrick from Australia - whose identity is kept firmly under lock and key, to find out why, you'll have to listen. Our hosts also serve-up the absolute treat for the ears that is comedian and SERIOUS quiz…
 
Welcome to a brand new episode of Fingers On Buzzers, which is released as Lucy approaches the end of a a tense week of puzzling on Richard Osman's House of Games! As we find out, most of the contestants were very much in it to win it and this week's podcast guest Neil Delamere was no exception to that. He and Lucy relive their bitter rivalry for t…
 
Jenny and Lucy are back and this week they take a side-step into the world of game show, with the KING of gameshow hosts, Les Dennis! Les was of course one of the hosts of long-running, ever popular 'Family Fortunes'. As well as talking about some of the stranger answers Les remembers from the contestants, we also finally learn just who those 100 p…
 
Jenny and Lucy are back, with another dose of quizzing fun and joining them this week is actor, singer and quiz obsessive, Shaun Williamson! Shaun has literally written the book on quiz, as he tells our hosts all about 'A Matter of Facts: One Man's Journey into the Nation's Quiz Obsession' - an essential read for anyone with even a passing interest…
 
Lucy and Jenny are back to lavish you with another fun-filled episode of quiz. chat and frolics. Joining our trusty hosts today is comedian and musician Vikki Stone who pops-in to chat about being part of the ensemble of Richard Osman's House of Games, which also happens to be her very first TV quiz show and to be quizzed on her classical music kno…
 
Welcome to this latest episode of Fingers on Buzzers and today Lucy and Jenny welcome comedian, James Acaster to the show! James is no stranger to a TV quiz, having appeared on the re-booted Blockbusters, deciding to leave learning the rules until he actually played the game, as you'll hear for yourself. We also go through James' appearance on Poin…
 
Hello and welcome to today's episode of Fingers On Buzzers, which brings a wealth of animal knowledge, along with some 'killer' questions and that just goes to show that even quiz can be gruesome, so best keep this listen to adults only. The inspiration for the true crime theme is this week's star guest, comedian and podcaster Kiri Pritchard-McLean…
 
This week's episode of is a riot of quiz, chat and a story which will turn the blood cold of anyone who has hosted an online quiz over lockdown. The former comes courtesy of listener Alex, who through sheer love of quiz has managed to get to work on some of TV's BIGGEST shows and the latter is provided by this week's celebrity guest; actor, comedia…
 
AND THEY'RE BACK! Yes, Lucy and Jenny return with series 4 of Fingers on Buzzers and what a bag of treats they have in store. This week alone we are treated to a chat with host of Radio 4's The News Quiz and Jenny Ryan doppelganger, Angela Barnes, who pits her wits against Jenny and Lucy in a news-based quiz set by friend of the show, Steve N Allen…
 
In the final episode of series 3 of Fingers On Buzzers, Lucy and Jenny welcome erstwhile 'Eggheads' adversaries, Geoff Lloyd and Annabel Port, to represent podcast 'Adrift' in the finale of the pod mash-ups. Why DID Judith Keppel have beef with Geoff as a result of their 'Eggheads' appearance? How many vocalists of the group 'The Drifters' had in t…
 
As social distancing continues, Lucy & Jenny use their time apart wisely by hooking themselves-up to video conferencing software to quiz and be quizzed by some of the finest podcasts in the land and today they welcome comedian, presenter of TV's The Mash Report & host of current affairs podcast 'Some News', Mr Steve N Allen to the Fingers On Buzzer…
 
The podcast mash-ups keep coming and latest to join the portfolio is the amazing comedian, author, journalist and host of top podcast 'How To Own The Room' - Viv Groskop! Viv looks through her rolodex of past guests to form the ultimate pub quiz team...but does Hilary Clinton make the grade, and which famous classicist is most likely to be up for a…
 
Another week another smashing of pods and this week Lucy and Jenny are joined by most of Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown Podcast. Matt & Ben prove they could hold their own in a quiz and provide some fun facts of their own whilst they're at it, whilst Jenny reveals a rather extreme aversion to an animal usually viewed as innocuous at most. As always the…
 
It's another cracking pod-mash this week, as Lucy and Jenny welcome Margret Caborn-Smith and Producer Ben Walker of Do The Right Thing to the Fingers On Buzzers collective! The gang reminisce about TV quiz gold such as 'Telly Addicts' and about another quiz -developed by Ben - which didn't quite have the same longevity, but nevertheless deserves a …
 
The podcast mash-up series continues apace and this week Lucy and Jenny are delighted to welcome Pavo and Neil from the wonderful, WTAF is This Country Podcast! If you've never seen the multi-BAFTA award winning 'This Country' you're in for a treat, if you have had that joy, then the guys have hundreds of episodes dedicated to that amazing show, fe…
 
