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A sparkling collection of specials and spin-offs from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy show, plus two tributes to the legendary Humphrey Lyttelton. This third and final Clue treasury features a panoply of specials based around the perennial 'antidote to panel games'. In the mix are I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Clue, featuring the team's unique interpretation of A Christmas Carol; Humph in Wonderland, in which they venture down a rabbit hole; and In Search of Mornington Crescent, in which Andrew Marr peers behind the veil of secrecy surrounding that illustrious game. Also included are two shows commemorating the programme's inimitable original host, the late, much-missed Humphrey Lyttelton. In Chairman Humph, presented by Stephen Fry, friends and admirers including Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden recall Humph's numerous Clue highlights, while in Humph Celebration Concert, Stephen Lyttelton introduces an exceptional evening of music and comedy celebrating his father. Finally, arriving just after they've had their tea, are all three series of spin-off comedy The Doings of Hamish & Dougal. Among the performers in this superb collection are Willie Rushton, Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, Rob Brydon, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy, Jack Dee, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Gambon and Alison Steadman.Show more
Five full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of short stories by GK Chesterton, starring Leslie French as Father Brown and Willie Rushton as Chesterton. Short, shabby and unassuming, Roman Catholic priest Father Brown is an unlikely investigator. But his keen mind and understanding of human nature enable him to solve cases featuring a master criminal and a precious silver relic; a theft at an exclusive hotel; a strange tower and an even stranger story; black magic – and white magic; and a murdered judge. Created in 1910, Father Brown inhabited the pages of over fifty short stories before appearing in adaptations for film, radio, theatre and television, including his recent incarnation in the hit BBC TV series starring Mark Williams in the title role. The stories in this collection are The Blue Cross (08/05/1974); The Queer Feet (05/06/1974); The Perishing of the Pendragons (26/06/1974); The Dagger with Wings (10/07/1974) and The Mirror of the Magistrate (31/07/1974). Leslie French stars as Father Brown, with Willie Rushton as GK Chesterton and Francis de Wolff as Flambeau. Classic Radio Crime: presenting vintage detectives for your investigation! Duration: 3 hours 45 mins approx.Show more
Brian Johnston, aka 'Johnners', the BBC's long-time cricket commentator, is the umpire in this test of wit and general knowledge, as two teams try to score the highest number of runs under his watchful eye. In these four episodes, team captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are joined by Stephen Fry, Paul Merton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Bill Tidy, Caroline Quentin, Bernard Cribbins and Robin Bailey. But which questions will they go for? The easier 'single' worth just one run? Or will they try the harder question and attempt a 'boundary' (four runs)? Can the batting team reach six questions (an 'over') before the other team gets a go? And there's every chance that calls of 'Howzat!' or 'Bouncer!' can interrupt play... With questions that include trivia and unusual facts, hear the stumps fly and the wickets fall in these four wonderful episodes.Show more
Career highlights from one of this country's funniest satirists and comedy men. Willie Rushton's career spanned decades, from the cutting edge satire of television's 'That Was The Week That Was' to the razor-sharp punnery and verbal wizardry of Radio's 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue'. Actor, writer, lyricist and veteran satirist, this is Rushton at his magical best - in 'The Wind in the Willows' and 'Gulliver's Travels', with Roy Plomley on 'Desert Island Discs', reading 'Winnie the Pooh' and slogging it out on 'Trivia Test Match'. 'Remembering... Willie Rushton' features appearances by Barry Cryer, Kenny Everett, Brian Johnston, Humphrey Lyttelton, Sue MacGregor and Ned Sherrin. With songs, sketches and classic clips, this is a perfect portrait of one of the warmest and funniest humorists of our time. This recording was previously released as 'Willie Rushton at the Beeb'.Show more
For everyone who's ever wanted to attend a live recording of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue', but never had the opportunity, here's your chance to catch the complete Clue experience. From out-takes and ad-libs to asides to the audience - including some very cheeky banter - here are all the bits you never get to hear on the radio, as well as all the puns, songs, silly games and sparkling comedy that you've come to expect from the Clue team. These two specially extended compilations, from 1995 and 1996, feature players Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton, with introductions by Clue producer Jon Naismith. Proceedings are chaired by the late, great Humphrey Lyttelton. They include all your favourite games: 'One Song to the Tune of Another', 'Cheddar Gorge', 'Sound Charades', 'Doctors' Song Book', plus there's 'Name that Barcode', 'Radio Times 2010', 'Celebrity Organs', 'Odd One Out', 'Stars in Their Ears' - and one that features a famous Underground station... So get behind the scenes with this release and find out just how much fun a Clue recording can be.Show more
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to attend a live recording of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, the antidote to panel games, now is your chance to discover how much fun they are! These two extended editions of the programme, from 1995 and 1996, offer an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes, in the company of players Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton and Jeremy Hardy. Hear Humph and the team setting up before and after a recording, catch the jokes intended only for the theatre audiences (including the naughty bits!), listen to Barry and Graeme as 'Alec and Denzil', early ancestors of their much-loved 'Hamish and Dougal' creations, and thrill to Jeremy Hardy’s first ever attempt at singing on the programme... Clue producer Jon Naismith introduces each programme, with additional material provided by Mrs Trellis of North Wales. Warning: contains some swearing.Show more
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