O

Fourble

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
1960s radio comedy starring Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie and John Cleese

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 (who later went on to produce the show). The show sprang from the undergraduate revues, with the pilot of the series being a recording of the West End show, Cambridge Circus, aired on the 30th December 1963.

Cambridge Circus originated at the Cambridge University Footlights Club, and sprang from the revue entitled “A Clump of Plinths”. This title may seem unlikely, but the first idea “You Can’t Call a Show Cornflakes”, is even worse!!! Luckily, by the time the show had transferred to the Edinburgh Fringe, it had attained the far more acceptable title, Cambridge Circus.

The show was a liberal smattering of silly voices, awful puns, and mildly smutty humour, and was totally anarchic, with the audience controlling most of the show in later series. It is notable for the amount of talent present. Bill Oddie and Greame Garden wrote the scripts with contributions from the others, and this team later, with Tim Brook-Taylor were to form the Goodies on BBC TV, John Cleese was one of the founding members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and is undoubtedly one of the best comedy writers ever (and I am using Fawlty Towers as exhibit A here, M’lud), and David Hatch has gone on to be Controller of Radio 2, Controller of Radio 4 and then the Managing Director of the BBC Network Radio.

Series 1 consisted of 3 shows: 3 April – 17 April 1964
Series 2 was a total of 9 shows: 4 Oct – 6 Dec 1965
Series 3, another 13 shows: 14 March – 6 June 1966
Series 4, a further 14 shows: 3 Oct – 6 Dec 1966
Series 5, yet another 14 shows: 23 April -23 July 1967
Series 6, a further 14 shows: 14 April – 7 July 1968
Series 7, a total of 13 shows: 12 Jan – 6 April 1969
Series 8, another 12 shows: 6 July – 28 Sept 1972

  1. Episode 1 (11.1Mb)
  2. Episode 2 (14.2Mb)
  3. Episode 3 (13.6Mb)
  4. Episode 4 (13.7Mb)
  5. Episode 5 (11.6Mb)
  6. Episode 6 (11Mb)
  7. Episode 7 (11.7Mb)
  8. Episode 8 (14Mb)
  9. Episode 9 (12.8Mb)
  10. Episode 10 (13.9Mb)
  11. Episode 11 (11.7Mb)
  12. Episode 12 (11.7Mb)
  13. Episode 13 (13.6Mb)
  14. Episode 14 (11.6Mb)
  15. Episode 15 (11.6Mb)
  16. Episode 16 (11.6Mb)
  17. Episode 17 (13.7Mb)
  18. Episode 18 (13.6Mb)
  19. Episode 19 (11.8Mb)
  20. Episode 20 (11.8Mb)
  21. Episode 21 (13.1Mb)
  22. Episode 22 (13.5Mb)
  23. Episode 23 (11.6Mb)
  24. Episode 24 (11.6Mb)
  25. Episode 25 (11.7Mb)
  26. Episode 26 (11.6Mb)
  27. Episode 27 (11.7Mb)
  28. Episode 28 (11.6Mb)
  29. Episode 29 (11.7Mb)
  30. Episode 30 (11.6Mb)
  31. Episode 31 (11.6Mb)
  32. Episode 32 (11.7Mb)
  33. Episode 33 (11.8Mb)
  34. Episode 34 (11.6Mb)
  35. Episode 35 (11.7Mb)
  36. Episode 36 (11.7Mb)
  37. Episode 37 (11.6Mb)
  38. Episode 38 (11.6Mb)
  39. Episode 39 (11.8Mb)
  40. Episode 40 (12Mb)
  41. Episode 41 (11.7Mb)
  42. Episode 42 (11.7Mb)
  43. Episode 43 (11.8Mb)
  44. Episode 44 (11.7Mb)
  45. Episode 45 (11.8Mb)
  46. Episode 46 (11.7Mb)
  47. Episode 47 (12.1Mb)
  48. Episode 48 (11.7Mb)
  49. Episode 49 (5.5Mb)
  50. Episode 50 (11.7Mb)
  51. Episode 51 (11.8Mb)
  52. Episode 52 (11.7Mb)
  53. Episode 53 (13.8Mb)
  54. Episode 54 (6.6Mb)
  55. Episode 55 (11.7Mb)
  56. Episode 56 (11.7Mb)
  57. Episode 57 (11.7Mb)
  58. Episode 58 (12.9Mb)
  59. Episode 59 (11.7Mb)
  60. Episode 60 (11.6Mb)
  61. Episode 61 (13.7Mb)
  62. Episode 62 (11.8Mb)
  63. Episode 63 (13.5Mb)
  64. Episode 64 (11.7Mb)
  65. Episode 65 (11.9Mb)
  66. Episode 66 (11.6Mb)
  67. Episode 67 (11.6Mb)
  68. Episode 68 (22.9Mb)
  69. Episode 69 (11Mb)
  70. Episode 79 (11.1Mb)
  71. Episode 71 (11Mb)
  72. Episode 72 (11Mb)
  73. Episode 73 (11Mb)
  74. Episode 74 (11Mb)
  75. Episode 75 (11Mb)
  76. Episode 76 (11Mb)
  77. Episode 77 (13.1Mb)
  78. Episode 78 (11.1Mb)
  79. Episode 79 (11Mb)
  80. Episode 80 (11Mb)
  81. Episode 81 (7.3Mb)
  82. Episode 82 (13.6Mb)
  83. Episode 83 (13.6Mb)
  84. Episode 84 (13.6Mb)
  85. Episode 85 (13.5Mb)
  86. Episode 86 (13.3Mb)
  87. Episode 87 (13.4Mb)
  88. Episode 88 (13.3Mb)
  89. Episode 89 (13.5Mb)
  90. Episode 90 (13.7Mb)
  91. Episode 91 (13.6Mb)
  92. Episode 92 (13.7Mb)
  93. Episode 93 (13.6Mb)
  94. Episode 94 (13.7Mb)
  95. Episode 95 (10.2Mb)
  96. Episode 96 (6.3Mb)
  97. Episode 97 (12.6Mb)
  98. Episode 98 (6.4Mb)
  99. Episode 99 (6.4Mb)
  100. Episode 100 (12.2Mb)
  101. Episode 101 (11.2Mb)
  102. Episode 102 (12.4Mb)
  103. Episode 103 (6.5Mb)
  104. Episode 104 (24.7Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.