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

BBC Radio 4 panel show that is the antidote to panel games. Broadcast, 1972 - 2021. Stars Humphrey Lyttelton, Stephen Fry, Jack Dee, Rob Brydon and others.

Next new episode is on Monday at 6:30pm. Series 73, Episode 2
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Press Clippings

I'm sorry, today's radio comedy hasn't a clue

This week it was revealed, via a Radio Times poll of experts and insiders, that the "panel show antidote" I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, is the greatest radio comedy of all time. Quite what the show's most regular correspondent, Mrs Trellis of North Wales, would make of it we don't know. Perhaps she might remark on the fact that she has been writing letters to the programme since 1972 and that nothing better has been made in the intervening 48 years.

Chris Bennion, The Telegraph, 18th November 2020

Radio Times poll of best radio comedies

Radio 4 panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue has come top of a Radio Times list of the greatest radio comedy shows.

British Comedy Guide, 17th November 2020

Isn't the BBC something to be proud of?

I have been adoring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse's box-fresh series of Gone Fishing, sweeping aside the claustrophobia of 2020 with vast, glittering Scottish rivers and those likeable comedians giggling on the bank. Harry Hill has come back to the BBC after 25 years with Harry Hill's World of TV, a new Sunday night clips show that had me laughing out loud from its opening moment onwards, hosing the gloom away in a fiesta of joyful silliness. And this is just the stuff that old white men have been doing! Not bad, if you think they don't get work any more!

Victoria Coren Mitchell, The Telegraph, 5th September 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 winners revealed

The results of the 14th annual Comedy.co.uk Awards have been revealed. Good Omens, After Life, Susan Calman and Would I Lie To You? are amongst the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 27th January 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

ISIHAC nearly went to TV with younger panellists

Barry Cryer reveals that the BBC radio show almost moved to television.

Ellie Harrison, Radio Times, 9th April 2017

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Huge hoo-ha over Barry Cryer's colostomy bag joke

On the Radio 4 show in January, panellists were asked to add a word to the title of a song to make it a lot less appealing. Barry Cryer suggested 'Papa's got a brand new colostomy bag'. The listener complained that the joke was an 'offensive and unacceptable portrayal of disability' and that mentioning the device for'a laugh from a negative stereotype was no longer acceptable'.

Chortle, 28th October 2016