Just A Minute blog

A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

November 28, 2009

panel news

The panel for two shows recorded on Friday featured Paul Merton, Chris Neill, Charles Collingwood and Josie Lawrence.

So three teams so far this season and they were

* Josie, Tony Hawks, Dave Gorman and Justin Moorhouse
* Paul, Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary and David Mitchell
* Paul, Josie, Chris and Charles

I'd expect Paul to feature in the three remaining recordings, with others like Graham Norton, Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck likely to pop up somewhere.

And yes I am still working through all the things that need to be tidied up on the site - it will take some time...

November 18, 2009

panel news

the team for yesterday's recording was Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Gyles Brandreth and David Mitchell.

November 08, 2009

Radio Four has record ratings - and JAM's a "big hitter"

While audiences for TV news and newspaper sales slowly fall, it's radio
that seems to be picking up, in Britain and in other countries.

This Guardian piece has the details and note Just a Minute is described
as being among the network's most important shows...

This piece also mentions JAM prominently and suggests it's been
"reinvented" by the current controller, Mark Damazer...

I guess I missed the reinvention. Anyone else feel the show has changed
much in the past two or three years?