We present Whose Line Is It Anyway? and here's your chairman, Clive Anderson:

Hello and welcome to Whose Line Is It Anyway? a radio panel game of spontaneity, improvisation, and half an hour of undiluted panic. This week on the program we have:

Stephen Fry and John Sessions will need no introduction to anybody who knows them already. Hugh Laurie is Stephen Fry's partner on Saturday Live and a host of other comedy shows, so it's quite a coincidence he's turned up on this program tonight. Enn Reitel, apart from appearing in Lucky Jim and for a long run in Me and My Girl, is often heard giving voice to the puppets on Spitting Image.


  • Authors
    • Stephen - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Hugh - Enid Blyton
    • Enn - Dashiell Hammett
    • John - Ernest Hemingway
    • Title: Seduction of a Fish
  • Genre Option
    • Performers: Stephen and Enn
      • Scene: A policeman discovering a burglar
      • Styles: Horror, Saturday Grandstand, Shakespeare political broadcast
    • Performers: John and Hugh
      • Scene: A customer complaining to a waiter
      • Styles: Gone with the Wind, Carry On, Bogart, Batman
  • Wrong Theme Tune
    • Performers: Stephen and Hugh
      • Scene: An Open University program on splitting the atom
      • Theme tune: That's Life
    • Performers: John and Enn
      • Scene: Star Trek
      • Theme tune: EastEnders
  • Every Other Line
    • Performers: John (acting) and Hugh (reading)
      • Play: The Ticket-of-Leave Man
      • Scene: A bank manager interviewing somebody who's come to ask about his overdraft
      • Last line: "Get up off your knees."
    • Performers: Stephen (acting) and Enn (reading)
      • Play: The Importance of Being Earnest
      • Scene: An officer trying to speak to the general while the battle is going rather badly
      • Last line: "Get that wet thing out of my ear."
  • Party Pieces
    • Performers: Hugh and Stephen
      • Characters: Salesmen in a conference
      • Scene: Selling self-raising flour
    • Performers: Enn and John
      • Characters: Ronald Reagan and Laurence Olivier
      • Scene: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson discovering a dead body
  • World's Worst
    • Characters hauling themselves up onto Clive's life raft


  • John Sessions


  • Winner reads the credits in the style of Edward Fox


  • "Wrong Theme Tune" references the show, Star Trek.
  • First playing of "Genre Option"

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