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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.

Welcome To Just A Minute! - A Celebration Of Britain's Best-Loved Radio Comedy

Welcome To Just A Minute! - A Celebration Of Britain's Best-Loved Radio Comedy

The very first Just A Minute book, written by the show's long-standing and much adored chairman, Nicholas Parsons.

In Welcome To Just A Minute, which includes contributions from Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth, chairman Nicholas Parsons, the only person to have appeared in every edition of the BBC Radio 4 programme, recalls the very best, occasionally awkward and often hilarious, moments from its last six decades.

Magical minutes, verbal dexterity, sharp one-liners and witty challenges can all be marvelled at once again as Nicholas tells the Just A Minute story from its inauspicious pilot episode, through television and stage versions, and on to the present day, without hesitation, repetition or deviation...

First published: Monday 18th August 2014

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