A History of Britain in Just a Minute
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Parsons appeared on every show for 51 years, either as chairman or panellist, until he was absent through illness for two episodes recorded in April 2018 and broadcast the following June. Those shows were hosted by Gyles Brandreth,   as were two episodes recorded and broadcast in August 2019, when Parsons was again unwell.
In common with most things that are supposed to be British, it's really English. Looking at the index, there's a handful of entries for Scotland and Wales, and we won't talk about Ireland, cause the author doesn't.As a performer, Gyles Brandreth has been seen most recently in ZIPP! ONE HUNDRED MUSICALS FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF ONE at the Duchess Theatre and on tour throughout the UK, and as Malvolio and the Sea Captain in TWELFTH NIGHT THE MUSICAL at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Alex Green (11 December 2020). "Just A Minute to return to BBC Radio 4 with presenting shake-up". Belfast Telegraph . Retrieved 18 December 2020. In 1999, the BBC televised the show, with 20 episodes recorded during a single week in Birmingham. Nicholas Parsons was again the chairman. There were no regular panellists but those appearing were Pam Ayres, Clare Balding, Isla Blair, Jo Brand, Gyles Brandreth, Ken Bruce, Michael Cashman, Barry Cryer, Stephen Frost, Liza Goddard, Tony Hawks, Peter Jones, Maria McErlane, Richard Morton, Tom O'Connor, Su Pollard, Steve Punt, Wendy Richard, John Sergeant, Brian Sewell, Linda Smith, Richard Vranch and Gary Wilmot. The series was produced by Helena Taylor. Participants [ edit ] Clement Freud was a panellist on the show from 1967 to 2009, making him the longest-serving contestant.Several television versions have been attempted. Two pilot episodes were recorded for television in 1969 and 1981 but never broadcast, except in documentaries about Kenneth Williams. Just a Minute!". Radio Times. Vol.272, no.3549 (Londoned.). BBC Magazines. 2 January 1992. p.87 . Retrieved 30 January 2020. Special edition from Highgate marking the first programme in the 25th series
Just a Minute". Radio Times. Vol.181, no.2343 (London & South Easted.). BBC Publications. 3 October 1968. p.21 . Retrieved 30 January 2020. A panel game controlled (!) this week by Clement Freud. Repeats were then broadcast until Parsons' death on 28 January 2020, at the age of 96, and for a couple of weeks thereafter as a homage.  Episode 445". Just a Minute. Series 28. Episode 2. 31 December 1994. BBC Radio 4. Transcript from just-a-minute.info. This particular edition of Just A Minute is coming from the International Edinburgh Festival and we're playing here in the Pleasance Theatre before a very animated and excited fringe Edinburgh audience.Just A Minute (JAM) is one of my favourite radio shows. Running now for over 50 years, the rules are simple, but it's incredibly hard to play. All you have to do it talk for one minute, on a topic given, without hesitation, repetition or deviation. It sounds simple, but it's very rare for it be actually done. One of the masters of the game, is Gyles Brandreth, hence this book. Unfortunately, the book is just proof you can't really move the show into the written word.