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Just A Minute: A Further Classic Collection

22 archive episodes of the much-loved BBC radio comedy game
By: BBC Audio
Narrated by: Nicholas Parsons
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, British
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A further delightful collection of 22 previously unpublished episodes of the ever popular BBC Radio four-panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Showcasing five key players from the past five decades - Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary - the collection also includes two bonus editions of the show.

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. Among the best remembered and most entertaining of them are Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary.

This collection presents four specially selected episodes for each of them, all published for the first time, all highlighting the players at their cleverest and funniest. Two bonus episodes feature guest players who appeared on the programme only once: Una Stubbs and Miriam Margolyes.

With episodes taken from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, there is strong participation from regular players of the game: Clement Freud, Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Paul Merton. Others playing include Hugh Dennis, Chris Neill, Linda Smith, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Ross Noble, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Jenny Eclair, Liza Tarbuck, Kenneth Robinson and Aimi Macdonald. As always, Nicholas Parsons is the capable chairman of the game.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • Karen
  • Bates City, MO, United States
  • 01-31-17

I Listen To These Shows Over And Over!

Very smart and funny! Unique minds at play keep this fast-paced show vibrant and engaging.

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  • Intheamazone
  • 09-17-16

Have no hesitation...!

...in downloading this fabulous collection. An across the years selection of episodes in a bumper collection of intelligent banter. Great fun and a really good listen. I can binge listen with these but equally a perfect collection to dip in and out of at leisure and certainly one which will be revisited frequently.

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  • MR P.
  • 03-10-16

Quality

superb entertainment, well worth the purchase, laughed out loud several times. some old classics on here

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  • juan
  • 10-29-18

BOUGHT AS A PRESENT FOR MY MOTHER - SHE LOVED IT!

My mum and I love to listen to audio books together - usually Agatha Raisin but this made a lovely change. Lovely to have on Audio books

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  • Avengercat
  • 08-08-19

Great listen

This is the second one in the series I've purchased this year and i highly recommend them, there's something for everyone here. Witty, smart, funny, enjoyable. My nightly listen.

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  • Richard Hale
  • 04-08-19

Some of the old material doesn’t hold up

Interesting to hear “old” performances but for me some of it veers into cringe worthy especially around jokes that are made in relation to sexism or sexuality. Fascinating but not always funny

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  • M. D. Finney
  • 06-18-18

Classically funny

It is still funny and Kenneth is hilarious. If you like just a minute then this is for you.

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  • SnapWriter
  • 04-06-16

Download now--essential listening

This is one of two classic collections of ten hours or more in length. I listen to them both continually, as well as the others.

You will not be sorry.

None stop fun.

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  • AudiobookDevotee
  • 05-01-19

Pretty decent

A lot of the episodes are very old and not played as well as the modern ones. The guest are largely dead now too. Not bad but I've heard better compilations.

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