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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury Radio/TV Program

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury: Classic BBC Radio Comedy

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Publisher's Summary

A bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games.

The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 36 hilarious editions, collected together for the first time. He presides over regular players Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton, plus guests including Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton, Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy.

Hear them having their wicked way with favourite rounds, including One Song to the Tune of Another, Limericks, Sound Charades, Cheddar Gorge and Swanee Kazoo. The teams are helped along by lively audiences from a variety of British towns and cities, and, as is customary on Clue, Colin Sell is at the piano, and the lovely Samantha sits on Humph's right hand.

Also included is a special episode, 'Everyman's Guide to Mornington Crescent', which reveals the full and unexpurgated history of the greatest game on earth; and Willie Rushton's last show, featuring an introductory tribute from Ned Sherrin.

A feast of unrestrained revelry and inspired ad-libs, this is the authentic, award-winning antidote to panel games. Accept no substitutes!

Duration: 18 hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"The funniest comedy quiz show of them all." (Sue Arnold, Observer)

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  • 451
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    13/10/16
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    "Needed better care when assembling"

    Bad enough that it sacrifices quality for quantity (I'll explain in a moment) but halfway through a rather disturbing limerick about Jimmy Saville undressing is started. Given what is now alleged about him its in supremely poor taste to select anything that mentions him, particularly with a sexual connotation.

    As for the quantity it's not the amount of episodes but the fact that they've gone for breadth of guests rather than depth. The essence of any long running show is its ability to draw upon its history and for a comedy its endless depth of in-jokes. Guests like Harry Hill never really got the game and Sandi Toksvig and Stephen Fry pale in comparison to the original quartet. This isn't for new listeners but should be a reward, a treat for those who eagerly await the next dreaded variation on 'Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia'.

    Its still worth buying though after Willie Rushton's final episode you can feel it die a little. Paul Merton and Jack Dee fit in admirably but it is a shame that after waiting for weeks to download this, only half of it was truly worth the wait. To quote another great show 'I've come all the way from Great Portland Street for this!'

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    20/03/17
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    "Perfect"

    Classic comedy. Jeremy Hardy's singing is legendary. I was delighted Clanger Theatre made the selection, genius.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AR
    24/02/17
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    "Laugh out loud"

    There are not many radio comedy shows that make me laugh out loud - but this is one of them. The timing and delivery of the late great Humphrey Littleton is priceless. Worth every penny when you just want to listen to some gentle humour and downright silliness

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon
    21/02/17
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    "Don't listen on the tube"

    Lots of laugh out loud moments - Humph is a legend and Barry Crier seems to enjoy every minute. Probably the best thing in my library and lined up for another listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    13/02/17
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    "Classic ISIHAC some of the best episodes."
    Would you listen to I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury again? Why?

    I would listen again & by more because the pure comedy value & talent


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All involved are great, but for me Barry Cryer is the best


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Nash
    29/12/16
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    "absolute classics"

    a great collection of the greatest comedy show ever.

    not quite a best of, but hours of entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mufflana
    12/12/16
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    "Sheer brilliance in parts...."
    Would you consider the audio edition of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury to be better than the print version?

    Not applicable


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fast paced wit, fabulous entertainment.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, best savoured in 30-60 minute bursts....too funny to go on longer!


    Any additional comments?

    I still don't understand Mornington Crescent! A great compilation of episodes, well worth a giggle

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/11/16
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    "British humour at its finest"

    A magnificent selection of the best half hours from the last 30 or 40 years.
    Occasionally repetitive but in an enjoyable way. Spotting the repetition becomes a pleasure in itself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanna Darrell
    18/11/16
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    "Good old fashioned gags and silly fun"

    Didn't know what to expect when I bought this, but was pleasantly surprised, just good old fashioned silly fun and a poke in the eye at traditional panel games .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scopesie
    England
    9/11/16
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    "A Real Treasury"

    Fans of the show will not be disappointed, simply brilliant, Humph is Chairman throughout this collection, so none from the more recent series. Some absolutely classic moments, with Willie Rushton stealing the show in the earlier episodes. Jeremy Hardy and Tony Hawkes appear as guests in the later shows, along with Harry Hill, Stephen Fry and Paul Merton. That's about it for my review, but there's just time for a round of Fisherman's Songbook before I finish....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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