Twelve archive editions of the the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons
Having matured like a fine wine for over 50 years, Just a Minute continues to improve with age. A full-bodied, cheeky little number, it’s both sparkling and robust, and ideal for almost every occasion. A few bottles of the finest have been brought up from the cellar for this vintage collection.
In these twelve humorous, enlightening and previously unpublished editions — harvested from between 1972 and 2004 — players once again attempt to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the given subject. Challenges fly thick and fast under the unflappable adjudication of Nicholas Parsons.
Seasoned players Kenneth Williams, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freudand Paul Merton compete alongside guests including Tim Rice, Sheila Hancock, Michael Palin, Jenny Eclair, Tony Hawks, Ross Noble, Ray Alan, Rob Buckman, Barry Cryer, Wendy Richard, Jeremy Hardy, Richard Stilgoe, Steve Frost, Graham Norton, Liza Tarbuck, Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Julian Clary.
Which players will be allowed time to breathe uninterrupted, as they demonstrate they have the nose for a corking finish? Find out as we play Just a Minute!
Please note: Contains mild innuendo. The humour in these programmes sometimes reflects the era in which they were first broadcast.
26 September 1972
Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams
10 February 1976
Featuring Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Michael Palin, Kenneth Williams
20 February 1979
Featuring Ray Alan, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams
22 January 1980
Featuring Rob Buckman, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams
3 April 1985
Featuring Barry Cryer, Peter Jones, Tim Rice, Kenneth Williams
23 February 1991
Featuring Peter Jones, Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Richard Stilgoe
11 February 1995
Featuring Jeremy Hardy, Tony Hawks, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo
1 February 1999
Featuring Jenny Eclair, Steve Frost, Peter Jones, Tim Rice
11 March 2002
Featuring Clement Freud, Sheila Hancock, Paul Merton, Graham Norton
7 July 2003
Featuring Clement Freud, Sheila Hancock, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Paul Merton
18 August 2003
Featuring Jenny Eclair, Clement Freud, Tony Hawks, Ross Noble
16 August 2004
Featuring Julian Clary, Clement Freud, Paul Merton, Liza Tarbuck