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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring DEREK NIMMO, CLEMENT FREUD, TIM RICE and JIMMY MULVILLE, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 31 March 1990)

NOTE: Jimmy Mulville's first appearance.


NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!

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NP: Hello my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away it is once more my pleasure to introduce the four exciting and talented personalities who this week are going to play Just A Minute. We have Derek Nimmo, Tim Rice, Clement Freud and for the first time playing the game, Jimmy Mulville. Will you please welcome all four of them. The creator of this delightful game, Ian Messiter, usually sits beside me and has a stopwatch to tell me how the seconds are ticking away. And also he blows a whistle when the 60 seconds are up. Unfortunately he cannot be with us this week, so instead we have Anne Ling. And as usual I'm going to ask our four competitors if they will speak on a subject I give them and they will try and do that without hesitation, without repetition and without deviating from the subject. And we'll see how well they do as we begin the show this week with Derek Nimmo. Derek the subject is package deals. Would you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

DEREK NIMMO: The reference to package deals of course tends to be towards parceling, everything is tied together. I managed to get a wonderful package deal the other day, to Melbourne in Australia. And I landed at Tullamarine Airport and was whisked along the freeway into the heart of south Yarra where I was staying in Leopold Street. I was on my way which was part of the package deal to the Melbourne Cup...

BUZZ

NP: And Tim Rice has challenged.

TIM RICE: I think way came up twice.

NP: Yes he was on his way more than once there, yes he did say that. So Tim Rice you have got in with a correct challenge which means of course you get a point for that and you take over the subject of package deals and there are 39 seconds left starting now.

TR: The kind of package deal I like is the one that you can see almost every week in the colour supplements such as that of the Sunday Times or the Observer or the Correspondent...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: He put his or in too often!

TR: Or's a very small word.

NP: I know...

TR: I thought we were allowed small words.

NP: But what I think is the situation is though on the whole they ignore the small words, when you emphasise it like that and make a great show of it and go or, or, or, very quickly I think he's entirely justified in challenging and gaining a point and the subject of package deals and 28 seconds left starting now.

DN: Including my mission to Felmington racecourse were three beautiful tickets to go and have dining food. It's a funny way to put it really but I was having cie vue champagne at the time and then became rather squiffy. They call it that there, it was sparkling wine in truth but it was method champenoise. One of the things about a package deal, it is wonderfully economical, that's the way I specify that type really...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged again.

TR: That's definite hesitation there. He was getting, getting caught up...

NP: Well I couldn't understand a word of what he was talking about! As far as I was concerned he kept going with a lot of rubbish! But I mean...

TR: No, I thought it was a very well thought-out, um... speech, I thought he was...

DN: I was just going quickly...

TR: ... talking a lot of sense.

DN: I just wanted to get it in.

TR: But he did hesitate.

NP: I didn't hear him hesitate.

TR: Towards the end! You've just admitted you didn't hear anything he was saying!

NP: I heard it but I referred to it as a lot of rubbish actually. But anyway no I don't think he actually hesitated so I'll be generous to him on this occasion, I might not be on this week, and leave the subject with him, a point for that of course, seven seconds Derek on package deals starting now.

DN: The Barrier Reef does present some splendid package deals...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud has challenged.

CLEMENT FREUD: Deviation.

NP: Why?

CF: I could understand what he said!

NP: So what we do there is give Clement Freud a bonus point because we enjoyed the challenge. But unfortunately it was not within the rules of Just A Minute. So Derek keeps the subject with five seconds to go starting now.

DN: Of course you could go to Majorca and there to the largest town on that isalnd which is named Palmer. I...

WHISTLE

NP: Anne Ling charmingly as always blows the whistle when the 60 seconds are up. And whoever is speaking at that moment gains an extra point. And it was on this occasion Derek Nimmo and it doesn't need me to tell you that he's in the lead at the end of that round. We now go to the second round and it is Tim Rice. Tim would you take the subject of Greek Gods and tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

TR: Greek Gods have been famous for years and centuries in times past. There are distinguished ones that we all know and love such as Hermes, the winged messenger. In Rome he was known as Mercury and incidentally, this is totally relevant, a small planet is named after both these gentlemen who are in fact the same person. Because that planet I mentioned...

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NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Two planets.

NP: There were two planets...

TR: Yes.

NP: You shouldn't have deviated on to the planets because you managed to trip yourself up in a different way. So Derek got in with a correct challenge, he has 37 seconds to tell us something about Greek Gods starting now.

DN: I particularly like Dionyshes the God of wine which is Bacchus indeed within the Roman... calendar...

