''Hamish and Dougal'' (in full, ''You'll Have Had Your Tea: The Doings of Hamish and Dougal'', but even the BBC usually refers to it by the shorter title) is a BBC radio SitCom SpinOff from the PanelGame ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue''. Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer had created the characters for the round "Sound Charades", allowing them to blether nonsense in cod-Scottish accents for a couple of minutes, while leading inexoriably to an IncrediblyLamePun of the title they were supposed to be providing a clue for.

The quarter-hour episodes had a bit more structure to them, but still were basically vehicles for {{Incredibly Lame Pun}}s and {{Double Entendre}}s (Graeme has said that the main change was that they had to decide once and for all who was Hamish [Barry] and who was Dougal [Graeme].) They were given a supporting cast; local landowner the Laird (Jeremy Hardy) and housekeeper Mrs Naughtie (Alison Steadman). Other characters (such as Big Tam at the video shop) were frequently mentioned but rarely appeared, except Mrs [=McAlistair=] the postmistress ([[ActingForTwo Alison Steadman]]).

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''''This show provides examples of''''

* ActorAllusion: In the Hogmanay special, when Hamish tries to explain to Dougal who Tim Brooke-Taylor is, TheGoodies are described as "him, Bill Oddie and..." "...the other one."
* ActuallyNotAVampire: "The Vampire of the Glen" suggested that either the Laird was a vampire, or he was in the thrall of his ancestor Count Cardula, who was a vampire. It turned out there were explanations for everything. [[TheUnreveal We even heard some of them]].
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering
-->'''Dougal''': Hamish, are you thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Hamish''': No.
* AristocratsAreEvil: The Laird is devious, ruthless and occasionally criminal. However, he's also a complete idiot who's incapable of doing anything, so it evens out.
* AsHimself: The Hogmanay episode features Tim Brooke-Taylor and Colin Sell as themselves. As the culmination of a RunningGag throughout the series about Mrs Naughtie's son Jimmy, who went to London to work in radio, the newsreader James Naughtie appeared in the Hogmanay special as himself as well.
* AsYouKnow: Frequent, to the extent of Dougal sometimes becoming a CaptainObvious MrExposition. And of course, mocked and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] every time:
-->'''Dougal''': Well, here we are on London's busy Oxford Street.
-->'''Hamish''': Why did you say that?
-->'''Dougal''': Well, it doesn't do any harm.
* BaitAndSwitch: Whatever you think is happening, based on what the characters are saying, it isn't. Especially if you think they're heading towards an obvious joke. (Well, sometimes...)
* BathroomStallGraffiti:In one episode, they notice the graffiti in the ladies' has much neater handwriting.
-->'''Hamish''': That'll be because they have both hands free.\\
'''Dougal''': Och, I never thought of that. Often heard it, but never thought of it.
* BrickJoke: Frequently. In the Hogmanay special, an early gag was the bells (not a typo) freezing off a brass monkey, and subesquently off anything else that had bells. This was then not mentioned for the rest of the episode ... until they waited for the chimes of New Year at the end, and realised that, yes...
* BritishBrevity: Three series of six fifteen-minute episodes each (except the first, which has four) and two half-hour specials. One can get through the show's entire run in five hours.
* ChainOfCorrections: In the Hogmanay Special, when the characters are confused as to who Tim Brooke-Taylor is:
-->'''Hamish''': Oh, Mr Tim. I've always admired your musicals.
-->'''Tim''': I think you've got your Tims in a twist. [[Creator/TimRice Rice]] is the name you're looking for.
-->'''Hamish''': So you're Anneka?
-->'''Tim''': No, that's a Jewish holiday.
-->'''Dougal''': No, that was [[TreasureHuntUK the woman with the big bottom who jumped out of helicopters]].
-->'''Hamish''': And wrote ''{{Cats}}''.
-->'''Dougal''': Yes.
-->'''Tim''': No. In any case, Tim Rice has nothing to do with ''Cats''.
-->'''Dougal''': Oh, is he allergic?
-->'''Hamish''': Oh, I sympathise. [[DoubleEntendre Mrs Naughtie's pussy has often brought me out in a rash]].
-->'''Tim''': ''(shocked)'' Jesus Christ!
-->'''Hamish''': ''[[JesusChristSuperstar Superstar!]]'' Aye, that was one of yours.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: "Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom".
* ClipShow: Parodied in "Trapped!" Hamish reminisces about the events of the previous episode, because that's what you do when you're trapped somewhere. Dougal doesn't quite get the concept, becoming confused as to which of him is when halfway through a line from the clip, and then remembering a scene from ''{{Friends}}'' instead.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Frequently by Hamish
** For instance, when Mrs Naughtie goes missing.
-->'''Dougal''': There's only one place she could be. Hamish, tonight we camp out on the moors!\\
'''Hamish''': Seems a bit callous when we could be searching for Mrs Naughtie, but whatever you say, old friend.
