Fingers On Buzzers

Fingers On Buzzers

By Fingers On Buzzers

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 we hear from epic winners and losers of quiz shows past and present, from Bullseye and Blockbusters to Britain's Brightest Family and everything in between. 

 

Lucy and Jenny will also discuss the BIG issues including the etiquette of pub quizzing, new quizzing technology and how questions have changed with the times.

 

All the BIG questions will be asked (and answered.) What IS the difference between quiz shows and game shows? With the help of experts and enthusiasts alike, Jenny and Lucy get to the bottom of that and much, much more besides.

 

There's also plenty of opportunities to play-along, as week-by-week Jenny coaches plucky layperson Lucy on the ‘quiz syllabus’, and in-turn Lucy tests the mettle of general knowledge guru Jenny with a weekly pop-quiz. 

 

Whether you're an Only Connect know-it-all, still dine-out on your Fifteen To One appearance from 1993, or only indulge in Trivial Pursuits on December 25th, this podcast is for you. 


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Episodes

110 Quizmas Stocking Fillers

It's that time again, when our hosts get all festive and invite past guests back to contribute a question in their quizmas open house!It's a yuletide trip down memory lane, where the wonderful people who were kind enough to appear on the show are also generous enough to be bothered for MORE of their time and come up with a question that will stump our Lucy and Jen - and possibly you, too!And this isn't just ANY quizmas special, as there's an extra treat at the bottom of Santa's stocking, which is a veritable box of delights, as well as being incredibly funny. Thanks to all our wonderful guests from this year - and years gone by - but most of all, thanks to all of YOU for your continued support and we look forward to seeing more of you in 2024. Happy Christmas, from Lucy, Jenny, and Producer Amanda XXXBUY THE FOB BOOK HERE!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye... by Ryan, Jenny (amazon.co.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/23·56m 14s

109 ALWAYS a Crossword

We're back to the cutthroat world of crosswords in this episode, as we hear from The Times Crossword Champion 2023, Matthew Marcus!Matthew tells us about his journey to the top and how he managed to snatch victory from the reigning champ.Matthew also shares his quizzing life with us and it would appear that he's not too shabby at that either, also doing pretty well in US quiz show, Jeopardy … although some of the online attention he attracted is right up there with the most crazy conspiracy theories.AND, Jen shares with a quiz she made-up with her family, which will keep you and yours occupied all over the festive season, start brushing up on your music knowledge now to be at the head of the leader board!BUY THE FOB BOOK HERE!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye... by Ryan, Jenny (amazon.co.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/23·45m 12s

108 Banishing Boredom with Board Games

As Christmas was looming large at the time of recording, Lucy and Jenny are fully focused on how to keep the family entertained on the big day itself, and so test out two of this year's big hitters -and one could argue rivals - in the festive boardgame market.How does playing Taskmaster IRL compare with an in-person version of Richard Osman's House off Games?Our hosts get involved and have a play, to help you make that all important decision.We also find out how well our Lucy's quizzing knowledge has moved on since Jen started coaching her all those years ago ....BUY THE FOB BOOK HERE!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye... by Ryan, Jenny (amazon.co.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/23·36m 8s

107 Slapstick Quizzing, with Robin Ince

It's finally happened! After several attempts, diaries finally aligned with the stars and Lucy and Jenny could welcome the delightful Robin Ince to the show... Well, almost aligned, as it turned out that Jenny had to dash off for a secret TV gig during Robin's visit, but for a short time, we were able to have all three in the same room. Robin, as you can imagine, has infinite stories about quizzing on and off TV, and tells us why a quiz experience from his youth made him resist Mastermind for so many years. Lucy and Robin also discuss who would be on their ultimate pub quiz team and which comedians would not get an invite. Plus, we gain some incredible general knowledge about the world of slapstick comedy and Robin uses the short time he had with our Jen to ask her some burning questions. BUY THE FOB BOOK HERE!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye... by Ryan, Jenny (amazon.co.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/23·56m 4s

106 Going Blankety Blank, with Nigel Crowle

This week, Lucy and Jenny are delighted to welcome a man to the show who has worked in more TV shows than even he can care to remember, from Blankety Blank, to Odd One Out with Paul Daniels, and Talking Telephone numbers in between.Nigel Crowle has had an incredible career in TV and radio production, working on a huge number of shows and tells us about some of the productions he's been behind, and how he had a hand in setting-up Lembit Opik with Sian Lloyd!Nigel takes us on a fantastic journey of nostalgia, as we revisit some iconic shows and moments in TV history, through his eyes, as well as what went on when the cameras were turned off! BUY THE FOB BOOK HERE!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye... by Ryan, Jenny (amazon.co.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/23·29m 32s

105 Booking Time with Lucy & Jenny

As the need for filling up the Christmas stocking gathers pace (at the time of record and release, anyhow) Lucy and Jenny have decided we deserve an early Christmas treat in the form of a snippet of their book, Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a celebratory journey through the history of the Great British Quiz!As well as being available online and from all good bookshops in print, it's also in audiobook form, and as listeners know, Jenny and Lucy really are a proper treat for the ears. Not only do we get a glimpse of what to expect from their book, but we also get a look behind the covers of two curious tomes from the past, including The Antiques Roadshow quiz book, presented to us by lovely listener, Alan Dunn AND we also delve into a quiz book from a star of the silver screen and not a lot of people know that he loves setting questions about historical happenings with incredibly tenuous links to days of the year....You were lonely supposed to answer the bloody questions.BUY THE FOB BOOK HERE!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye... by Ryan, Jenny (amazon.co.uk) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/23·30m 10s

104 The Hundrethish Episode

Join Lucy and Jenny in their wild celebrations of the show's centenary episode, when you've guessed it, the quiz they night away with the theme ONE HUNDRED as a guide to the games and questions.It seems there are indeed a hundred ways to quiz your lovers, and the team show no signs of stopping now and are certainly not letting the fact that this is the one hundred and FOURTH episode stop them. So get involved in the 100th(ish) edition of FOB and here's to one hundred more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/23·32m 21s

103 Hal Cruttenden's Quizzy Scrum

It's FOB Friday, and then team are joined by the wonderous comedian and competitive quizzer, Hal Cruttenden so he can have a good vent about all the quiz shows he's appeared on, but more importantly, all the shows he's yet to have been asked to do!Lucy also compiles a quiz which is as tenuous as it is wonderful, to connect the worlds of rugby and films... it's about as easy as it sounds.And the team devise a new game show which Hal can host, embracing his 'mean' side, Anne Robinson has NOTHING on this guy!Don't forget to get your hands on the FOB BOOK!Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a celebratory journey through the history of the Great British Quiz  Fingers on Buzzers by Jenny Ryan | Waterstones Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/23·38m 37s

102 Crossing Words, with Mick Hodgkin

Most quizzers love taking their time over a crossword at the weekend and might even be partial to a puzzler book to take on holiday, but what's it like to work in the worlds of puzzles and crosswords professionally? Well, Jenny and Lucy decided to invite The Times and Sunday Times puzzles editor and crossword setter, Mick Hodgkin into the studio to pick his brains about this and what happened at this year's Times Crossword Championships, which sounded like a nail-biting affair!We also hear from Mick about his appearances on Only Connect and Egg Heads, as well as why his past career meant he often voiced the roles of world dictators and despot. Plus, the gang indulge in some TV nostalgia when they see how well the quiz aspect of game show 'Crosswits' stands up today and why we need to bring back televised sudoku!    Don't forget to get your hands on the FOB BOOK! Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a celebratory journey through the history of the Great British Quiz  Fingers on Buzzers by Jenny Ryan | Waterstones Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/23·41m 57s

