History Radio / ImSorryIHaventAClue

24th Aug '16 6:16:44 AM DaibhidC
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* OverlyLongGag: The lengthy analogies introducing "One Song to the Tune of Another", which build up to a TakeThat at Colin Sell.

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* OverlyLongGag: OverlyLongGag:
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The lengthy analogies introducing "One Song to the Tune of Another", which build up to a TakeThat at Colin Sell.Sell.
** In one round of Mornington Crescent, Jack was asked for ajudication, and said he'd check the rules. We then got the sound of footsteps going down a corridor, a door creaking open, a book being rustled, the footsteps again, and a cheer from the audience as Jack presumably returned to the stage ... to tell the teams "It doesn't say."
24th Aug '16 5:58:56 AM DaibhidC
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The future of the show was in doubt following Lyttelton's death in 2008, although Series 51 was aired in mid-2009 with Creator/StephenFry, Jack Dee, and Rob Brydon [[GuestHost taking over the chair for two episodes]] each. The show returned to its regular schedule with Dee chairing every episode later that year. Although it has not been definitively stated that he is the full-time replacement, Dee has chaired every series since.

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The future of the show was in doubt following Lyttelton's death in 2008, although Series 51 was aired in mid-2009 with Creator/StephenFry, Jack Dee, and Rob Brydon [[GuestHost taking over the chair for two episodes]] each. The show returned to its regular schedule with Dee chairing every episode later that year. Although it has not been definitively stated that he is the full-time replacement, Dee has chaired every series since.
since. In the 2015 tour of the live show, Sandi Toksvig took the chair for some dates.
24th Aug '16 2:45:04 AM Adept
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** Tim Brooke-Taylor's impression of Lady Bracknell from ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', in particular the famous "A HAAAAANDBAAAAG?!" line.

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** Tim Brooke-Taylor's impression of Lady Bracknell from ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', in particular the famous "A HAAAAANDBAAAAG?!" line.
2nd Aug '16 4:17:43 AM Morgenthaler
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The chairman gives a profession for a film club, book club, or song book, and the panellists make puns based on the profession, changing around the titles of films/books/songs in order to fit this particular profession. (Such as the bakers' film club -- [[Film/BenHur Bun Hur]], [[Film/CitizenKane Citizen Cake]] and [[TheLastTemptationOfChrist The Last Temptation Of Crust]].) Graeme [[RunningGag invariably]] makes a pun on ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfAlfredoGarcia''. Still played often, usually as the closing game of the show.

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The chairman gives a profession for a film club, book club, or song book, and the panellists make puns based on the profession, changing around the titles of films/books/songs in order to fit this particular profession. (Such as the bakers' film club -- [[Film/BenHur Bun Hur]], [[Film/CitizenKane Citizen Cake]] and [[TheLastTemptationOfChrist [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist The Last Temptation Of Crust]].) Graeme [[RunningGag invariably]] makes a pun on ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfAlfredoGarcia''. Still played often, usually as the closing game of the show.
28th Jul '16 6:51:12 PM TargetOnMyBack
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-->'''Humph''': It says here, "If that dies on it's arse do another one. (beat) What does it mean when it's in brackets?

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-->'''Humph''': It says here, "If that dies on it's its arse do another one. (beat) What does it mean when it's in brackets?


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** The show was parodied in the 1990s in a brief sketch on On The Hour. According to ''The Clue Bible'' [[note]]''The Fully Authorised History of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" from Footlights to Mornington Crescent'', by Jem Roberts [[/note]] Graeme Garden said he enjoyed the sketch, adding that he looked forward to hearing On The Hour's fiftieth series.
24th Jul '16 2:34:33 PM nombretomado
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-->'''Tim:''' I hope that's not BillBailey from the last series...that'd be ''really'' sad.

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-->'''Tim:''' I hope that's not BillBailey Music/BillBailey from the last series...that'd be ''really'' sad.
14th Jul '16 2:09:27 AM PaulA
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** Anything involving Samantha is particularly bad for this, as seen below -- as one of hundreds of examples. Happily, its spirit lives on in ''JanetAndJohn'' on the Radio 2 breakfast show.

