Hello and welcome to Whose Line Is It Anyway? which is an improvisation program. There'll be a number of off-the-cuff games to be played in a moment by a collection of actors, comedians, and masochists, and the four volunteers to stand on the quick-firing line tonight are:

  • Tony Slattery, he's an actor who's played the title role in Me and My Girl, which means he's either played "me" or "my girl"
  • Then from the US we're pleased to welcome Betty Thomas, she's perhaps best known over here for her portrayal of Sergeant Lucy Bates in Hill Street Blues, so I reckon she's a sort of Dixon of Dock Green
  • Then next we have Paul Merton, and there's been enormous public response since Paul last appeared on the program, but despite that we decided we'd have him back anyway
  • Finally, our resident scallywag, John Sessions, who no doubt will be wagging his scally later on the evening

Ladies and gentlemen, the contestants.


  • Authors
    • Tony - William Burroughs
    • Betty - Mickey Spillane
    • Paul - Barbara Cartland
    • John - Anthony Burgess
    • Title: Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Film and Theatre Styles
    • Performers: Paul and Tony
      • Scene: A homeowner speaking to his builder
      • Styles: Greek tragedy, Hollywood epic, Musical, Soap opera
    • Performers: John and Betty
      • Scene: A husband and wife arguing over a map
      • Styles: Ealing comedy, Mime or silent movie, Method acting, Bogart
  • Every Other Line
    • Performers: John and Paul
    • Play: The Poison Party
    • Scene: Paul is briefing John on a dangerous mission
    • End Line: "Oh dear, I've lost my shoe."
  • Film Dub
    • Performers: Tony and Betty
    • Scene: A husband and wife arguing over what to watch on television
  • Party Quirks
    • Host: Paul
    • Tony - Has no backbone
    • Betty - Investigative journalist
    • John - Intrepid explorer


  • John Sessions


  • Winner reads the credits in the style of Anthony Hopkins


  • First appearance of Tony Slattery