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Nicholas Parsons

Paul Merton to interview Nicholas Parsons for Just A Minute special

Just A Minute host Nicholas Parsons is to be interviewed by Paul Merton for a special Radio 4 show linked to 50 years of the panel show.

British Comedy Guide, 1st November 2017

Who is the unsung hero of the Fringe and why?

Some people are just about to get a little less unsung...

Chortle, 25th August 2017

Nicholas Parsons: I'm in a profession that retires you

The 93-year-old is among the oldest to have performed at the Scottish festival and this is his 17th year hosting a show.

Katie Spencer, Sky News, 13th August 2017

Edinburgh Fringe: Five offbeat things to see & do

Five recommendations.

Allan Crow, Fife Today, 2nd August 2017

50 Fringe shows you should consider seeing ...

We've selected 50 that we think are worth your consideration.

Allan Crow, Fife Today, 27th July 2017

BBC announces major Edinburgh festival coverage

Edinburgh Festivals' 70th anniversary year is to be celebrated by the BBC with a dynamic showcase highlighting the cultural standing of this international event.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 24th July 2017

Stars from comedy's punk past return to Fringe

They were at the vanguard of political comedy. Now Alexei Sayle, Craig Ferguson and Sue Perkins are heading back to the festival, as it celebrates its 70th birthday.

Vanessa Thorpe, The Guardian, 23rd July 2017

10 moments that made Brass Eye the funniest show ever

The brainchild of enigmatic satirist Chris Morris, Channel 4's Brass Eye only lasted for six episodes and a special - albeit the most controversial one of all time.

Jon O'Brien, Metro, 29th January 2017

The Prince of Wales marks 50 years of Just A Minute

HRH The Prince of Wales has recorded a special message to mark iconic Radio 4 comedy panel show Just A Minute entering its 50th anniversary year.

British Comedy Guide, 16th December 2016

Radio 4 reveals Christmas comedy highlights

Radio 4 has revealed its Christmas comedy highlights for 2016. Listeners can look forward to specials starring Nicholas Parsons, Tim Vine, Lenny Henry, John Finnemore and more.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd November 2016

Nicholas Parsons interview

No one gets up in the morning and says, "I think I'm going to offend Nicholas Parsons today," but somehow it's happened.

Michael Hodges, Radio Times, 6th October 2016

Nicholas Parsons presents Marie Antoinette's Watch doc

Nicholas Parsons, master of Just A Minute, will celebrate a great master of the timepiece, Abraham Louis Breguet, as he goes in search of the most expensive and exquisite watch ever made.

BBC, 14th September 2016

The Defining the Norm Awards: the nominees

Comedian Will Franken honours the most conformist acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Will Franken, Spiked, 25th August 2016

Happy feet: matching socks with their Fringe performer

Comedian and renowned sockspert Arthur Smith attempts the improbable.

Arthur Smith, The List, 27th July 2016

BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals 2016

An all-star line-up of top comedy, arts, writing and music - as well showcases for new fresh talent - will be at the heart of the BBC's Edinburgh Festivals coverage across TV, radio and online.

BBC, 27th July 2016

10 Fringe comedians aged over 60

Edinburgh's often very focussed on the young and the new. But forget those whipper-snappers, complaining about the weight of turning 30, what about those with real experience of the world? Here's our round-up of just some of the over-60s hitting the festival. In ascending order of age.

Chortle, 21st July 2016

Video: Nicholas Parsons on Paul Merton's JAM milestone

As Paul Merton clocks up more appearances on Just a Minute than veteran player Kenneth Williams, Nicholas Parsons celebrates his momentous milestone.

Nicholas Parsons & Paul Merton, BBC News, 18th February 2016

Video: Just (over) a minute with Nicholas Parsons

For nearly 50 years, Nicholas Parsons has chaired Radio 4 panel show Just a Minute. So, when Radio Times met the veteran broadcaster, we turned the tables and set the timer.

Radio Times, 27th October 2015

Stars annoucned for Chortle Book Festival 2015

David Baddiel, Nicholas Parsons, Isy Suttie, Phill Jupitus, Jon Holmes and Bob Servant are among the names appearing at this year's Chortle Comedy Book Festival.

Chortle, 7th October 2015

12 Just A Minute facts

12 facts we learnt about Just A Minute from Nicholas Parsons' book.

Chortle, 2nd September 2015