by Jem Roberts
A celebration of “I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again” and “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue”, radio programmes that have seen the crème de la crème of British comedy writers contribute to and take part in. A definitive guide to the writers and work involved and with an abundance of material to use this is brilliant and hilarious homage to these institutes of radio.
'It's a great missing piece of the jigsaw - people go on endlessly about Python and Peter Cook, which is all well and good but there's basically this great corpus of work stretching for decades - and consistently good. I mean very very few traditions...I can't think of one! I mean, Christ, it's forty-five years! A major piece of work, and universally loved.' So says John Lloyd, brains behind Blackadder , QI , Spitting Image , and so much besides - all shows with a massive debt to I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue . Together they form a body of work stretching across five decades, from Cambridge in 1960 to today's world-beating Antidote to Panel Games , a laughter-bringer which has inspired unparalleled adoration in millions over fifty series. The Clue Bible tells the whole story, from 'Footlights' to 'Broadway' to the ferret-filled madness of Radio Prune - comedy's answer to the rock & roll revolution of the sixties. Offering an exhaustive guide to the comedy world that brought us Mornington Crescent , besides episode guides, glossaries and rare facsimiles, the book will take the story right up to the present day, celebrating the lives of Willie Rushton, Sir David Hatch and of course, the irreplaceable Humphrey Lyttelton. With exclusive input from the Teams, plus Bill Oddie, Stephen Fry and many more, this is the long overdue authoritative, entertaining and above all, very silly lasting celebration of an unsung comic legacy that both shows so richly deserve.
Publication date: 08/10/2009
Publisher: Preface Publishing
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Jem Roberts is a lifelong fan of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. He lives in Bath, where he runs the comedy sketch troupe The Unrelated Family, and plays the ukulele very badly.More About Jem Roberts