The ISIHAC
Complete Autobiographies Page

Last Updated
11 Dec 2006

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds requires the teams to complete the first lines of various celebrity autobiographies. 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)
Just move your mouse over the words ANSWER or REAL ANSWER to reveal all!

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David Bellamy - 'Jolly Green Giant':
I was conceived in the Spring of 1932, 100 years after
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Sarah, Duchess Of York - 'My Story':
Many are the things I love about horses: they are large and safe and they
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
Greg Dyke - 'Inside Story':
As I left home on the morning of Tuesday 27th January 2004, I had no idea
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
Michael Heseltine - 'Life In The Jungle':
My arrival in the world attracted scant notice, and what little it did took the form of a paid advertisement in the South Wales Evening Post, announcing
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
Joan Bakewell - 'The Centre Of The Bed':
I was born on 16th April 1933 at Hooley Range Nursing Home, Heaton Moor in Stockport. I had been conceived in mid
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Piers Morgan - 'The Insider':
As a young cub reporter on the Wimbledon News, I kept a {???unreadable} on my desk, showing a hippo flying with a flock of seagulls, and the caption
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Jordan - 'Being Jordan':
I've been called a slapper, a tart, a maneater, a woman who is so desperate for male attention that
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ The Marquis de Sade's autobiographical letters from prison:
Of all the possible forms revenge and cruelty could assume, you must agree, Madame, that you have indeed chosen
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
John Birt - 'The Harder Path':
I was born in Liverpool in 1944 during an
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ John Sargent - 'Give Me Ten Seconds':
Give Me Ten Seconds is a phrase I use most
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
Anne Robinson - 'Unfit Mother':
"Have a facial once a month and get plenty of help in the house" my mother would advise, as I
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Michael Winner - 'Winner Takes All':
The lamplighter started at the far end of the road. I peered from my window as
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
Dale Winton - 'Dale - My Story':
When I first settled down to write this autobiography, I discovered
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Jilly Cooper - 'The Common Years':
For ten years, sometimes two or three times a day, I
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Jenny Bond - 'Reporting Royalty':
I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor when the 'phone rang. Cursing the inconvenience, I struggled up, tiptoed across the wet tiles and grabbed the receiver, hands dripping. "Hello" said a refined voice at the other end
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
[ Jeremy Thorpe - 'In My Own Time':
Time and again when I've recalled a political situation, friends and colleagues have said:
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Oxford
04 Jul 2005
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