31 episodes

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.

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Fingers on Buzzers is brought to you by comedian and keen amateur quizzer Lucy Porter, alongside The Chase's very own Jenny Ryan.
Whether you’re a Pointless armchair aficionado, nostalgic for the days of Going for Gold, or a bona fide Mastermind, this is the podcast for you.

    29 Lucy & Jenny's Open Quizmas House

    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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 52 min
    28 Ben Shephard reaches Tipping Point

    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    27 The Universally Challenging 1990s

    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    26 A Busman's Holiday for Elton Welsby

    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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 35 min
    25 The Endurance Of Paul Ross

    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.uk
    AND no 'Fingers On Buzzers' would be complete without a listener quiz, this week provided by the mysterious 'Sparrowhawk' Ohhhhhhh! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 min
    24 The Law Of Quiz & Basil's Brush With The Law

    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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min

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Superb

Great presenters, fun quizzes and interesting anecdotes and guests. What more could you want 👍

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Brilliant podcast! Feel like this has hit a proper gap in the podcast market, never knew I needed to listen to uninterrupted quiz-show chat until now.

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