Four classic episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Loved for the verbal dexterity, wicked wit and competitive edge of its participants, Just a Minute has welcomed scores of guest players to the game since it began in 1967. Gyles Brandreth first played the game in the 1980s, and this collection presents four specially selected episodes in which he displays his wit, verbal dexterity and erudition.
Four specially selected episodes of Radio 4's much-loved panel game includes two special celebratory editions. In the first, which celebrates Just A Minute's 45th anniversary, Paul Merton, Ross Noble, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth are given subjects from the first series in 1967, such as When I Wear A Top Hat, The English Nanny, Knitting A Cable Stitch Jumper, How To Perform A Cornish Floral Dance - and Derek Nimmo!
Pantomime Stories – "Babes in the Wood"; "Cinderella"; "Dick Whittington"; "Jack and the Beanstalk"; "Puss in Boots"; "The Sleeping Beauty". Brothers Griimm Fairy Tales – "Rapunzel"; "Rumplestiltskin"; "The Frog Prince"; "The Three Musicians". Hans Andersen Fairy Tales – "The Nightingale"; "The Emperor's New Clothes"; "The Little Match Girl"; "The Tinder Box"; "The Ugly Duckling"; "Thumbelina".
The aim of this audiobook is entertainment - and surprise - but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with a price attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual...from the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the best and the worst, the most amusing and amazing words are here.