Humphrey Lyttelton

1921 - 2008




Musician and bandleader Humphrey Lyttelton was the main presenter of Jazz on the BBC for many years. His longest running music show was The Best of Jazz, that he hosted for over 40 years.

He appeared as a panelist on the BBC Radio 2 show Jazz Score, and on the other side of the table as chairman of the inimitable antidote to panel games, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. In the latter capacity, his immaculate timing and strong sense of humour helped to suggest both a state of despair and a naïve innocence that propelled the programme to cult status

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Humphrey Lyttelton – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue first show – 1972

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Humphrey Lyttleton – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – 1975

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Humphrey Lyttelton – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – 2001

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Humphrey Lyttelton – That Reminds Me – 2000

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Humphrey Lyttelton – American Forces Network – 2006

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