Just A Minute. Sue Perkins. Copyright: BBC
Just A Minute

Just A Minute

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1967 - 2024
  • 1000 episodes (92 series)

Long running radio panel game in which contestants to talk for one minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Stars Nicholas Parsons, Sue Perkins, Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams and more.

Just A Minute. Sue Perkins. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1967 - 2024
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1,000 (92 series), plus 1 Indian Adventure special
Creator
Ian Messiter
Stars
Nicholas Parsons, Sue Perkins, Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo and Peter Jones
Producers
David Hatch, Simon Brett, John Cassels, Bob Oliver Rogers, John Lloyd, John Browell, Pete Atkin, Edward Taylor and more
Company

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

Originally hosted by Nicholas Parsons up until his death in 2020 (he starred in the show for over 50 years), it is a format in which the panel must attempt to talk about a subject for a minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Following a series of guests hosts, in 2021 Sue Perkins became the new host.

Catch-up

Additional details

Also known as
  • JAM (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Theme tune is The Minute Waltz by Frederic Chopin.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 22nd December 1967 at 7:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 54, Episode 3: Monday at 2pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 54, Episode 3: Monday at 8pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 54, Episode 3: Tuesday at 4am on Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre
  • Zoom (Virtual) - Series 86-88
  • RADA Studios - Series 89
  • Dynamic Earth - 2023 Fringe

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