The Panellists- Graeme, Tim and Barry
The Internet's allowing a lot of people to play Mornington Crescent online. Is that how it should be played or do you need eye contact?
Barry: I would think eye contact myself.
Tim: I would think so. It's a bit like poker in that sense.
Graeme: If it's the only way that you can get to play then it's fine.
Interviewer: But it does bring a sort of international dimension to it.
Tim: It does. But if you can't see the other person you can't play absolutely properly. But as Graeme says, it doesn't stop you doing it. There could be a board game. It's not as good but it would be worth doing.
Now I'd like to ask you if you'll play a special round of Cheddar Gorge on the subject of Samantha. Tim, can you start?
Graeme: Full stop.
Tim I think that's quite enough.
Barry: I think that paints the picture!
Can we talk quickly about your careers outside I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue? Barry, you've written for such comics as Kenny Everett...
Barry: ... I've written to a lot of famous comedians as well.
Interviewer: ..Morecambe and Wise..
Tim & Graeme: Woo-hoo!
Tim: What sort of noises do we have to make?
Barry: Can you do farm-yard noises? A day in the life of a farm-yard. Oh, and over there is James Cagney.
Interviewer: ...Kenny Everett, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsythe, Tommy Cooper, Stanely Baxter, Dick Emery, Dave Allen, Frankie Howerd, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Richard Pryor...
Tim: ...Charles Dickens
Barry: ...Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope - what a pain he was!
Tim, you've worked on Me And My Girl with Richard O'Sullivan and you also worked alongside Roland Rat..
Tim: I have. It was a great honour. I also worked alongside the original pastry girl, the three of us together. And Graeme and I wrote for Orson Welles. I used to write for Spike Milligan. You see, I liked Roland Rat. I thought he was good. The best thing the Director General did for the people at home.
Graeme, a scientific question for you: What happens exactly when Eric eats a banana?
Graeme: When Eric eats a banana, he turns into Bananaman, I'm afraid. Ask Tim - Tim was involved. He's not entirely innocent.
Tim: I was Eric and did eat that banana and I turned into Graeme who was Bananaman! Actually I saw one the other day; it was rather good.