Just A Minute blog

A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

November 19, 2013

Junior Just A Minute

was on last week, five days of JAM. I really enjoyed them! The junior panellists I thought were very good. I can't imagine how many must have auditioned to find 10 such confident, articulate, fluent and witty kids. If any are reading this, congratulations! You were excellent and I thought there wasn't a dud among you.

I thought Jenny Eclair and Josie Lawrence were both in great form, especially Josie, who is becoming a top player of the game. They also struck exactly the right note with their junior colleagues, I thought.

This really was an interesting experiment and it raised the question again - should JAM widen its net past the stand-up comics who make up most panels. If these very confident kids can sound so good... maybe otehrs could too.

Again if these kids are reading - I was really struck by how good you were!

Christmas special

is to be broadcast as one-off on December 23rd. The panel is Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Pam Ayres and Stephen Mangan.

November 10, 2013

The BBC auctions a behind the scenes visit

  see here