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Friday 13th May, 2005

Photograph Caption Competition

During the election campaign John Humphrys interviewed the three main party leaders.


To Listen again to the interviews see below:

Charles Kennedy:  Monday 2nd May
Michael Howard:  Tuesday 3rd May
Tony Blair:  Wednesday 4th May

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Thank you for all your captions.  The competition is now closed and we can reveal that the winning caption was:

'and then you sing "let's do the time warp again"'
Jill Black
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We've attached three others which were definite runners up:

By an amazing cosmic coincidence, for one split second the two men were in complete agreement as they both eyed up where they'd most like to plant their boot right now.
Deke Roberts

"John............... (long pregnant pause)............the people...(etc)...........of this country..............(etc)...................want......(etc)...........at the very least............(etc)..........a top radio presenter......................(etc)...............to wear a tie".
Hilary Pickup

"You shoot first!""
Jonathan Hyman

John Humphrys and Tony Blair

We were looking for a suitable caption for this photograph taken after John Humphrys interviewed Tony Blair on Wednesday 4th May.

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Here are some of the many captions we've had so far:

"I hope our election prospects are not as slim as your waistline, John, I really do!"
Christian Fandrych

"Your flies are undone""
Richard Smith

"You shoot first!""
Jonathan Hyman

I" suppose you think can get away with anything on the radio John, well  you can't while I'm around.
Your flies are undone!""
Frank Philpot

JH: "Have you seen my postal vote, prime minister?"
TB:  "No."
JH: "You won't mind emptying your pockets then?"

Alan Ross

Considering the position of the mouth I'd like to suggest the following caption:
"I hate doing this. Bloody people. I can't bear that man anyway. He's so awful, he really is. I hate these people"
Marysa Demoor

Tony "...look John, You remember the cash for questions saga?"
John "erm...Yes, Prime Minister"
Tony " Well I have cash, If you'll ask NO questions..."
Alex Clarke

"eah, thanks pal! And if there's anything we can do for you ... our Mr Presscott will be only to happy to sort you out ... know what I mean? "
Denis Lee

"John............... (long pregnant pause)............the people...(etc)...........of this country..............(etc)...................want......(etc)...........at the very least............(etc)..........a top radio presenter......................(etc)...............to wear a tie".
Hilary Pickup

Blair: I thought I would see the back of you before I went.
Humphrys: That is the reason why I am staying. I just cannot find that smoking gun!
Howard Denton

"Look, ok, John, I'm a straight sort of guy . . . so if you wanna go outside, then let's go outside."
Keith Donnison

" I don't mind, but in future just be clear what dress down means ! "
David Wade

"Look Humphrys, be kind to me . . .and I'll give you your vote back, and throw in Frostrup's as well""
Paul Smith

"Try the little blue pills. hey work for me."
David Edwards

"Look Tony, I can't stand around here all day, I've got important people to interview"!!!!
Paul Goggin

"Get that postal vote in, John -every little helps!!"
Eleanor McDonald

"Look, John, you want to get trousers with pockets like me, and a tie too. Then you've got somewhere to shove your hands when you're feeling nervous and panicky, without it drawing attention to your unflattering middle-age spread."
Rabbi Freeman

John Humphrys: "My lack of tie shows my laid back, informal style of interviewing".
Tony Blair : "My red tie and blue shirt shows that our party doesn't know which way it's going".
Kian Ryan

Blair: "OK then, what about ten grand up front and another ten after you've sorted Brown out?"
Tony Bay

"Did I tell you the one about Gordon?"
Will Baker

" Pssst! Tell Paxman he gets another £250 if he roughs up Howard again.""
Rob Falconer

Oh heck, Gordon's got the key.
Rob Falconer

Tony: "You shouldn't push me so hard John. Just wait and see what happens when you try to vote tomorrow."
Barry Glinister

"It's OK Mr Blair, you won't have to say much, I'll interrupt you before  you've got a single syllable out."
Shirley Watson

"Psst. how much for your postal vote?"
Robin Rea-Allison

Blair: "The mirror on the wall said I was the thinnest of them all."
James Francis

"Well, unless you have anything else to say to make me  change my mind, I guess I'll just drop my postal vote in at the polling station.... But it'll be one less vote for you...."
Kathryn Moore

'and then you sing "let's do the time warp again"'
Jill Black

"Look Here Humphrys, I have had enough of this aggressive celebrity questioning. You toe the line or I will see that you loose the right to vote. Now watch it in future, because I'll be back !"
Joanna Tansley

"All right then Humphrys, I'll concede that. Yours is bigger. But all I say is, my majority is bigger than yours." Pete Jefferson

"I'd belt up if I were you Tony otherwise you may lose your trousers on May 5th"
Paul Surridge

Tony says: "Do you think I could present "Mastermind" instead?"
Sally Newton

Tony Blair: "Of course I'm an honest sort of a bloke-  If I were lying you'd see it in my face."
Tony Crocker

"I'm sorry John, but I remain unconvinced that this "swing to the left and right" of yours will convince the gay vote!"
Ian Brown

Tony thinking......
"I wish I could get MY weapon of mass destruction that ready in 45 minutes! "
Ian Brown

By an amazing cosmic coincidence, for one split second the two men were in complete agreement as they both eyed up where they'd most like to plant their boot right now.
Deke Roberts

Mr B " Must dash got a country to run ... and you? Try not to crash the Pips!"
Monty and Jenny

Tony to John: "So which of us ate all pies then?"
Dave Baynham

"I know I was a bit hard on you Tony, but you didn't have to pinch my vote!"
Norrette Moore

Blair to Humphrys: "This hallway ain't big enough for the both of us. I'm givin' ya' till Friday mornin' to clear out. Then I'm coming after ya'."
Charles Lauder, Jr




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