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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring KENNETH WILLIAMS, CLEMENT FREUD, PETER JONES and LORRAINE CHASE, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 18 December 1979)


Note: This was transcribed by Vicki Walker. Thank you Vicki! :-) Lorraine Chase's only appearance.


THEME MUSIC

ANNOUNCER: We present Kenneth Williams, Peter Jones, Clement Freud and Lorraine Chase in Just a Minute. And as the Minute Waltz fades away, here to tell you about it is our chairman, Nicholas Parsons.

NICHOLAS PARSONS: Thank you! Hello and welcome to Just a Minute. And as youíve just heard, we welcome ah Lorraine Chase, whoís very courageously come along to do battle against our three regular and witty competitors of the game. So, welcome, Lorraine.

LORRAINE CHASE: I hope I don't regret it! (laughs)

NP: And once again Iím going to ask them all to speak if they can for just a minute on a subject that I will give them and try and do it without hesitation, without repetition and without deviating from the subject on the card. And weíll begin the show with Kenneth Williams, and the subject, Kenneth, ho ho! A right one for you: Taking a diabolical liberty. Will you tell us something on that subject and do it in 60 seconds starting now.

KENNETH WILLIAMS: Well, surely no more diabolical liberty was ever taken than that which was perpetrated by Napoleon when he left Elba. Because, a, it was certainly diabolical, and the liberty was not one which had any validity, do you see. But oh ÷

BUZZ

NP: Lorraine Chase has challenged.

LC: I canít understand a word heís saying! Am I allowed to get me dictionary out?

KW: Well I can't translate it for you!

NP: There are 35 seconds left, Kenneth, for you to continue on the subject, having gained a point for an incorrect challenge, and the subject is taking a diabolical liberty starting now.

KW: One of the interpretations, since I was interrupted in my flow about Napoleon and Elba so I canít continue with that, is that diabolical liberties are taken when people assume, or shall we say presume, upon the generosity or kindness, albeit unwillingly given of oneís host or patron, as the French always put it...

BUZZ

KW: ÷ because they ÷

NP: Uh. Clement Freud has challenged.

CLEMENT FREUD: Repetition of Napoleon and Elba.

NP: Yes, quite.

KW: A bit late in the day, wasnít it? You didnít get it off.

LC: I didnít know you couldnít say that.

KW: You just did it now to get in on the last few seconds! You know that, donít you?

LC: You know the awful... I was, I was going to get that. I knew that he said it before...

NP: Actually, it was a very shrewd tactic, Ďcause I spotted it as I have to listen ÷

LC: So did I! So did I!

NP: Yes!

LC: Well, I thought it didnít matter because he said it on the first half.

NP: No! If he repeats it and you, youíve interrupted him and he repeats it again, you get in there.

LC: Oh, story of my life.

KW: You didnít clock it.

LC: Too late.

NP: Anyway, Clement cleverly came in later because now he only has 12 seconds to talk on this subject, he gets a point for a correct challenge and he has the subject, taking a diabolical liberty, starting now.

CF: This is a rot-

BUZZ

NP: Ah, Peter Jones has challenged.

PETER JONES: Hesitation.

NP: Yes, Peter, well done. Peter Jones was taking a diabolical liberty and he got in there, 10 seconds are left, taking a diabolical liberty starting now.

BUZZ

PJ: Diabolical means Ė

NP: Ah, Lorraine Chase.

LC: Hesitation. That seems to get it every time!

NP: No, he actually hadnít been going for half a second.

LC: Oh, well Iíll let him off, then.

NP: Well, thatís very, very generous of you, I must say. Taking a diabolical liberty, Peter, starting now.

PJ: Diabolical really means like the devil. So that itís got to be a really ghastly kind of liberty that heís taken to qualify for this adjective, diabolical.

WHISTLE

LC: Oh, well done!

NP: So Ian Messiter, who blows the whistle when 60 seconds is up, and whoever is speaking at that moment gains an extra point. It was Peter Jones, and heís in the lead at the end of the first round. Clement Freud, will you begin the second round? The subject is sponge fingers, starting now.

CF: Sponge fingers are things which people put into trifles, and Iím never quite sure why other than that when custard is poured upon the aforementioned sponge finger, the sponge finger becomes soggy, limpid, bland, yucky and ugly. It is hard to imagine items of greater trivia than sponge fingers, because it is virtually impossible to discourse on that particular subject, even if it is only for another 31 seconds but I will attempt Ė

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams...