** Another one, where evidence is piling up that the Laird is a vampire:
-->'''Dougal''': Hamish, does that coffin-shaped wardrobe remind you of anything?\\
'''Hamish''': Of course! A coffin-shaped sideboard!\\
'''Dougal''' Precisely!
** And another, when the lads are trying to trace a letter.
-->'''Mrs. Mc Allister:''' There's no postage stamp on the envelopes!
-->'''Hamish:''' No postage stamp? That means the letters were delivered by... ...magic!
-->'''Dougal:''' [[DeadpanSnarker ...Yes.]] ...Or by hand.
* CourtroomAntic: Parodied in "The Poison-Pen Letters":
-->'''The Laird''': You're turning this courtroom into a circus! Get off that trapeze and call a proper witness!
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: "[=McCoist of That Ilk=]" means the same as "[=McCoist=] of [=McCoist=]", so there's no need for the Laird's name to contain both. Unless he's actually [[OverlyLongName The [=McCoist=] of [=McCoist=] of [=McCoist=] of [=McCoist=]]].
* DoubleEntendre: Every third line, just about. For instance, this section from "The Fitness Club", where Dougal has entered an athletics event called the Macathalon:
-->'''Hamish:''' Are you up for it?\\
'''Dougal:''' Not the night before a Macathalon.\\
'''Hamish:''' But are you having misgivings?\\
'''Dougal:''' Not the night before a Macathalon!\\
'''Hamish:''' Well, I'll be right behind you.\\
'''Both:''' [[FinishDialogueInUnison Not the night before a Macathalon]]...\\
'''Hamish:''' But, looky here. Do you think you can pull it off?\\
'''Dougal''': [[BaitAndSwitch Yes.]]
* DreadfulMusician: The Laird is played by Jeremy Hardy. Naturally, the plots are often structured to give him an opportunity to sing, in a sanity-threateningly horrific parody of TheCastShowOff.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Laird, whose full name is eventually revealed as The [=McCoist=] of [=McCoist=] of That Ilk.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Parodied in the episode "Trapped!":
-->'''Hamish''': Help! We're trapped between floors! Help!
-->'''Dougal''': Hamish, you're getting hysterical.
-->''SLAP! SLAP! SLAP!''
-->'''Hamish''': Well, don't just stand there applauding, do something!
-->'''Dougal''': All right!
-->''SLAP! SLAP! SLAP!''
-->'''Hamish''': Ow!
-->'''Dougal''': Now, control yourself. Or next time it's the face.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Hamish and Dougal are always in each other's company, usually share a house (and sometimes a bed) and are straight unless it's funny to suggest they aren't.
* HurricaneOfPuns
* IReadItForTheArticles: In "The Fitness Club", the Laird claims to read ''Big Fit Birds'' for the gardening tips.
* [[IronyAsSheIsCast Irony As He Is Cast]] Jeremy Hardy (whose main career is as a ''very'' left-wing standup comedian) as the Laird.
* LockedInARoom: In "Trapped!" Hamish and Dougal need to be rescued from a stuck ''[[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext escalator]]''.
* MixedMetaphor: Dougal taunts the Laird with "Hah! So you don't like it when the boots are down and the chips are on the other foot!"
* MusicalGag: Once all the ''Clue'' regulars have been introduced in the Hogmanay Special, there's a quick burst of "The Shickle Shamble"; ''Clue'''s theme song.
* NewYearHasCome: ''Hamish and Dougal's Hogmanay Frolic''.
* NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion: In "The Murder Mystery", the standard gag is utterly subverted:
-->'''Dougal:''' Look up in the sky, Hamish...tell me what you see.
-->'''Hamish:''' I see the full moon and a lot of stars, each one in its proper place...which tells me God is in his heaven, and all's right with the world.
-->'''Dougal:''' ...Hamish, you're an idiot. We are in a tent. It is impossible to see the moon or any of the stars from here.
-->'''Hamish:''' Well...not if somebody had stolen the tent.
-->'''Dougal:''' ''(laughing)'' Stolen the tent! That would be the funniest joke in the world, wouldn't it!
* NotWhatItLooksLike: When Hamish and Dougal are in the lavatory together. Mrs. Naughtie knocks on the door.
-->'''Hamish''': Don't worry, Mrs. Naughtie, it's not what it seems!
-->'''Mrs. Naughtie''': ...You mean it isn't a completely innocent misunderstanding?
* NonSingingVoice: The episode "Fame Idol" hinges on Mrs Naughtie having a beautiful singing voice, played by opera singer Jane Gilchrist. There was inevitably one scene where Mrs Naughtie sang in her own voice, for no reason whatsoever.
* PrecisionFStrike: Occurs in "Porridge Votes" (via rhyming slang) after a publicity stunt is sabotaged:
-->'''Dougal''': Oh Hamish, thanks to the other side's dirty tricks, I am Donald Ducked.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The opening music is a pipe version of the Rondo from Mozart's 4th Horn Concerto.
