I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Carol

Recorded on Thursday, the 18th of December 2003 at the Logan Hall in University of London and first broadcast on Thursday, the 25th of December 2003. (Repeated on the 1st of January.)

In an hour long special, Dickins’ A Christmas Carol is given the I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue treatment. Ebenezar is, of course, played by Humphrey Lyttelton while Colin Sell gets a rare speaking part as Colin Crotchet. ISIHAC stalwarts Barry Cryer Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor are joined by Stephen Fry Jeremy Hardy Tony Hawks Sandi Toksvig Linda Smith and Andy Hamilton to play versions of several popular games. The show was written by Graeme Garden and Iain Pattinson with Humph and Colin being joined by Adrian MacIntosh to provide music.

Game 1: Cost-Cutters


Game 2: One Song to the Tune of Another   Silent Night  to the tune of Tequila


Game 3: Pick-up Song   A Wandering Minstrel I


Game 4: Mornington Crescent   Saxe-Coburg Gothe Protocol


Game 5: Radio Times   Victorian Radio Times


Game 6: Historical Headlines


Game 7: Innovations Catalogue   Isambard Kingdom Brunel edition


Game 8: Swanee-Kazoo   White Christmas


Game 9: Late Arrivals   The Victorian Christmas Ball


Humphrey Lyttelton "… as the nuts of time roast gently before the fireplace of eternity, and the plump bird of fate receives the stuffing of a lifetime …"