KW: Deviation. He said itís impossible to discourse and heís just doing it! So therefore what he says is untrue! Right, thatís deviation, isnít it?

NP: Not deviating from the subject on the card. Twenty-six seconds left starting now.

CF: Take flour, sugar, milk, eggs, yeast and fingers with which you mix the five ...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams.

KW: Devia- uh, hesitation.

NP: Yes, there was a definite hesitation. Kenneth, a point, the subject, and 17 seconds to talk on sponge fingers, starting now.

KW: The only time I found them of any use whatsoever is when I dip them into things which are prepared gelatinously with sweet things, pudding, pies...

BUZZ

LC: Oh yes, oh, itís too late.

NP: Uh, Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Repetition of things.

NP: Yes, that is right, Peter. There are seven seconds for you now on sponge fingers starting now.

PJ: Sponge cakes are things you put in trifles. Sponge fingers are used for making other types of dessert when you put the things round ÷

WHISTLE

LC: Oh, you did say things again, that you did, like he did before...

NP: Peter Jones was then speaking as the whistle went, so he gained an extra point for doing so. Peter Jones, itís your turn to begin. The subject is tongue twisters. Can you tell us something about those in just a minute starting now.

PJ: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper. Now thatís one tongue twister. And I donít like them because apart from anything else theyíre so terribly far-fetched. Itís just ridiculous to imagine someone picking that quantity of pickled pepper, which Iíve...

BUZZ

PJ: ...now repeated of course.

NP: Um, Clement Freud has challenged.

LC: Oh, he did, he did.

NP: Yes, he did tell us why.

CF: Yes.

NP: All right. All right. There are 44 seconds on tongue twisters, Clement, starting now.

CF: So she bought some better butter, put it in her bitter batter, and you canít really do tongue twisters on this programme because they are incredibly repetitive, even while they have no element of hesitation about them. I particularly admired Mr Peter Jonesí tongue twister because it is one that I can never remember, whereas the ones that I recall ÷

BUZZ

NP: Uh, Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Hesitation.

NP: No!

KW: Well, it was boring, then!

NP: So I agree with you about being boring but he wasnít actually hesitating. And so he carries on if he can on tongue twisters with 23 seconds left starting now.

CF: I donít think I can!

BUZZ

NP: And Lorraine Chase has challenged.

LC: I didnít! I didnít!

NP: Well done, Lorraine, that was very quick of you. And you have 20 seconds...

LC: I didnít touch it!

NP: You start now.

LC: Ah well tongue twisters, um well, Iím not really an authority on um things of this nature, of this ilk. But Iíll have a go Ďcause Iíll have a go at most things, well almost most things Ė but, um, have I done it yet? Tongue twisters are, um, ah, let me Ė

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth you challenged.

KW: Hesitation!

LC: Oh! Oh!

KW: Sheís dreadfully taking all the time!

NP: I know she was. There are five seconds on tongue twisters with you starting now.

KW: This does not occur with someone whose diction is as exquisite as mine. When you say what an unsupersuitable...

WHISTLE

NP: So Kenneth Williams was then speaking as the whistle went. He gained an extra point. And let me give you the score at this particular moment. Ah, Clement Freud and Peter Jones are equal in the lead, one point behind is Kenneth Williams, and two or three behind them is Lorraine Chase.

LC: Oooh.

NP: And Lorraine, itís your turn to begin. The subject is snuggling. Will you tell us something about snuggling in Just A Minute starting now.

BUZZ

NP: Youíve obviously never snuggled.

LC: No!

NP: Kenneth Williams, you challenged.

KW: Hesitation.

NP: A very definite hesitation, Iím afraid, Lorraine. Couldnít even get going!

LC: I was dumbstruck.

NP: There are 57 seconds on snuggling with you, Kenneth, starting now.

KW: The reason Lorraine Chase canít talk about snuggling is because she is, though appearing to be worldly, a naÔve creature whoís never been out with boys and got into what we would call a snuggling embrace. She doesnít do it, she doesnít know what it means, and therefore ...

BUZZ

KW: ...is totally unable...

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

KW: ... to discuss it.

PJ: Well, itís absolute rubbish, of course.

NP: Because you know from personal experience, do you?

