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January 24, 2015

more on the coming season

the new season begins on February 9th with eight shows. The four panels for the eight shows are...
* Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Graham Norton and Robin Ince
* Gyles Brandreth, Jenny Eclair, Marcus Brigstocke and Shappi Khorsandi
* Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Josie Lawrence and Alun Cochrane
*Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Stephen Fry and David Tennant
It’s an interesting list because – with the exception of Sue Perkins – it includes all the regulars and semi-regulars.
This is the list of appearances since April 2009 when Clement Freud died (including TV and Junior JAM). See how many of the top players from this list are appearing this season - all but one of the top 10, and 11 of the top 14. Seems like Tilusha Ghelani who’s been producing JAM for eight years is going out on a high! (players this season are bolded)
Paul Merton 120 shows
Gyles Brandreth 49 shows
Tony Hawks 34 shows
Sue Perkins 32 shows
Graham Norton, Jenny Éclair 28 shows
Julian Clary 24 shows
Josie Lawrence 22 shows
Sheila Hancock 18 shows
Alun Cochrane 17 shows
Liza Tarbuck 16 shows
Pam Ayres, Shappi Khorsandi 12 shows
Marcus Brigstocke 10 shows
Richard Herring 9 shows
Stephen Fry, Charles Collingwood, Kevin Eldon, Russell Kane 8 shows
Miles Jupp, Stephen Mangan 7 shows
Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble 6 shows
Paul Sinha 5 shows
Fi Glover, Patrick Kielty, Jason Manford, Rick Wakeman, Holly Walsh 4 shows
Fred MacAulay, Greg Proops, Phill Jupitus, John Sergeant, Joe Lycett 3 shows
Tim Rice, Chris Neill, Janey Godley, Dave Gorman, Ian McMillan, David Mitchell, Justin Moorhouse, Robin Ince, Cyrus Broacha, Jason Byrne, Vanessa Feltz, Rebecca Front, Kerry Godliman, Anuvab Pal, Jonathan Ross, David Tennant, Roy Walker, Terry Wogan 2 shows
Pauline McLynn, Josie Long, Mike McShane, Stephen K Amos, Roberta Bannister, John Bishop, Henry Blofeld, Hugh Bonneville, Hannibal Buress, Rosa Calcraft, Jonah Calkin, Francesca Daly, Kitty Fry, Ruth Jones, Will Pearce, Sophie Shanahan, Leonardo Shaw, Zrey Sholapurkar, Frank Skinner, Russell Tovey, William Tyrell, Tim Vine, Suki Webster 1 show


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Dean and Fellow Jammers. Just a quick note to mention about the brilliant and sharp as a buttonette Sue Perkins. She is currently recording a late afternoon live tv show called Mel and Sue with her comedy partner on Mondays to Fridays for ITV. This and her regular commitment to The Great British Bake Off - which records in the Summer may limit her JAM appearances. If you are reading this Sue please try to squeeze a couple of JAM's in because you have a large number of fans amongst us Jammers. On the panel you are a tornado and we'll miss you if you can't be in JAM for a while. Love to all KEITH XXXX

10:59 pm  
Anonymous Sebastian X said...

I expect you have seen this story reporting on David Tennant managing an uninterupted minute at his first attempt, tentively suggesting it is a record.


Is it a record? I have a vague memory of a debut contestant managing the full minute not that long ago, but it may not have been the very first subject they were given.

By the way, I must congratulate you on your diligence. I notice Tennant's whole minute is already listed in the statistics section of your main site; I have yet to listen to the show.

5:22 am  

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