The ISIHAC Series 1 Info Page

Last Updated
17 Jul 2015

Here is a list of the Venues, Teams 'competing' (I use the word loosely!) & Games played on the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. If you have details of any other shows or corrections, please e-mail me here, and I will add them to the list


BROADCAST INFO

GAMES

TEAMS

Show 1
 
Venue - Playhouse Theatre, London
 
Tue 11 Apr 1972
12.55pm R4
 
Thu 13 Apr 1972
6.15pm R4
 


(Recorded - Tue 04 Apr 1972)
 

(Last Updated:
04 Aug 2003)
 
  • One Song to the Tune of Another
    • Three Blind Mice
           to the tune of
      Old Man River
    • Sing A Song Of Sixpence
           to the tune of
      These Foolish Things
  • Dialogue Read in a Specific Accent
    • Dr. Finlay's Casebook in a German accent
    • Till Death Us Do Part in a Chinese accent
  • Songs Sung As Animals
    • The Sound Of Music as Sheep
    • Hello, Dolly! as Chickens
  • Improvisations
    • An Elocution Class including a Sports Commentator & a Dumb Blonde, with Sticking Plaster, a Liberty Bodice & a Rubber Duck
    • A TV Chat Show including the host interviewing Long John Silver, with a Kangaroo, Nude Ladies & a Tin Opener
  • Word Association In Reverse
  • Calypso
    • The Cucumber Calypso
    • The Armadillo Calypso
  • 'La-ing' a Tune On One Note
    • I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
    • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Dialogue Read in a Specific Accent
    • Dr. Finlay's Casebook in an Australian accent
    • Till Death Us Do Part in a BBC accent
Teams:
Graeme Garden
+
Jo Kendal
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
Bill Oddie
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
David Hatch
***
Length:
29min 11sec
Show 2
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 18 Apr 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 20 Apr 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
06 Apr 2003)
 
  • Songs Sung As Animals
    • Nic-Nac-Paddy-Wack as Gibbons
    • Things Ain't What They Used To Be as Cows
  • Blues
    • The Motor Show Blues
    • The Engelbert Humperdinck Blues
  • Tunes On Swanee Whistles
    • Begin The Beguine
    • Don't Dilly Dally On The Way
  • Spot The Noise
  • Singing Sprint
    • Daisy Daisy
    • If I Were A Rich Man
  • Calypso Time
    • The Banana Boat Calypso
    • The Pair Of Oranges Calypso
  • Word For Word
  • Singing Relay
    • Yes Sir, That's My Baby
  • Late Arrivals at the Plumbers' Ball
  • Audience Singing Two Songs At The Same Time
    • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • Oh Mein Papa
Teams:
Graeme Garden
+
Jo Kendal
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
Bill Oddie
***
Chairman:
Barry Cryer
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 51sec
Show 3
 
Venue - Paris Studios
 
Tue 25 Apr 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 27 Apr 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
Teams:
Jo Kendal
+
Graeme Garden
 
Bill Oddie
+
Tim Brooke-Taylor
***
Chairman:
Barry Cryer
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
30min 06sec
Show 4
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 02 May 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 04 May 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • One Song to the Tune of Another
    • All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
           to the tune of
      Men Of Harlech
    • Yes, We Have No Bananas
           to the tune of
      I Left My Heart In San Fransisco
  • Word For Word
  • Swanee How I Love You
    • Moon River
    • Climb Every Mountain
  • World Records
  • Doing Impressions of Someone Doing Impressions of Someone Else Reciting Nursery Rhymes
    • Clive Jenkins doing an impression of Her Majesty the Queen reciting Jack & Jill
    • Eddie Waring doing an impression of Walter Gabriel reciting Sing A Song Of Sixpence
    • Edward Heath doing an impression of Maurice Chevalier reciting Humpty Dumpty
    • Tommy Cooper doing an impression of Louis Armstrong reciting Three Blind Mice
  • Singing Relay
    • Give Me The Moonlight
    • Stop Your Tickling Jock
  • Late Arrivals at the Zookeepers' Ball
Teams:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
Bill Oddie
 
