A while ago I was asked by someone how rare it was for someone to go the full minute without interruption. I told the correspondent I would do a count-up and -- I have!
Bearing in mind we are talking about someone speaking for 60 uninterrupted seconds... someone who is buzzed but resumes speaking doesn't count.
There have been 229
examples in the 44 year history of the show... here's the list. My thanks to Gary Brown for the idea.
Kenneth Williams 66
Clement Freud 30
Derek Nimmo 23
Peter Jones 21
Paul Merton 14
Sue Perkins 6
Gyles Brandreth, Sheila Hancock 5
Pam Ayres, Janet Brown, Graham Norton 4
Ross Noble, Linda Smith 3
Ray Alan, Julian Clary, Jenny Éclair, Graeme Garden, Tony Hawks, Aimi Macdonald 2
Isla Blair, Marcus Brigstocke, Rob Brydon, Charles Collingwood, Peter Cook, Kevin Eldon, Kenny Everett, Fenella Fielding, Liz Fraser, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Hardy, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Thora Hird, Martin Jarvis, John Junkin, Helen Lederer, Fred MacAulay, Betty Marsden, Andree Melly, Patrick Moore, Richard Morton, Richard Murdoch, Nicholas Parsons, Wendy Richard, Victor Spinetti, Liza Tarbuck, Christopher Timothy, Joan Turner, Stanley Unwin, Katharine Whitehorn, June Whitfield 1