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On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, alleged games named after place names are mentioned. Here are some of Humph's 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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ACOCK'S GREEN - the sexually transmitted disease clinician's version of snap Kevin Hale
ALASKA HIGHWAY - which is a bit like Songs Of Praise, but with more eskimos Hastings
17 Jun 2002
AMAZON BASIN - where players have their hair cut like Henry V by tall muscular women Hastings
17 Jun 2002
ANDOVER - the Hampshire version of Pass The Parcel Kevin Hale
ARTHUR'S SEAT - Played in Edinburgh. It's like musical chairs, except there's no music & only one chair...which belongs to Arthur Brighton
26 Nov 2001
From Thailand BANGKOK - which is too painful to describe in detail Bristol
10 Dec 2001
BARROW-IN-FURNESS - which involves burning garden implements Canterbury
05 Jul 1997
BARROW-IN-FURNESS - which involves burning garden implements ISIHAC 5, Side 1
BEACHY HEAD - invented by our own Sven, while holidaying at Camber Sands Oxford
11 Jun 1994
BEACHY HEAD - where the winner is the first to spot Gillian Taylforth in a Range Rover above the cliffs Kevin Hale
There are a whole family of games stemming from Supermarket Sweep, including BEDALE - a lookalike competition. See also HARDENDALE, KILDALE, KIRBY UNDERDALE and REDESDALE CAMP. Kevin Hale
BIGGLESWADE - the object being to guess the weight of a fictional air ace Kevin Hale
BIGGLESWADE - which involves crossing rivers dressed as a fictional air ace Coventry
27 Nov 2000
BILLERICAY - where the object is to send an invoice to the male soap-star of your choice Kevin Hale
BOLTON PERCY - a favourite at Ann Summers parties Kevin Hale
BORROWASH - competitive laundry loaning Kevin Hale
BROADSTAIRS - a game for people who are too fat to use the lift Canterbury
05 Jul 1997
BROADSTAIRS - a game for people who are too fat to use the lift ISIHAC 5, Side 1
BROOKLYN BRIDGE - a card game for toddlers who's parents give their children stupid names 30th Anniversary Special
13 Apr 2002
BURNHAM-ON-SEA - a game for crematorium attendants, played on the beach Kevin Hale
BURNHAM-ON-SEA - a hilarious game played in coastal crematoria Coventry
27 Nov 2000
BURY ST EDMUNDS - a surprisingly popular game, where the object is to inter Mr Blobby's mentor Kevin Hale
In the U.S.A. they like to play CAMP DAVID - the winner being the one who does the best impression of the President's hairdresser Glasgow
30 Nov 1998
CARDIGAN - a game specially for fashion victims Kevin Hale
CARDIGAN BAY - which involves offshore swimming in assorted items of knitwear Cardiff
14 Dec 1998
CARDIGAN BAY - where the players knit woollen garments for brown horses Coventry
27 Nov 2000
CHARDSTOCK - a competitive form of cattle cremation Kevin Hale
CHESTERFIELD - a game played on the annual outing of the dyslexic brassiere manufacturers society Michael Hicklin
CHIPPING NORTON - which involves making stone sculptures in the shape of motorcycles Brighton
01 Jun 1996
CHISELHAMPTON - erotic sculpting for masons Kevin Hale
COUNTY DOWN - the game inspired by a Chinese space launch Reading
28 May 2001
CURRY RIVEL - played by the owners of Indian take-aways, the object being to get rid of the opposition without leaving any traceable remains Kevin Hale
DAVIDSTOW MOOR - a favourite of Fergie & Mr. Mellor Kevin Hale
DEVIZES - the winner being the one who dreams up the best game named after a town in Wiltshire Kevin Hale
From the West Country, DORSET, where players have to collect a set of doors, & SOMERSET, where they have to add up how many they've collected Kevin Hale
DUNGENESS - where the object is to escape without being locked in Dungeon R or Dungeon T Bath
05 Nov 1994
DUNGENESS - a game popular with dominatrixes Kevin Hale
DYMCHURCH - which involves forming a new religion for stupid people Nottingham
21 Jun 1999
EFFINGHAM - a competitive swearing match Kevin Hale