Who doesn't love a podcast mash-up? Maybe it's not your thing and you'd condemn them to a desert island forever if you could? Hopefully not, but if you happen to have a list of people, animals and things you'd banish tomorrow, then top, podcast 'Desert Island Dicks' would probably be a cathartic listen for you, and James and Dan from that very podc…
 
The lockdown podcast crossover 'mayhem' continues as Lucy and Jenny welcome fellow brain boxes, Anna Ptaszynski and James Harken from top podcast 'No Such Thing As A Fish' and QI Elevdom. We get to hear what James and Anna's pet quiz peeves are, what would happen if the worlds of Holborne and Hollyoaks should collide and if Sir Ian McKellen was eve…
 
In another spectacular podcast mash-up, Lucy and Jenny welcome Hannah, Catie and Taylor from hit true crime podcast, Drunk Women Solving Crime! As always the hosts go head-to-head in quizzes themed to their specialities, but how much do our hosts know about crime and are this week's guests REALLY experts on booze? Get a pen and paper ready and play…
 
The FOB podcast mash-ups continue a-pace and this week Jenny and Lucy are joined by Pete Donaldson and Jim Campbell from TOP football podcast, The Football Ramble! Although sport might not be everyone's choice in the pub quiz, we all know general knowledge knows no boundaries and there's some in-depth reminiscence about spot-based TV and radio quiz…
 
It's a podcast crossover special, with the wonderful Helen Thorn and Ellie Gibson, otherwise known as 'The Scummy Mummies'. In a lively (and slightly x-rated at times) chat about quiz, we hear just why Going For Gold saved Ellie through the 1980s and some lovely stories of quiz TV from Helen's native Australia. Then it all gets competitive when our…
 
After the nation was gripped by ITV's new Quiz 'Beat The Chaser', the Fingers On Buzzers team decided it was high-time that Jenny went head-to-head with one of her fellow Chasers on the show; and so the imposing figure of 'The Beast' agreed to drop-in for a chat with 'The Vixen'. We hear from Mark Labbett about the importance of personality in TV q…
 
This episode of Fingers On Buzzers was recorded the last time the gang were able to converge in the same room, drink fizz and talk quiz. Joining them in this Utopian scenario is quiz master extraordinaire Gavin Inskip. Gavin truly puts the entertainment into his quizzes, which subjects range from porn-hub to Brexit and everything in between. The ga…
 
It's International Women's Day! Well, it was when this was recorded anyway. Yes, on March 8th 2020, an international female collective of hosts Jenny, Lucy and special guest Kate Thornton gathered in front of a live audience for some quiz based japes. Journalist, TV and podcast presenter, Kate joined the gang for another live show, this time in aid…
 
This episode is the first of Lucy & Jenny's quarantine records and what a start it is! This was recorded in the week that ITV's show 'Quiz' brought 'appointment' TV back into our lives. 'Quiz' documents the story of Charles & Diana Ingram, who were found guilty of cheating their way to a million pounds on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' back in 200…
 
We're still reaching into a time when we were on the cusp of social distancing and so managed to get Lucy & Jenny together to record some quiz-based hi-jinx. In this episode writer and Only Connect writer Alan Connor joins our hosts to talk about some of the fun and games to be had in these times of self isolation, and Lucy & Jenny also give more a…
 
Lucy and Jenny are back in the 'studio' for this episode, which was recorded at a time before self-isolation was our way of life. Our hosts give some invaluable advice about hosting your own quiz (which will probably come in rather handy right now), as well as enjoying a stunning listener quiz courtesy of Andrew Stubbs! And if that all wasn't enoug…
 
Welcome to Fingers On Buzzers series three! This was recorded back in a simpler time, when all we had to worry about was storm Ciara and isolation was only something we had to do after spicy food. So, Lucy and Jenny appeared less than 2 meters in front of a packed audience at The Bill Murray comedy venue in London for some live, quiz-based hilarity…
 
As we all know, Christmas is the time of year where the nation come together to quiz. Whether it's to watch celebrities battling it out on festive TV versions of our favourite shows to win cash for charities, or getting cosy with a game of Trivial Pursuit, at this time of year a good ol' quiz is the best way to pass time with the family. And so the…
 
In this final episode of season two, Lucy and Jenny wrap-up the history of quiz with a look at some classic and forgotten quiz shows of the noughties. We hear from David Smith, a man who has achieved something that Lucy - as of yet - can only dream of, when he speaks about appearing on Only Connect, which aired the evening before. This week's Harry…
 
In this episode Lucy and Jenny get some back stage gossip from former University Challenge contestant Gareth Aubrey and talk to producer Chris Curley about bringing back Blockbusters to a whole new audience ... the FOB team very much remember it the first time round and so revel in this week's history of quiz and we reach the 1990s! See acast.com/p…
 