101 FOB LIVE: With Charlie Higson

A week is a long time in podcasting, as if you weren't at the live show conducted by Jenny and Lucy at The Museum of Comedy, you've had to wait a whole week to see what happened in part two of the Tim Vine / Charlie Higson double bill. Well, your patience is rewarded right now, as you can hear the brilliant episode with comedian, writer and grumpy quiz show host extraordinaire,Charlie Higson! You can of course expect the usual quiz-based chat and games, as well as a sneak peek into the new Fingers on Buzzers book, which is now available from all good bookshops, as well as the link below. Charlie is also an open book, as he turns whistle blower on what happens behind the scenes of Celebrity Mastermind, why he and Jenny have beef, and why he will never speak the name of his Pointless wife. We also have another special guest, who despite their two-dimensional nature, loves a happy atmosphere... Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a celebratory journey through the history of the Great British Quiz Fingers on Buzzers by Jenny Ryan | Waterstones Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/23·1h 6m

100 FOB LIVE: With Tim Vine

Lucy and Jenny took to the stage to celebrate two incredible things, one - the launch of their fantastic book, available in the shops now - AND recording their 100th episode with the incredible Tim Vine as special guest!What a lovely night it was, huge thanks to the brilliant team at The Museum of Comedy for looking after us so well, and to everyone who came to watch us there!You can hear part two with Charlie Higson in next week's episode.Right now though, why not get your hands on the Fingers on Buzzers book, it's the perfect gift for ANYONE whose ever watched a TV quiz show, or wants to host a quiz at home....Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a celebratory journey through the history of the Great British Quiz by Jenny Ryan | WHSmith Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/23·50m 57s

99 READ ALL ABOUT IT - BOOK SPECIAL

Extra, extra, read all about it... well, from the 12th October 2023 you CAN, as Lucy and Jenny have finally given the world what it wants and put pen to paper to bring you the first Fingers on Buzzers book 'Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a Celebratory Journey Through the History of the Great British Quiz'.Not only will you find a wealth of quizzy knowledge from our wonderful hosts, but we also get some handpicked advice from the incredible guests who have joined us along the way.The book is out on 12th October, but you can pre order now (link below) and it will be available in all good bookshops.You can also get your hands on a copy a whole day before the general public by coming to the next FOB live show at The Museum of Comedy on Weds 11th October 2023 in London. It's a double record , so two shows for the price of one, which obviously means two AMAZING guests in the form of Tim Vine and Charlie Higson - full info and tickets are here-Museum of Comedy - What's OnIn the meantime, enjoy this book based episode recorded at the publishers no doubt.... my my, how they've changed.Fingers on Buzzers: From Bullseye to Pointless, a celebratory journey through the history of the Great British Quiz by Jenny Ryan | WHSmith Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/23·27m 9s

98 Quiz Capsule, with Michael Fenton Stevens

Well, Lucy and Jenny have certainly managed to unearth a real treasure when it comes to this week's guest, as it just so happens to be, actor, writer and host of the hugely successful 'My Time Capsule' Podcast, the lovely Michael Fenton Stevens, who took time out to speak to us from the hardship of filming Death in Paradise in the Caribbean! Not only is Michael a wealth of fantastic showbiz anecdotes thanks to his incredible career, but he's also pretty great at dishing out quiz worthy facts (even if they are actually curtesy of his wife). Jen and Lucy also manage to dig up the only time friend of the show, and the best hugger in the biz, Mr Ben Shephard displayed potty mouth behaviour, you could say he had finally reached his Tipping Point... Come and see Jenny and Lucy LIVE at The Museum of Comedy on October 11th, with special guests Charlie Higson AND Tim Vine! Museum of Comedy - What's On Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/23·37m 19s

97 Quizzing like it's 2011, with Gareth Gwynn

Welcome to another fantastic episode of FOB, where, thanks to this week's guest, we're gonna be quizzing like it's 2011!Lucy and Jen were thrilled to welcome comedy writer and radio panel quiz producer, Gareth Gwynn to the studio to take us down memory lane of some of the best (and not so best) topical quizzes we've heard on the wireless.AND our guest came prepared with some questions from a topical quiz show from 2011 - where we only had the Olympics to worry about it would seem.We also hear about some quizzes that were such a flash in the pan, the host hadn't even changed his name to the one recognised by every household in the UK that he's known as now!Come and see Jenny and Lucy LIVE at The Museum of Comedy on October 11th, with special guest Charlie Higson! Museum of Comedy - What's On Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/23·56m 24s

96 FOB LIVE: With Tim Dowling

If you couldn't make it to the FOB live show at London Podcast Festival 2023, no problem, because you can now hear exactly what went down.Lucy and Jenny were delighted to be joined by the wonderful columnist, musician and now quiz show host, Tim Dowling, who shared some experiences of celebrity pub quizzes, beating Louis Theroux and discovering the very British treat that is 'Rentaghost'.Thanks to everyone who came out on a sweltering day to support the show and see below for another opportunity to see the gals live...Lucy and Jenny will also be at The Museum of Comedy on 11th October 2023, for double show featuring Charlie Higson and Helen Bauer - Museum of Comedy - What's On Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/23·1h

95 Settling the Score: With Ed Byrne

At long last, justice for Lucy, as scores get settled with her quizzing nemesis, Ed Byrne. As regular listeners know, Ed managed to drop a clanger on Pointless Celebrities which cost them the trophy - but has all been forgiven?Well, the team gathered in a karaoke booth during this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival to talk it all through, play some games and see if anyone called 'Kim' performed in a TV dance troop. Jenny and Lucy give away prizes galore to the select group in attendance, and we find out Ed is possibly this decades Paul Daniels! See Lucy and Jenny with special guest Tim Dowling at this year's London Podcast Festival on Saturday 9th September 2023, 4:30pm Fingers on Buzzers • Comedy • Kings PlaceThey will also be at The Museum of Comedy on 11th October 2023 - Museum of Comedy - What's On Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/23·45m 50s

94 Catching up on the Quiz

Well, well, well...what time do you call this? Our Lucy and Jenny are FINALLY back with a brand-new series, which promises some amazing guests and quizzy fun, but why on earth has it taken so long to record a new series?In this episode, not only do our hosts catch-up on all the quiz news and what they've been up to, including Lucy's hugely popular stint sitting in Richard Osman's chair (on a much higher setting) and what's been going on with new episodes of The Chase and Beat the Chasers, but we also hear why such a long gap was needed before another series could even be thought about, and let's just say, it might fill a space in some Christmas stockings this year…So welcome one and all, it's lovely to be back and if you wanted to see Lucy and Jenny IN THE FLESH, then they are doing two shows this Autumn in London - details below - see you there! See Lucy and Jenny with special guest Tim Dowling at this year's London Podcast Festival on Saturday 9th September 2023, 4:30pm Fingers on Buzzers • Comedy • Kings PlaceThey will also be at The Museum of Comedy on 11th October 2023 - Museum of Comedy - What's On Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/23·35m 29s

93 ANNOUNCEMENTS GALORE!

Lucy and Jenny are back ... well, they soon will be and there is MUCH to talk about, not least a couple of opportunities to see them LIVE! Ticket link for London Podfest below and info for Edinburgh Fringe show!FOB AT THE FRINGE - ONE SHOW ONLY 7th August at The Laughing Horse, City Cafe 19 Blair Street, EH1 1QRDonations on the door LONDON PODCAST FESTIVAL 9th September, Kings Place, London.London Podcast Festival • What's On • Kings Place Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/23·1m 24s

92 The Bumper Christmas Edition with LES DENNIS

Time to do your best Noddy Holder impression .... IT'S CHRISTMAAAAASSS'! Yes, the FOB team are here to deliver a bumper edition to see you through the festive season, and beyond!As well as taking us through the Christmas TV quizzing schedules and indulging in some retro Mastermind questions, our Lucy and Jenny have also provided a wonderous bounty of prizes for their epic tombola! If you entered your name, then chances are you've won something 'donated' by our generous hosts, so have a listen and see if your name is called ... don't despair if it isn't though, as they have plenty of tat....I mean, vintage goods in their cupboards, so you will receive a prize!And last but definitely not least, the team cast their minds back to one amazing night in September 2022, when they performed live at the London Podcast Festival and were joined by none-other than Les Dennis! Les shared some gems from his family fortune days and played along with various games and quizzes and in this episode, you'll hear some of that delightful occasion.Enjoy and MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Fingers on Buzzers team. XXX Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/22·56m 54s