PJ: No, I wish I did! But, uh, he repeated doesnít, and uh I thought it was altogether embarrassing. It was prying into somebodyís personal life.

LC: Aw.

PJ: And it has no business on this program.

NP: What is your challenge, Peter?

PJ: Uh, repetition of doesnít!

NP: Peter, you have the subject and there are 35 seconds left on snuggling, starting now.

PJ: Snuggling is comparatively innocent, really. Itís something that one can do in a sleeping bag if you have somebody else to join you and ah no one is likely to really object to it except possibly oneís wife or uh, some er...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Hesitation. Or uh.

NP: Yes, I mean some wives enjoy a good snuggle. Twenty seconds are left on snuggling with you, Kenneth, starting now.

KW: The best thing to do is get into the warmth of woollen blankets, wrap them around yourself and feel so warm and satisfied...

BUZZ

NP: And, um, Lorraine Chase has challenged.

LC: Yes, he was, um, hesitating. Definitely. It was very un... unheardible. Edible. No, what is it?

PJ: Inaudible.

LC: Inaudible.

PJ: Inaudible. Yes, it was. It was, really.

CF: It wasnít very edible, either. Totally inedible!

LC: Oh!

NP: I agree with you, Lorraine. It was all those things!

LC: It was, wasnít it?

NP: Inedible, inaudible and, um÷

LC: Things of this nature.

CF: I think she should have three points!

PJ: Yes. And I do think she should have an opportunity of speaking on snuggling, otherwise the whole world is going to think sheís frigid! Because after all that antipropaganda that Kenneth put out, I mean, itís just shocking.

NP: Dried up?

PJ: Could ruin her image altogether!

NP: Lorraine, gather your wits and talk if you can for eight seconds on snuggling starting now.

LC: Well, my favorite thing to snuggle into is a nice fur coat. Oh itís lovely, lovely. Iíd love to hhve a nice fur coat to snuggle into. Oh Ė

WHISTLE

LC: Oh, a point, a point, a point, yes.

NP: Well, much to everyoneís delight, Lorraine Chase did keep going for eight seconds, and she repeated the same words about eight times ÷

LC: Oh, did I?


NP: She got a point for speaking when the whistle went, which is so important. Sheís still, alas, in fourth place but, um, sheís doing very well. Kenneth, your turn to begin. The subject is Saint George. Will you tell us something about him in just a minute starting now.

KW: Great doubt has been thrown on the validity of his sainthood, when Rome pronounced that no records provide for any knowing canonisation of this particular man. He was confused by Gibbon with George of Capedocia, and that was a very foolish thing for him to have done because the tomb at Lida, where they say he is interred, is probably nothing to do with the Saint George of the Eastern Church, and they all assumed by law that it was. But if you trip --

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Repetition of assume.

NP: Yes. They assumed something a bit earlier on in your dissertation.

CF: Itís also repetition of Saint George because it wasnít the Saint George he was talking about earlier.

NP: But thatís beside... itís deviation from the subject on the card, which is Saint George.

LC: Oh, thatís very clever.

NP: Peter Jones, the subject is Saint George. There are 31 seconds left starting now.

PJ: Well, heís usually identified with this character who went out and defeated the dragon which frightened everybody else. And he gave his name to a number of pubs. Apart from anything else, the patron saint of the country, and these, uh...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams.

KW: Er. Hesitation.

NP: Yes. Kenneth, you have the subject back of Saint George, and there are 17 seconds left starting now.

KW: What Mr Jones in his lamentable ignorance failed to tell you is that he is the patron saint of Portugal. Now why they should have chosen him, I canít imagine.

BUZZ

NP: Uh, Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: I think thatís deviation. Heís telling the audience what he says I failed to tell them, which is not the point.

KW: Thatís right.

PJ: Heís supposed to be telling them what he wants to tell them, not what I failed to tell them.

NP: He talked about your lamentable ignorance, which is deviating from the subject of Saint George.

PJ: Yes, well, my lamentable ignorance is fairly well known now. Iíve been parading it over the air for years! But I donít want him to do it for me!

NP: Yes, and itís still got nothing to do with Saint George. So you have the subject back, Peter...

PJ: Thank you very much.

NP: And there are eight seconds left starting now.

PJ: Saint George for England. Saint Pancras for Scotland. That is the cry.

BUZZ

NP: And Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Well, itís deviation. Saint Pancras is not for Scotland at all.

PJ: No, but thatís, thatís the station you leave from!

NP: Thatís the station you leave from. Yes! Itís a very good joke!

KW: Do you reckon?

NP: Yes!

KW: Well, itís because youíve got a warped sense of humor!

NP: Peter, you have two seconds on Saint George starting now.

PJ: Saint George Ė

BUZZ

NP: And Clement Freud has challenged.

CF: Hesitation.

PJ: No, no.

KW: Yes, I think so.

LC: Aw, no! No!

PJ: Rubbish.

NP: Peter you have another point and one and a half seconds on Saint George starting now.

PJ: We have a statue of him in St. Johnís Wood.

WHISTLE

LC: Oh! Well done.

NP: And Peter Jones gained the extra point for speaking as the whistle went, and a number for incorrect challenges, so he now has a very positive lead at the end of that round. Clement Freud, will you begin the next round? The subject: black jack. Will you tell us something about that in just a minute starting now.

CF: An awful lot of definitions of black jack, amongst which I would like to draw the attention of listeners to a substance with which soup is made darker than it was intended by the culinary expert who first thought of it. But possibly black jack in most peopleís minds conjures up a game of cards also known as pontoon or ven dien, blackjack being the casino version of it, in which the banker deals cards to customers and pays out to anyone who has closer to the magic figure of 21 than does the employee of the house who has put up the money and therefore has proprietorial charge of the casino in which this Ė

BUZZ

NP: And Lorraine Chase has challenged.

LC: Casino! Repetition.

PJ: You repeated.

NP: Yes, yes, well listened. So Lorraine, um, has got a challenge there which is correct and a point and there are 16 seconds, Lorraine Ė yes, you want to talk on the subject now, youíve got it.

LC: (clears throat)

NP: And the subject is black jack and you start now.

LC: Blackjack, obviously, by the way, is being talked about here. Itís a game of cards. And um a ooh Iím deviating and um ah! Um ÷

BUZZ

NP: Lorraine, you challenged.

LC: Hesitation!

NP: Perfectly correct challenge. So you get a point for that.

LC: Oh! How many seconds have I got left? Youíre being kind. Go on.

NP: No, Iím not. You pressed the buzzer and you challenged yourself for some reason. And...

LC: When you challenge yourself ÷

NP: Yes. It was never, itís not the usual way we play the game.

LC: I might have caught a flaw here. When you challenge yourself, it stops for a little while, you give me a point and then I go back on the subject.

NP: Yeah, youíve hit on a new idea. If you keep it up...

LC: Right.

CF: But you could go blind!

LC: Eh? Right.

NP: There are seven seconds left for you to try and talk on black jack, Lorraine, starting now.

LC: Blackjack is a game of cards, a game of cards ÷

BUZZ

NP: Lorraine Chase, youíve challenged yourself.

LC: I repeated myself.

NP: Yeah.

LC: I could keep doing this all night!

NP: Ladies and gentlemen, we are now moving into a whole new era of panel games!

LC: Now Iím cheating. Go on.

NP: You may be cheating, but youíre also winning points. There are three seconds left for black jack with you, Lorraine, starting now.

BUZZ

LC: Black jack ÷

NP: Youíve been challenged by Clement Freud.

CF: Repetition of horseradish.

NP: Did you say horseradish before, Lorraine?

LC: No.

NP: I didnít think you did. So Lorraine, you have an incor... two seconds to talk on black jack, starting now.

LC: Black Jack was the name of my first dog.

WHISTLE

NP: So our guest, Lorraine Chase, playing the game in her own ingenious way...

LC: Cheating desperately!

NP: No, I donít know, it was rather, rather, rather unusual...

PJ: Resourceful.

NP: Resourcefulís the word, thank you very much. Yes. Um, you havenít quite caught up our leader, Lorraine ÷

KW: Which is me-me- me!

NP: No, Peter Jones.

KW: Oh.

NP: But gaining so many points in that round with your resourceful way, you have come into second place ahead of Clement Freud, who is now trailing in fourth place, which is unusual. Kenneth Williams is in third place and Peter Jones, begin the next round. And the subject is thoughtfulness. Will you tell us something about that, Peter, 60 seconds starting now.