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NP: Jimmy Mulville challenged.

JIMMY MULVILLE: That was definitely hesitation.

DN: Well scored!

NP: You don't have to tell me Jimmy...

DN: Well listened!

NP: It's lovely to have you on the show for the first time and er...

JM: Thank you.

NP: ...and lovely to hear your voice for the first time on the show. But it's um...

JM: It's nice to hear your voice as well Nicholas. But not for the first time on this show.

NP: I don't say very much on any show. But it was definitely hesitation Jimmy. So you have now 31 seconds to take over the subject of Greek Gods starting now.

JM: My favourite Greek God has to be Poseidon, the God of the oceans. Because for my money he is the wettest God of all the Greek ah... er...

BUZZ

JM: It was a good try, wasn't it! It wasn't bad! First effort!

APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE

JM: No, no, please! I don't want your sympathy!

NP: It wasn't actually Jimmy, it was warmth, I can tell from looking at them, they're a lovely warm audience. They want to encourage you but you did very well with your first attempt but Clement Freud got in and he has 20 seconds to tell us something about Greek Gods starting now.

CF: The reason why I interrupted was because there was hesitation. Having said that, my favourite Greek God is Pan, P-A-N. I don't know a tremendous amount about him but knowing so little about other Greek Gods persuades me that this...

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NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: I think this is a very dishonest thesis he's putting forward.

NP: It may be dishonest...

JM: Thesis wasn't a Greek God!

NP: Well said Jimmy!

TR: I mean he, he said he knew nothing about Pan...

NP: It doesn't matter, you might have a subject you know nothing about, but within Just A Minute you've got to keep going and say something on that subject. Clement gets another point, a wrong challenge there, and he keeps the subject with four seconds on Greek Gods starting now.

CF: Adonis is someone for whom I have a great deal of time...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

CF: Oh come on!

NP: No I don't think quite...

CF: A pause between two words.

NP: Well tried Derek but you didn't achieve it but I saw your tactics, there's only half a second to go. I'm going to award the benefit of the doubt to um, Clement Freud and tell him half a second on Greek Gods starting now.

CF: Athens!

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NP: Right so at the end of that round um Clement Freud has taken the lead ahead of Derek Nimmo. And Clement Freud it's your turn to begin. The subject is Madeira. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

CF: Madeira was discovered in the beginning of the 15th century and made Portugal the very first colonial power. Because the man whose name I forget but he had a squint...

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NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Deviation, it wasn't the first colonial power. Rome had colonies centuries before, it wasn't the first colonial power.

CF: Not true.

NP: No I, I agree with Derek. I mean it wasn't the first, Portugal wasn't the first colonial power. I mean, I mean, Rome with its colonies and Athens...

CF: What colonies?

NP: What? And African colonies...

JM: Hong Kong!

CF: This is absolute nonsense!

NP: Do you not recall when, when Julius Caesar landed here in 55 BC? Didn't he turn Britain into a colony?

CF: That was a war.

NP: What?

CF: That was a war.

NP: Yeah...

DN: Colony!

NP: ...but they colonised the country, didn't they?

JM: Well you should know Nicholas because you were here obviously.

NP: Anybody in the audience want to enliven this historical discussion? Anyway um I'm going to agree with Derek on this one and tell him you have 50 seconds Derek, Derek Nimmo, on Madeira starting now.

DN: The trouble with Madeira is that so much of the flora and fauna is disappearing because of the development. Luckily in the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, they've put a fine splendid part of Madeira and lots of the plants have been rehabilitated...

BUZZ

NP: Jimmy Mulville challenged.

JM: That was a hint of a hesitation, I mean, I'm quite new at the game but that was a hint of a hesitation, wasn't it.

NP: It was a hint of a hesitation...

JM: You think so?

NP: ...but not quite a hesitation.

JM: Oh right. I'll just shut up then. Fine!

NP: Thirty-six seconds, still with you Derek on Madeira starting now.

DN: I'd Like A Glass Of Madeira, My Dear was a very popular request in the last century. Not so many people...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: This century!

NP: Yes I think the number first saw the light of day in this century so I'm with Clement Freud on this one. And there are 28 seconds on Madeira with you Clement starting now.

CF: The four different kinds of Madeira wine which are exported are called...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: There was a huge gap there, you could have driven a truck through it.

NP: There was not a huge gap! Don't be so... we'll never get this show going if we give such miniscule hesitations as that. Clement you have the benefit of my doubt and 23 seconds to continue on Madeira starting now.

CF: The benefit of your doubt?

NP: Yes!

