I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Apr 09, 2012, 03:24 PM

What a beautifully written series. I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, the ‘antidote to panel games’, began on 11 April 1972 in the familiar Radio 4 Monday slot. Its most familiar host came to be Humphrey Lyttelton.

The series, spawned from ‘I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again’ on the BBC Home and Light, was a now familiar idea of a panel game with little point apart from allowing celebrities to show off their wit brilliantly. Its elements included the inspired, yet incomprehensible Mornington Crescent, ‘One Song to the Tune of Another’ and ‘Sound Charades’.

Since the death of Humphrey, the programme continued with a range of chairmen, with Jack Dee emerging as the regular favourite.