91 Samantha Baines' Geography Revision

Lucy and Jenny are here again and this week they are in great company, as they welcome comedian, actor, author, podcaster and activist, Samantha Baines! With so many strings to her bow, you would think that Samantha would be too busy to enjoy a quiz, well you assume wrong, as not only does our guest love a quiz, but as someone who lives with hearing loss, she is aware of a whole new quizzing community for the deaf and hard of hearing. As well as talking about the quizzes in Insta which use BSL, the team also look at how TV quiz show formats fall short of considering those with disabilities, not just in taking part, but also for those at home. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/22·51m 10s

90 Lucy and Jenny's Quizmas Prep

Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once... Jenny and Lucy have decided to help you prep for the Christmas season by having a root through the charity shop for some retro board games and, as this year might not be the year to splash out on a new board game for the family to bicker around. We also hear what our hosts think of the Frank Paul, 12 Quizzes of Christmas book AND give you, yes you the chance to win big in Lucy and Jenny's Christmas tombola! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/22·29m 2s

89 Laura Lexx's Quizzy Pivot

Hoooray, Lucy and Jenny are here again with a rather jazzy episode of FOB. Today they are joined by a lady whose eclectic knowledge covers every manner of subject from science to netball and a whole bunch more in between, We also have another stunning listener quiz to get our teeth into, so pick your teams and get involved - skipity boop. boop, boop boooo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/10/22·35m 30s

88 Lucy & Jen's Date Night Quiz

In another fantastic episode of FOB, Jenny and Lucy get together for a fun evening of quiz and decided to share the love with a guest who as well as being part of the QI Elves ensemble, is also behind daytime TV quiz, Tournament. And not only does James give us the inside scoop on how to break into elveing, but he also sets this week's listener quiz and as you'd expect, it's a proper belter... ENJOY! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/10/22·28m 52s

87 Tipping Point - the REAL story

WARNING: After listening to today's episode of FOB, you may never be able to watch Tipping Point in the same way again, as Jenny and Lucy welcome a real life whistleblower to the show!Owen Visser may seem like a mildmannerd writer and performer (and one half of the frankly BRILLIANT Mr Thing), but he is in fact a former contestant on the one and only Tipping Point, and became front page news as a result.Owen's performance on the show caused quite a stir on social media and people were unforgiving when he made the kind of gaff anyone would, when standing under those studio lights, mere meters from the presence of Ben Shephard - it's easier at home you know! The Twitter tirade then caught the interest of the tabloid press and the rest is history .... or is it? Because we hear EXCLUSIVELY from the man himself, and find out what really goes on behind the scenes of one of Britain's best loved quiz shows... How many contestants can fit into a Tipping Point cab? Why is there a man in white gloves on set? What does Ben Shepard really smell like? All these questions and so much more are answered, so buckle-up and get stuck-in.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/10/22·49m 41s

86 Christine Robinson's Revision Notes

What a joy it was to be joined by screenwriter and keen quizzer, Christine Robinson!Christine takes us through the journey of her appearance on BBC's teatime favourite 'Pointless' - what is it like to stand on that stage, which elements of her revision were useful and what does she wish she'd done differently? It's a rollercoaster, so strap-in!And as always Lucy and Jen go head-to-head with a listener quiz which gives their little grey cells a good work-out - please keep them coming in, you can send them to - fingersbuzzers@gmail.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/10/22·37m 0s

85 Beth Morrey's Sliding Doors Moment

This week our Lucy and Jenny welcomes a lady to the show who certainly know her way around a TV Quiz format, it's producer and writer, Beth Morrey! In this fantastic chat with our guest, we unearth the work that goes on behind the scenes in quiz development, that Noel Edmonds was the earliest adopter of video conferencing and how in an alternate reality Beth is Richard Osman ... have a listen for all of that and another epic listener quiz! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/09/22·34m 50s

84 The Nigerian Quiz Show Edition

Lucy and Jenny are back and this week they're INTERNATIONAL! Yes, we go live to Nigeria no less to speak with a man who appeared on the Nigerian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Tuoyo Presley Palmer. Tuoyo takes us through the selection process and gives is a very good tip on quelling pre quiz show nerves - but did he win? Well, you'll have to listen to find out AND you'll also get to hear how Jenny's knowledge of Nigerian TV holds-up... well what are you waiting for? Dig in! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/09/22·18m 46s

83 James O'Brien's Pointless Celebrity beef

FOB series six continues to hit the ground running with broadcasting legend and serious quizzer, James O'Brien, who reveals what the shocking truth of happened behind the scenes on his Pointless Celebrities appearance - brace yourself, because the quizzing world will be rocked when they hear James' suspicion of foul play amongst his competitors - could a rematch be the answer? We also hear what it's like to appear on a quiz show, only to be faced with a teammate who probably isn't on your Christmas card list ... AND James laments not being asked to appear on his favourite quiz show, and possibly being ghosted by its host... perhaps this episode could turn James' fortunes around? If you want to enjoy the very unique experience of FOB live, then why not join Jenny and Lucy when they appear at this year's Podcast Festival at Kings Place in London! They'll be the usual mix of quiz, prizes and comedy ANNNND .... LES DENNIS is their very special guest!For tickets, head to .... London Podcast Festival • What's On • Kings Place Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/09/22·34m 14s

82 FOB LIVE WITH ANNEKA RICE

FOB is BACK for a brand-new series and what a way to kick things off ...If you're already missing your hot girl summer, then bask in the memory of THIS hot girl summer, when Lucy and Jen took themselves over to the beautiful island of Guernsey to entertain the masses at the lovely venue of St James ... but that's not all folks, because they were joined by a VERY special guest ...stop the clock because it's ANNEKA RICE! Yes, jumpsuits at the ready, as Anneka joined in the fun and games in front of a packed audience, who were treated to quizzing hilarity, peppered with brilliant anecdotes from Anneka's amazing career ... and plenty of insider gossip-to-boot and now you get to have all this in your ears too! ENJOY and it's great to be back! XIf you want to enjoy the very unique experience of FOB live, then why not join Jenny and Lucy when they appear at this year's Podcast Festival at Kings Place in London! They'll be the usual mix of quiz, prizes and comedy ANNNND .... LES DENNIS is their very special guest! For tickets, head to .... London Podcast Festival • What's On • Kings Place Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/09/22·58m 16s

81 Roll-up , Roll-up ...

....It's a minisode guys! Not only are our hosts busy planning the new series of Fingers On Buzzers, BUT, they also have a special announcement about an upcoming live show, with an AMAZING guest, who will also start off the evening with some of their stand-up, before joining Jenny and Lucy to record a live episode and we wanted you to be the FIRST to know....For info and tickets go to: stjames.gg Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/03/22·25m 27s

80 QUIZMAS 2021

It's QUIZMAS! Yes, Lucy and Jenny are here again, throwing open the doors of their festive open house, to welcome you and a host of their fantastic guests who have joined them during 2021, all posing a yuletide themed question for us to play along with and then AMAZE our friends and family with the newly acquired knowledge over the turkey. Thanks to all our fantastic listeners old and new for your support during 2021 and see you bright and early in 2022! Love, Lucy, Jenny and Amanda X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/21·42m 29s

79 Lucy & Jen's Quizzing Book Club

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26/11/21·42m 32s

78 A Very British Quiz, with Hannah Woods

Joining Lucy and Jenny this week is writer and historian Hannah Woods, who you may remember not only for her outstanding performance on Mastermind but also for her incredible performance on Twitter when she faced the predictable nonsense leveled at women who dare to display themselves and their talent on national TV. This leads to a frank and important discussion about how change is long over due in the traditionally male, dominated world of quiz - Hannah also more than covered herself in glory in a quiz about British history, which isn't surprising, as she's written a book on it, which will be out ion 2022 and you can pre-order Rule, Nostalgia: A Backwards History of Britain now. We also see the welcome return of listener quiz writer extraordinaire, Matt Sole, whose theme will not disappoint the nostalgics amoung us. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/21·30m 27s

