Just A Minute blog

A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

April 18, 2015

latest recording

featured Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Tim Rice and Liza Tarbuck. Tim was back for his first two shows since 2009. He is nearing 50 shows (he is on 48) though at the current rate might not make it by 2020!

April 10, 2015

Sue to reach Top Gear?

It seems like there can be few people in the world who are not fans of the TV programme Top Gear, and it's irascible presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson has been hosting this top rating programme for many years but has recently lost his job after an altercation with a producer.

And who is in line to replace him? Sue Perkins, it seems.

Several papers have her as the favourite to take Clarkson's place - here's the Telegraph for example.

This suggests she has become a very very very big figure in television. She is best known these days for a cooking competition, The Great British Bake-Off, but also has a chat show with her old partner.

If she is now this big a TV star, it perhaps explains why she has cut back considerably on her Just A Minute appearances.

Good luck Sue!

April 09, 2015

more panel news

the panel for the JAMs recorded last night included Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Alun Cochrane and newcomer Susan Calman.