Hello and welcome to Whose Line Is It Anyway? thirty minutes of extemporized wit, impromptu wisdom, and when things go wrong, totally unfeigned embarrassment, but trying tonight we have:

  • Richard Kaplan, American comedian bringing us the excitement of Chicago improvisation all the way from his home in Los Angeles
  • Griff Rhys Jones, who for my money remains the funniest, funniest man on British TV's Alas Smith and Jones who isn't called Smith
  • Then returning to this program for perhaps his third or fourth visit, Paul Merton, whose radiant smiling face and cheery grin we have yet to see
  • Finally the battler of Largs himself, John Sessions, clearly destined for fame and fortune once he throws off his natural diffidence and shyness

Ladies and gentlemen, the contestants.


  • Authors
    • Richard - Raymond Chandler
    • Griff - John Milton
    • Paul - Sunday sport
    • John - Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Title: Kurt Waldheim's War Diaries
  • Film and Theater Styles
    • Performers: Paul and Richard
      • Scene: A big businessman buying out a little sandwich shop
      • Styles: Spaghetti western, Monty Python, Horror
    • Performers: Griff and John
      • Scene: John is explaining to Griff how to operate the nuclear button
      • Styles: Laurel & Hardy, Arthur Miller, Whodunnit, Swedish erotica
  • World's Worst
    • Person to be President of the United States of America
  • Remote Control
    • Richard - American game-show host
    • Griff - One man and his dog
    • Paul - American cop show
    • John - Noggin the Nog
    • Topic: Traffic
  • Party Quirks
    • Host: Paul
      • Richard - From Mission Impossible
      • Griff - Bad ventriloquist
      • John - From the future


  • Griff Rhys Jones and John Sessions


  • John Sessions reads the credits as Griff Rhys Jones, and Griff Rhys Jones reads the credits as himself