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  • Published: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409052180
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

I’m Sorry I Haven't a Clue: The Best of Forty Years

Foreword by Stephen Fry




The officially hilarious companion to over forty years of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue with an introduction by Stephen Fry.

Know your Mornington Crescent from your Cheddar Gorge?
Are you partial to a bad-tempered clavier?
Would you like some unhelpful travel advice?

Featuring the very best moments from a forty-year history of broadcasting, Stephen Fry introduces this indispensable companion to I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, the Radio 4 comedy series which attracts millions of listeners each week.

Featuring hilarious excerpts from the show's favourite games including: The Uxbridge English Dictionary, Famous First Words, the Trail of the Lonesome Pun and Late Arrivals as well as much much more, this book is essential for Clue fans young and old.

For those new to Clue, there's a Beginner's Guide on how to play Mornington Crescent and numerous games which are fun and easy to play at home and guaranteed to entertain.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781409052180
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Authors

Barry Cryer

In 1958 Barry Cryer had a Number 1 hit record in Finland with the song 'Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley. Over his 50-year career he has written for, among many, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, Bob Hope and Richard Pryor. He is a comedy legend.

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Tim was born in Buxton, Derbyshire, and studied at various schools in Buxton and Winchester before beginning an Economics and Law degree course at Cambridge University. In 1963, he became President of Footlights, the revue club in which he wrote and performed with Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Jonathan Lynn and others. He toured extensively with the revue, Cambridge Circus, before moving into television.

Jack Dee

Writer, stand-up comedian and actor, Jack Dee is famous for his sardonic, dead-pan style. Winner of three British Comedy Awards and nominated for the Best Entertainment Performer Bafta in 2005, his first big break came with a Perrier nomination in 1991. He has since had his own comedy shows on Channel 4, ITV and BBC1, performed in numerous TV dramas and on the West End stage. Jack also co-hosted BBC 1's Comic Aid in 2005 and has written and starred in his own BBC 2 award-winning series Lead Balloon since 2006. The hit comedy show was nominated for a British Comedy Award in 2007 and a RTS Award in 2008. He makes frequent TV appearances, including hosting BBC 1's Have I Got News For You and as a guest on Shooting Stars and Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Radio includes regular team appearances on News Quiz, Just A Minute and as chairman for I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue.

Jack has toured extensively throughout the UK, playing to well over 500,000 people since 1990 and has released 5 bestselling stand-up DVDs.


Praise for I’m Sorry I Haven't a Clue: The Best of Forty Years

“The funniest comedy quiz show of them all”

Sue Arnold, Observer

“The most genuinely and infallibly cheering programme on radio.”

Nigel Andrew, Daily Mail

“The national theatre of fun.”

Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph


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