PJ: Yes, well thatís a very nice quality which I think I possess in a modest amount. When one goes to a theatre, for instance, itís nice to be thoughtful and put down the seat for a lady to sit on, provide her with a programme, a box of chocolates, information about the actors which youíve mugged up beforehand, and generally binoculars or perhaps opera glasses are more appropriate unless the theatreís extremely large ÷

BUZZ

NP: Lorraine Chase has challenged.

LC: Theatre.

NP: Yes, he repeated the word theatre.

PJ: Yes, thatís right, yes.

NP: Very well listened. Very well done. There are 35 seconds for you to talk on the subject of thoughtfulness, starting now.

LC: Um, well I think he's thoughtful too, and I quite like the idea of it, uh in going to the theater and doing all those nice things for people. How kind. When do you go to the theatre, by the way?

PJ: Well ÷

BUZZ

LC: I love chocolates!

PJ: When are you free?

NP: Clement Freud has challenged.

LC: Um, well! I could fit it in, I could fit it in.

PJ: Yes well, uh, what about... actually... I happen...

NP: Will you two stop snuggling up together over there?

PJ: I happen to know that Lorraine is actually appearing in a play at the moment. Iíve been to see it most nights that itís been on, and um ...

NP: How very thoughtful of you, Peter.

PJ: Yes, it was.

NP: Now shall we hear Clement Freudís challenge?

LC: You know, thatís thoughtfulness, you see.

NP: Clement, what was your challenge?

CF: Repetition of theatre. Weíve had five now.

NP: Clement, you take over the subject of thoughtfulness and there are 23 seconds left starting now.

CF: I wish people would be more thoughtful when they went to the theatre when it comes to smoking because it does seem to me that although non...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Hesitation.

NP: Yes, I agree.

CF: Oh, I donít think so. Iím trying to make a point.

PJ: You get a point.

KW: Don't argue, don't argue!

NP: I think most theaters have stopped smoking now.

CF: Theatres never smoked. It was the patrons.

NP: Fourteen seconds on thoughtfulness, Kenneth, starting now.

KW: This has been indulged in for many years by the greatest sages all the way down from Plato. We have thoughtfulness engraved upon the human memory, indeed the recesses of European culture. Our one great...

WHISTLE

NP: So at the end of that round, Kenneth Williams was speaking as the whistle went, gained that all important extra point. Kenneth Williams is now in second place alongside Lorraine Chase, and where better to be? Peter Jones is still in the lead and Clement Freud is trailing a little. Lorraine, itís your turn to begin and the subject is clothes. Will you tell us something about those in just a minute starting now.

LC: Well clothes, being thatís my favorite subject, are known in the cockney language as these and those. Um, love clothes, I can repeat that...

BUZZ

LC: ... canít I? Can I repeat clothes?

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well I thought um sounded like a hesitation.

NP: Yes, it more than sounded like one, it was one.

LC: It did?

PJ: It was, yes, it was.

LC: Is um hesitation, isnít that funny. Do you know, Iíve been using that for years and I thought it was like a word that you put in. Itís amazing, isnít it? You don't half learn a lot on here, don't you.

NP: If you thought um was a word, what did you think er was?

LC: Well, the same thing. You know, you bung a and in if youíre a bit confused when you put a couple of sentences together, you bung a and in. Well, I thought if you was talking, and you didnít know how to get from one bit of conversation to the other, you put "um," "er," "ooh," "ah," things of this nature to color the conversation, to make the sentence a little bit ÷

PJ: Well, you do, actually, but not in this game, you see.

LC: Oh.

PJ: Thatís why Iím so hopelessly bad at it! I mean I canít, I canít ÷

NP: Peter, youíre doing extremely well this week, and you have the subject again of, uh, not, you have this subject for the first time of clothes, and there are 51 seconds ÷

LC: Who?

NP: ÷ starting now.

PJ: They maketh the man, thatís the story we hear. Well, of course itís absolute rubbish. But clothes Ė

BUZZ

NP: Uh, Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Heís misquoted the proverb. Itís "manners maketh man."

NP: What is your challenge, then?

KW: He said clothes make them. They donít.

NP: Well, he still wasnít deviating from the subject.

KW: Of course he is. Heís deviating from the truth, you great nit! Everyone knows the expression.

NP: He might, he was just misquoting, but he wasnít deviating from the subject of clothes.

KW: Itís deviation! It doesnít say "deviating from the subject," it says "deviation." You mustnít deviate, thatís what it says. It doesnít say "from the subject." It says "deviation."

