The ISIHAC
Unasked Questions From History Page

Last Updated
11 Aug 2007

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for unasked questions from characters in history. 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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Colonel Sanders: Will you tell me if this tastes like crap? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Edith Cavell: Can they be blindfolded as well, please? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ King Harold: Where's the nearest Specsavers? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Helen of Troy: Do you think I should stop bleaching my moustache? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
Florence Nightingale: Are you joking? Have you seen what they pay nurses? Bristol
22 May 2006
Moses: What shall we go for - the milk and honey, or the oil? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Van Goch: Who gave me this Walkman? It's great! Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Samson: Just the usual - a quick flick round the back? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
George Bush: This isn't really God speaking, is it? Bristol
22 May 2006
Joan Of Arc: Have you heard it's pissing down tomorrow? Bristol
22 May 2006
Joseph: What do you reckon - the many colours or the beige? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Tzar Ivan: What's a good nickname - 'Terrible' or 'Hippy'? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
The Three Musketeers: Where are our muskets? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Margaret Thatcher: What do you mean politics? I'm a chemist. Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Henry VIII: Look, can't we just try marriage counselling? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
Charles I: Can you tell Cromwell I want an orderly transition? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Mr Prescott, you do now the zip sets off an alarm, don't you? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ King Alfred: Are you sure that oven works in Fahrenheit? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Christopher Columbus: Can I just have a quick look at your atlas? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
Leonardo da Vinci: What are you grinning at? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Pontius Pilot was asked "Why don't you just slap an ASBO on him?" Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
Amundsen to Captain Scott: Well, why don't you just come with us? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ David to Goliath: A fair fight then? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
George Bush Snr: Do you think I should have a vasectomy? Bristol
22 May 2006
[ David Ben-Gurion: OK - who thinks Bournemouth rather than Palestine? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Mussolini: Can I just stick to running the trains? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Donald Campbell: Shall I just got for 'Biggest Turnip' instead? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
[ Joseph Stalin: Mummy, shall I be a priest? Not broadcast] Bristol
22 May 2006
Mrs Lincoln: Oh no, not the theatre again. Let's have a nice night in. Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
[ Mr Hitler. Would you accept this little painting job, painting the Forth Bridge? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
George Bush Snr.: Do you think I should have a vasectomy? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Noah: Shall we say 'yes' to Mr & Mrs Unicorn? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Goliath, aren't you going to wear your helmet? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
David Gest: Maybe I should try {???} Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Colonel Sanders: You will tell me if this tastes like crap, won't you? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
King Harold, perhaps you'd like to take advantage of our special Specsaver reading glasses. London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Mr Blunkett, do you realise that's a man with a high voice you're chatting up? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Tony Blair: What do you think - should we send the troops in, or should I sit down and spend just FIVE MINUTES THINKING THE THING THROUGH? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Eve, in the Garden of Eden: Now then Adam, do you want some fruit, or just go straight to the coffee? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Oh! What a fantastic wooden horse! Anybody in there? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Guy Fawkes: Does my bomb look big in this? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Sir Ranulph Feinnes: You will tell me if this is completely bonkers, won't you? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Bill Gates: Shall we test this software before releasing it? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
King Alfred: Are you sure the recipe says Fahrenheit? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
[ Ah, Jimmy Savile, have you thought of early retirement? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Isaac Newton: Shall we chop that down and put up a gazebo? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
[ Before you go Mr Stanley, did you see Dr Livingstone sent you his change of address card? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
[ Guy Fawkes, you do know which is the blue touchpaper? Not broadcast] London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Mr Bumble: So master Twist, would you like seconds? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
Light Brigade - Do you feel lucky? London Coliseum
04 Jun 2007
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