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Celebrity Answerphones Page

Last Updated
23 Nov 2009

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for Historical & Celebrity Answerphones - messages that famous people might record on their telephone answering machines. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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Anglican vicars who deny the existence of God: I don't believe I'm in Brighton
27 May 1995
Hello, this is Doctor Jekyll here. I'm not in at the moment - Hyde 'ere, I'm in... Brighton
27 May 1995
Hello. Peter Tatchell is out. If you'd like to be out too, please leave your name and diocese. Brighton
27 May 1995
Captain Oates: Hello. I've gone out. I may be some time, so don't bother to leave a message. Brighton
27 May 1995
Beep. Hello, Bertrand Russell here. I'm not here at the moment, and yet perhaps I am in a very real sense, like the page of a book before you turn it over. Is it printed, is it blank? So I may well be here, but why are we here, particularly when we're not? Beep. Brighton
27 May 1995
Hello. John Major is in at the moment, but only by the skin of his teeth. If you'd like to leave a message, please speak after the moan. Brighton
27 May 1995
Hello. This is Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first telephone. If you've invented another telephone... Brighton
27 May 1995
Anglican vicars who deny the existence of God: I don't believe I'm in ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
Hello, this is Doctor Jekyll here. I'm not in at the moment - Hyde 'ere, I'm in... ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
Hello. Peter Tatchell is out. If you'd like to be out too, please leave your name and diocese. ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
Captain Oates: Hello. I've gone out. I may be some time, so don't bother to leave a message. ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
Beep. Hello, Bertrand Russell here. I'm not here at the moment, and yet perhaps I am in a very real sense, like the page of a book before you turn it over. Is it printed, is it blank? So I may well be here, but why are we here, particularly when we're not? Beep. ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
Hello. John Major is in at the moment, but only by the skin of his teeth. If you'd like to leave a message, please speak after the moan. ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
Hello. This is Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first telephone. If you've invented another telephone... ISIHAC Classic Repeat
27 Apr 2008
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Another round includes suggestions for some messages that might have been left on answerphones. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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