Inspired nonsense and pointless revelry - it's time for another
helping of the antidote to panel games: I'm Sorry I Haven't
A Clue. In this tenth collection, the gang return for further
moments of mayhem, puns and one-liners; not forgetting a healthy
dose of innuendo and double entendre. Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry
Cryer and Graeme Garden - and special guests are given silly
things to do by chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. So join Humph
and company in these perennial favourites: New Definitions,
Swanee Kazoo, One Song to the Tune of Another, Sound Charades
and last, but certainly not least, Mornington Crescent. Other
exciting rounds include Just a Minim, Swankers and 84 Chicken
Cross Road. With the lovely Samantha, bringing up the rear
with her laser display board, this compilation is especially
for you, Mrs. Trellis of North Wales...
tenth volume of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue represents
another four episodes of the classic long running Radio 4
quiz. There are plenty of bizarre and hilarious games to keep
you laughing like a lunatic for the collection's duration.
are even a couple of sci-fi games based on Doctor Who
and Star Trek themes. The first game sees the contestants
making up a lost correspondence between the Doctor and Davros.
In this game each team member takes it in turns to utter one
word from the letter - which is made up as they go along.
The Star Trek round sees the teams creating their own
sci-fi drama as sound effects are introduced to the action.
on these four episodes include Jeremy Hardy, Ross Noble, Andy
Hamilton and Rob Brydon, all of whom add much to the episodes
- whether it's Hardy's singing, or Noble's twisted slant on
the world. But, as usual, the regulars steal the show. There's
a great running gag with Brooke-Taylor attempting to mention
The Goodies at every opportunity - especially when
he is accused of ripping-off Monty Python with his
impression of a woman.
are three rounds of Mornington Crescent, arguably the
world's longest running in-joke, and Noble's introduction
to the game is hilariously tongue in cheek. But I think my
favourite round was the witty comebacks to cheese chat-up
it's pretty obvious that the majority of each show is carefully
scripted, the panellists pull off the majority of the gags
without it looking too obvious. There is the odd instance,
usually with the guest, where it's obvious that the show is
rehearsed before hand. But then no one should be surprised
by this. Can you imagine what it would be like if they weren't,
and the contestants were having an off day? The resulting
show would be pretty dire.
is one of the few hosts that you'll witness on any show who
is having just as much fun as the contestants, but then he's
been doing the show for so long now that I suppose it's become
second nature to him.
sad loss of Willie Rushton is felt in this release. While
the show is still fantastic I couldn't help but miss his input.
anyone with a sense of humour (or without, for that matter)
this is another must own collection from the BBC.