77 People Just Do Quizzing, with Ruth Bratt

Lucy and Jen are here again with a jubilant episode of FOB and much of that jubilation can be attributed to this week's fabulous guest, comedian, actor, and improviser, Ruth Bratt!As well as starring in hit TV sitcoms such as 'People Just Do Nothing' and 'Man Down' and performing as part of the incredible 'Showstoppers' ensemble, Ruth also LOVES a quiz, whether it's watching one on TV, at a pub quiz, or even making an appearance herself on a celebrity quiz show - she's all about the quiz and has some pretty incredible theatre-based knowledge as you'll hear. Making a very welcome return this week is the wonderful, listener quiz, specifically one sent in by Matt Sole on a subject close to all the FOB crew's hearts .... Aussie / UK soap connections, so get it in your ears, ya flamin' galah! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/21·47m 47s

76 A Whale of a Quiz, with Jonny Gillam

In today's episode, Jenny and Lucy look behind the curtain of pub quizzing, as comedian, games producer, and pub quiz show host Jonny Gillam pops along for a chat and gives some invaluable tips on how to handle a rowdy pub quiz crowd, as well as displaying some epic Moby Dick knowledge! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/21·29m 47s

75 FOB LIVE: With James Harkin

This week's episode of FOB was recorded in front of a ready and willing audience in London's glittering Soho and a fair few of them made it up on stage to assist Jenny and Lucy in the quizmania!And joining the hosts and eager participants was a very special guest in the form of No Such Thing As A Fish and QI's very own, James Harkin!As well as finding out what he was up to in lockdown (be prepared it WILL make you feel inadequate in your own lockdown activities), James also takes part in some serious quizzing, including going head to head with his fellow Bolton Brainic, The Vixen herself. James also proves to be a more than adept quiz show host when Jenny and Lucy are pitted against each other in FOB's own homage to Blockbusters ... I'l have a P please James .... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/21·1h 4m

74 Here's Jonny Weldon... Oh Yes It Quiz!

Welcome to FOB where this week Lucy and Jenny chat to actor and Twitter sensation, Jonny Weldon!As well as being an avid fan of The Chase and Beat The Chasers (natch), Jonny can often be found at various pub quizzes, not least the one he hosts in his local area in London. And quizzing isn't the only thing he has in common with our Jenny, as they both prepare to tread the boards in panto this Christmas (oh yes they are), BUT who is the Grand Dame of panto trivia? Perhaps they need to look behind them in case Lucy steels the crown? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/21·36m 25s

73 Revving-up The Quiz With Kate Bottley

Lucy and Jenny are back again and with them is a lady who can certainly preach the virtues of quiz, it's none other than the Rev Kate Bottley, who met our trusty hosts on the high seas, where they enjoyed a quiz based cruise (true story)!Rev Kate recounts some of her TV quiz adventures which include looking like a floating head on Celebrity Mastermind and the excitement of winning big on Richard Osman's House of Games!Come and see Lucy and Jenny LIVE as they record an episode of FOB in front of an audience in London, with special guest, James Harkin!https://dice.fm/event/qm3la-fingers-on-buzzers-live-20th-oct-covent-garden-studios-london-tickets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/21·34m 45s

72 Does Arabella Weir's Quiz Look Big In This?

Jenny and Lucy are here again and as always, are joined by a wonderful guest, geared up to tell us all about their life in quiz and this week is no different as we welcome Arabella Weir to Fingers On Buzzers!Arabella has a healthy attitude to quiz, which could benefit the overzealous among us, which stood her in good stead for her appearances on Celebrity Mastermind!Plus, the team all compete to see just whom is the best Whovian.... spoiler alert, it's not Lucy. Come and see FOB LIVE in London at The Soho Studios on 20th October, with special guest, James Harkin - https://dice.fm/event/qm3la-fingers-on-buzzers-live-20th-oct-covent-garden-studios-london-tickets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/21·32m 53s

71 Zoe Lyons' Suit of Lightening

The day has finally arrived, after much negotiation and chat between our lawyers, Lucy and Jenny finally welcome the fabulous comedian and host of 'Lightning', it's Zoe Lyons!I'm of course joking about the need of lawyers, but it should be illegal to be as funny as Zoe and she also turns out to have a huge talent as a quiz show host, but you may be surprised to hear where she gets her hosting inspiration from. As well as learning what the process was for getting that converted job, we also get an insight into how many questions 'Lightening' gets through (and it's staggering) and which words couldn't be included in any of Anne Robinson's questions on 'The Weakest Link'. Every day's a school day!Come and see Lucy and Jenny LIVE on 20th October 2021 when they record FOB in front of an audience at The Covent Garden Studios, London with special guest, James Harkin!For info and tickets, go to: dice.fm/event/qm3la-fingers-on-buzzers-live-20th-oct-covent-garden-studios-london-tickets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/21·37m 33s

70 FOB LIVE at The London Podcast Festival... with Tom Price

It's the moment you've been waiting for! Yes, Lucy and Jenny have been released into the wild! Yes, FOB went live at this year's London Podcast Festival and was delighted to be joined by a fabulous gaggle of listeners for fun, frolics, quizzes, and prizes galore, as well as a very special guest in the form of the amazing Tom Price! Tom takes us on a journey through his timeline of quiz show pilots from the early noughties and displays his fierce credentials as host with the most!Join Lucy and Jenny at the next FOB live, in London 20th October 2021 with special guest James Harkin!dice.fm/event/qm3la-fingers-on-buzzers-live-20th-oct-covent-garden-studios-london-tickets Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/21·1h 15m

69 Tim Dowling's Equivalent Quizzes

Team FOB is delighted to welcome journalist, columnist, podcaster & star of bluegrass band Police Dog Hogan, Tim Dowling!Tim chats to Lucy and Jenny about his over-enthusiastic pub quiz style, as well as which quiz shows from his native USA have made it across the pond and how the glitzy formats were given a more 'UK' feel. We also hear about his knowledge of the banjo, what his Mastermind specialist subject would be, and which member of boyband Blue disgraced themselves at a cashpoint....we cover a lot of ground.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/21·33m 58s

68 Isy Suttie's Croydonian Quizzing

If you could ask comedian, actor, and author Isy Suttie ANYTHING, what would it be? Probably a load of questions about famous Janes and Croydon right? Well, it's your lucky day, because that's exactly what Lucy and Jenny did, so you don't have to!To find out about Isy's level of knowledge on these subjects AND which TV quiz show she wants to revive, you'll have to listen - and you'll also hear all about what Jenny and Lucy got up to on a cruise ... spoiler alert, it was quizzing.... quizzing on the sea. Come and see FOB LIVE at The London Podcast Festival on Sat 11th Sept with special guest Tom Price - for full info and tickets, go to: kingsplace.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/21·49m 10s

67 Jackie Weaver has the authority ....to quiz

Yes that's right THIS IS NOT A DRILL, as Lucy and Jenny welcome none other than the woman who strikes fear into the heart of all naughty parish councilors, it's Jackie Weaver!Jackie teases us with some titbits behind the scenes of her recent record of Celebrity Mastermind, she also reveals which quiz show (apart from The Chase) she has a burning desire to try her luck at AND she presents her very own quiz to Lucy and Jen... she really DOES have the authority!Join Jenny and Lucy at The London Podcast Festival for FOB LIVE on 11th Sept 2021, with special guest, Tom Price! For info and tickets, go to: kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/21·32m 16s

66 Board Quiz Thing

This week Lucy and Jenny dive into the rich world of board games and all they have to offer and giving their expert opinion on these important matters is Andy Bush and Brian Murphy from top board gaming podcast, Bush's Board Game Thing. In this meeting of minds, the players dissect the TV quiz shows which have crossed over to board game territory, both successfully and otherwise. We also find out which of them would be the ideal teammate and who would be the most prone to sulking if the score didn't go their way. Join Jenny and Lucy for FOB LIVE at the London Podcast Festival, Kingsplace on Saturday 11th September - for info and tickets, go to kingsplace.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/21·41m 54s

