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Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm sorry I haven't a Clue!

There are a few shows on BBC Radio 4 that seem to have on forever.

Famously these include The Archers, Desert Island Discs and Down Your Way (ok this finished in 1992 after 45 years!!)

The comedy shows include the News Quiz (first broadcast 1977), Just a Minute (first broadcast 1967) and I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue (first broadcast in 1972).

The latter was put into some doubt when regular chariman Humphrey Lyttleton died in April 2008. However the good news is that this is BACK, tonight at 6:30.

Humph is not being replaced instead three guest chairman(Stephen Fry (natch), Jack Dee and Rob Brydon) will take it in turns.

The programme is described as the "antidote to panel games" and is a mickey take of the types of programmes appearing in the 60's and early 70's.

It sticks to a fairly strict formula introduction, a series of rounds (featuring obscure games like Mornington Cresture, Uxbridge England, One Song sung to the Tune of Another, and then the chairman signs off.

The lovely Samantha keeps the scores (Samantha doesn't exist) but a winner is never announced.

The regular panelists are Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Barry Cryer who are joined by guest panelists.

Terribly British and very funny. Oh and full of in jokes.


Tricia said...

My goodness; now that takes me back - and with great delight!

If they keep to the original format it should be very entertaining; and a good choice of presenters too :D Although will anyone live upto Humph's standard of being "straight-faced"?

I think I've gone into a sort of "Mornington Crescent" reverie.....

St said...

Sorry i haven't a clue- apt-i was going to leave this on an old post. But the title of this post suited it
Rhogogaster viridis- green and different, ring any bells? The sawfly from posts, ago. Thanks to Rob at ramblin rob (Worth a look).

OH and the radio show- Brilliant.

Pete said...

cheers st could well be