Monday, 17 December 2012

Sound Charades

I
DO enjoy the radio quiz show I'm Sorry I haven't a clue. It has become a regular treat in our household, and is something I delight in when I am "washing the pots" after dinner.
Tonight's "double entendre" about Christopher Biggins ( a fat camp and openly gay personality here in the UK) enjoying a "Toad in the hole" during his acting run of Wind In the Willows had me spitting all over the kitchen tonight.... it's all delightfully British in it's muckiness!
Of course I couldn't find that particular one liner..so I will leave you with Humphrey Littleton delivering a similar witticism from a couple of years ago.....
Even if you are not au fait with the programme, I hope you will enjoy the joke

17 comments:

  1. We listened to that too, whilst cooking supper. I liked the Archers spoof!
    News flash! the post office is to close and reopen as a "Gentlemans lap dancing club!"

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  2. How wonderful that you have radio entertainment in the evening.
    The only actual radio show we get in this country is Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Otherwise, radio shows consist of recorded music or call-in talk show.

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  3. Isn't Jack Dee a brilliant replacement for Humph, too?

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    1. deadpan but in a completely different way to old Humph!

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  4. Actually, in contrast to Ms. Sparrow, I was thinking the title of your show is reminiscent of my favorite NPR show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! Wonder if one inspired the other?

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  5. It is so good I have even got my teenage son and daughter addicted too !!! I didnt think anyone was capable of filling Humphs shoes but Jack Dee is doing a fine job in his own way, pure gold !!!!

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  6. It is so good I have even got my teenage son and daughter addicted too !!! I didnt think anyone was capable of filling Humphs shoes but Jack Dee is doing a fine job in his own way, pure gold !!!!

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  7. I haven't listened to it for years, and SHOULD! It used to be a highlight of the week while driving home from work. How I never got stopped for driving erratically I don't know.

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  8. I used to listen to this all the time years ago, but for the life of me I can't picture it now. I'm guessing it must have been before I left home in the 70s or 80s. 'Just a minute' was another favourite.

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  9. Best radio comedy show EVER!

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  10. I'm not familiar with the program,however the bit I heard caused a smirk. :)

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  11. Been listening to it for over 30 years - though, without wishing to take anything away from its current excellence, I still feel that a magic element was lost when Willie Rushton died.
    The po-faced announcements of Humph were hard to beat though Jack Dee is really doing a marvellous job and is actually still growing into the role.
    Must admit, though, I always turn off for five minutes when they have that round 'One song to the tune of another' - the concept is okay but the actual delivery of it can be imagined ourselves without having to go through it all and take up such a relatively large proportion of the show.

    I saw it at a live recording when it came to Brighton a few years ago, Cryer and Garden making knowingly weary and exasperated faces to each other as Humph, unaware, read his scripted innuendos, with Samantha there, smile on her face, sitting prettily on his right hand. Great fun, though.

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  12. :-)! Thanks, John...

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  13. Have had the same conversation with a dear friend from school (we are both in our 60's) as we were pushing his father along in a wheel chair at the Devon Horse Show (US).....who would do this for us?????

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  14. Lynda, completely off-topic, but i've been to the Devon Horse Show. Small world.

    I miss good radio shows. I can catch some on NPR, but they're not always broadcast at times where i can hear them. At least now, i can usually hear the rebroadcast on-line, but it's not the same.

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  15. I agree that Jack Dee has done amazingly well to replace Humph. I remember they used to say they wouldn't carry on after he died; I'm glad they did. I do miss Round the Horn for its smuttiness at the Sunday dinner table too, with my Grandparents studiously trying to ignore it.

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    1. Em, did you know that 'Round the Horne' is on Radio 4 Extra on Mons at 8 a.m. - (AND repeated at noon and 7 p.m.?). I always listen and, though I know some of the shows almost by heart now, they still sound as fresh as they did in the 60s - and I too remember trying to stifle my laughter for fear that other members of my family would notice - but we were all doing exactly the same thing! And the question is still, "Even way back 50 years ago, how did they DARE?" Marvellous stuff!

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