65 Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Quiz

This week Lucy and Jenny welcome podcaster and comedian, Poppy Hillstead to the show, and whilst she's here, Poppy gets an education into her own name and what constitutes a quiz! We also explore which quiz show hosts would be the flatmate from HELL and find out why our guest's internet search history isn't for the faint-hearted. Joins Lucy and Jenny live at the London Podcast Festival 2021! They will be taking FOB to the stage on Saturday 11th Sept at 9:30pm, for info and tickets, go to: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/london-podcast-festival/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/21·45m 45s

64 Gavan Reilly's Rubix Quiz

The queens of quiz are here again and this week Jenny goes through her epic performance on Popmaster, which not only had Lucy in awe but also green with envy! The green theme extends to this week's guest segment as we cross to the emerald isle to hear from political correspondent and king of the Rubix Cube Gavan Reilly!Joins Lucy and Jenny live at the London Podcast Festival 2021! They will be taking FOB to the stage on Saturday 11th Sept at 9:30pm, for info and tickets, go to: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/london-podcast-festival/** Apologies for the substandard audio quality of Lucy and Jenny in this segment - it's a temporary issue, thanks for your patience!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/21·48m 49s

63 Darragh Ennis: New Chaser On The Block

Lucy and Jenny are here again and as we were away for SO long, there was ample chance to clock up some pretty impressive quizzing achievements, and today, we get to hear our hosts blow their own (and each other's) trumpets. Another recent addition to quiz is the wonderful Darragh Ennis, otherwise known as The Menace and newest member of The Chasers, who joins us to say how appearing on the show has (or hasn't) changed his life ... although he did treat himself to a new door.... calm down Puff Daddy!**And as always we round things off with a listener quiz, and this time it has a Eurovision theme... but will it be nil points for Jen and Luce? Listen to find out!!Join Lucy and Jenny live at the London Podcast Festival 2021! They will be taking FOB to the stage on Saturday 11th Sept at 9:30pm, for info and tickets, go to: www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/london-podcast-festival/** Apologies for the substandard audio quality of Lucy and Jenny in this segment - it's a temporary issue, thanks for your patience!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/08/21·33m 52s

62 On The Quiz Again

Hello! Welcome back to this brand new series of Fingers On Buzzers, which sees a mixture of remote and face-to-face records, and even some done in front of an audience. In this episode, we get to catch up with our wonderful hosts and find out all the quizzing news in their lives - including some stunning TV quiz show performances from our Lucy.The ladies also too FOB on the road with a special night at The Groucho club for their quiz fans and not wanting the listeners to miss out recorded it for you to hear here.And as always, we are delighted by a listener quiz, don't forget your pen and paper!Come and see FOB LIVE at the London Podcast Festival 2021 - Jenny and Lucy will be there at 9:30pm on 11th September - for all info and tickets, go to -www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/london-podcast-festival Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/21·30m 4s

61 Jenny & Lucy's Quizmas Open House

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 chat as Lucy and Jenny scour the radio times for yuletide quizzing TV treats ... most of which seem to feature at least one of our hosts faces (or someone in their family at the very least) and then we are revisited by ghost of listener past, as the brilliant Michael Cannon joins us once more - and this time he's brought his melodica.The FOB team are taking a break over Christmas and the new year, but will be back in early 2021 for another series of FINGERS ON BUZZERS! Until then, take care and have a very, very happy Christmas and a healthy new year. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/20·51m 11s

60 Lucy & Jenny's House of Board Games

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 with 2 games - one from Christmas past, the other from Christmas present - to see how viable it is to enjoy a family game over zoom - and the verdict is....where there's a will, there's a way.To see which games old and new get the Fingers on Buzzers treatment, have a listen and keep watching the FOB social media, as one of the games played could be yours!This is the last episode of Series 3 of Fingers On Buzzers, the ladies will return very early in 2021 and will also pop-in for another Christmas, open house quiztacular on December 18th. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/20·49m 46s

59 Justin Moorhouse: Ultimate Phone-A-Friend.

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 the very few. Plus, he tells us perhaps the BEST Jim Bowen anecdote of all time - although not one for the school run!All that AND we get a fantastic quiz courtesy of listener Michael, whose work colleagues must count down the days till his Friday lunchtime quizzes! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/20·46m 34s

58 Bobby Seagull: Maths Mastermind

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 questions?The listener quiz this week is provided by the wonderful James Townsend, who brings us a lyrics quiz featuring songs throughout the ages ... Now THAT'S what I call a quiz! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/20·50m 56s

57 Goth Quizzing With Bethany Black

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 quizzer, Bethany Black! Bethany shares some amazing quiz stories from her life which have resulted in her being barred from venues and coming face to face with none-other than The Beast himself... friend of the show Mark Labbett of course!Lucy and Jenny opt to give Bethany a quiz in what *they* think should be her specialist subject....but what could that be? CLUE: They don't call her Bethany Black for nothing! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/20·55m 25s

56 Neil Delamere's House of Games

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 the entertainment of us and Jenny, but then leave us with a cliff hanger as to how the competition ended.Neil also talks to Jenny and Lucy about his first ever TV appearance as a contestant on an Irish kid's TV quiz show AND we're keeping it international for this episode as we also hear from listener David in Hamburg who has his own TV quiz show story to tell, when he appeared on a quiz in Azerbaijan no less!After you've listened to the episode, have a look at what happened here : You won't believe your eyes! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5uKqxy6Uxc Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/20·57m 0s

55 And Our Survey Says.... Les Dennis!

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 people surveyed were, and of course it wouldn't be Fingers On Buzzers without the guest being put through their quizzy paces. We also hear from listener Alan (or Al to you and me), who presents a fantastic quiz for Lucy and Jenny about another long, running teatime, family TV show ... but which one is it? Listen and all shall be revealed. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/20·47m 33s

54 Shaun Williamson: King Of Quiz

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 in quiz - or EastEnders for that matter!Shaun talks about his many TV quiz show experiences, the good, the bad and the ones which keep him up at night.We also get some fantastic quiz knowledge from listener Chris Dickson, whose tailor-made quiz brings back some harrowing memories for our Lucy! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/20·39m 45s

53 Vikki Stone: Classical Quiz Moves

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 knowledge.Also in this episode, we hear from listener Jake, who pits Jenny and Lucy against each other in a quiz of his own composition - you'll have to listen to find out what happens. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/20·42m 35s

52 James Acaster: Anarchist Of Quiz

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 Pointless Celebrities alongside fellow comic, Joel Dommett when the pair caused anarchy on set and James continues to prove he's the wild-card of quiz as he brings some shocking revelations about the quality of those Pointless podiums - what you will hear will shock you!We also get to hear from lovely listener Nikki, who brings us a thrilling tale of pub quiz dead-heat and also provides an heirloom quiz for our hosts.As always play along at home!Don't forget to come and see Lucy and Jenny LIVE at The Clapham Grand on Monday 26th October. Not only are the ladies recording a live edition of FOB, with very special guest Zoe Lyons, but they are also hosting a quiz night with a difference, with some amazing prizes up for grabs!For full info and tickets, visit claphamgrand.com - see you there! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/20·51m 50s

51 True Crime Quizzing With Kiri Pritchard-McLean

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, who also managed to get some adult content into her appearance on 'Pointless Celebrities' - give that girl a medal!We also hear from heroic listener Jonathon who tells us how he and his friends are reinventing the concept of quiz scoring and gives a masterclass in descriptive quizzing!Come and see Lucy & Jenny LIVE at The Clapham Grand on Monday 2nd December 2020, when they appear with Fingers On Buzzers live, AND a quiz night with a difference. There will be comedy, quiz, prizes galore AND very special guest, Zoe Lyons! For all information and tickets, go to claphamgrand.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/20·54m 14s

