Bath Plug Award 2022: Sandi Toksvig

https://youtu.be/iLXS_zig8q8 After losing Neil Innes, and then having two years of pandemic hiatus, to be honest, I thought that after a short run, The Bath Plug Award had had its day. We had tried, over the years: from Terry Jones in 2015 to Arthur Smith in 2019, but the original plan to have guests interviewed…

Clue at 50: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Present!

Half a century ago this evening, the only partially suspecting Radio 4 audience were first treated to 'the sound of time wasting', the all-new quiz show spin-off from the most ribald and funky comedy show of the 1960's, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. Admittedly, the very first pilot had been recorded the previous November…

JO KEndall RIP

https://youtu.be/Cu4sCJiDhXU What a week for the I’m Sorry family. There were few brilliant funny women quite so under-appreciated and unfairly ignored as the great JO KEndall. Every female comic who has gone beyond ‘bimbo or old bat’ stereotypes follows in her footsteps. John Lloyd told me that when they were casting Not The Nine O’clock…

TERRY: There Goes Another One…

We need a word to encapsulate this sense of deep sadness at losing someone so wonderful, while being simultaneously grateful that they have finally been freed from such suffering. For the loquacious and passionate Terry Jones to be closed in on himself with dementia was a particularly cruel fate, and so there's a feeling of…