* RealAfterAll: In "The Monster In The Loch", the Laird goes to some effort to replace the log that thousands of gullible tourists mistake for a monster every year. When the log gets eaten by the ''real'' monster, he's so angry he shoots it...
* RevealShot: Technically Reveal ''Line'', this being radio, but a standard bit.
* RequiredSpinOffCrossover: The Hogmanay Special features ''Clue'' regulars Tim (as himself), Colin (as himself) and Humph (as Lyttelton the butler). And semi-regular Sandi Toksvig as the [[BlatantLies very tall]] golfer Sandi Wedge.
** When Jeremy stood in for Graeme as Barry's teammate on one episode of ''Clue'', they naturally did a "Hamish and the Laird" sketch.
* SesquipedalianSmith: Inverurie Jones in "Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom"
* SomethingThatBeginsWithBoring: In ''Trapped!" With a double BrickJoke.
-->'''Hamish''': I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "P".
-->'''Dougal''': Hamish, take your head out from between your knees.
-->'''Hamish''': Give up? It was "panty-hose". I ''did'' get dressed in a hurry!
* ServileSnarker: Lyttelton the butler in the Hogmanay special.
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: Frequent. "Inverurie Jones And The Thimble Of Doom", for instance, has a ScareChord that turns out to be the Laird practicing on the organ, and then ''keeps happening'', even when logic suggests the organ can't possibly be present.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The [=McCoist=] of [=McCoist=] of That Ilk.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Mentioned and subverted in one episode, when Mrs. Naughtie tries to get her old job back after handing in her resignation.
-->'''Mrs. Naughtie:''' Oh, Mr. Hamish, Mr. Dougal! Can't I go back to being your housekeeper again?
-->'''Hamish:''' Ah, yes, and it'd be just like old times.
-->'''Dougal:''' Yes ... but the position has already been filled. Goodbye!
** Of course, NegativeContinuity means she's back to being their housekeeper the following week anyway.
* StraightMan: Dougal. Except when he isn't.
* StockNessMonster: In the episode "The Monster In The Loch".
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: In a way; earlier episodes of ''Clue'' sometimes had very similar characters called Dalziel and Alec (or Angus), before they settled on Hamish and Dougal.
* TalkingToHimself: All the characters (except in the Hogmanay Special) are voiced by four actors, only one of whom is female. This is frequently {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d.
-->'''Mrs [=MacAllister=]:''' How can you stand here and say that to me?\\
'''Mrs Naughtie''': It isn't easy.
** In another episode, the Laird (played by Jeremy Hardy) had an argument with his mother (played by Jeremy Hardy [[CrossDressingVoices with a silly high-pitched voice]]) which ended "Now take me home before anyone realises you're doing both voices". Not being a show to let a joke rest, the Laird's mother later had a party with Mrs Dougal, Mrs Hamish, and Grandpa Naughtie.
* TitleConfusion: The announcer calls it ''You'll Have Had Your Tea: The Doings of Hamish and Dougal''. The BBC website calls it ''Hamish And Dougal'' or ''Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea'' (the Radio 4 Extra Comedy A-Z lists both separately) and the CD covers say either ''Hamish And Dougal: The hilarous spin-off from Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue'' or ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue: The Doings of Hamish and Dougal''.
* ThriftyScot: As the phrase "You'll have had your tea?" suggests (the implication is "Welcome to my home, I hope you've already eaten").
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Used, and severely abused.
** In "The Shooting Party" Dougal tells Hamish (in a whisper) what the strange buzzing thing he mistook for a novelty thermos was, and Hamish mishears it as "pie-grater". Shortly thereafter the Laird appears.
--->'''Laird''': What are you doing with my Christmas present to Mrs Naughtie?\\
'''Dougal''': No, it's a novelty thermos.\\
'''Laird''': Pity. I've a pie here that badly needs grating.
*** Later still, Mrs Naughtie herself serves up grated pie at a picnic.
** In "Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom", Hamish sarcastically says "Brad bloody Pitt!" when Dougal asks who's at the door. For the rest of the episode, ''everyone'' mistakes Hamish for Brad Pitt, for no reason at all.
* WordSaladLyrics: The song "Whackit on the Dram" from the episode "Fame Idol" is a string of random Scots words and just plain gibberish, concluding "Hi-ho! For the open road!"
** The full lyrics are
-->There's a whackit on the dram\\
And a hooley doon the noo\\
There's a snicket in the drappit\\
Where the midden slotters coo\\
There's a wishty washty winky\\
In the muckle bucker's moo\\
Hi-ho for the open road!\\
\\
TRANSLATION (kind of):\\
There's a walloped on the whisky glass\\
And a slowly down just now\\
There's a (gibberish, might possibly mean "notched") in the dropped\\
Where the dungheap slippery cow\\
(total nonsense)\\
In the big Buckaven resident's mouth\\
Hi-ho for the open road!