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'I'm sorry I haven't a Clue'. Who should take over from Humph then?

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TsarChasm Wed 10-Sep-08 13:14:11

Said on the radio yesterday that they do intend to bring it back.

Who on earth could fill Humph's shoes??

bosch Wed 10-Sep-08 13:16:00

rob bryden - for me he has that innocent charm needed for all the double entendres (sp?!) and worse to work!

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 13:16:08

I know Stephen Fry has been mooted, and of course he's a regular... but I don't know, he's too "big" a personality I think. DH and I were saying that David Mitchell would be good, he's got the same brand of sardonic deadpan putdown that Humph had.

Hard to imagine it without Humph sad

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 13:17:02

Hang on, how long have we had "Radio Addicts"! shock

Carmenere Wed 10-Sep-08 13:18:03

They said they were likely to have guest presenters each week.

bosch Wed 10-Sep-08 13:18:25

I know lapin, I may have to renew my mn membership (as it were)!

LargeHadronCollider Wed 10-Sep-08 13:18:48

Not very long, Lapin. Agree Rob Bryden could be good. Not so sure about David Mitchell.

hanaflower Wed 10-Sep-08 13:19:12

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HuwEdwards Wed 10-Sep-08 13:19:54

My first response to the title was no-one,

But Rob Brydon, yes, I could see that working...

PerkinWarbeck Wed 10-Sep-08 13:20:29

I'm with you, bosch. I think Rob Brydon would be perfect.

But then we would miss out an him as a panellist, and he's so very good (at "one song to the tune of another", in particular).

HuwEdwards Wed 10-Sep-08 13:20:37

hana, no I think Samantha would have to die with Humph.

bosch Wed 10-Sep-08 13:21:09

oh, that's such a shame carmenere. I always hate it now when Have I Got News For You isn't presented by Alexander favourite since thingy was sacked! (Am I allowed to mention tv on here? please don't excommunicate me)

TsarChasm Wed 10-Sep-08 13:21:10

David Mitchell is a good suggestion. I wondered about Andy Hamilton.

Botbot Wed 10-Sep-08 13:21:41

It won't be the same - I think they should let it die with Humph. They tried to carry on with Home Truths after John Peel died, and it just didn't work, did it?

BTW, my best claim to fame is that I once got a phone call from Humph - he'd dialled the wrong number!

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 13:21:45

<swoon> Xander Armstrong <goes all wibbly> blush

Did you all know that there is a Humph Night on BBC4 this Saturday night?

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 13:22:39

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Botbot Wed 10-Sep-08 13:22:48

Have I got News for you isn't a good comparison, either, because Angus Deayton is a twerp and not a Great Man.

LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 13:22:57

Botbot, don't get me started on Home Truths - or tat god awful thing with Fi Glover they commissioned to replace it hmm

TsarChasm Wed 10-Sep-08 13:23:03

Graeme Garden was implying Samantha would still be on it. I can't imagine it at all with Humph. Home Truths was never the same after John Peel.

jurahasfoundthehiggsboson Wed 10-Sep-08 13:23:12

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LapinOnTheEventHorizon Wed 10-Sep-08 13:23:20

<shoves jura into the black hole>

TsarChasm Wed 10-Sep-08 13:24:10

Sorry Botbot...I posted virtually the same as you there! grin

boogeek Wed 10-Sep-08 13:24:39

Oh I think it should be allowed to die too. It will not be the same. (We went and saw the live touring show just before he died and it was brilliant)

TsarChasm Wed 10-Sep-08 13:26:26

So you've seen it live boogeek?! Tell us about Samantha or are you sworn to secrecy? winkgrin

TsarChasm Wed 10-Sep-08 13:27:49

Agree with you Lapin. I'm not keen on the Fi Glover thing at all.

I migrate to Radio2 on a Saturday nowadays.

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