EYE - the winner being the first to shout out part of the name of a popular Radio 4 comedy show (see also HAVANT & LOOE) Kevin Hale
FELIXSTOWE - an East Anglian game that involves hiding cat food Reading
28 May 2001
FISHGUARD - a Welsh game where you have to pick a soldier out of a river Reading
28 May 2001
FORDYCE - a game played with four dice Kevin Hale
GLAMORGAN - the winner being the one with the best decorated...musical keyboard Kevin Hale
HAVANT - the winner being the first to shout out part of the name of a popular Radio 4 comedy show (see also EYE & LOOE) Kevin Hale
HELSINKI - a Chinese game that involves shouting from a leaky boat 2001 Xmas Special
24 Dec 2001
HOOVER DAM - a game that involved stubbing your toe on a vacuum cleaner Bradford
20 May 2002
HUMBER BRIDGE - a card game played in vintage motor cars Cheltenham
29 Jun 1996
From the Scottish island where St. Columba landed comes IONA CATHEDRAL - a game played by bishops who like to boast a lot Glasgow
30 Nov 1998
JEDDAH GORGE - the Saudi-Arabian version Kevin Hale
LEAD US NOT INTO THAMES STATION - a biblical quiz played on a board carrying fictitious London underground names David Spurgeon
LEEDS - a version of Cleudo played by West Yorkshire policemen Kevin Hale
LEWTRENCHARD - where players have a latrine-digging race in heavy soil Kevin Hale
LOOE - the winner being the first to shout out part of the name of a popular Radio 4 comedy show (see also EYE & HAVANT) Kevin Hale
MOUNT SNOWDON - a pastime devised in the 1950's by Princess Margaret Cardiff
14 Dec 1998
..and on Saturday nights, the young men of Norwich regularly have a go at the NORFOLK BROADS Cheltenham
29 Jun 1996
NEW DELHI - which involves opening a sandwich shop Bristol
10 Dec 2001
NUNEATON - where players compete to be the first to spot Sister Wendy coming out of a spud-U-Like Nottingham
21 Jun 1999
PARIS, TEXAS - which involves going to a DIY store on Eurostar 2001 Xmas Special
24 Dec 2001
PLYMOUTH HOE - competitive gardening, invented by Sir Francis Drake Kevin Hale
READING - an educational programme for under fours David Spurgeon
REDDITCH - a competitive form of chicken pox Nottingham
21 Jun 1999
ROBIN HOOD'S BAY - named after the Nottingham archer's horse Kevin Hale
ST. ALBANS - a game popular in Hertfordshire, where you must ensure you haven't posted any other sort of cake Kevin Hale
ST. BERNARD PASS - where players sit in a circle and take turns to unwrap a large dog Bradford
20 May 2002
ST. MICHAELS MOUNT - devised by Samantha on an extended visit to Marks & Spencer's Bath
05 Nov 1994
SANTA CRUZ - where the players dress up as Father Christmas and take a walk on Clapham Common 2001 Xmas Special
24 Dec 2001
SELLAFIELD - where the object is to try to flog off a plot of contaminated land Canterbury
05 Jul 1997
SELLAFIELD - where the object is to try to flog off a plot of contaminated land ISIHAC 5, Side 1
SEYCHELLES - where the winner is the first person to say the word 'Shells' Bristol
10 Dec 2001
From Australia, SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE - a card game for four people all called Sydney Harbour Glasgow
30 Nov 1998
TABLE MOUNTAIN - where the winner is the player who makes the highest pile of dining room furniture Bradford
20 May 2002
TOWER BRIDGE - a card game for exceptionally tall players Brighton
01 Jun 1996
I understand that there are still certain isolated rural communities in Lancashire that like to play UPPER RAMSBOTTOM Brighton
01 Jun 1996
WELSHPOOL - a game like nine-ball pool, except the winner's the one who gets the black sheep in his pocket first Cardiff
14 Dec 1998
VICTORIA FALLS - which involves white-water rafting on a sponge cake Leicester
03 Jun 2002
WESTWARD HO! - a game enjoyed in Devon, that involves pointing garden tools at the setting sun Brighton
26 Nov 2001
WIGAN PIER - simply match the occupants of the House of Lords with their respective headgear Kevin Hale
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL - which provides the chance to win Chester Cathedral Oxford
11 Jun 1994