Graeme Garden
+
John Cleese
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 28sec
Show 5
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 09 May 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 11 May 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • Songs Sung As Animals
    • Autumn Leaves as Wolves
    • Blue Skies as Pigs
  • Half Improvisations
    • The Importance Of Being Earnest
    • Henry VI, Part 2
  • Pick Up Song
  • Play Excerpts in Disguised Voices
    • The Odd Couple
    • The Cherry Orchard
  • One Song to the Tune of Another
    • There's A Tavern In The Town
           to the tune of
      White Christmas
    • Any Old Iron
           to the tune of
      Some Enchanted Evening
  • Doing Impressions of Someone Doing Impressions of Someone Else Reciting Nursery Rhymes
    • Clement Freud doing an impression of Rolf Harris reciting Little Miss Muffet
    • Harold Wilson doing an impression of Chairman Mao reciting Mary Mary Quite Contrary
    • Donald Duck doing an impression of Hughie Green reciting Simple Simon
    • David Frost doing an impression of Adolf Hitler reciting The Grand Old Duke Of York
  • Singing Relay
    • Who's Your Lady Friend?
    • I Belong Tae Glasgae
  • Late Arrivals at the Greengrocers' Ball
Teams:
John Cleese
+
Graeme Garden
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
Bill Oddie
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
28min 30sec
Show 6
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 16 May 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 18 May 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • One Song to the Tune of Another
    • How Much Is That Doggy In The Window
           to the tune of
      The Entry Of The Gladiators March
    • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
           to the tune of
      Jerusalem
  • Misleading Readings
    • Twelfth Night
    • The Mad Hatter's Tea Party
  • Calypso
    • Wife-Swapping
    • The Common Market
    • Come Dancing
    • Olympic Games
  • Word For Word
  • Spot The Noise
  • Doing Impressions of Someone Doing Impressions of Someone Else Reciting Nursery Rhymes
    • Richard III doing an impression of Ken Dodd reciting Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son
    • Frankie Howerd doing an impression of Mickey Mouse reciting Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Pick Up Song
  • Late Arrivals at the Farmers' Ball
Teams:
Graeme Garden
+
John Cleese
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
Bill Oddie
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 40sec
Show 7
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 23 May 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 25 May 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • Singing Songs As Animals
    • Whispering as a Dog & a Chicken
    • Tiger Rag as a Duck & a Sheep
  • Opera
    • She Stoops To Conquer
    • The Importance Of Being Earnest
  • Word For Word
  • Blues
    • Basin Street
    • Mothers-in-Law
    • Brain Surgery
    • The Boat Race
  • Duets on Violin & Swanee Whistle
    • Silent Night
    • From Me To You
  • Doing Impressions of Someone Doing Impressions of Someone Else Reciting Nursery Rhymes
    • Jimmy Clitheroe doing an impression of Alan Whicker reciting Four And Twenty Blackbirds
    • Lady Bracknell doing an impression of Long John Silver reciting Ride A Cock Horse
  • Singing Relay
    • Show Me The Way To Go Home
    • The Woodpecker Song
  • Late Arrivals at the Doctors' Ball
Teams:
John Cleese
+
Graeme Garden
 
Bill Oddie
+
Tim Brooke-Taylor
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
30min 07sec
Show 8
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 30 May 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 01 Jun 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • Calypso
    • The Loch Ness Monster
    • The Snowdon Aviary
  • Word For Word
  • Reverse Singing
    • My Old Man's A Dustman
    • Big Spender
    • The Girl From Ipanema
    • When The Red, Red, Robin
  • Spot The Noise
  • Misleading Readings
    • The Merchant Of Venice
    • Rookery Nook
  • Pick Up Song
  • Late Arrivals at the Furniture Salesmen's Ball
Teams:
Jo Kendal
+
Graeme Garden
 
Bill Oddie
+
Tim Brooke-Taylor
***
Chairman:
Barry Cryer
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
30min 19sec
Show 9
 
Venue - Paris Studios
 
Tue 06 Jun 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 08 Jun 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • Songs Sung As Animals
    • Hernando's Hideaway as a Dog & a Cat
    • Volare as an Owl & a Parrott
  • Blues
    • Des O'Connor
    • Strikes
  • Misleading Readings
    • The Seagull
    • Pygmalion
  • Singing Poems
    • Elegy In A Country Churchyard
           to the tune of
      The Dark Town Strutter's Ball
    • The Daffodils
           to the tune of
      Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    • Blow, Blow, Thy Winter's Wind
           to the tune of
      If You Were The Only Girl In The World
    • Tiger Tiger
           to the tune of
      Around The World In Eighty Days
  • Tag Wrestling
  • Duets on Violin & Swanee Whistle
    • Yesterday
    • Freight Train
  • Pick Up Song
  • Late Arrivals at the Fishmongers' Ball
Teams:
Graeme Garden
+
Jo Kendal
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
Bill Oddie
***
Chairman:
Barry Cryer
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 18sec
Show 10
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 13 Jun 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 15 Jun 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • Singing Sprint
    • Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katsenellen Bogen By The Sea
    • Doh-Ray-Me
  • Tag Wrestling
  • Word For Word
  • Calypso
    • The Christmas Pudding Calypso
    • The Show Jumping Calypso
  • Pick Up Song
  • Tag Wrestling
  • Late Arrivals at the Musicians' Ball
Teams:
John Cleese
+
Graeme Garden
 
Bill Oddie
+
Tim Brooke-Taylor
***
Chairman:
Barry Cryer
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 33sec
Show 11
 
Venue - Paris Studios
 
Tue 20 Jun 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 22 Jun 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
  • Singing Relay
    • Roses Of Picady
    • When I'm Sixty-Four
  • Tag Wrestling
  • Limericks
  • Word For Word
  • Pick Up Song
  • Tag Wrestling
  • Blues Time
    • The Lady Godiva Blues
    • The Napoleon Blues
    • The Rubber Dinghy Blues
    • The Electric Toothbrush Blues
  • Late Arrivals at the Mechanics' Ball
Teams:
John Cleese
+
Graeme Garden
 
Bill Oddie
+
Tim Brooke-Taylor
***
Chairman:
Barry Cryer
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 37sec
Show 12
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 27 Jun 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 29 Jun 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
Teams:
Jo Kendal
+
Graeme Garden
 
John Cleese
+
Tim Brooke-Taylor
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
29min 48sec
Show 13
 
Venue - Unknown
 
Tue 04 Jul 1972
12.25pm R4
 
Thu 06 Jul 1972
6.15pm R4
 

(Last Updated:
09 Jun 2005)
 
Teams:
Jo Kendal
+
Graeme Garden
 
Tim Brooke-Taylor
+
John Cleese
***
Chairman:
Humphrey Lyttelton
***
Pianist:
Dave Lee
***
Producer:
John Cassels
***
Length:
30min 02sec


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