Ten archive editions of the the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game plus two very special programmes, chaired by Nicholas Parsons.Seasons come and go, and years fly by, but Just a Minute has been a constant ray of sunshine on Radio 4 for over 50 years. Now, in this new collection of programmes, ten previously unpublished editions - from the 1970s to the 2010s - are presented alongside two very speci… al half hours: Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes and 50 Years of Just a Minute: Paul Merton in Conversation with Nicholas Parsons. Among the many guest performers attempting to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject are Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Andree Melly, Patrick Moore, Kenny Everett, Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Richard Murdoch, Jenny Eclair, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Stephen Frost, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins and Frank Skinner.Who will win enough points to take a commanding lead, who will find themselves trailing a little, and who will finish in a strong fourth place? Find out as we play Just a Minute!1. 12 October 1971: Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Andree Melly, Kenneth Williams2. 18 April 1978: Featuring Clement Freud, Patrick Moore, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams3. 5 February 1980: Featuring Kenny Everett, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Kenneth Williams4. 16 June 1984: Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Tim Rice, Kenneth Williams5. 16 June 1988: Featuring Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Wendy Richard, Kenneth Williams6. 28 April 1990: Featuring Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Richard Murdoch, Wendy Richard7. 2 August 1999: Featuring Jenny Eclair, Stephen Frost, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Peter Jones 8. 19 January 2004: Featuring Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Linda Smith9. 9 January 2006: Featuring Clement Freud, Stephen Fry, Paul Merton, Tim Rice 10. 18 August 2014: Featuring Gyles Brandreth, Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner11. 25 December 2017: Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes. Featuring panellists from across the years12. 1 January 2018: 50 Years of Just a Minute - Paul Merton in conversation with Nicholas ParsonsDevised by Ian MessiterChaired by Nicholas ParsonsEpisode selection by Michael StevensMusic: The Minute Waltz (Waltz in D Flat Major, Op. 64) by ChopinPlease note: The humour in these programmes sometimes reflects the era in which they were first broadcast. Contains strong language and mild innuendo. Due to the archive nature of some of the episodes, sound quality may vary.
Series: BBC Digital Audio