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Ten archive editions of the the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game plus two very special programmes, chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Seasons come and go, and years fly by, but Just a Minute has been a constant ray of sunshine on Radio 4 for over 50 years. Now, in this new collection of programmes, ten previously unpublished editions - from the 1970s to the 2010s - are presented alongside two very special half hours: Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes and 50 Years of Just a Minute: Paul Merton in Conversation with Nicholas Parsons. Among the many guest performers attempting to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject are Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Andrée Melly, Patrick Moore, Kenny Everett, Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Richard Murdoch, Jenny Eclair, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Stephen Frost, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins and Frank Skinner. Who will win enough points to take a commanding lead, who will find themselves trailing a little, and who will finish in a strong fourth place? Find out as we play Just a Minute! 1. 12 October 1971: Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Andrée Melly, Kenneth Williams 2. 18 April 1978: Featuring Clement Freud, Patrick Moore, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams 3. 5 February 1980: Featuring Kenny Everett, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Kenneth Williams 4. 16 June 1984: Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Tim Rice, Kenneth Williams 5. 16 June 1988: Featuring Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Wendy Richard, Kenneth Williams 6. 28 April 1990: Featuring Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Richard Murdoch, Wendy Richard 7. 2 August 1999: Featuring Jenny Eclair, Stephen Frost, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Jones 8. 19 January 2004: Featuring Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Linda Smith 9. 9 January 2006: Featuring Clement Freud, Stephen Fry, Paul Merton, Tim Rice 10. 18 August 2014: Featuring Gyles Brandreth, Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner 11. 25 December 2017: Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes. Featuring panellists from across the years 12. 1 January 2018: 50 Years of Just a Minute - Paul Merton in conversation with Nicholas Parsons Devised by Ian Messiter Chaired by Nicholas Parsons Episode selection by Michael Stevens Music: The Minute Waltz (Waltz in D Flat Major, Op. 64) by Chopin Please note: The humour in these programmes sometimes reflects the era in which they were first broadcast. Contains strong language and mild innuendo. Due to the archive nature of some of the episodes, sound quality may vary.Show more
The complete 96th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. The guests featured in this series include Andy Hamilton, Zoe Lyons, Hugo Rifkind, Jeremy Hardy, Felicity Ward, Mark Steel, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman, Lucy Porter and Vicki Pepperdine. The panellists discuss the weeks top stories, such as the treatment of the Windrush Generation, Trump and Macrons bromance, the Buddhist funeral of 800 defunct robot dogs, the USAs withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Dr Dres legal dispute with a gynaecologist of the same name. Produced by Joe Nunnery.Show more
Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith ISIHAC is still unmissable. It remains the most thrillingly anarchic panel show in any media you care to name Simon Mayo, Mail on Sunday 'The funniest comedy quiz show of them all' Sue Arnold, The Observer Welcome to the seventeenth collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games. Jack Dee challenges regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with a series of silly games against which to pit their wits, along with special guests Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp. Highlights include Word for Word, Alien Duets, Swanee Kazoo, Meat Eater's Songbook, In My Pants, Mornington Crescent, Not My Fault, Pig Farmer's Songbook, Specialist Greetings Cards, Unsuccessful Charities, Dentists' Film Club and the ever-popular One Song to the Tune of Another. Enjoy this fine feast of wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and with the lovely Samantha keeping score. Credits In the Chair.................Jack Dee Round the Table...........Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden With Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp At the Piano..................Colin Sell Programme consultant: Iain Pattinson Produced by Jon Naismith Compiled by Jon Naismith, Megan Landon and Graeme GardenShow more
Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for sixty seconds on a variety of subjects such as chicken nuggets, conkers, zombies, superfoods, office politics and Hercule Poirot. Who can talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Who will leap in at the last second to trounce the competition and secure the lead? Find out as we play Just a Minute! With panellists including Paul Merton, Stephen Fry, Josie Lawrence, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair and Shappi Khorsandi, this series shows just why Just a Minute is one of Radio 4's longest-running and most popular series. Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967, and has been chaired since the very beginning by the inimitable Nicholas Parsons. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1115659/just-a-minute-series-80/#kU4shrqyrtZBapiz.99Show more
Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith'ISIHAC is still unmissable. It remains the most thrillingly anarchic panel show in any media you care to name' Simon Mayo, Mail on Sunday'The funniest comedy quiz show of them all' Sue Arnold, The ObserverThe antidote to panel games returns with this sixteenth glorious collection, in which Jack Dee gives regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do. Joining them in this compilation are special guests Rob Brydon, Victoria Wood, Susan Calman and David Mitchell.Highlights include Uxbridge English Dictionary, One Song to the Tune of Another, French Monopoly, Swanee Kazoo, Sound Charades, Pensioner's Film Club, Complete Cats, 84 Chicken Cross Road, Hirsute Film Club, Unromantic Endings, Just a Minim, the delightful Add a Word, Ruin a Film and, of course, Mornington Crescent.Get ready to chuckle along with the gang as they deploy the finest wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and the lovely Samantha keeping score.Show more
Featuring a host of household names pitted against the clock, this is a collection of 8 episodes from series 79 of Just A Minute, hosted by the charming Nicholas Parsons. With panellists including Paul Merton, Andy Hamilton, Jenny Eclair, Sheila Hancock and Phill Jupitus, this collection of highlights why Just A Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Can the competitors talk for one minute on a given subject without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Find out as we play Just a Minute!Show more
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