BBC Radio – I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

BBC Radio – I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again
96 x 30 min episodes

I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again (often abbreviated as ISIRTA) was a BBC radio comedy programme that originated from the
Cambridge University Footlights revue Cambridge Circus. It had a devoted youth following, with live recordings being more akin to a rock concert than a comedy show, a tradition that continued to I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.
The pilot programme and Series 1 were broadcast on the BBC Home Service (renamed BBC Radio 4 in September 1967).[3]
Series 2-9 were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme (renamed BBC Radio 2 in September 1967).
It was first broadcast on 3 April 1964, the pilot programme having been broadcast on 30 December 1963 under the title
“Cambridge Circus”. The ninth series was transmitted in November and December 1973. An hour-long 25th anniversary show was
broadcast in 1989. It is comically introduced as “full frontal radio”. I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, a spinoff panel game show, was first produced in 1972.
The title of the show comes from a sentence commonly used by BBC newsreaders following an on-air flub:
“I’m sorry, I’ll read that again.” Having the phrase used to recover from a mistake as the title of the show set the tone
for the series as an irreverent and loosely-produced comedy show.[1]

Episode and sketch titles[edit]

The episode titles are unofficial and mostly come from the last sketch in each programme, which was usually the longest sketch.[4]
Ali Baba and the 38 Thieves
Alice in Wonderland
All Hands on Venus
Angus Prune Story
Angus Sotherby’s Detective Agency
Audible Road Signs
Beau Legs
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
Boadicea – The British Army
Britain for the British (Ireland)
Bunny and Claude
Butler Dunnit
Camelot (aka “Knights of the Round Table”)
Champion, the Wonder Mouse
A Christmas Carrot
Circus Life
Cleopatra and Caesar
The Colditz Story
The Curse of the Flying Wombat (a serial)
The Curse of the Workington Shillelagh
Dick Whittington and His Wonderful Hat
Doctor Clubfoot of the Antarctic
Doctor Why and the Thing
Dr Zhivago and His Wonderful Lamp (Aladdin)
England in Medieval Times
England Our England
A Fairy Story
First Pilot
The Ghost of McMuckle Manse
The Ghost of Objectionable Manor
Goldilocks (and Prince Valiant)
Greek Tragedy
Henry VIII
History of Radio
History of the British Army
History of the Cinema
The Inimitable Grimbling
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack the Ripper
Jorrocks Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man
Julius Caesar
Lady Godiva
Laurence of Arabia – On Ice
The Libel Suit
Liverpool the City
The Lone Stranger
Long Range Weather Forecast
Marriage Bureau
Moll Flounders
My Man, Grimbling
Nibble on the Bone
Operation Chocolate
People Are Out
Professor Prune And The Electric Time Trousers (a serial)
RAF Briefing
Radio Prune Awards
The Ramond Nostril Story
Report on Schools
Review of the Pops
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Roaring Twenties
Robin Hood
Robinson Prunestone
Search for the Nile
Son of the Bride of Frankenstein
Song of the South
Star Trek
The Supernatural
Take Your Pixie
Tales of the Old West
The Taming of the Shrew
Teddy and Rupert Bear
The Telephone
Ten Thousand BC (The Dawn of Civilization)
3:17 to Cleethorpes
Tim Brown’s Schooldays
20,000 Leaks Under the Sea
The Unexplained
Universal Challenge
The Vikings
Voyages of Ulysses
William Tell
William the Conqueror
World of Sport