Just as uproariously funny—and terrifically popular—today as when it first began on BBC Radio 4 in 1967, Just a Minute challenges contestants to speak for one minute on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Its mix of irreverent fun and ferocious competition has always attracted stellar names from the world of comedy and theater, all of whom pit their wits—and their wit—against regular players including Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, and Peter Jones. Each episode is preceded by extracts from a fascinating conversation between Nicholas Parsons and Paul Merton, in which they good-humoredly reflect upon the enormous appeal of the game, the various techniques for playing it, the numerous guest players who have taken part over the years, and their favorite moments in these particular episodes. Among the guests in these four archive programs are Sheila Hancock, Eddie Izzard, and Bernard Cribbins. The original transmission dates of these episodes are 11th April 1978, 23rd January 1982, 19th February 1994 and 8th February 1997.
2 CDs. 2 hrs.
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About the Author
Ian Messiter was a BBC Radio producer and creator of panel games including Just a Minute and Many a Slip. He died in 1999. Nicholas Parsons is a British radio presenter, television presenter, and actor. He is best known for hosting Just a Minute and Sale of the Century.