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 - 2017. Stars Nicholas Parsons, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo and others.

Another series is in development.
The programme is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 4am

Press Clippings

Nicholas Parsons on half a century of Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons has left his walking stick at the dry cleaner's: a rare senior moment from someone who is a one-man campaign against ageism.

Ben Lawrence, The Telegraph, 5th December 2017

Nicholas Parsons interview

After 50 years on Radio 4's Just a Minute, the 94-year-old says he is the oldest person in show business still regularly performing. Now about that knighthood (and his rightful place in Guinness World Records) ...

Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian, 3rd December 2017

Why Just a Minute hides a far more ruthless reality

Just A Minute has become one of the nation's most beloved radio shows -- but it began as a classroom humiliation, inflicted on daydreamers by a history teacher at Sherborne School in the Thirties.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 1st December 2017

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

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th 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

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

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