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** Anything involving Samantha is particularly bad for this, as seen below -- as one of hundreds of examples. Happily, its spirit lives on in ''JanetAndJohn'' ''Radio/JanetAndJohn'' on the Radio 2 breakfast show.
18th May '16 4:00:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ArtifactTitle: The title was originally meant to echo ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', but since ''Clue'' has outlived its parent show by decades, a lot more people know about ''Clue'' than ''ISIRTA''. Also, the subtitle "the antidote to panel games" doesn't make as much sense now as it used to -- back when it was created, there were way more 'serious' panel games on the BBC, rather than the generally comic tone [[{{QI}} of]] [[Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks those]] [[Series/MockTheWeek played]] [[Series/WouldILieToYou nowadays]]. Graeme once jokingly suggested to change it to "[[FollowTheLeader the template for panel games]]".

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* ArtifactTitle: The title was originally meant to echo ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', but since ''Clue'' has outlived its parent show by decades, a lot more people know about ''Clue'' than ''ISIRTA''. Also, the subtitle "the antidote to panel games" doesn't make as much sense now as it used to -- back when it was created, there were way more 'serious' panel games on the BBC, rather than the generally comic tone [[{{QI}} [[Series/{{QI}} of]] [[Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks those]] [[Series/MockTheWeek played]] [[Series/WouldILieToYou nowadays]]. Graeme once jokingly suggested to change it to "[[FollowTheLeader the template for panel games]]".
16th May '16 7:51:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ArtifactTitle: The title was originally meant to echo ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', but since ''Clue'' has outlived its parent show by decades, a lot more people know about ''Clue'' than ''ISIRTA''. Also, the subtitle "the antidote to panel games" doesn't make as much sense now as it used to -- back when it was created, there were way more 'serious' panel games on the BBC, rather than the generally comic tone [[{{QI}} of]] [[Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks those]] [[MockTheWeek played]] [[Series/WouldILieToYou nowadays]]. Graeme once jokingly suggested to change it to "[[FollowTheLeader the template for panel games]]".

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* ArtifactTitle: The title was originally meant to echo ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', but since ''Clue'' has outlived its parent show by decades, a lot more people know about ''Clue'' than ''ISIRTA''. Also, the subtitle "the antidote to panel games" doesn't make as much sense now as it used to -- back when it was created, there were way more 'serious' panel games on the BBC, rather than the generally comic tone [[{{QI}} of]] [[Series/NevermindTheBuzzcocks those]] [[MockTheWeek [[Series/MockTheWeek played]] [[Series/WouldILieToYou nowadays]]. Graeme once jokingly suggested to change it to "[[FollowTheLeader the template for panel games]]".
12th May '16 12:06:54 PM AgProv
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The chairman was Humphrey Lyttelton, a jazz trumpeter (the thinking being that improvisational comedy owed a lot to jazz), who created the persona of a curmudgeonly DeadpanSnarker who would rather be doing something else. ''Anything'' else. The regular panelists for most of the show's history were Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden (the third Goodie, Bill Oddie, was in the first two series). After Rushton's death in 1996, the fourth panelist became a rotating position[[note]]Jeremy Hardy usually appears once a series, and some of the more frequent guests have included Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Tony Hawks, Paul Merton, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig[[/note]]. Because of the show's pedigree, and the fact that the regulars have the final say in who the guests are, being asked to appear on the show is seen as an honour (and many have turned down the opportunity for fear they might ruin it).

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The chairman was Humphrey Lyttelton, a jazz trumpeter (the thinking being that improvisational comedy owed a lot to jazz), who created the persona of a curmudgeonly DeadpanSnarker who would rather be doing something else. ''Anything'' else. The regular panelists for most of the show's history were Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Creator/WillieRushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden (the third Goodie, Bill Oddie, was in the first two series). After Rushton's death in 1996, the fourth panelist became a rotating position[[note]]Jeremy Hardy usually appears once a series, and some of the more frequent guests have included Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Tony Hawks, Paul Merton, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig[[/note]]. Because of the show's pedigree, and the fact that the regulars have the final say in who the guests are, being asked to appear on the show is seen as an honour (and many have turned down the opportunity for fear they might ruin it).
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