Regular price: £31.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Basket

Summary

A bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games.

The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 36 hilarious editions, collected together for the first time. He presides over regular players Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton, plus guests including Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton, Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy.

Hear them having their wicked way with favourite rounds, including One Song to the Tune of Another, Limericks, Sound Charades, Cheddar Gorge and Swanee Kazoo. The teams are helped along by lively audiences from a variety of British towns and cities, and, as is customary on Clue, Colin Sell is at the piano, and the lovely Samantha sits on Humph's right hand.

Also included is a special episode, 'Everyman's Guide to Mornington Crescent', which reveals the full and unexpurgated history of the greatest game on earth; and Willie Rushton's last show, featuring an introductory tribute from Ned Sherrin.

A feast of unrestrained revelry and inspired ad-libs, this is the authentic, award-winning antidote to panel games. Accept no substitutes!

Duration: 18 hours approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Critic reviews

"The funniest comedy quiz show of them all." (Sue Arnold, Observer)

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    427
  • 4 Stars
    49
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    391
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    349
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    20
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    7
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • AR
  • 24-02-17

Laugh out loud

There are not many radio comedy shows that make me laugh out loud - but this is one of them. The timing and delivery of the late great Humphrey Littleton is priceless. Worth every penny when you just want to listen to some gentle humour and downright silliness

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good Old-Fashioned British Postcard Humour!

Rarely have I felt more qualified to comment on anything than I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue! Somehow it just sounds like something I can be relied on to discuss with real-life empathy . . .

This is though an absolute delight, I've been listening to them for a while between books and they are a great spot of light relief on tap whenever you just need a bit of silliness to keep you going.

Oh for sure some of it can seem a little repetitive, especially if you binge on it and I could certainly have done without the half hour mockumentary about Mornington Crescent but overall the title has it right. It is a little treasury and unless your sense of humour is either missing or refined above verbal slapstick it's bound to make you smile.

Only note is that of course a fair amount of the humour is pertinent to the time it was recorded so younger listeners might not feel quite so in tune with it. There will still be plenty in there to keep you sniling though.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Avril
  • Cinderford, United Kingdom
  • 21-05-17

Absolutely hilarious

It is wonderful to have this as one long playlist, however as I bought all the previous series of isihac collections, it is rather annoying that this treasury is made up of these. So far I've not found one single episode I haven't got already.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Simply brilliant!

So funny that i found myself laughing outloud and crying with laughter! Comedy genius! Featuring some lost talents x

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A Real Treasury

Fans of the show will not be disappointed, simply brilliant, Humph is Chairman throughout this collection, so none from the more recent series. Some absolutely classic moments, with Willie Rushton stealing the show in the earlier episodes. Jeremy Hardy and Tony Hawkes appear as guests in the later shows, along with Harry Hill, Stephen Fry and Paul Merton. That's about it for my review, but there's just time for a round of Fisherman's Songbook before I finish....

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

British humour at its finest

A magnificent selection of the best half hours from the last 30 or 40 years.
Occasionally repetitive but in an enjoyable way. Spotting the repetition becomes a pleasure in itself.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolute classic

Easy listening and great (even if a little dated) fun! Slight editing problems (hear a few minutes twice) but overall a great compilation.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant, brilliant brilliant!

What more can I say? the fun and humour of these episodes is just a joy to listen to. I like the fact that I can use this as a stop gap and just list for half an hour or an hour depending how much time I have to listen, but most of all I love the cleverness of the panellists' wit!! Brilliant.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

absolute classics

a great collection of the greatest comedy show ever.

not quite a best of, but hours of entertainment.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Sheer brilliance in parts....

Would you consider the audio edition of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Treasury to be better than the print version?

Not applicable

What did you like best about this story?

Fast paced wit, fabulous entertainment.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, best savoured in 30-60 minute bursts....too funny to go on longer!

Any additional comments?

I still don't understand Mornington Crescent! A great compilation of episodes, well worth a giggle

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Christopher
  • 06-08-18

Silly, erudite, irreverent, and brilliant.

I thoroughly enjoy British panel shows, but this self-proclaimed "antidote to panel shows" has got to be my favorite panel show of all time. Only "The Unbelievable Truth" and television's "Would I Lie to You" even come close for me. This is a marvelous treasury of old programs from the series. The wit and humor is wonderful. I have listened several times and plan to listen many more. If you enjoy this treasury, be sure to buy the second volume. Both are well worth a credit.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Albert Sjoberg (PA)
  • 30-04-18

Lots of fun.

Generally an entertaining listen.

The first couple of episodes are very entertaining and we’re good for a few raucous laughs.
Unfortunately there are a number of episodes to the end when the show was taken on the road that are very repetitive.
I am sure that listening to these episodes once a week would have been fine, but hearing them played one after the other was not as entertaining.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tammy
  • 20-05-17

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Treasury

This show is so funny that I sometimes distract my coworkers because I can't keep myself from laughing out loud.

The show's format is similar to Who's Line Is It, Anyway? with the host mediating while the panelists ad-lib responses, finish famous quotes in unexpected ways, sing one song to the tune of another, provide budget-cut or failed movie/book titles, and play games.

I was excited to see recently that a second treasury is set for release in October, 2017 - and I have already pre-ordered it (it's May).

If you like British comedy - be it Monty Python or Last of the Summer Wine - I think you will enjoy this program.