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Just A Minute. Paul Merton. Copyright: BBC.

Just A Minute

Long running radio panel game in which host Nicholas Parsons asks contestants to talk for one minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 28th June 2019, 12:20am
  • England
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Quote: Billy Bunter @ 27th June 2019, 10:40 PM

I would say he's definitely in the top 20, yes.

Absolutely. Very well read, witty, quick and perfect for this programme.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 28th June 2019, 12:32am [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

How about Jimmy Carr, Jim Davidson, Frankie Boyle and Dapper Laughs?

With that line-up, the life expectancy of the average listener from the moment he tuned in to the show would probably be "just a minute"! Laughing out loud

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Sitcomfan64

  • Friday 28th June 2019, 9:10pm
  • England
  • 865 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 28th June 2019, 12:32 AM

How about Jimmy Carr, Jim Davidson, Frankie Boyle and Dapper Laughs?

With that line-up, the life expectancy of the average listener from the moment he tuned in to the show would probably be "just a minute"! Laughing out loud

Wow. That is the most offensive thing I've ever seen. For Dapper Laughs to be included in a list of comedians.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 20th July 2019, 8:54am
  • England
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Oh! New CD out I see, I'll have some of that. 12 episodes! ...................................£25, er no thank you . I'll wait until someone gets bored with their copy and offers it up on eBay.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 22nd July 2021, 12:00am
  • England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 20th July 2019, 8:54 AM

Oh! New CD out I see, I'll have some of that. 12 episodes! ...................................£25, er no thank you . I'll wait until someone gets bored with their copy and offers it up on eBay.

Just bought, on eBay, Just a Classic Minute - Volume 2 CD 2 discs for £2.72 (4 programmes) and Just A Minute: The Classic Collection: for £9 (22 programmes), both post paid.

Can't wait to wallow. :D

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 24th July 2021, 9:25am
  • England
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Started to wallow with me new mint condition Classic Minute - Volume 2, and was pleasantly surprised that it was slightly different with NP giving a brief history of JAM, one fact of which I didn't realise, was that Nicholas hadn't been the chairman from the first episode.
Also, the format had slightly changed over the first few years as they played around with it - for example, there used to be only 3 panellists, had different chairmen**, often got the audience to decide, had odd rounds where they would introduce that you could also not use "the", "and" or "a", which did seem a bit daft as it slowed the whole thing down on the one I listened to; BUT what made it a bit of a mess was ** the one I listened to they had Kenneth Williams in the chair and Nicholas Parsons as one of the three panellists.
What a fiasco! Kenneth floundered a lot as he lost control of the game and made up rules as he went along, much to the frustration, and slight annoyance of Nicholas.

Thank Heavens they dropped all that and gave us the classic that it became.

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Firkin

  • Saturday 24th July 2021, 12:40pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 1,213 posts

Sue Perkins is playing it safe. Like Nicholas she's inoffensive, polite, likeable with an ego that won't get in the way but only mildly witty. I see Countdown have replaced a middle class 77 year old Caucasian with a middle class 76 year old Caucasian and are now hailing it as a massive diversity move. Super safe. :P

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Chappers

  • Saturday 24th July 2021, 1:26pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Although I quite like Superkins I wouldn't call her inoffensive.

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chipolata

  • Saturday 24th July 2021, 1:32pm
  • England
  • 30,320 posts

I think Perkins is a good choice. You don't want the host to be too in your face and overshadow the contestants.