news from the official I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue mailing list
16/10/2008 21:00 GMT
Posted by lisa
The following message was sent to the official I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue mailing list by the show's producer, Jon Naismith.
I believe the offer from Preface books may only be open to people with addresses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Dear I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue Mailing List Member,
I bring further programme-related news. The next series of the show will transmit on Monday 15th June 2009 on Radio 4 at the usual time of 6.30pm. I won't know the precise recording dates until well into the New Year, and will of course let you know the details as soon as they are confirmed.
Meantime, there are various ISIHAC-related items that you may want to rush out and purchase:
1. Lyttleton's Britain. This book is the complete collection of Humph's introductions to all the places we visited over the past seventeen years or so, written by Iain Pattinson and collected in gazetteer form. It contains a fair amount of previously unbroadcast material. It was published on 9th October and is already number 35 in the non fiction book chart. Click on this link to read all the blurb and see some sample pages from the book: http://www.prefacepublishing.co.uk/books.asp#lytteltonsamples and to see a PDF image of the dust jacket, you can click on this link: http://www.prefacepublishing.co.uk/downloads/lyttelton_b_format.pdf
As I mentioned in the last mailout, the publishers Preface are offering a special discount to subscribers to this mailing list. If you click on http://www.chairmanhumph.co.uk/ you can order a copy of Lyttelton's Britain at 35% off the retail price, which I'm told is cheaper than Amazon. All you have to do is click on 'pre-order now' and enter the promotional code 'Lyttelton' before purchasing, and the price will amend to £9.74 plus £2.75 postage, so £12.49 in total. I'm told it doesn't amend the price straight away - not till just before you complete your order.
2. The New Uxbridge English Dictionary. This is a follow up to The Uxbridge English Dictionary, the very popular first collection of 'new definitions' from I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, and is beautifully illustrated throughout. It contains new definitions by the ISIHAC regulars, with additional contributions from Rob Brydon, Jack Dee, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks, Ross Noble and Sandi Toksvig. Here's a link: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Contents/Title/Pages/default.aspx?objId=38997 The book is just £4.62 on Amazon, and Tim wanted me to point out that it is described by one reviewer as "the funniest book I have ever read".
3. The Doings of Hamish & Dougal - You'll Have Had Your Tea, by Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. This is a collection of the complete scripts to the popular Hamish and Dougal radio series, with accompanying photos and captions. Here's the Amazon link to this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doings-Hamish-Dougal-Youll-Have/dp/1848090234/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224253545&sr=8-3
4. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue - Live On Stage. This is a DVD of the Tour show filmed at the Lowry Centre in Salford on 6th April 2008, just ten days before Humph went into hospital. It features the regular team of Tim, Barry, Graeme and Humph with Jeremy Hardy. And Colin on the piano of course. It contains nearly 2 hours and 12 minutes of material, and is a priceless souvenir for all fans of Humph and the show. It will be published on 10th November. I am negotiating with BBC Worldwide to see if they can do a discount price for members of the mailing list. I will send further details when I have them.
Finally, many of you have asked when the BBC4 tribute to Humphrey Lyttelton is going to be repeated. BBC4 tell me that they are thinking it will be in the run-up to Christmas, but don't yet have an exact date. I will of course let you know the details of this when I have them.
With best wishes
Producer, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue