The ISIHAC
Opening Lines Page

Last Updated
15 Nov 2003

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for Opening Lines to certain books. 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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You Won't Believe This But... (the Barry Cryer autobiography)
It was the best of haircuts. It was the worst of haircuts.
Milton Keynes
22 Nov 1999
You Won't Believe This But... (the Barry Cryer autobiography)
These two nuns and a Scotsman walked into a pub, and I thought: "Hey! What a great idea for a career...going into pubs!"
Milton Keynes
22 Nov 1999
You Won't Believe This But... (the Barry Cryer autobiography)
It all began at the Algonquin Hotel. I was entertaining Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Cecil B. de Mille and Orson Welles with my latest funny joke. Suddenly Franklin Delano Roosevelt asked if I'd ever thought of getting a job on the wireless. I set off at once, but I shall never forget the happy, smiling faces at that famous round table as I left...
Milton Keynes
22 Nov 1999
(d?) after venue signifies a query regarding the Date of broadcast,
(??) signifies a query regarding Venue of broadcast


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