ISIRTA episodes and songs

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I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again
episodes and songs
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor
John Cleese
Graeme Garden
David Hatch
Jo Kendall
Bill Oddie

ISIRTA episodes and songs: a list of episodes and sketches from the comedy radio series I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, and the songs which were featured in the episodes.

The songs are listed after the episodes on which they were featured (the listing of songs is unfortunately incomplete). Also included, where known, are the names of the script writers of the episodes, as well as the names of the singers and songwriters.

The original episode titles are unknown for the following songs:

  • "Baby Samba", "Ironing My Goldfish" and "Rock With A Policeman".
    • "Blimpht" is listed under two episodes in a special recording of "Robin Hood" / "The Curse of the Flying Wombat".
    • "Identikit Gal" is listed under two episodes in a special recording of "Robin Hood" / "The Curse of the Flying Wombat".

For information about the cast and characters of the episodes and sketches, please click on the episode titles.

Episodes[edit]

Episode / Sketch title
Script Writers
Song Titles
Singers
Songwriters
Ali Baba and the 38 Thieves
"Just One of Those Things" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Alice in Wonderland
All Hands on Venus
"I'm Gonna Live" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Angus Prune, Footballer
"Stop It, I Like It" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Angus Prune Story
Angus Sotherby's Detective Agency
Audible Road Signs
Beau Legs
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
Boadicea – The British Army
Britain for the British (Ireland)
Bunny and Claude
"Magical Mystery Four: I Am the Milkman"
— (Beatles send-up)
Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Butler Dunnit
"Man's Best Friend - a Dog" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Camelot (aka "Knights of the Round Table")
"Waiter, there's a Walrus in My Soup" Bill Oddie
(with introduction by David Hatch)
Bill Oddie
Catermole Sharp and Dr. Gaskit
: (Sherlock Holmes)
Busker song: "Knitting" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Champion, the Wonder Mouse
"It's Spring" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
A Christmas Carrot
Circus Life
Cleopatra and Caesar
The Colditz Story
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 1
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"The Ferret Song" John Cleese and the Gang
(alias: "The Lovin' Pruneful")
John Cleese and
Graham Chapman
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 2
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"My Mom Has Lost My Dad" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 3
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Where Is My Smile" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 4
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Favourite Melody" (Beethoven's Fifth) Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 5
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Recorded 'Live in Cabaret" (in the Cafe 'Ole') Bill Oddie (with introduction by David Hatch)
Night Club Compere: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Recording Artist: Bill Oddie
The four Diners:
— John Cleese, David Hatch,
— Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jo Kendall
Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 6
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"With a Girl Like You: Wild Things" Bill Oddie
(with comment by David Hatch)
Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 7
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Working on the Railroad" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 8
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"The Ferrets of Old England" Bill Oddie and 'the Gang' Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 9
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Baby Go To Sleep" (Lullaby) Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 10
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"I've Got the Hiccups" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 11
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Man's Best Friend - a Duck" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 12
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Yodelling Goatherd" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Flying Wombat - Part 13
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"I Love a Show" (Footlights) Bill Oddie and 'the Gang' Bill Oddie
The Curse of the Workington Shillelagh
Dentisti
(Animal dentist in Africa)
"Taking My Oyster For Walkies" Bill Oddie and 'the Gang'
(with introduction by David Hatch)
Bill Oddie
Dick Whittington and His Wonderful Hat
Doctor Clubfoot of the Antarctic
