Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith.
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue was first broadcast on Radio 4 on Tuesday 11 April 1972, with a pilot edition which had been recorded in November 1971 under a working title of I'm Sorry They're At It Again. The panel consisted of the show's deviser, Graeme Garden, alongside Bill Oddie, Jo Kendall and Tim Brooke-Taylor. From the start, Clue's zany humour delighted listeners. Initial research revealed audience reactions such as 'teams were talented and amusing... an exceptionally fine quiz master - witty, relaxed and a good match for the teams.' One listener, however, complained that he 'hadn't a clue what it was all about' which, given the eventual title of the show, was perhaps an endorsement! The show's many years on air testify to its appeal, which owes much to the wit of the chairman, Humphrey Lyttelton. Humph, as he was affectionately known, was educated at Eton, and he trained at art college before joining the Daily Mail as a cartoonist. An ex-Grenadier Guardsman trumpeter, his reputation as a jazz player was legendary. The regular members of the panel - Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and, until his untimely death in December 1996, Willie Rushton - formed a perfect comic quartet. Tim and Graeme previously worked together on I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, the forerunner of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, whilst Barry and Tim appeared together on radio and television in Hello Cheeky. Their wholehearted enthusiasm for such games as Tag Wrestling, Wuthering Hillocks and Cheddar Gorge ensures constant hilarity on the panel and in the studio audience. Of course, the best-known game of all is Mornington Crescent, whose rules have eluded and baffled listeners for years. Other highlights include the lovely Samantha, and Colin Sell at the piano - who, according to Humph, is about to complete his latest album: 'All he needs is the latest set of prints back from Snappy-Snaps...' Humphrey Lyttelton, broadcaster, musician, presenter and master of the double entendre, died on 25 April 2008. After a long and understandable break, Radio 4's antidote to panel games returned on 15 June 2009 for its 51st series. Stephen Fry, Jack Dee and Rob Brydon took it in turns to keep some kind of order, as they chaired this new series without the much-missed Humph, and later the same year Jack Dee took over as the regular host. The Official Stage Tour also continued in 2009 without Humph, with Jack Dee, Rob Brydon and others sharing the chairman's role. I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.
|Length: 6:54 Mins|
It is great and is being played rather a lot especially in the car. Jack Dee has made an excellent choice as replacement for Humphrey Lyttelton so regular listeners can look... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mal. Wilson
once again my family member was very pleased. He does a lot of driving and uses it while driving. He says all the cds make him smile.Published 18 months ago by Mrs. J. V. Pass
always have loved the 'I'm Sorry' series and have got most of them from Amazon. Jack continues the series with great gusto
charm and humour. Excellent.
I love this show and so does the person I bought it for as a present. It came delivered as described and in great condition. Just what my friend wanted.Published on 12 May 2013 by Mr. Ba Williams
Very good but not quite the same without Humph.
Apparently I need to put eleven more words to complete this review!!
brilliant, funny and interesting, i thoroughly enjoyed this. i listen to this on the radio, its great to be able to listen in whenever i want a laugh.Published on 10 Feb. 2013 by bookworm