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

Hello and welcome to another edition of Whose Line Is It Anyway? the radio improvisation program. Once again we bring to the microphone the wittiest, funniest, and cleverest talents available in the country today. But enough about me, let's introduce the contestants:

  • As usual we have Stephen Fry, a man of many parts, some of which he'll be using in the course of the programme tonight
  • And John Sessions, our other regular, whose prodigious performing skills it would be impossible to describe, as well as he does
  • Joining them are actress and star singer and TV personality, Kate Robbins
  • And finally I'm pleased to welcome a very close personal acquaintance of mine, Griff Rhys Jones, whose comic partnership with Mel Smith has been frequently compared to that of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, and not always unfavourably

Ladies and gentlemen, the contestants.


  • Authors
    • Stephen - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Kate - Edna O'Brien
    • Griff - Edward Lear
    • John - J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Title: A Christmas Carol
  • Genre Option
    • Performers: Stephen and Griff
      • Scene: An alien landing and being met by an Earthling
      • Styles: 50s documentary, The Clangers, Western, Melodrama
    • Performers: John and Kate
      • Scene: A plumber and a housewife
      • Styles: Musical, Shakespeare, Horror, Children's television
  • Interview
    • Interviewer: Stephen
    • Style: The Times Literary Supplement
    • Griff - Henry VIII
  • Couples
    • Performers: John and Kate
    • Scene: John is proposing to Kate
    • Couples: John McEnroe & Tatum O'Neal, Den & Angie, Ronnie & Nancy, Maggie & Dennis, Victoria & Albert, Kermit & Miss Piggy
  • A Great Debate
    • Topic: Nuclear disarmament
    • John - Footballer
    • Kate - Game show host
    • Griff - Town crier
    • Stephen - Manic depressive
  • Bad Applicants
    • Worst possible applicants to be the other first British spaceman in space with Clive


  • Griff Rhys Jones


  • Winner reads out the end credits in the style of Donald Sinden


  • Stephen introduces this episode.
  • First playing of "Couples" and "A Great Debate"
  • First appearance of Griff Rhys Jones

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