BBC Radio 4’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage this year with its sell-out touring show.
The I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue stage show will be coming to the Sunderland Empire for one night only next week, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Jeremy Hardy.
WOW 24/7 speaks to Sandi Toksvig, who will be in the chair for a special series of appearances.
Q:What have you done with regular chairman Jack Dee?
A: I had him sent on a herring awareness course in the Lofoten Islands. It’s rather intense and he won’t be back for some time.
Q:You’ve appeared as a guest on Clue in the past. How do you feel about taking over the chair for this tour?
A: I think it was only a matter of time. The truth is I don’t really like sitting with the other panelists as some of their conditions are catch- ing.
Q: You’re a brilliant host of The News Quiz, how will chairing Clue be different?
A: I’m going to be using a different chair. It’s subtle but those of us who are in the chairing business know it can make for a marked variation in style.
Q: What are your favourite rounds and are there any rounds you’d want to join in?
A: There are rounds? I wonder if I ought to read the rules.
Q: How do you think radio comedy has changed over the 40 years that Clue has been running?
A: I’m not sure it has. Indeed, I am fairly confident Tim has worn the same suit since 1967.
Q: Have you played the Sunderland Empire before?
A: I have played here before and I love the Sunderland Empire. Vesta Tilley performed here and they say Sid James’s ghost walks the halls. How marvellous. No wonder the audiences are so happy.
l I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue is at Sunderland Empire on January 8. Tickets are available in person at the Box Office from £21.50 or from £24.40 when calling 0844 871 3022 or booking online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland plus a transaction fee applies.
We’ve Teamed up with I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue to give away a pair of tickets to the show on January 8. To be in with a chance of winning, answer this question: who will be chairing the show in Sunderland?
A) Sandi Toksvig
B) Sandie Shaw
C) Sandy from Grease
Email your answer and contact details to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk. Closing date: January 7.