50 Tom Price & The Zoom Quiz Cringe

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, comedian & presenter, Tom Price.Tom tells Lucy and Jenny about the time he hosted a zoom quiz night, which went SO horrifically wrong, you would be forgiven for thinking it was a stress dream, but apart from that, Tom's quizzing credentials remain very much intact - just don't ask him any Doctor Who related questions.Come and see FOB LIVE at The Clapham Grand on Monday 26th October 2020! Yes Lucy and Jenny will be joined by a special guest for this quiz night with a difference. For full information and tickets, go to claphamgrand.com - SEE YOU THERE! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/20·47m 31s

49 News Quizzing With Angela Barnes

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. And the episode is book-ended sublimely by listener Ann Gavigon who kicks-off the show with a tale of how not being native to Britain hindered her appearance on Eggheads and then polishes the whole thing-off with a listener quiz for Lucy and Jenny, so without further a-do, let's get going! FOB LIVE SHOWFingers on Buzzers will be holding a very special quiz night with a difference at The Clapham Grand on Monday 26th October 2020. As well as quizzing and prizes galore, there will also be a live episode of FOB recorded on the night, with a special guest - TBA. Tickets and info can be found at claphamgrand.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/20·38m 14s

48 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Lucy and Jenny are here, with a very special 'minisode' containing an announcement which will be exciting beyond all belief, so hang on to your hats!See you back with the FULL series 4 from Friday 18th September 2020. We can't wait to see you. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/20·7m 2s

47 Fingers Adrift

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 their 65 year history? And which A-lister was born with their own golf-ball sized twin on their shoulder? You'll find all of that out and MORE just by putting this episode in your ears! The FOB team are taking a short break over the summer, but we will be back in September 2020. Take care everyone, thanks for listening and we cannot wait to be back with you all again in the autumn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/20·45m 23s

46 Some Buzzer News

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 Buzzers clan.Steve's comedy is often sourced from the news, but how will he fare in being quizzed on the subject - after all, it's not as if anything particularly memorable has happened in 2020....We also learn a few fun facts about goings-on behind the news agenda, such as which two VERY well known news readers shared a flat in the late 1960s... the answer will AMAZE you, so have a listen. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/20·43m 56s

45 How To Own The 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 scrap in the car park afterwards? All these questions will be answered - with a fair few general knowledge ones thrown-in for good measure.... de rien. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/20·54m 25s

44 Fingers On Pappy's

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 there trivia has tenuous link to the guest podcast, but everyone laughs and learns along the way ... what fun! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/20·56m 12s

43 Do The Right Buzzer

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 place in TV quiz show history. As always, hosts and guests are tested on their general knowledge and go head to head in categories picked for their tenuous link to the visiting podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/20·42m 56s

42 What The Actual Buzzers?

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, featuring fantastic chats with all the main members of the cast. Sometimes however, they just allow super fans on to talk about their love of all things 'This Country', and it's in this capacity that all members of the FOB team have had the pleasure of appearing on their show and so it felt only right to invite the guys to FOB towers for some quizzing fun. Don't worry, you don't need to be a 'This Country' aficionado to join-in with the trivia in today's episode ...believe me, it's an education for everyone!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/20·47m 53s

41 Desert Island Buzzers

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 podcast join Lucy & Jen for this episode for some cathartic, quizzing fun. If you've been wanting to brush-up on your trivia on the subject of deserts, islands and dicks - then look no further than this very fun episode. Warning: it all gets a bit 'carry-on' towards the end, but who doesn't love a double entendre? Just be thankful the producer chickened-out of calling the episode 'Fingers On Dicks'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/20·40m 44s

40 No Such Thing As A Quiz

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 ever in the running for rear of the year, standard fare, so tuck-in.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/20·48m 24s

39 Drunk Women Solving Quiz

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 along ... but probably not on loud speaker if there's children about... although they might be interested to lean where chicken nuggets were invented, which is one of the many facts featured in this very episode . Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/20·47m 42s

38 Getting Ready to FOOTBALL RAMBLE

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 shows and Jim and Pete bring their A-game in a quizzing showdown with our hosts, but who will be victorious? Can brawn defeat brains?You'll also find out which footballer would be best in a pub quiz team, why there's a board game all about Jason Donovan and which member of Football Ramble would win rear of the year!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/20·49m 16s

37 Quizzing with The Scummy Mummies

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 guests go head-to-head with Lucy and Jenny and we find out, which podcast is the best! Although, no one was keeping score really, so we'll probably just call it a draw. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/20·45m 14s

36 The Vixen & The Beast - With Mark Labbett

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 quizzing, the lack of female representation and which of his TV colleagues he would (and wouldn't) want on his quiz team. Plus, Lucy and Jenny give some invaluable insights into making quizzing fun for ALL the family ... which is no mean feat, as we are all discovering. And a BIG thank you to Hassan Aslam for supplying this week's listener quiz, which was initially used to raise money for Age UK, Ealing ageuk.org.uk/ealing/Don't forget to check-out the team's social media for details on their retro quizzing watch-alongs - the next one is on Sunday 10th May 2020. @FingersBuzzers @Jenlion @lucyportercomic @amandakredman Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/20·51m 52s

35 Gavin Inskip's La-De-Da Quiz

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 gang provide some very useful tips on how to make quizzes fun for all the family (you should probably steer clear of porn-hub in a family scenario ... and Brexit come to think of it) which will come-in especially handy if you're listening during lock-down. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/20·35m 44s

34 FOB LIVE: With Kate Thornton

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 of child.org and took part in quizzes referring to her stint as the youngest presenter of 'Smash Hits' magazine, her first, unforgettable encounter with the Spice Girls and a twitter spat between Nick Knowles and Kay Burley on whether it was Kate's suggestion that 'Candle In The Wind' should be used to commemorate Princess Diana ... spoiler alert no one really knows.Kate then rounds-off proceedings nicely by hosting her very own specially devised quiz show format! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/20·49m 41s

33 Michael Sheen talks 'Quiz'

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 2001.A huge draw to the series is Michael Sheen's spot-on portrayal of host Chris Tarrant and the FOB team were beyond thrilled to be able to speak to Michael just before the final episode of 'Quiz' aired.Michael has always been a lover of the quiz genre, relishing being quiz master and contestant alike and his inside information regarding 'Quiz' just goes to show how exciting he found the whole process of filming it.We hear about the time Michael's family almost appeared on a TV game show, how he became the most excitable contestant to have ever been on 'Pointless', plus 'Chris Tarrant' pops in for this week's listener quiz. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/20·39m 54s

32 Alan Connor's Guide to Quiz & Hide The Slipper

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 advice on how to be the master of quiz in your own home. Plus, listener Alison Cooper provides a listener quiz, which will tax even the quizziest of brains.Everyone at Fingers On Buzzers continues to wish our lovely listeners well at this very strange time. See you next week! X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/20·38m 1s

31 Richard Osman's Quizzing Life

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 enough, Mr Quiz himself RICHARD OSMAN appeared at a safe distance from down -the - line to talk about his glittering career in the world of TV quiz shows. We hear about the shows he wished he'd produced ... and one or two he wished he hadn't and why you should never give-up on an idea you love.As always - but especially at this time, the Fingers On Buzzers gang wish everyone out there a very safe and happy week... we'll be back next Friday! X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/20·48m 30s

30 FOB LIVE : With Nick Helm

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.Regular listeners may spot that this episode is somewhat of a departure from the norm - not only in format - but also language wise and that's largely thanks to our brilliant guest, comedian Nick Helm... although Lucy probably sets the tone fairly early on.Although it's not one to play in front of the kids, we guarantee it will help in these difficult times and bring a smile into your socially distant household.... Enjoy!Everyone at FOB Towers hope all of our listeners (and non listeners) are safe and well and look forward to seeing you when we are able to venture out into the wild again.Love, Lucy, Jenny and Producer Amanda. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/20·57m 39s

