There are also occasions when players choose not to buzz because the speaker is amusing the audience by performing badly. Each programme features four panellists, with the exception of six shows in and another at the end of the — season when there were only three.
Nicholas Parsons has chaired the show since its inception. Below is an example of a speech given by Sheila Hancock which lasted for a full minute without being challenged. Even pausing during audience laughter or applause known as "riding a laugh" can be challenged.
Therefore, to speak for the full minute without being challenged is a special achievement. This broke his uninterrupted run of fifty years as a performer on the programme. So what I do is say, "yes it is rotten food, let us sing a song", making sure that that particular chanson has a few vowels in it that require her to open her mouth!
Skillful players use synonyms to avoid repeating themselves. That show, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at If successful, last-second challenges can be especially rewarding, as they allow one to speak for a short time but earn two points—one for the challenge and one for being the last speaker.
InNicholas Parsons was unable to attend the recording of two editions of the programme as he had the flu. Participants[ edit ] Sir Clement Freud was a panellist on the show from tomaking him the longest-serving guest. Although executives at the BBC disliked the pilot, its producer, David Hatchthreatened to resign if he could not oversee a full series.
The chairman was originally planned to be Jimmy Edwards but he was unavailable on Sundays, the proposed recording dates, and was replaced by Nicholas Parsons who was originally supposed to be a panel member.
Other early incarnations of the show, all created by Messiter, include a version on South African radioand a television version on the DuMont network in the United States.
A panellist scores one point for making a correct challenge against whoever is speaking, or the speaker gets a point if the challenge is deemed incorrect.
An extra point is awarded if a panellist speaks for the entire minute without being challenged. Until he also sat on the stage with a stopwatch and blew a whistle when the sixty seconds were up.
In the early years the rules were more complicated, as special rules were sometimes tried out in addition, on a one-off basis: However, if a panellist is speaking fluently on a subject, staying reasonably within the three rules, and seems likely to speak for the whole minute, the other panellists often refrain from challenging.
Parsons did not want the job and only reluctantly took it, just for the pilot episode.You will think about those who touched you "for just a minute" and were marker points in your own life.
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Mar 26, · Hosted by Nicholas Parsons Panelists: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Graham Norton and Phil Jupitus. Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy and television panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons.
Its first transmission on Radio 4 was on 22 DecemberDownload