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Fingers on Buzzers is brought to you by comedian and keen amateur quizzer Lucy Porter, alongside The Chase's very own Jenny Ryan. 
Whether you’re a Pointless armchair aficionado, nostalgic for the days of Going for Gold, or a bona fide Mastermind, this is the podcast for you. 
 
Jenny and Lucy speak to a host of people who work behind the scenes of our favourite TV quiz shows, including James Harkin (QI), Roger Tilling (the ‘Voice’ of University Challenge) and Jenny Hawker (Only Connect); plus 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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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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    74 Here's Jonny Weldon... Oh Yes It Quiz!

    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?

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    • 36 min
    73 Revving-up The Quiz With Kate Bottley

    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


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

    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

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    • 32 min
    71 Zoe Lyons' Suit of Lightening

    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

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

    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!
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    69 Tim Dowling's Equivalent Quizzes

    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. 

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    • 33 min

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