Just A Minute blog

A blog on the BBC radio programme Just A Minute

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

October 15, 2015

other panel this season

I mentioned about a month ago that Jenny Eclair and Josh Widdicimbe had been part of a JAM panel but I wasn't sure about the other two. Can confirm they were Paul Merton and Sheila Hancock.

So for the 24 shows this year the 26 panellists were... (not including Junior Just A Minute)

20 shows - Paul Merton
10 shows - Gyles Brandreth
6 shows- Sheila Hancock
5 shows - Susan Calman
4 shows - Tony Hawks, Graham Norton, Jenny Eclair, Julian Clary, Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke, Alun Cochrane
2 shows - Sue Perkins, Tim Rice, Liza Tarbuck, Stephen Fry, Pam Ayres, Shappi Khorsandi, Mike McShane, Robin Ince, Lucy Beaumont, Andy Hamilton, David Tennant, Josh Widdecombe
1 show - Janey Godley, Joe Lycett, Tom Allen

October 10, 2015

JAM is back

It sort of crept up on me that the show is back on air and I didn't notice until it had just been on. The show was great with Paul at his very best with one of his magic minutes of nonsense. Joe Lycett and Janey Godley were both very good - Joe is great fun in particular.

The BBC is saying the season will have eight shows. I wonder of they will be replaying the other Edinburgh show which oddly played at 9am one Monday morning in August.

Panel news - two of the recordings for this season feature Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins and Andy Hamilton. Andy is one of the great panel show guests and has been on all the other Radio Four shows and I've often wondered why he hasn't done JAM. I guess we'll now get to hear how he goes on JAM, if he can get a word in with Tony, Sue and Gyles to compete with.

(It looks like my reading of a photo as featuring Paul and Warwick Davis was wrong then!)