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Mornington Crescent

Updated on January 3, 2016

Mornington Crescent, London NW1

The ever evolving game of Mornington Crescent the antidote to panel games from the BBC Radio 4 panel game show [series 64 now broadcasting in the UK, with Chairman Jack Dee] together with the London street and Art Deco building that surround the tube station in Camden NW1.

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The Little Book of Mornington Crescent
The Little Book of Mornington Crescent

Mornington Crescent is a game whose rules and history are shrouded in myth and legend. This book is a history of the game and a study of the great players who have graced it for nearly a century. It will include testimony from today's great exponents, and hints from the professionals on how to play the game more effectively. The game is a feature on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, the most listened-to comedy program on British radio [Please note that this last statement my not be true, but it does sound good].

 

Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttelton was a highly regards British Jazz player who was also able to achieve fame and added notoriety as the host of I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue on BBC Radio 4, where he was unable to control a panel of guests playing silly games on the radio.

Lyttelton's Britain: A Complete Guide to the British Isles as heard on BBC Radio's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue written by Iain Pattinson
Lyttelton's Britain: A Complete Guide to the British Isles as heard on BBC Radio's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue written by Iain Pattinson

This is a collection, a Baedeker, an AA guide, perhaps, of things little-known about Britain, seen through the eyes of the original host and team of the popular BBC Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t Got a Clue as they go on the road in search of national treasures.

 

Mornington Crescent Station

The antidote to panel games I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue hosted the popular game of Mornington Crescent. The game will never be quite the same without the late chairman Humphrey Lyttelton adding layer upon layer of confusion into the originally simple game. The station often had tube trains passing through that were not timetabled to stop - hence the difficulty in getting to Mornington Crescent.

New Chairman for ISIHAC - Vote for your favorite

When I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Radio 4's antidote to panel games, returned for the 51st series. Stephen Fry, Jack Dee and Rob Brydon take it in turns to keep some kind of order, as they chair this first series without Humph.

Jack Dee was appointed as the ongoing chairman, in an attempt to keep some order amongst the anarchy of the panellists.

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