Robert Hampton

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25th August 2008

Clue do you think you are?
Posted by at 5.23pm | Radio | No responses

Some very good news: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue will continue.

Whether the show will succeed without Humphrey Lyttelton depends very much on who they get to take over. I can’t think of anyone who could match his deadpan delivery.

25th April 2008

Samantha has to nip off now…
Posted by at 11.49pm | In the News, Radio | No responses

Humphrey Lyttelton dies at 86

I remember reading an article about I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue which stated, “Humph could read the dirtiest single-entendres as if they were shopping lists.” His deadpan presence in the chair was surely a massive part of Clue‘s enduring success.

It’s very rare that a single person’s death affects an entire broadcast network, but I think it’s true to say that Radio 4 will be much poorer for his absence.

Not much more I can add really. Here’s the BBC’s obituary.

22nd April 2008

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Presenter
Posted by at 1.30pm | Radio | No responses

One less reason to carry on living:

The spring series of BBC Radio 4′s comedy show I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue has been cancelled after long-serving presenter Humphrey Lyttelton was admitted to hospital.

12th November 2007

Blimey
Posted by at 8.41pm | Fun, Radio | 1 response

Quite possibly the radio highlight of the year: Rob Brydon singing Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler? to the tune of Yesterday Once More on the opening episode of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

You HAVE to listen to it: follow the link here (it starts at about the 11:20 mark, but of course the rest of the show is a must-listen too).