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Community Level 1taish23


Radio comedy to bewilder, bemuse and break your ribs!!!

AdvantagesLaughter friom begining to the end!!

Disadvantagesjust simply not enough of it!!

"For those of you who haven't experienced the world of 'I'm Sorry I haven't a clue' let me take a few moments to give you some information and history of the show. 'I'm sorry I haven't a clue' also called 'clue' for short and sometimes simply 'ISIHAC' is a BBC4 Radio panel game that has been running since 1972. Each week the game has 2 teams comprising of a pair of comedians who are given sometimes daft yet highly humourous tasks to do by the 'Chairman'. ..." Read review

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The Funniest programme on the airwaves

AdvantagesYou'll piss yourself laughing.

DisadvantagesYou'll piss yourself laughing.

"I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (ISIHAC) is the "antidote to panel games" in which four celebrities (and I use the term wrongly) are given silly things to do by 80-year-old chairman Humphrey Lyttelton until his assistant-cum-score-keeper, the lovely Samantha, blows his horn. ISIHAC, a spin off of I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, was devised by Graeme Garden, and first broadcast on Tuesday 11th April 1972. The other two Goodies (Bill Oddie and Tim ..." Read review

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Community Level 2DaC_87


I'm sorry... but this is fantastic.

AdvantagesSide-splittingly funny

DisadvantagesMay irritate those who don't appreciate in-jokes / double entendre

"Ahh... Good old '...Clue'. The highlight of my Monday evening, and unfortunately, if the rest of the week is such, my week. Ditto month. While this may say something abuot the interest level of my life, I believe it may have something owed to the sublime quality humour of the show. Clue is currently aired on Radio 4 on Mondays at 6.30, with a repeat the following sunday, at 12.30pm. It is on rotation with other comedy shows such as Just a Minute. ..." Read review

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The Samantha and Colin Sell Fan Club

AdvantagesIt's just so funny

DisadvantagesThe seasons are very short

"If you grant me a modicum of leeway, I will introduce you to something which, until now, has only been the preserve of the learned and initiate, among whose number I happily include myself. If you don your deerstalker and look and listen carefully, you will find, among the schedules of Radio 4, a programme which provides intellectual stimulation to many thousands of people. This isn't 'A Book at Bedtime' (I prefer a nice mug of Ovaltine), or 'The ..." Read review

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Being Given Silly Things To Do

AdvantagesRadio is the perfect medium for innuendo

DisadvantagesR4 has an image problem

"I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue is one of many R4 “Comedy Slot” programmes that has been running for years under the sardonic chairmanship of Humphrey Littleton. The panellists are normally Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and others. To mis-quote the end credits, “The teams are given silly things to do by Humphrey Littleton” These include playing “Mornington Crescent, a board game which sounds quite sensible and erudite until you realise ..." Read review

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Community Level 2MarkAlston



AdvantagesVery funny

DisadvantagesBarry Cryer

"I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue has been running for years on Radio Four and is normally worth listening to. Humphrey Littleton, who is also a famous jazz trumpeter, presents it. Fortunately he never gets his trumpet out but does entertain with such lines. I like his dry humour and antipathy towards the players of the game whose scripted gags are sometime a bit crap. The poor jokes don’t seem to matter too much though and there is always the intellectual ..." Read review

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Community Level 2marcb


The anitidote to Panel Games

AdvantagesBrilliant Humor, fascinating rounds

DisadvantagesNone that I can think of

"I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue has brightened up many a dull evening for me. It is wonderfully irreverant and has just the right hint of cheek without going over the top. The rounds are brilliant - singing one song to the tune of another, the round where the record fades out but the panelists have to keep up with the song, sound charades and of course, the wonderful Mornington Crescent (a round that still baffles several of my friends, despite the ..." Read review

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Community Level 3Mattnottm


Mornington Crescent, so memorable

AdvantagesFunny isn't the word!!!


"To this very day, I still am perplexed on how to play Mornington Crescent! If anyone knows if there is a website about it, or literature on how to play it, contact me ASAP! This is the only programme on the radio that never fails to make me laugh. The panelists, the games, the whole lot is worth spending ― hour once a week listening to. Humphrey Littleton makes an excellent host, and never fails to have even the panel howling at times. My personal ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Gerryhill


When Samantha met Sven.

AdvantagesWitty, brilliant, just a little bit rude

DisadvantagesYou need to get used to it

"I'm amazed that nobody's reviewed this excellent programme yet - but perhaps it's one of those programmes you either love or hate and no amount of recommendation will convert the haters. But try it, as soon as it comes back - it'll grow on you. Give it a couple of tries, in fact, so that you start to get the feeling for some of the in-jokes. For those who haven't heard it at all, it's a motley collection of "activities", some musical, undertaken by ..." Read review

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Community Level 2andrewsi


Radio 4 does it again

AdvantagesExtremely funny. Try to avoid listening while driving.

DisadvantagesThe untimely passing of Williw Rushton

"There are few shows that I'll rush home so that I can be back in time to catch. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is one of them. In theory, it's a panel show. Humphrey Littleton attempts to keep some sort of control over the proceedings; whilst the two teams, made up of Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, and Willie Rushton, compete. (Alas, the great Willie Rushton sadly passed away a couple of years ago; since then, his seat has been taken ..." Read review

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Community Level 1peter_badger


I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Radio 4

AdvantagesMany and Varied

DisadvantagesAre you kidding??

"For anyone who hasn't listened to Clue I have no hesitation in recommending it highly. Comedy and Radio 4 were not two words I would have put together until a couple of years ago when I started listening to BBC7 and found that shows were funny and then sought them out to hear when 'new'. The show is subtitled as the Antidote to Panel Games despite having two panels of guests. Regulars are Humphrey Lyttelton (Chairman) and panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, ..." Read review

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Community Level 2SNINKUM


Attending the recording of ISIHAC

AdvantagesSuperb free entertainment.

DisadvantagesSad if they never come near us again!

"When I heard that I'm Sorry I haven't A Clue was coming to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, I went to queue for tickets. Lots of people were there and they were all anxious to receive the four free tickets that were provided. It was so entertaining to hear the whole two programmes that were being recorded at the one sitting. Humphrey Littleton fluffed a few lines and there was some adjustment needed at the end but he is so ..." Read review

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