When Humphrey Lyttelton was alive, and I'd meet fans of Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, and they discovered I wrote his scripts, the conversation would invariably go something like this:Pattinson's book, Lyttelton's Britain: A User's Guide to the British Isles As Heard On BBC Radio's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, is out now.
"What a genius."
"He's the funniest man on radio."
"It must be such a joy to work with Humph."
"Hang on - what do you mean you write his scripts?"
"He has scripts?"
Monday, October 20, 2008
In The Guardian, Ian Pattinson recalls writing gags for Humphrey Lyttelton.