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[05 Oct 2007|12:02am]

So um... what exactly is this community for? the user info seems to suggest radio 4 writing or something, but not much writing (or anything) seems to be happening really..

I feel like I've arrived very late to party and everyone's just unconscious on the floor now....

*starts drawing silly moustaches on people*
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I thought you might like to see... [26 Jan 2006|12:59pm]

... I present to you: one icon.

Jo Caulfield

I have made some others recently, they are at my journal http://midgetmogget.livejournal.com/37447.html

The second icon there, if any of you know what the reference is, please say, as I shall adore you forever [and probably friend you in seconds].
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Mornington Crescent [20 Oct 2005|05:13pm]

I don't know if anyone really reads this sparsely-updated curiosity of a community, but I'm just rereading Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction now that it's out in paperback, and came across the following, which I thought might tickle some of you.

Saturday May 17th

Listened to I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue in the bath. I have heard this amusing programme many times, but I still do not understand the rules of Mornington Crescent. Strange, since I must be one of the most intelligent men in the East Midlands.

Sunday May 18th

I wrote to Radio Four.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I write as a long-time listener to your amusing programme I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue.

I must have missed the broadcast where Mr Humphrey Lyttleton explained the rules of Mornington Crescent to the panelists.

I wonder if you would furnish me with them.

Yours faithfully,

A.A. Mole

And later...

Tuesday June 10th

Dear Mr Mole

Thank you for your kind comments about I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. The rules of Mornington Crescent were formulated long before I came to work on the programme as a Production Assistant. I have been too embarrassed, and rather afraid to ask the chairman of the show, Mr Humphrey Lyttleton, who can be rather abrasive at times.

I do hope you understand my dilemma.

Yours sincerely,

Jessica Victoria Stafford.
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Older than Brian Perkins - I am the daddy [15 Jun 2005|04:34pm]


I'm new round here. To introduce myself:

I can remember when Hitchhikers first began

I can recall when I'm Sorry I'll Read that Again was fresh

The days when dear dear Ned was a newbie himself with that *delightful* Loose Neds seems only a duet from a musical away

That's right .... I am Humphrey Lyttleton's grandfather!
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I'm at a loose end - so I came here. [09 Jun 2005|01:37pm]

Hello! I am new!

I am a big radio comedy fan, and 6:30 on weeknights has been particulary filled recently. I've only heard the first two of the new Hitch hiker's series, as we're recording it, but everything else is MINE! I like The Now Show, It's been a bad week, 99p challenge, ISIHAC, anything with Marcus Brigstocke in... you get the picture.
I have a large archive of ISIHAC episodes, but they're all on casset.
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New Hitchhikers [30 May 2005|11:39pm]

Have people been listening to the new Hitchhikers radio show? What do you think? Do the modernisations work?

Sorry, I never introduced myself at all. I am a bit too young for most radio 4 comedeys really, but I still enjoy them.

[13 Jan 2005|06:18pm]

'Nebulous', the one with thingy out of The League of Gentlemen is good. At least, what I heard of it whilst falling asleep last week was. It was something to do with cacti...
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15-Minute Musical [07 Nov 2004|11:51pm]

[ mood | amused ]

I didn't really like the first episode of this - but the second episode is absolutely fantastic!

A 15-minute musical based on the life and career of Jeffery Archer....

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[26 Sep 2004|05:45pm]

Oh - also, did you hear the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on Tuesday? I liked it a lot - it's surprising how much it actually resembled the original series given how long has passed. The whole "chasing a sofa" bit was hilarious. And the mattresses were cute.
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue [26 Sep 2004|05:40pm]

The rather wonderful "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Carol" is being released on CD and cassette a week on Monday. It features the regular panel and guests telling the story of the reform of Ebenezer Scrumph as he meets three spirits on Christmas Eve. It has such delights as narration be Stephen Fry ("It is Victorian Londod, and as usual, it is Christmas...") and Victorian Radio Times (V. Oxcar Wilde, I'm a British Soldier in the Crimea Get Me Out of Here!). Also on the tape is at least one other christmas special (hopefully the one that has the christmas carol "one song to the tune of another").
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This [22 Aug 2004|01:22pm]

Trevor's World of Sport

That is all...
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Crosswords, anyone? [18 Jul 2004|02:30am]

I've been contemplating this for a while, but I'd quite like to set up a group for people who do cryptic crosswords. Somewhere to share clues that people find particularly amusing or elagant, or ones which apply to specific people (the number of times that the name 'Kate' comes up in crosswords is quite surprising, but none of the Kates that I know actually do cryptic crosswords...). Also somewhere for those times when you know the answer to a clue, but you just can't figure out why, and want to know if anyone else can work it out. Basically, somewhere for people who are as obsessed with the joy of actually completing one of the bastards as I am.

So what I wanted to know, and this seems like a good place to start asking, is whether anybody else actually does the damn things, and whether a place to talk about them would ever get used.

Yay or nay, kids?
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"It's very cold... minus enough to make you want to put hats on every bit of your body.." [16 Jul 2004|12:53pm]

[ mood | cold ]

Did anyone catch this little gem the other day?

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[13 Jul 2004|01:00am]

Praise be to our dark Lord Satan! Or whoever that bloke at the off-license is who keeps me supplied with vodka.

Online Cheddar Gorge!

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Ooh [08 Jul 2004|07:25am]

...ooh, if only I had the money...

All the exisiting episodes of the radion version of Hancock's Half Hour*, together, in one big box...

(* - although I have heard tell that at least one episode is omitted from the set, and a couple of others have minor trifling edits.)
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[04 Jul 2004|03:35pm]

I thought today's ISIHAC was particularly good. Especially Jeremy Hardy singing Goodness Gracious Me to the tune of Imagine, in a scouse accent!

And also "If music be the food of love the Will Young is the Ginsters Pasty of indifference."
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Little Britain [27 Jun 2004|01:45pm]

I think we can all agree that the TV series of Little Britain is fantastic, whether or not you think it's as good as/better than the radio show.

However, having got the CD recently, I found myself wondering why so many of the great sketches on the radio didn't make it to the TV series. Perhaps my favourite of all of these was the mafia guy in hiding in a small English town (I don't know if there was more than one sketch in the series; the CD features an hilarious sketch with him in a library). This would have been an excellent addition to the TV series; as would the elderly Irish lady with the low self-esteem.

I don't know if Lucas and Walliams are planning to include such characters in the second series, but I do hope so. Thoughts, anyone?
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Your time starts now [26 Jun 2004|07:53pm]

Love the icon and backdrop, Het.

Anyroad, on to the meat : Who are your favourite Just A Minute contestants?

Mine would be :

1. Paul Merton (there's nobody better at spontanaity)
2. Clement Freud (because he is the Daddy, and you never mess with him)
3. Ross Noble (the show suits his talking style perfectly, he just rambles on and on in that wonderful languid Geordie accent)
4. Tony Hawks (because Tony Hawks is just brilliant all round; though he gets more of a chance to shine on I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue)
5. Graham Norton (much as I dislike his chat show, he's really well suited to JAM)
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Obvious joke time! [26 Jun 2004|04:24pm]

[ mood | portentious ]

Me: Can you think of a catchy title for a radio 4 commedy community?
alabaster_ocean: I'm sorry, I haven't a clue.

Anyway, that aside, hello and welcome to this haven of stereotypical English eccentricity. I wish I could think of something witty to say, but I can't so this will have to suffice.

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