British Comedy Guide

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 - 2016. Stars Nicholas Parsons, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

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, The Radio Times, 6th October 2016

Chortle Awards 2016 - Vic & Bob get Outstanding Contribution prize

The results of the Chortle Awards 2016 have been announced, with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer honoured with the Outstanding Contribution prize. Meanwhile Joseph Morpurgo wins in three categories.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd March 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

Paul Merton on Just a Minute

As Paul Merton surpasses Kenneth Williams as a Just a Minute legend, he talks about the fast-talking panel show's best and worst guests - and why everyone was scared the day he arrived.

Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian, 16th February 2016

Junior Just a Minute is a punishment to the ears

I am traumatised by precocious "performing" children on the radio.

Jane Anderson, Radio Times, 8th November 2015

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

12 Just A Minute facts

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

Chortle, 2nd September 2015

Nicholas Parsons interview

The veteran broadcaster on 48 years of Just a Minute, and how he nearly pursued a career in politics.

Simon Usborne, The Independent, 20th June 2015

Just a Minute, review: show has a timeless appeal

The Radio 4 show is one of a handful of radio's more old-school institutions that have proved impervious to the tides of fashion.

Fiona Sturges, The Independent, 19th February 2015

David Tennant makes most successful JAM debut ever

David Tennant has become the most successful debut contestant on Radio 4's Just A Minute, after making it through a full 60 seconds without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, 9th February 2015

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