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Classic Radio Comedy: I’m sorry I’ll read that again – The Curse of the Flying Wombat

12/10/2018

Classic BBC Radio comedy with John Cleese,Tim Brooke-Taylor,Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden

I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again was billed as ‘a radio custard pie’ this show ran for 8 years and starred Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, John ‘Otto’ Cleese, Jo Kendall and David Hatch and it was produced by Humphrey Barclay. Music was provided by Dave Lee and his band. The show sprang from the Cambridge University undergraduate revues, with the pilot of the series being a recording of the West End show, Cambridge Circus. The show’s title came from a phrase commonly used by BBC newsreaders after a stumble or mistake, and established the series’ irreverent tone. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1964 (subsequent series were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme). ISIRTA, as it later became more well know as is notable for the amount of talent that festered within the group. Oddie and Garden wrote the scripts with contributions from the others, and this team later, with Tim Brook-Taylor went on to form ‘The Goodies’ on TV, while John Cleese became a founding member of ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’

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