CF: Is hardly worth having! Mansie, Buel, Terantes are pretty popular kinds. Cercial is probably...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Repetition of kinds.

NP: Yes...

TR: He said there were four kinds of Madeira...

NP: And the different kinds came up there. Don't look so crestfallen Clement, it's a...

CF: One was kind...

NP: ...clever way you have of...

CF: One was kind and different kinds.

NP: ...throwing doubt in my mind. One was what?

CF: Into what?

NP: You must admit I am a sport, the way I throw myself open for these insults! Um Tim Rice you have 11 seconds on Madeira starting now.

TR: I know very little about Madeira but I have...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: He's already made the point, if you don't know anything about it, you shouldn't talk about it! He pressed this point, long and hard!

TR: And very true, but I lost the point, I was overruled.

NP: Yes, right. Derek he did make that point and I enjoyed the challenge so I'm going to give you a bonus point for that. But we have established that you still have to keep going even if you don't know about it. So Tim also gets a point for being interrupted, eight seconds on Madeira starting now.

TR: I well remember a... night back...

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NP: Ah..

JM: That was a glottal stop!

NP: Yes! Which we will give you for hesitation Jimmy. Well done.

JM: Oh I'm sorry, yes, hesitation.

NP: And six seconds for you to tell us something about Madeira starting now.

JM: I've never actually drunk Madeira but my favourite drink is port. But talking of Madeira, I would like to go there, probably...

WHISTLE

NP: So Jimmy Mulville was speaking then as the whistle went, gained that all-important extra point. And at the end of that round Derek Nimmo and Clement Freud, our two longest players of the game, are in the lead. And Tim Rice and Jimmy Mulville are equal in second place. Jimmy it is your turn to begin, the subject is poltergeists. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

JM: The word poltergeist comes from the German poltergeist meaning polter, meaning up, ah, um...

BUZZ

JM: Fine! I said meaning twice!

NP: Yes, Tim you challenged.

TR: Yes, repetition I'm afraid.

NP: yes, 56 seconds for you Tim on poltergeists starting now.

TR: My experience of these phenomena is limited. But I understand that poltergeists are an occasion when strange things fly across the room for no apparent reason. But we all know there must be some cause for this strange occurence...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud has challenged.

CF: Two stranges.

NP: Two stranges I'm afraid.

TR: Ah.

NP: So Clement has the subject, 41 seconds on poltergeists starting now.

CF: Polter I suppose means noise, whereas geist is a ghost. Ah...

BUZZ

NP: And Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Well he just stopped, didn't he.

NP: He did. Yes I did get the impression he was waiting for a round of applause for his erudition. But Derek I agree with you, 35 seconds on poltergeists starting now.

DN: One...

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NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: He didn't start!

NP: Oh outrageous aren't they! Derek I disagree, carry on, 34 seconds on poltergeists starting now.

DN: In Sanford Peverell there was a famous haunting. A disconnected hand was seen to grab hold of a Greek Bible and throw it across the room. No explanation has ever been given for this and it went on for some three years. Not only that, poltergeists wrecked the lives of those poor people in Devon at that period. And it is a state of tremendous misery they found themselves. But no explanation could possibly be given...

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DN: ..although the priests would...

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

DN: What's the matter now?

CF: That's two explanations that weren't given.

NP: There was an explanation, there was an explanation right at the beginning of your speech and another one towards the end, leaving eight seconds for Clement Freud to talk on poltergeists starting now.

CF: Last Christmas I was given a chocolate poltergeist by one of my children. And it was the most delicious confection which I've eaten for many...

WHISTLE

NP: So at the end of that round Clement Freud was speaking as the whistle went and gained an extra point and he's now one point ahead of Derek Nimmo in the lead. And Derek it's your turn to begin, the subject is footlights. Will you tell us something about those in Just A Minute starting now.

DN: Sadly footlights have disappeared mainly from the theatre. Because now is the time of my life when I would really welcome footlights to return. The light comes from beneath and shines up on the face and takes away all the wrinkles and bags and lines which seem to have accumulated with the passing years. Footlights were always a great comfort because you knew if you were blind like I am, where the front of the stage was. Cambridge Footlights of course are a tremendously successful theatrical arrangement. Brought people like Peter Cook, and Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett and all...

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NP: Jimmy Mulville challenged.

JM: Alan Bennett went to Oxford. Deviation.

NP: Yes he wasn't in the Cambridge Footlights. He was in Beyond The Fringe with the others...

DN: Yes I know.

NP: Yes, I was just saying that for the sake of the audience and...

TR: Well he did say people like Alan Bennett.

