Just A Minute has become one of the nation's most beloved radio shows -- but it began as a classroom humiliation, inflicted on daydreamers by a history teacher at Sherborne School in the Thirties.Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 1st December 2017
If I may say this without repetition, hesitation or deviation, a radio institution celebrates an anniversary on Monday as the splendid Nicholas Parsons introduces the panel show he has chaired since its inception in just a minute.
Doubtless the shades of such esteemed departed panellists as Clement Freud and Kenneth Williams will be issuing some hollow challenges from the wings as panellists Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair, Gyles Brandreth and Paul Merton are asked to pontificate on subjects given out in the original series back in 1967, from "Why I Wear a Top Hat" to "Knitting a Cablestitch Jumper".Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman, 5th February 2012
Flights of fancy from BBC Radio 4's panel game Just a Minute are to be given an animated spin on the BBC's new-look comedy website - part of a major move towards web-only comedy commissions. Comedy indie Angel Eye has asked animators to illustrate monologues by panellists such as Paul Merton and the late Clement Freud, with a brief to reflect the often surreal avenues taken.Broadcast, 14th May 2009
In homage to Sir Clement Freud, The Telegraph imagines a few new contestants being recruited to replace him.Jim White, The Telegraph, 18th April 2009
"Clement was in the original pilot of our Radio 4 game show Just A Minute, and was a regular participant right up to a few weeks ago."Nicholas Parsons, The Guardian, 17th April 2009
Broadcaster, former Liberal MP, and star of Radio 4's Just for Minute for more than 40 years, Sir Clement Freud has died aged 84. A statement from his family said Sir Clement died on Wednesday evening at his London home.BBC News, 16th April 2009