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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Image shows from L to R: Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer. Copyright: BBC.

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Extremely popular radio comedy. ISIHAC is a self-styled antidote to panel games, in which players are given silly things to do

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TheBlueNun

  • Sunday 13th November 2016, 2:45pm
  • 2,505 posts

Episode one of the next series will be broadcast on Monday, 14th November at 18:30 on BBC Radio 4 (yay!!)

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Barry Cross

  • Sunday 29th January 2017, 10:48pm
  • Penmaenmawr, United Kingdom
  • 63 posts

Been a hugh fan for years especially of Humph and Willie Rushton.
Actually saw it when the Road Show came to my neck of the woods in North Wales recently.
With one of my favourite comics Jeremy Hardy, and Tony Hawkes, Barry Cryer, and Tim Brook Taylor, fantastic show heartily recommend it.

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antster1983

  • Thursday 2nd November 2017, 1:57pm
  • Granadaland, United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

Series 68 starts on Monday 13th November. It's the first of two shows recorded in High Wycombe. Jan Ravens is the guest panellist.

Oh, and Graeme Garden returns to the show after an enforced 2-year absence.

Other recordings this year will be from Margate (with Tony Hawks) and Hull (guest TBC). Unfortunately tickets have sold out.

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Billy Bunter

  • Thursday 2nd November 2017, 11:16pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 381 posts
Quote: antster1983 @ 2nd November 2017, 1:57 PM


Oh, and Graeme Garden returns to the show after an enforced 2-year absence.

Enforced by what or whom? I had been wondering why he hasn't been on.

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Sixty3closure

  • Friday 24th November 2017, 12:16am
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 72 posts
Quote: Billy Bunter @ 2nd November 2017, 11:16 PM

Enforced by what or whom? I had been wondering why he hasn't been on.

Ditto.

All seems a bit strange. Health problems? Falling out? Other commitments ?

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antster1983

  • Saturday 25th November 2017, 1:12pm
  • Granadaland, United Kingdom
  • 8 posts

From what I can gather, a combination of ill health and other commitments.

He wasn't at the Margate recording (Andy Hamilton stood in), and it remains to be seen if he'll be at the Hull recording on Monday (John Finnemore has been confirmed - let's hope they haven't booked Jeremy Hardy as well - one terrible singer is enough!).

Having said that, it was great to hear Graeme again these past two weeks, complete with harmonica, the return of Dougal to The Glen, and of course his running gag in Word for Word.

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paulted

  • Saturday 25th November 2017, 3:22pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 517 posts
Quote: antster1983 @ 25th November 2017, 1:12 PM

From what I can gather, a combination of ill health and other commitments.

He wasn't at the Margate recording (Andy Hamilton stood in), and it remains to be seen if he'll be at the Hull recording on Monday (John Finnemore has been confirmed - let's hope they haven't booked Jeremy Hardy as well - one terrible singer is enough!).

Having said that, it was great to hear Graeme again these past two weeks, complete with harmonica, the return of Dougal to The Glen, and of course his running gag in Word for Word.

and don't forget Alfredo Garcia

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Sixty3closure

  • Sunday 7th January 2018, 12:41am
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 72 posts

I've recently been listening to "I'm sorry I'll Read That Again" and its been interesting seeing the history of 'I'm Sorry...' in the programmes. There's the silliness and word play such as Graeme Garden starting all the word games with "no that was my word" but also the recurrent themes running through it that the audience cheer such as Angus Prune and Rhubarb. A couple of the programmes finish on a big 'story' of several minutes that would fit right in to the Hamish and Dougal series. I think for a 50 year programme I've mainly been surprised at how well most of the humour has held up. The Bill Oddie songs seem a bit of a filler and some of the humour is of is time e.g. camp voices but on the whole well worth listening to.

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