Just A Minute blog

A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

May 26, 2012

more WILTY

as I didn't add some WILTY last week.... two shows this week

this one features Dale Winton, David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Clare Balding and Lee Mack.

and this one features David, Rob, Lee, Chris Addison and John Bishop.


panel at Bridlington

was Tony Hawks, Jenny Eclair, Richard Herring and Paul Sinha. Richard and Paul both making their first appearances since debuting at Edinburgh in 2009.

May 16, 2012


won the SONY GOLD RADIO award "to recognise a lifetime of professionalism in radio and in particular his outstanding and total commitment to Just A Minute, a programme that Nicholas has brilliantly presented for an amazing 45 years."

Here he is with his JAM colleague Stephen Fry after the award ceremony.

May 13, 2012

back on Monday

Just a reminder that JAM is back on Monday.

The BBC website says three of the four at the May 25th show are expected to be Paul Merton, Tony Hawks and Jenny Eclair. As I suggested a couple of posts ago, I think a second woman will be on the show.

May 12, 2012

more WILTY

Some more Would I Lie To You - this time featuring another 6 JAMmers - namely Jack Dee, David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Jason Manford, Ruth Jones and Lee Mack.


I am asked in the comments who I prefer of the two British WILTY hosts as opposed to the host of the NZ version, Paul Henry. Rob Brydon is damn funny so he is first. Angus next, Henry last.

 And will I broaden the website to include WILTY? Maybe....

May 05, 2012

JAM back

on Monday May 14th for a season of six shows. The first show features Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary and Greg Proops.

Two shows featuring Paul, Graham Norton, Gyles Brandreth and Alun Cochrane have also been recorded.

The other two shows are being recorded on May 25 at Bridlington. Paul and Tony Hawks are likely to be on the shows with two women, I'd say. Maybe Sheila Hancock and a newcomer?

no lie

It's official - as they say...

I have fallen in love with another comedy panel show, namely Would I Lie To You.

If you haven't seen it, here's an eppy - it features Sue Perkins, Barry Cryer, Dara O'Briain, David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Lee Mack.

Very funny!

May 02, 2012

Sale of the Century

Here's an eppy of Nicholas Parsons hosting this classic quiz game

great piece on Kenneth Williams

Why is Kenneth the comedian's comedian?

Various comedians pay tribute to Kenneth in this doco which also includes some of his best radio clips. Graham Norton, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair and Josie Lawrence are among those remembering the King of JAM.