Just A Minute. Image shows from L to R: Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons. Copyright: BBC.

Just A Minute

BBC Radio 4 panel show that tries to avoid repetition, hesitation and deviation. Broadcast, 1967 - 2019. Stars Nicholas Parsons, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo and others.

Next new episode is on Monday at 6:30pm. Series 83, Episode 4
Catch-up on BBC iPlayer Radio   The programme is repeated on Sunday at 12pm.

Just A Minute. Nicholas Parsons. 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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1967 - 2019
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Series
83
Creator
Ian Messiter
Starring
Nicholas Parsons, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Paul Merton
Producers
David Hatch, Simon Brett, John Cassels, Bob Oliver Rogers, John Lloyd, John Browell, Pete Atkin, Edward Taylor, Sarah Smith, Anne Jobson and others

Just A Minute started the same year that BBC Radio 4 launched, making it the world's longest-running panel show.

Hosted by Nicholas Parsons (who has been in every episode since the beginning), it is a show in which the panel must attempt to talk about a subject for a minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

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Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • JAM (Acronym)
Soundtrack
Theme tune is The Minute Waltz by Frederic Chopin.
Laugh track
Live audience

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Broadcast details

Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 83 Episode 3: Sunday at 12pm on Radio 4
  2. Series 83 Episode 3: Monday at 7:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 83 Episode 3: Monday at 5:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 83 Episode 3: Monday at 10pm on Radio 4 Extra
  5. Series 83 Episode 3: Tuesday at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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