WINDSOR CASTLE - where the most successful player wins a castle Bath
05 Nov 1994
WINDSOR GREAT PARK - where the best player wins a really great park Cheltenham
29 Jun 1996
YORKSHIRE DALES - played in Leeds. This involves pretending to host Supermarket Sweep with your face coated in Cuprinol Brighton
26 Nov 2001
TOWER BRIDGE - a card game for exceptionally tall players Oxford
11 Jun 1994
EIFFEL TOWER - which involves being poked in the eye with a Souvenir of Paris Torquay
23 Jun 2003
RIVER JORDAN - a delightful pasttime based around dropping a waste of space off a bridge Torquay
23 Jun 2003
GOBI DESERT - a revolting game which involves spitting into a bowl of custard Torquay
23 Jun 2003
EIFFEL TOWER - which involves being poked in the eye with a Souvenir of Paris ISIHAC 8, Side 2
RIVER JORDAN - a delightful pasttime based around dropping a waste of space off a bridge ISIHAC 8, Side 2
GOBI DESERT - a revolting game which involves spitting into a bowl of custard ISIHAC 8, Side 2
LEAMINGTON SPA - a game played only by fathers who have sons called Leamington Leeds
22 Dec 2003
WINCHELSEA HARBOUR - where the object is to try to...win Chelsea Harbour Leeds
22 Dec 2003
LITTLEHAMPTON - an intensely competitive game that requires a very cold day and a small ruler Leeds
22 Dec 2003
WILDMAN'S BRIDGE (North Lanarkshire) - a card game featuring players with machettes John Michael Gallagher
STEAK TARTARE - which involves saying goodbye to a dead vampire I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Clue
COTTAGE PIE - a geometry game played by gentlemen on Hampstead Heath I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Clue
VICTORIA SPONGE - a delightfully saucy game where the winner gets to take a bath with Her Majesty the Queen I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Clue
KING'S CROSS - which involves annoying a monarch by poking him with a sharp stick Not broadcast] Manchester
03 Dec 2007
CUMBERLAND GAP - which involves selling clothes from a sweat shop in the Lake District Not broadcast] Manchester
03 Dec 2007
DOGGER BANK - which involves having sex round the back of an Essex branch of Barclays Not broadcast] Manchester
03 Dec 2007
CUMBERLAND GAP - which involves running a sweat shop in the Lake District Humph In Wonderland
25 Dec 2007
DOGGER BANK - which involves having sex outside an Essex branch of Barclays Humph In Wonderland
25 Dec 2007
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There are also food related place names with interesting stories. Here are some of Humph's 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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SPAGHETTI JUNCTION, so called because in winter months the council employs men to throw on a powder that makes the whole place smell of dried cat sick Birmingham
28 Dec 1998
The Greek city of MARATHON, which once lent its name to a popular chocolate bar, before the town reverted to its original ancient Macedonian name of Snickersopolis Birmingham
28 Dec 1998
STEAK TARTARE - which involves saying goodbye to a piece of sirloin Sadler's Wells
16 Dec 2002
COTTAGE PIE - a geometry game played on Hampstead Heath Sadler's Wells
16 Dec 2002
BAKEWELL TART - which is quite simply shouting instructions at Nigella Lawson Sadler's Wells
16 Dec 2002
STEAK TARTARE - which involves saying goodbye to a piece of sirloin ISIHAC 8, Side 1
COTTAGE PIE - a geometry game played on Hampstead Heath ISIHAC 8, Side 1
BAKEWELL TART - which is quite simply shouting instructions at Nigella Lawson ISIHAC 8, Side 1
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There are now also TV & Radio shows named after places.

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LIVERPOOL - a medical programme for young surgeons who want to see blood in large quantities, after cutting up vital organs David Spurgeon
NO RICH - a documentary on the poor of Norfolk David Spurgeon
READING - an educational programme for under fours David Spurgeon
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