NP: ...listeners all around the world who like to get all their facts and information, otherwise...

DN: I said people like.

TR: People like Alan Bennett.

NP: What's that?

TR: I don't know why I'm supporting Derek but he did say people like Alan Bennett.

NP: I think...

CF: I like Alan Bennett!

NP: Yes!

JM: So do I! I like Alan! I like Tony Bennett as well, but I mean!

NP: I like Cyril Bennett as a matter of fact, but nobody knows who he is. Jimmy I agree with your challenge and 26 seconds for you to talk on footlights starting now.

JM: The Footlights hold fond memories for me because I was actually in the club in 1977 when I had the honour...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Oh it's all right, 77, no it wasn't...

JM: Oh I see!

DN: No, too clever! Too clever! I thought...

NP: Too clever by half. The first time he's played the game as well.

JM: Yes!

NP: Bit rough I thought, yes.

JM: I thought so!

NP: Yes! So Jimmy you have another point for a rough challenge and um 21 seconds to continue on footlights starting now.

JM: In those days of course we lived in the shadows of the greats. John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Peter Cook. Not as it happens Alan Bennett. In fact we never mentioned that particular gentleman in the course of my stay at that particular university...

BUZZ

NP: Ah Tim Rice challenged.

DN: Two partic... oh sorry!

JM: It's a double act over there, now they've got going!

TR: So that was a poltergeist speaking! There were two particulars.

NP: There were, yes. What actually happens there, of course, is they all press their buzzer when they hear what goes wrong and Tim’s light comes on first in front of me. And so Tim gets the challenge and he gets it correctly and seven seconds for him to take over footlights starting now.

TR: Gordon Bennett was one of my favourite actors in my youth. I well remember this dynamic sparkling star, his charisma shone...

WHISTLE

NP: So Tim Rice got the extra point speaking as the whistle was blown. He's equal with Jimmy Mulville in third place, a little way behind Derek Nimmo, behind Clement Freud who's still out in the lead, one point ahead. Tim Rice your turn to begin, the subject, things that amaze. That is the title of the subject and would you try and talk on it in this game starting now.

TR: I see trees of green, red roses too. They make me think of all those wonderful things that stagger you as you walk along life's thorny path. Yes Louis Armstrong captured the feeling very well in that memorable hit record on HMV Pop 1-2-1-5...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Repetition.

TR: What of?

CF: One!

TR: No, no, no, no, that's, that's one word! One-two-one-five is...

NP: That's one number, it's not one word, you used the four words, one-two-one-five. I'm sorry, I've got to be tough on this one Tim...

TR: You certainly are!

NP: I, well, it's very difficult...

DN: Just see, just see what happens if you say BBC!

NP: So Clement you have a correct challenge, things that amaze and 42 seconds are left starting now.

CF: Things that amaze me are that 42 seconds are left for a subject about which I am so unprepared to spend more than...

BUZZ

NP: Jimmy Mulville you challenged. What was your challenge?

JM: Quick as a flash! Um hesitation, I think.

NP: Yes hesitation will do, that's all right.

JM: Tentatively I'll say that.

NP: Our listeners like to know sometimes why there's an unexpected laugh from the audience. It was because Clement Freud, he's a great sport at playing the game except when he speaks to me, and he actually nudged Jimmy Mulville as he, as he paused so that he would come in and have a chance of talking on things that amaze...

JM: Thanks Clement! You're a pal!

NP: Thirty-two seconds are left starting now.

JM: Nothing really amazes me. As I walk through as Tim said life's thorny path I am never amazed by the sorts of things that happen. Only the other day I saw a nun mug a punk. Now that you might think might amaze some people but it didn't amaze me. Not an eyelid did I bat, not a breath did I draw. I just walked on by and got my Evening Standard. Therein did I read many amazing things and yet my heart did not paliptate. I did not gasp. I did not shudder. I think today we are living in an age which has nothing amazing at all happening! Absolutely anything at all could occur and it would not amaze me! Oh no sir! I think that in this day and age we are living... and I think you're nodding your heads, yes, I can see that. But nothing at all would amaze anybody! Let's face it!

WHISTLE

NP: Jimmy I have to tell you I was being very wicked then as well because the others were being rather wicked and let you go on it and put their buzzers down...

JM: Thank you.

NP: And I let, and I let the clock go on for another, another 15 seconds past the time.

JM: You're on my Christmas card list then Nicholas.

NP: But you do get er another, you get a point for actually speaking...

JM: Oh thanks.