NP: The inventor sitting beside me. Itís deviating from the subject on the card, isnít it?

IAN MESSITER: Itís deviation from the subject, yes.

NP: Yes. Clothes, he wasnít deviating ÷

KW: Thereís no use asking him, heís a bigger twerp than you!

NP: I wish I could think of...

CF: Anyway, it was deviation, because itís men who make clothes, it isnít clothes who make men.

KW: There, hear hear! Quite right!

NP: You can misquote as often as you like, provided you keep going on the subject, which Peter Jones is doing. And he has 46 seconds to continue on clothes, starting now.

PJ: Actually, Iíve seen that phrase written up in the window at an outfitterís. And Ė

BUZZ

PJ: -- thatís where I got it from.

NP: Clement Freud has challenged.

CF: Repetition of phrase.

NP: Yes, you did use it before.

PJ: Ah, yes. So I did, yes.

NP: And I have to think back and you're right.

PJ: Marvelous memory!

LC: Swine!

NP: Forty-two seconds are left now on the subject of clothes with you, Clement Freud, starting now.

CF: A little clothing is a dangerous thing. A clothes in time makes nine. Come and clothes with me tomorrow night, Iím not doing anything else. There are infinite number of sayings in which "clothes" and "clothing" appears and I think itís high time that we add some of these since accuracy in acronyms seems to be no part of this game as currently interpreted by Nicholas Parsons, also known as the chairman who actually gets 4 pounds 75p more ÷

BUZZ

CF: ÷ than the people who play it!

NP: Ah, Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: I didnít know he was getting that much! Whoís your agent, Nicholas?

NP: I know! Itís a...

PJ: Get him working for me!

NP: ...ridiculous salary, yes. You donít get very much, but ...

PJ: No.

NP: You donít get much more either, do you Peter?

PJ: Well, I get the pencil and a pad, and then they give me the buzzer here.

NP: And you also get the subject, because he was deviating from clothes, talking about Nicholas Parsons, and, and er who wants to deviate as much as that? There are 10 seconds left for you, Peter, starting now.

PJ: Clothes often begin as sheepís wool. Theyíre taken off the animal, and they are then then spun...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Weíre, the subject is not sheepís wool and all, the subject is clothes. Itís not about sheep.

PJ: Well, thatís how they start.

KW: Yes, a lot of things start in a lot of fashions, dear, but we donít want to know about that! You talk about heating, we donít want to start hearing about how coal is dug out of the ground, do we? I mean, we want to see what itís actually like.

PJ: Why not?

NP: Why not?

PJ: There wouldnít be much heating without it!

KW: Well, I mean Iím not going to enter into some long etymological discussion...

NP: Well, then shut up! And let Peter continue...

KW: I mean I canít, the audience is screaming out for my voice. They want to hear me. You could pay money. Theyíre screaming out for it.

NP: Well, they might want to hear your voice but alas it was an incorrect challenge, so I give it back to Peter to continue with four seconds to go on clothes, starting now.

PJ: Then they have to be woven and then after that ÷

BUZZ

LC: Then. Oh.

NP: Lorraine Chase, you challenged.

LC: Then.

PJ: Two thens.

KW: Yes, sheís right, sheís right. Two thens.

NP: Well done, Lorraine.

KW: I heard that. I was going to say the same thing myself.

NP: So Lorraine, you got in and itís the last round, too, and thereís half a second to go. The subject is clothes, starting now.

LC: Clothes are wonderful!

WHISTLE

NP: Well, alas we have no more time to play Just a Minute so let me give you the final score. For once, Clement Freud finished in fourth place, oh, but only just behind Kenneth Williams, and he was just behind our guest, Lorraine Chase, who Ė

BUZZ

NP: -- and sheís challenged.

LC: Said "just" twice. Well he did!

NP: Another point to Lorraine Chase, but she still hasnít beaten our winner, who this week is Peter Jones. So Lorraine was really getting the hang of things at the end. We hope youíve got the hang of things now. We hope one day weíll all have the hang of things and weíll all be playing Just a Minute forever because we love the game, we hope youíve enjoyed listening, and we hope... and we hope youíll want to tune in again at the same time next week where once again we start to play Just a Minute! Until then, from all of us here, goodbye!

THEME MUSIC

ANNOUNCER: The chairman of Just a Minute was Nicholas Parsons. The programme was devised by Ian Messiter and produced by David Hatch.