With The Uxbridge English Dictionary the stars of BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue had the nation in stitches. But times move on, words change and their meanings with them. Comedy's most outrageous dictionary is back with a hilarious new collection of definitions for all those English words that don't mean anything like they should. If you have ever pondered the meaning of Platypus (to give your cat pigtails), Flemish (rather like snot) or Celtic (a prison for fleas), then this is the book for you. With nearly 600 new definitions from radio's best loved comedy show, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, The New Uxbridge English Dictionary pushes the boundaries of the English language to new side-splitting limits. A must for any fan of British comedy. Lead title / With listener figures now over 2 million each week, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is Radio 4's best-loved show and a firm British institution. It is the only radio show, apart from the Proms, that can charge for audience seating. / Publication will tie in with their new series. / The previous book was promoted on-air and we anticipate similar coverage for this new edition. / Broadsheet serialisation anticipated.
Jon Naismith is a producer of a large number of BBC radio shows, primarily comedy, including, You'll Have Had Your Tea and About a Dog. Since 1991 he has been the producer of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Barry Cryer was born in Leeds and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Leeds University. He has performed in theaters throughout the UK but is perhaps best-known for his Radio 4 appearances on I''m Sorry I Haven''t a Clue and Just a Minute.He is also famous for having written gags for some of the true legends of British comedy, including Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, and Billy Connolly. He wrote his autobiography, You Won''t Believe This But... , in 1998, which has been broadcast on Radio 4. Graeme Garden is a permanent panellist on the long-running BBC Radio improvisation show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (ISIHAC) in a cast which includes Tim Brooke-Taylor. He also stars in and co-writes You'll Have Had Your Tea, a direct spin-off of ISIHAC, and has contributed to several books from the series including guides to the game Mornington Crescent. Jon Naismith is a producer of a large number of BBC radio shows, primarily comedy, including, You'll Have Had Your Tea and About a Dog. Since 1991 he has been the producer of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. The award-winning BBC Radio 4 Comedy starring the every popular Tim Brooke-Taylor and two more original members of the panel - Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.
Praise for The Uxbridge English Dictionary: 'Samuel Johnson will be turning in his grave ! a hiliarious new dictionary from Radio 4's comedy series I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.' Daily Mail 'This dictionary is funny ! you'll never say the word stopcock with a straight face again.' Daily Record 'A collection of weird and wonderful words culled from the award-winning Radio 4 programme, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue ! Personal favourite? Xenophobia -- a fear of Buddhists!' Manchester Evening News 'A gem of quintessentially silly English humour.' Western Daily Press Praise for I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: 'One day people will envy us for living through the years when this magnificent half-hour enlivened every Sunday lunchtime. Ours will be known as the Golden Days of Radio.' Independent on Sunday (Sue Gaisford) Praise for I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: 'One day people will envy us for living through the years when this magnificent half-hour enlivened every Sunday lunchtime. Ours will be known as the Golden Days of Radio.' Sue Gaisford, Independent on Sunday I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is Radio 4's best loved comedy show. Whether the teams are singing the words of one song to the tune of another, making up serial rhymes or entering the mythic maze of Mornington Crescent, they have now become the National Theatre of fun.' Gillian Reynolds, Daily Telegraph