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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: A Third Treasury

Specials and Spin-offs from the BBC Radio 4 Comedy
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

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. 

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Wish I read the tag line

I was expecting another collection of ISIHAC gems - but instead it starts off with Xmas Specials; then a couple of tributes to Humphrey Littleton before changing to a compilation of “The Adventures of Hamish and Dougal”

I would have preferred another set of ISIHAC episodes.

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Disappointing.

I was really looking forward to listening to this as I love I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue but there were far too many off-shoots in it, which were only mildly amusing and instantly forgettable.

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dissapointed

Not quite what I was expecting, should really have been called "A Tribute to Humph" loved his humour but sadly not a Jazz fan. Sorry not for me.

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Dishonest title.

One good episode and some jazz and a different show. Not what it claims to be at all.

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not up to much

I love listening to I'm Sorry, but if this is the best they have after over 40 years I am sorry but I cannot recommend this to anyone.

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Excellent and timeless

Catching up on all the episodes i missed on the radio. Just as good if not better to listen to now.
Thank you

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Disappointing

Not at all what I expected - namely broadcast episodes - very poor. It's a shame this was not made clear on the website.

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Too little of ISIHAC

Good in parts but too little of ISIHAC and, though I do enjoy this element of the show, too much Hamish and Dougal. It was surprising and disappointing to find that the ten remaining episodes that I was so looking forward to were H&D.

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The team at their best.. Christmas episodes funny

another excellent selection of the shows by Chairman Humph , his tribute concert was funny and the musical tributes were outstanding

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The Treasury Trilogy Is Complete

The third Treasury release from the Clue team compiles the various specials and spin offs that have been released over the years such as the Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland Specials, the tributes to the late Chairman Humph and You'll Have Had Your Tea - The Doing's of Hamish & Dougal.

Due to this this final collection is a bit less enjoyable than the other two Treasury collections, which featured mainly regular episodes of the show. For example, unless you are a jazz fan there are huge chunks of the Humph Celebration Concert that you'll never want to hear again. For someone, like me, hearing some of these releases for the first time it was nice to do so but I'm in no rush to listen to the collection again, unlike the other two Treasury releases, which are on almost constant rotation on my Audible app.

I did already own the three series of Hamish & Dougal and on the whole they are probably worth buying the third Treasury for on their own merits. As someone who has been in the audience for a recording when Hamish and Dougal have been together, hearing them in their own escapades is really enjoyable.

All in all, this third release is a nice to have rather than a must have but if you have the other two then you really do need the third to complete the collection.