In this latest instalment, Lucy and Jenny reminisce about all things 1980s .... as long as it's TV quizzes from that era and go head-to-head in the second part of listener Steve's lyrical quiz. And the one and only Elton Welsby talks about his time fronting iconic show, Busman's Holiday! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In today's episode; Jenny & Lucy don their flares and platforms to talk all things 1970s quiz, including the role of the feckless youth in the TV quizzes of the day. The one and only Paul Ross talks about the TV shows he probably wouldn't do again and we also hear from Nick Gates, who many will know as 'the guy from Bothers Bar' - who of course dis…
 
In this episode, Jenny and Lucy hear from a listener, desperate to locate a recording of his late fathers Fifteen-to-One appearance, The Chase lawyer Olivia Van der Werff talks about briefing Basil Brush & the ladies delve into the psychedelic world of 1960s quiz. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
In this episode, Lucy and Jenny chat with two people who are well and truly top of their games; Radio 4's Aasmah Mir talks about winning Celebrity Mastermind and they also speak to current Brain of Britain David Stainer. The history of quiz continues a-pace as our hosts talk the scandals of the 1950s and as always, they pit their wits against liste…
 
In this episode we hear about the (seemingly) well worn path from musician to quizzer when we speak to Mikill Pane and Alan Leach. Mikill is a rapper, DJ and radio presenter, but he's also a recent pub quiz convert and talks to Lucy and Jenny about his new favourite leisure time activity. Alan Leach may be well known for his Britpop fame as drummer…
 
In this episode Lucy and Jenny introduce a brand new segment in which they explore the history of quiz, plus they speak to the person who put the sting in Anne Robinson's tail - writer Adam Bostock-Smith, who wrote those epic put-downs for The Weakest Link. And comedian Tim Vine has a route around the cupboard under the stairs and pulls-out some jo…
 
In this episode, things turn dark as Lucy and Jenny come face to face with their quizzing nemeses and scores get settled. In Lucy's case comedian Rob Deering has provided some heartbreaking quiz moments for her, including pipping her to the post as winner of The Weakest Link and also as quiz partner on BBC Pointless. Whilst for Jenny, who'd have th…
 
In this special episode, Lucy and Jenny chat all things Going For Gold and hear from a past contestant who shares some very fond memories of his time on the show. Our hosts dissect what was to be a pioneering quiz format, enjoy a gold themed listener quiz AND talk to the man himself; the legend that is Mr Henry Kelly... altogether now 'The heat is …
 
We're back! And what happened in Glasgow definitely doesn't stay in Glasgow as Lucy and Jenny bring us the second part of their behind the scenes look at Lucy's appearance on Impossible Celebrities. We find out if Jenny's coaching influenced her performance and there's green room chat with fellow contestant Rev. Richard Coles and comedian Stephen B…
 
Hello and welcome to series 2 of Fingers On Buzzers! Well, nearly... the full series starts on Friday June 28th and promises some pretty awesome guest, such as: Henry Kelly, Rev Richard Coles, Tim Vine and Basil Brush! But before all of that, we thought we'd give you something to be going on with - this episode is the first part of what happened wh…
 
Lucy & Jenny are BACK and recording the start of series two in a secret(ish) location. Have a listen to the trailer for an amuse bouche of what's to come, plus you can get your little grey cells primed with a little quiz set by our hosts. FINGERS ON BUZZERS SERIES TWO IS COMING SOON. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Lucy and Jenny are full of quiz-mas cheer in this seasonal extra episode and have a good old reminisce about the quiz-based board games that cause family feuds after the roast turkey. And there's also a festive themed quiz, so pour yourself a generous glass of port and play along at home. A very happy Christmas from everyone at Fingers On Buzzers -…
 
It's the end of term, so we thought we'd treat you to a slightly longer edition. A quiz show is nothing without it's contestant - celebrity or otherwise - so Lucy & Jenny talk about those who are remembered for all the right, but mostly all the wrong reasons. Comedy legend Richard Herring re-lives some of his quiz show appearances and injustices - …
 
It's all about the 'merch'! If you have a Blockbuster's jacket, or drink your ale from a Bullseye tankard, then Lucy & Jenny want to hear from you! They also talk cash prizes with Ailsa Watson, who hit the jackpot on Fifteen-to-one and Lucy has her eyes on the prize of an appearance on Only Connect, when our hosts chat with Mike Turner - he writes …
 
Host of Q Live - the money maker himself -Charlie Baker, drops by to talk the future of quizzing and lack of quiz theme tunes with Lucy and Jenny, who start the episode with a lament at the loss of a good theme song! Ex UC contestant Julia Lemagnen gets Lucy all a quiver with her reveries of Bamber and a familiar name writes this week's listener qu…
 
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