Doctor Why and the Thing
"Let There Be"
-
Nuclear Submarine
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie, David Hatch, Graeme Garden
and Tim Brooke-Taylor
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
Dr Zhivago and His Wonderful Lamp
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"When You Wish Upon a Tzar"
-
"I'm Lenin on a Lamp-post at the Corner of the Street"
-
"Hey There, You With the Tzar in Your Pies"
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
England in Medieval Times
(Ancient legends; Lady Godiva)
"Chartered Accountant" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
England Our England
(documentary / travelogue)
"Protect My Honey On Her Journey: Send Her by Post"
-
Busker song: "Waiting for the London Bus"
— (spiritual)
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor,
Graeme Garden and David Hatch
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
A Fairy Tale
(Prince Valiant and Goldilocks /
Tom Little-Finger - Frog Prince)
"Aardvark, Ferret, Vulture"
-
"Something About Restaurant Food"
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
First Pilot
The Ghost of McMuckle Manse
The Ghost of Objectionable Manor
"In the Moonlight" (Portuguese Dictionary Song) Bill Oddie
(with English translations by John Cleese)
Bill Oddie
Greek Tragedy
Henry VIII
History of Radio
History of the British Army
History of the Cinema
Incompetence
"Trio Los Banditos" Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Bill Oddie
The Inimitable Grimbling
"Why Can't the Animals" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Interlude
Inventors
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack the Ripper
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"Cactus In My Y-Fronts" Bill Oddie (with Graeme Garden
as the 'Yodelling Coyote')
Bill Oddie
Jorrocks Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man
Julius Caesar
"Police Constable Herbert Platt, Somerset
Constabulary - Greatest Lawman of Them All"
-
"The Ship Put to Sea in the Month of May"
(Madrigal for four voices and Tim Brooke-Taylor)
Bill Oddie
(with P.C. Herbert Platt: John Cleese)
-
David Hatch, Bill Oddie,
Graeme Garden, Jo Kendall
and Tim Brooke-Taylor
Bill Oddie
-
Eric Idle and
John Cameron
Laurence of Arabia - On Ice
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"The Terrapin Song" Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
The Libel Suit
Liverpool the City
"Liverpool Girl"
"Ferry Across the Mersey" (Liverpudlian Love Song)
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
Long Range Weather Forecast
The Lone Stranger
"Cricket Tranquiliser" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Macbeth
"What a Wonderful World" Bill Oddie
Concerned friends:
— Tim Brooke-Taylor and David Hatch
Doctor: John Cleese
Nurse: Jo Kendall
Marriage Bureau
Moll Flounders
"The Masochism Song" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
My Man, Grimbling
Nibble on the Bone
Operation Chocolate
Othello
"Joke Song" Bill Oddie
(with the other joke by John Cleese)
Bill Oddie
People Are Out
Professor Prune And The Electric Time Trousers
(a serial)
Radio Prune Awards
RAF Briefing
"I Love Youooo" (Yippee)
-
"She's Gone"
Jean Hart and Bill Oddie
-
sung by Bill Oddie and 'the Gang'
with comment by Jean Hart)
Bill Oddie
-
Bill Oddie
The Ramond Nostril Story
Report on Schools
Review of the Pops
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Roaring Twenties
Robin Hood
"My Baby's Become a Folk Singer" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Robinson Prunestone
"Bounce" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Search for the Nile
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"In the Old Bazaar in Cairo" Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Son of the Bride of Frankenstein
Song of the South
Star Trek
Graeme Garden
and Bill Oddie
"When You Wish Upon a Star"
-
"Sick Man Blues"
Bill Oddie and Jo Kendall
-
Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie
and Tim Brooke-Taylor
-
-
Bill Oddie
The Supernatural
"Rhubarb Tart"
"Meet Me in the Churchyard, Nellie"
Bill Oddie and 'the Gang'
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
Bill Oddie
Take Your Pixie
Tales of the Old West
The Taming of the Shrew
Teddy and Rupert Bear
"We're Going to a Football Match" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
The Telephone
Ten Thousand BC (The Dawn of Civilization)
"Keep Fit Class" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
"Tim Brown's Schooldays"
"Take It Off" (dieting) Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
20,000 Leaks Under the Sea
The Unexplained
Universal Challenge
The Vikings
"Reminiscences" (Nappy Days) Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Voyages of Ulysses
"Telephone Directory" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
Watergate
William Tell
"Repeat After Me" Bill Oddie Bill Oddie
William the Conqueror
World of Sport