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.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Just A Minute to return with guest presenters

Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Lucy Porter, Stephen Fry, Jo Brand and Nish Kumar will be amongst the guest hosts for a new series of BBC Radio 4 panel show Just A Minute.

British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2020

Radio 4 to broadcast Nicholas Parsons tribute evening

Radio 4 will pay tribute to Just A Minute host Nicholas Parsons with an evening of programming on Saturday 10th October.

British Comedy Guide, 24th September 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Nicholas Parsons misses Just A Minute recordings

Nicholas Parsons has missed hosting two episodes of Just A Minute, reportedly due to a bad back. Gyles Brandreth stepped in as guest host.

British Comedy Guide, 7th August 2019

Nicholas Parsons honoured at Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Just A Minute host Nicholas Parsons has been honoured at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Derry Girls, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing and Romesh Ranganathan were also winners.

British Comedy Guide, 15th March 2019

Nicholas Parsons to receive special broadcasting award

Nicholas Parsons will be honoured for his decades of TV and radio work at this year's Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Awards.

BT, 13th March 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Just A Minute the Swedish way - but still no deviation

Just A Minute is one of the jewels in the BBC crown - and it's been entertaining audiences on radio since 1967. But few people in the UK know its close Scandinavian cousin Pa Minuten. The show, recorded in Stockholm, started just two years after the original and sticks to the same rules - more or less.

Vincent Dowd, BBC, 17th September 2018

Nicholas Parsons reveals the real reason he was absent

"I had flu," the 94-year-old broadcaster told the Today programme. "They wanted to say for some reason - the BBC gave out - that I had taken a couple of days off, which is ridiculous. In our profession you don't take days off. You are terrified someone is going to take the job from you."

Paul Jones, Radio Times, 30th June 2018

Nicholas Parsons misses first Just A Minute in 50 years

Radio 4 has broadcast an episode of Just A Minute without Nicholas Parsons, the first time it has done so in the show's 50 year history. Gyles Brandreth acted as guest host.

British Comedy Guide, 4th June 2018