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A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

January 17, 2006

Today's show

As is often the case, a show without Paul Merton seems not quite as good as other shows. Tony Hawks has been a great servant of the show but he isn't as funny or surreal as Paul. Which doesn't meanm it was a bad show, there were some very good moments and I thought Clement was at his best. Kate Robbins was pleasant and fun, but I don't think she did enough to demand more appearances - apart from the second show from that recording. Interestingly all three shows so far were recorded in London, each at a different venue.

And it was Clement's 500th show. Maybe that's why he was at his best, one suspects he may know his stats. What a great man he's been for the show, it's always very different when he's not on the panel.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know where new episodes of the show can be found on the net? It's not broadcast here in the USA...

7:57 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its a little depressing how the producers repeatedly choose new guests who clearly have never actually listened to the programme before and have no idea of the basic rules and traditions. Kate Robbins is an example. Surely there are many budding comedians/raconteurs out there who would love to do the show and have a genuine interest also.

1:22 am  

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