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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

BBC Radio 4 panel show that is the antidote to panel games. Broadcast, 1972 - 2016. Stars Humphrey Lyttelton, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and others.

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Press Clippings

Miles Jupp received Radio 4's greatest honour, a place on the panel of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, on Monday. He made his Radio 4 chairing debut three weeks ago on the current panel game It's Not What You Know (a grim trot round the circuit of comedy clich├ęs) and is heir to the chair on The News Quiz. His breakthrough Clue moment came when playing a duck buzzer (the plastic toy that sounds like a kazoo but madder). His performance was exact in phrasing, rigorously executed. The fact that no one guessed the song he was performing ("Let It Go", from the movie Frozen) proved he understands the heart of this show. Now where do I get a duck buzzer...

Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2015

Interview: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden chat about ISIHAC, sexism and the Edinburgh Fringe.

Kirstyn Smith, The List, 5th June 2015

It was possibly due to withdrawal symptoms that I found myself buying tickets for ISIHAC on tour; Sunday, August 9 is now ringed on the calendar.

I know exactly what we're going to get - four players being given silly things to do, some good old saucy, seaside postcard-style smut with the lovely (but imaginary) Samantha, and a litany of the grottiest puns ever.

Drew Allen, The Herald, 5th May 2015

Review: I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Royal Concert Hall

There aren't many trips to the theatre that begin with a free kazoo, but I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue isn't your usual trip to the theatre.

Steve Oliver, Nottingham Post, 8th March 2015

Review - I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: live on stage

With a relentless barrage of hilarity for over two hours, the Sunderland audience was left helpless with laughter and although the vast majority seemed to be fans of the radio show, this is an excellent introduction to people unfamiliar with the joys of Clue.

Mark Clegg, The Public Reviews, 9th January 2015

I'm sorry, but why the fuss over fictional Samantha?

After complaints about sexism, BBC chiefs are taking a long, hard look at I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue's resident scorer, the lovely Samantha.

William Langley, The Telegraph, 6th December 2014

Opinion: it's not sexist, it's innuendo

In defense of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, and Samantha's right to sexual appetite.

Kirstyn Smith, The List, 5th December 2014

Profile: ISIHAC's Samantha

Name: The Lovely Samantha. Age: 29.

The Guardian, 3rd December 2014

Some top Samantha innuendo

Samantha tells me that she has to nip off to a special Welsh Conservative Association dinner for their most senior MP, whose name is said to be almost impossible to pronounce. She's certainly found the longest standing Welsh member a bit of a mouthful.

Western Morning News, 2nd December 2014

BBC investigated sexism claims about ISIHAC's Samantha

The BBC has investigated after concern the imaginary character of "the lovely Samantha", the scorer on Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is the victim of harmful sexist objectification, it has been disclosed.

Hannah Furness, The Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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