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 - 2018. Stars Nicholas Parsons, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo and others.

Catch-up on BBC iPlayer Radio   The programme is repeated on Sunday at 12pm.

Press Clippings

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

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

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

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