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Just A Minute

Just A Minute

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1967 - 2024
  • 1000 episodes (92 series)

Long running radio panel game in which contestants to talk for one minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Stars Nicholas Parsons, Sue Perkins, Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams and more.

Video clips

Parsons: Just a Minute pilot was a disaster

Sir Nicholas Parsons has described the "great essence" of the success of Radio 4's Just A Minute as "having fun".

"I try to orchestrate things so we do have fun. I will throw out lines to people like Paul Merton and he will come out with the most outrageous comments...mostly about my age."

He also explained that the programme was fortunate to have been commissioned, saying "the BBC didn't want it, they weren't going to commission it, but we had a brilliant young producer who put his job on the line".

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Wolverhampton in November

Graham Norton starts off a discussion on the subject of 'Wolverhampton in November'.

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Jason Manford - Showing Off

Footage of Jason Manford trying to talk about showing off - will he impress with his efforts?

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Trailer: Just A Minute's Indian Adventure

A trailer for the BBC Radio 4 documentary, Just a Minute's Indian Adventure.

Cyrus Broacha takes on tongue twisters

See the moment Cyrus Broacha took on tongue twisters.

Just A Minute In India: Extended Highlights

Some highlights from the special recordings in Mumbai, celebrating 45 years of Just A Minute.

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