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A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

December 16, 2006

New producer

A friend tells me Claire Jones was not the producer at the recent recordings.

I have been in occasional email contact with her, so tried that - and it came back with "user unknown" on it. So maybe it's true!

If this is true, it does bring to an end an era. Apart from a brief period of maternity leave, Claire has been in charge for six and a half years, the longest uninterrupted period of any producership, and second only in total to the show's founder David Hatch (he had more than one term in the job).

She had to pick up the show after Peter and Derek died and keep it going. She introduced many people who are have been just brilliant on the show - Ross Noble, Sue Perkins, Liza Tarbuck, Charles Collingwood, Chris Neill, and brought back Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth.

Let's wish Claire all the best - and welcome the new producer!



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