29 Lucy & Jenny's Open Quizmas House

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 Fingers On Buzzers family gathered to drink mulled wine and record some quizzy chat for your listening pleasure.Lucy and Jenny get nostalgic over classic TV quiz seasonal specials and are joined by a host of celebrities who have graced the the last 2 series of Fingers On Buzzers, with lots of them popping-by to pose some general knowledge questions to Lucy & Jenny, so please play along at home!And because Christmas is the time for giving, our hosts set a quiz of their own, giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the very first Fingers On Buzzers live show on Sunday February 9th at The Bill Murray in Islington, with special guest, comedian and former Celebrity Mastermind contestant, Nick Helm.If you know the answers to all 3 questions, then please send them to: fingersbuzzers@gmail.com by midnight on 23rd December 2019.The winner will be selected at random from the correct answers on Christmas Eve.If you're pipped at the post, then you can buy tickets here:https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/event-detail/54962686/Thanks so much for all your support and input during 2019, Lucy and Jenny will be back with more Fingers On Buzzers in early 2020, but until then have a very happy Christmas and new year from everyone at Fingers On Buzzers! X Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/19·52m 28s

28 Ben Shephard reaches Tipping Point

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 Potter themed listener quiz brings-out Lucy's competitive streak, so it's lucky the wonderful Ben Shephard was on-hand to calm things down. Ben gives some fabulous insights about Tipping Point and shows that his love of quiz goes well beyond asking the questions, plus he tells us about being on the receiving end of a fierce mic drop, courtesy of the one and only Gordon Burns.See you later in the year for Series three! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/19·1h 1m

27 The Universally Challenging 1990s

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/19·39m 30s

26 A Busman's Holiday for Elton Welsby

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! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/19·35m 59s

25 The Endurance Of Paul Ross

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 discuss all things quiz on their brilliant website:- bothersbar.co.ukAND no 'Fingers On Buzzers' would be complete without a listener quiz, this week provided by the mysterious 'Sparrowhawk' Ohhhhhhh! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/19·42m 0s

24 The Law Of Quiz & Basil's Brush With The Law

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/19·41m 6s

23 We Are The Champions, Aasmah Mir's Mastermind

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 listener quiz questions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/19·43m 4s

22 From Musician To Quizzer, with Alan Leach & Mikill Pane

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 Shed Seven, but since then he's moved into the world of comedy quizzing and is taking a show to this year's Edinburgh Fringe.Lucy and Jenny crack-on with their history of quzzing by taking a look at the 1940s. And as always our hosts go head-to-head in a listener's quiz. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/19·46m 36s

21 Tim Vine's Quiz Joke Cupboard & The History Of Quiz

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 jokes he used for 90s quiz show 'Whittle'.Plus as always, our hosts go head-to-head with a quiz set by one of the listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/19·38m 43s

20 The Vixen Vs Basil Brush Round 2 - BOOM BOOM

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 thought her Waterloo would come in the form of fellow fox, Basil Brush! Not that he's gloating mind... BOOM BOOM! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/19·33m 35s

19 Going For Gold Special: with Henry Kelly.

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 on.....' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/07/19·45m 47s

18 Impossible Celebs PT2: With Rev Richard Coles

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 Bailey, who was forced to cheer from the sidelines.Plus, Jenny and Lucy go head-to-head with another fantastic listener quiz! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/19·29m 43s

17 IMPOSSIBLE CELEBRITIES PT1

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 when Lucy and Jenny went up to Glasgow for Lucy to film Impossible Celebrities!Here's a little peak behind the curtain and you'll hear part two on June 28th! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/19·17m 28s

COMING SOON ON FINGERS ON BUZZERS S2....

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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/19·2m 9s

16 It's a Christmas Quiz-tacular!

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 - thank you so much for listening and we'll be back in early 2019! Lucy, Jenny & Amanda X  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/18·15m 3s

15 Richard Herring's Pointless Reveries & Other Memorable Contestants.

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 - he will always shudder whenever he hears 'Shaddup your face' - which is presumably often. Plus, Thomas De Bock takes us through the TV quiz show scene in Belgium. In this week's listener quiz - courtesy of Chris Walsh - Jenny & Lucy keep their buzzers a mystery... put your guesses as to what they might be in the comments below! So in short: Herring, Belgium, legendary contestants and Joe Dolce ... there's an awful lot of Joe Dolce for some reason. FOB is back for a Christmas special on Friday 21st December 2018!  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/18·51m 37s

14 Come and See What You Would Have Won.

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 the walls on the show. And listener Bernie sets a spectacular quiz, which sees our Lucy and Jenny go head-to-head on the subject of US presidents.... if you can 'Trump' that, then pop your questions in the comments below. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/18·40m 13s

13 The Charlie Baker Money Maker & A Theme Of Themes.

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 quiz .... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/18·39m 53s

12 Do You Want To Share, Or Shaft? And Other One-Series Quizzing Wonders.

In this episode Jenny and Lucy discuss those unloved, discarded quiz shows which saw the smallest light of day, they also speak to TV exec Tamara Gilder, who as well as being behind some of telly's greatest hits, has also worked on some classic one-series-wonders. Fifteen-to-One is hardly a flash in the quizzing pan though and Paul Easton regales with his tale of appearing on the show.And canny listener Nick Tozer pits our hosts head-to-head with a double themed quiz no less!Don't forget to put your quiz questions in the comments below!Like the show? Want to spread the word and support this podcast? Please Subscribe and Review us on iTunes / Apple PodcastsGot a comment, request, suggestion, question or a listener quiz? Get in touch! Email us on quiz@fingersbuzzers.com Tweet us on @fingersbuzzers Like us on FacebookProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/18·39m 58s

11 Lucy's Unruly Buzzer & Someone Give Jenny An Award!

On this week's episode Lucy & Jenny discuss quiz audiences and the difference between quizzing with and without them & TV Quiz warm-up stalwart Mark Olver gives a glimpse of how to work the crowd. Our quiz queens go head to head with another fabulous listener quiz (pop your questions in the comments below) and speak to David Lea of The Quiz League of London. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/18·42m 23s

10 Rick Edwards talks Impossible & Justice For Barbra.

In this episode, Lucy & Jenny discuss TV quiz sets through the ages and hear from broadcaster Tom Hourigan, whose appearance on The Weakest resulted in bright blue shirts selling-out across the country & presenter of Impossible, Rick Edwards says why he loves being at the helm of TVs most eccentric quiz.Leave a quiz question in the comments below and we'll put them to future guests!Like the show? Want to spread the word and support this podcast? Please Subscribe and Review us on iTunes / Apple PodcastsGot a comment, request, suggestion, question or a listener quiz? Get in touch! Email us on quiz@fingersbuzzers.com Tweet us on @fingersbuzzers Like us on FacebookProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/18·43m 19s

09 Did Quizzing Change Your Life? And Bring Back Pop Quiz!

In this week's episode, Jenny & Lucy discuss how quizzing has changed their lives and hear from someone whose quizzing resulted in marriage! Tell us how quizzing changed your lives in the comments below!Our hosts also have a good chat with Mike Read and relive the glory 'Pop Quiz'. The Fingers On Buzzers team are campaigning to bring the show back, so let us know what you think.Like the show? Want to spread the word and support this podcast? Please Subscribe and Review us on iTunes / Apple PodcastsGot a comment, request, suggestion, question or a listener quiz? Get in touch! Email us on quiz@fingersbuzzers.com Tweet us on @fingersbuzzers Like us on FacebookProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/18·38m 29s

08 The Jeopardy Of Quizzing & Lucy Gets Commissioned!

In this episode, Jenny and Lucy talk about injustice in quiz - unfairness be gone! We also speak to Joel Hess about his Jeopardy! appearance - it was a lifelong ambition, but did the experience live up to it?Listener Josh pits our hosts against each other with his brilliant general knowledge quiz, and the Quiz Syllabus looks at French culinary terms.Plus, we hear from TV show developer Daniel Nettleton, who is one of the brains behind TVs newest quiz 'Chase The Case' - can Lucy finally get her show 'Cakey Cakey Dance-off' commissioned?Like the show? Want to spread the word and support this podcast? Please Subscribe and Review us on iTunes / Apple PodcastsGot a comment, request, suggestion, question or a listener quiz? Get in touch! Email us on quiz@fingersbuzzers.com Tweet us on @fingersbuzzers Like us on FacebookProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/18·35m 42s

