Just A Classic Minute: v. 2

Version: Abridged
Author: BBC Radio
Narrator: Various Artists
Genres: Comedy
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 2 CDs
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Nicholas Parsons presents four more specially-selected archive episodes of the ever-popular comedy panel game from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Just as uproariously funny - and terrifically popular - today as when it first began on BBC Radio 4 in 1968, "Just a Minute" challenges contestants to speak for one minute on a given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation. Its mix of irreverent fun and ferocious competition has always attracted stellar names from the world of comedy and theatre, all of whom pit their wits - and their wit - against regular players including Kenneth Williams, Paul Merton, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud and Peter Jones. Among the guests in these four archive programmes are Maureen Lipman, Geraldine Jones, Sheila Hancock, Alfred Marks, John Junkin and Tim Rice. Nicholas Parsons, who has been at the helm of the series since it began, as chairman and occasionally as player, introduces this sparkling quartet of editions and provides fascinating background information on the game, as well as memories of its players and its devisor, Ian Messiter.