RIP Humph

April 27th, 2008 § 2 comments

The chairman of one of my very favourite radio shows, the BBC’s “I’m Sorry, I haven’t A Clue“, the self-styled “Antidote to Panel Games”, died last Friday. Most of my Amerian friends will never have heard of ISIHAC, home of such classic games as “Cheddar Gorge” and “Mornington Crescent“. It’s impossible to explain it: the BBC has posted a tribute episode of the show online. You should really listen to it.

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§ 2 Responses to RIP Humph"

  • Sally Dickinson says:

    Great tribute….what a sad day. They should retire the show now as I don’t think anyone could be a replacement for Humph. And it would be a fine tribute.

  • Larry says:

    I have to strongly disagree.

    I entered into correspondance with Humph over the last few years of his life, and he was very clear that he wished for Clue to continue long after his stewardship.

    He even speculated as to who might fill his considerable shoes. I clearly remember that Humph had a strong preference for Natasha Kaplinsky to fill the chairperson’s role over his dead body. He suggested that his passing might offer the chance to rebrand the show, to bring it into the 21st Century.

    My suggestion to rename the show “Natasha Kaplinsky’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue” seemed, in particular, to appeal to Humph’s ambitions for the show after his death.

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