07 Kids TV Quiz SPECIAL! From Quizzing on Crackerjack to Britain's Brainiest Kid

In this special episode, Jenny and Lucy look back to their first tentative steps into the world of general knowledge and it's apparent that our 'Vixen' has always had a touch of 'Chaser' in her. Whilst Lucy is most keen to reunite with a winning quiz team of her youth - they got in the local paper, you know! There's a look at kids TV quizzes past and present and we hear from former contestants of Britain's Brainiest Kid, Ask The Family AND from one chap who won a rather disappointing prize after a quizzing appearance on Crackerjack way back in 1968.Like the show? Want to spread the word and support this podcast? Please Subscribe and Review us on iTunes / Apple PodcastsGot a comment, request, suggestion, question or a listener quiz? Get in touch! Email us on quiz@fingersbuzzers.com Tweet us on @fingersbuzzers Like us on FacebookProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/18·34m 23s

06 Simon O'Hagan & You had me at “Chase spreadsheet”

Quiz isn’t just a mind sport, it’s a mind game – Lucy and Jenny discuss the psychology of quizzing. How do you prepare mentally and physically to succeed in your quizzing exploits? Can you drink and quiz?We chat to Jack Yeo, who has turned his obsession with TV quiz shows into a career behind the scenes in game show development – he tells us about that, and how his analysis of statistics means he knows the best tactics for contestants to take on The Chase.Our second guest is journalist Simon O’Hagan, who tells us about the challenges of setting the weekly quiz for the Independent magazine, the joy of finding great questions, and the art of writing an interesting and fun quiz.The Quiz Syllabus topics today are designed to really challenge each other on our weaker areas. Lucy poses some stumpers on Battles, while Jenny sets questions on Sporting Trophies.Get in touch: Facebook / Twitter @FingersBuzzers / fingersbuzzers@gmail.comProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show), Mad Moments Go (The Winner).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/18·37m 25s

05 Come & See What You Would've Won!

Lucy and Jenny discuss how the quiz world is becoming more ‘woke’ – why should so many questions be about dead white men? University Challenge have recently been making efforts to redress the balance with more questions about women and figures from BAME history, but is this enough? Is quiz classist? Join in the debate over at our Facebook page.We are joined by a contestant from one of our favourite shows of yore, Bullseye. Trevor Browning proved a hit when he appeared on the show in 1986 – you can watch his moment of glory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1kKbDkbzXoWe also chat with Julia Hobbs, question producer on The Chase, for an insight into how a question goes from the writer’s brain to our TV screens.The Quiz Syllabus gets tough this week, with two topics that always come up in quizzes, but that we don’t remember much about between us – Traditional Anniversary Gifts, and Dukedoms. Spoiler alert - we don’t do very well.Get in touch: Facebook / Twitter @FingersBuzzers / fingersbuzzers@gmail.comProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/18·40m 17s

04 Help, I'm a Serial Quizzer and Some Rappers Delight.

Technology has had positive and negative effects on the world of quiz, so Lucy and Jenny dig into that thorny topic. Whatever happened to Bamber Boozler? Have Lucy’s children been hypnotised by HQ’s Sharon Carpenter? Let’s find out.Guests on this episode are notorious ‘serial quizzer’ Jon Stitcher talking us through his compulsion to quiz on telly, and Quiz Queen Jane Allen, founder member of the International Quizzing Association, who chats with us about the quiz scene across the world, from Croatia to India.On the Quiz Syllabus, Lucy challenges Jenny on vexillology with questions on Flags of the World, and Lucy is tested in turn on Rappers’ Real Names. Which flags contain the colour purple? What are our Wu Tang Clan names? Tune in and find out! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/18·30m 47s

03 - Never Mind the Bulwarks & The Dream Pub Quiz Team

The discussion topic for hosts Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan this week is one most listeners are familiar with – the pub quiz! We discuss memories of pub quizzing, tactics for success (who knew Lucy was so competitive?) and start a search for the best pub quizzes around. Got a recommendation for a great pub quiz? Get in touch on Twitter or Facebook.Guest-wise, we are joined by Britain’s Brightest Dad aka Brendan Curtis – victor of the 2018 series of Britain’s Brightest Family – who chats with us about being catapulted into the air on TV while answering questions. We are also delighted to be joined by the series producer of the toughest quiz show on telly Jenny Hawker to talk all things Only Connect (and Haribo.)No let-up in the quest to become better quizzers, as the Quiz Syllabus takes us through Nautical Terms and US State Capitals. Oof!Thank you to our guests: Jenny Hawker of Only Connect, and Brendan Curtis.Get in touch: Facebook / Twitter @FingersBuzzers / fingersbuzzers@gmail.comProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/18·38m 52s

02 James Harkin Vs The Bolton Brainiac

Your hosts Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan have a hot discussion topic this week: quiz show hosts. What makes a great quiz show host? Who are the best examples, and what makes them shine?Our guests are serial quiz show contestant James MacGregor, who joins us to talk about his team’s appearance on Eggheads, and James Harkin, star of the hit podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, senior QI Elf and all-round fact magnet.We press on with the Quiz Syllabus – Lucy has all the answers with her quiz on Heraldry, and Jenny sets some testing questions on UK Christmas Number Ones. Very festive!Thank you to our guests: James MacGregor of the Liverpool Quiz League and James Harkin of QI and No Such Thing As A FishGet in touch with us! Facebook / Twitter / fingersbuzzers@gmail.comProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/18·42m 36s

01 - Roger Tilling’s Milking Stool & A Blockbusters Epic Fail.

In today’s episode, your hosts Lucy Porter and Jenny Ryan discuss what the difference is between a game show and a quiz show. What defines a quiz show? Could it be evening dress and pipe-smoking? Do cargo nets make it a game not a quiz? Join in the discussion on our Facebook page.For a blast of nostalgia, we are joined by Dermot Finch, who didn’t exactly make a great account of himself when he appeared on Blockbusters as a sixth former. Thankfully he not only has fond memories of Bob Holness but he’s even uploaded the show for your extreme viewing pleasure: https://vimeo.com/13579742Our second guest, giving us a glimpse behind the curtain of quiz show production, is Roger Tilling aka the Voice of University Challenge. Roger shares with us some behind-the-scenes tidbits and tells us about his biggest pronunciation challenges – all in those inimitable mellifluous tones.And Lucy and Jenny will start to work their way through the Quiz Syllabus, testing each other on those topics which, with a bit of attention, will make you a better quizzer. Every episode will feature mini-quizzes on two topics - listen out at the end of the show for next week’s subjects so you can get some revision in! This week, Lucy sets Jenny a champagne cork-popping pop quiz on Wine Bottle Sizes, and Jenny attempts to ease Lucy in with a warm-up set of questions on British Comedians.Thank you to our guests: Dermot Finch and Roger TillingGet in touch with us! Facebook / Twitter @FingersBuzzers / fingersbuzzers@gmail.comProduced by: Amanda RedmanArtwork by: Brendan AppletonMusic by: Justin Edwards & Kevin MacLeod (Happy, Happy Game Show).Voice Over: Pete Donaldson Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/18·34m 31s

Fingers On Buzzers - The Trailer. Episodes from Sept 14th 2018.

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 we hear from epic winners and losers of quiz shows past and present, from Bullseye and Blockbusters to Britain's Brightest Family and everything in between.  Lucy and Jenny will also discuss the BIG issues including the etiquette of pub quizzing, new quizzing technology and how questions have changed with the times. All the BIG questions will be asked (and answered.) What IS the difference between quiz shows and game shows? With the help of experts and enthusiasts alike, Jenny and Lucy get to the bottom of that and much, much more besides. There's also plenty of opportunities to play-along, as week-by-week Jenny coaches plucky layperson Lucy on the ‘quiz syllabus’, and in-turn Lucy tests the mettle of general knowledge guru Jenny with a weekly pop-quiz.  Whether you're an Only Connect know-it-all, still dine-out on your Fifteen To One appearance from 1993, or only indulge in Trivial Pursuits on December 25th, this podcast is for you.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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