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In pictures: Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttelton in 1984

Humphrey Lyttelton, who has died at the age of 86, was an influential jazz musician, an acclaimed broadcaster and a raconteur and wit.

Humphrey Lyttelton (centre) in 1971

He formed a school quartet shortly after he began playing the trumpet at the age of 15, and was still touring earlier this year.

Graeme Garden, Willie Rushton, Barry Cryer, Humphrey Lyttelton and Tim Brooke-Taylor in 1996

Millions of listeners knew him as the host of BBC Radio 4's series I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, the self-styled "antidote to panel games".

Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke Taylor, Humphrey Lyttelton, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton in 1986

He had presented the programme since 1972, but the most recent series was cancelled when he was admitted to hospital.

Tim Brooke Taylor, Humphrey Lyttelton, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton and Graeme Garden in 1994

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue has also featured much-loved comedians such as Barry Cryer (centre) and Willie Rushton (second right).

Humphrey Lyttelton in 1956

Lyttelton formed a band with the clarinettist Wally Fawkes in 1948 and played at the Nice Jazz Festival that year.

Humphrey Lyttelton (left) with his band Johnny Parker, Johnny Picard, Bruce Turner, Eddie Taylor and Jim Bray in 1956

Fellow jazz musician Louis Armstrong described Lyttelton (left) as "that cat in England who swings his ass off".

Humphrey Lyttelton (right) in an undated photograph

The trumpeter (right) composed more than 120 original works for his band and opened a jazz club in central London in the early 1950s.

Humphrey Lyttelton (second left) on BBC Two's Who Said That? in 1976

Lyttelton (second left) presented many programmes about the arts and culture, and appeared on BBC Two's Who Said That? in 1976.

George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton, Benny Green, Ronnie Scott and (front) Annie Ross in 1981

Lyttelton (second left) was also heard on radio quiz Jazz Score, alongside the likes of Benny Green (centre) and Ronnie Scott (right).

Humphrey Lyttelton performs on stage in Oxford in 2001

The star received a lifetime achievement honour from the British Jazz Awards in 2000, but at one stage he turned down a knighthood.

Humphrey Lyttelton in 1991

Lyttelton also worked as a cartoonist for the Daily Mail and was the author of several books about music.

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