NP: ...as the whistle went and another point for that round of applause you got having gone the extra 15 seconds so we give you a bonus there. Clement Freud, your turn to begin, the subject, 13. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

CF: It's an unusual number in that when you multiply 13, 26, 39, 52, 65, 78, 91, 104, there is no repetition! Not a single person can challenge! That is...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Long hesitation.

NP: No he, listen, he was actually playing to the audience. They were laughing, it was very difficult to come through that laughter. I think perhaos a little unjust because he did so well and the audience enjoyed it. So we have to give him the benefit of the doubt there Tim and allow him to continue, 42 seconds on 13 starting now.

CF: It is considered a very unlucky number. And I'm not sure why. It may have been...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Repetition of number.

NP: Yes. Because you did mention number before.

CF: No.

NP: Right at the beginning so Tim well listened.

CF: Well done!

NP: You got in there with 37 seconds left, 13, starting now.

TR: There are many reasons given for the origin of the tradition that 13 is an unlucky number. But I believe the one that is accurate is the religious one, viz the last supper which took place at the very end of our Lord's life. Twelve people...

BUZZ

NP: Jimmy Mulville challenged.

JM: It didn't actually take place at the very end of our Lord's life, did it?

NP: Jimmy I am with you and I...

JM: Thank you Nicholas! I've always thought that.

NP: Yes fine yes. And I was so mean to you last time, I'm not going to be mean on this occasion. You have 23 seconds to talk on 13 starting now.

JM: Well the number 13 is very important to me because it is in fact the number of my...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

JM: I have a stammer actually. I think they're picking on it!

NP: And the other man who has a stutter as well challenged you and he got in with 19 seconds to tell us something about 13 Derek starting now.

DN: Some people will find this a very lucky number. Robertson Hare had 13 letters in his name which persuaded him to back the horse written by Tom Walls in the Derby called April The Fifth which also had 15 numbers...

BUZZ

NP: Um Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Well he said 15. Deviation. He said that he had 13 letters in his name, Robertson Hare...

NP: Yes.

TR: Therefore he backed a horse which also had 15 letters in his name. I'm, I'm deeply confused.

NP: Well I think actually what was happening was that Robertson Hare was deviating and not Derek Nimmo on that occasion. Derek you have eight seconds to continue with 13 starting now.

DN: There were 12 Greek Gods and the same number of Roman ones...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Repetition of number.

NP: Yes you did have number twice before Derek. So Clement's got in there, another point to him, three seconds on 13 Clement starting now.

CF: When a horse has 13 on its saddlecloth it is surprising...

WHISTLE

NP: Well Clement Freud was speaking as the whistle went, gained the extra point and he has increased his lead at the end of that round. I can tell you if anybody's interested that actually 13 and in fact Friday the 13th is my very lucky day, something nice always happens. In fact the nicest thing of all was that my daughter was born on Friday the 13th...

TR: Ohhh!

NP: And since then it's always been a lucky day. I'm at the moment arranging her wedding reception so um that's going to be another lucky day as well. Right let's continue with Just A Minute, you don't want to hear about my private life, and there's only one person that counts...

CF: No, no, no!

JM: No please please carry on!

DN: I've heard this programme in Beijing, can you imagine them listening about Nicholas Parsons' wedding reception? This is not a matter of moment.

NP: I don't know, I get letters...

DN: It is rather amazing he's going to pay for it, that's the surprising part! It'll be the very first DYO wedding!

NP: I might get some offers from Beijing, you never know, we might be able to hold it over there. Jimmy it is your turn to begin, the subject is other drivers. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

JM: Cabbies are my favourite other drivers. I love just sitting in the back of taxis and hearing all the invaluable information they have to impart. Fred Housego of course would be a great catch because you could become an expert on the novels of Anthony Trollope and also get to your destination on time. I live south of the River Thames which is traditionally difficult to get to by taxi, although I have found...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Well that's not true, I mean, I mean...

JM: I do live south of the river.

TR: Yes but if, but if you live even further south it's very easy to get to south of the river.

NP: It's not...

TR: It's only difficult...

NP: ... to get to south of the river, you might...

JM: You try! You go out and try it now!

TR: Well it depends where you start from.

JM: If you start from Birmingham it's very very difficult to go...

TR: Ah!

JM: ...south of the river. This is what I'm talking about.

NP: No it's not difficult, it just takes a long time.

JM: You should wait till the end of my story.

NP: Tim I agree with your challenge and you have 40 seconds to talk on other drivers starting now.

TR: It's always the other driver's fault. It's the other driver that is slow, careless, reckless, fast, or any one of a number of other disastrous habits which can make a safe, reliable, intelligent, thoughtful driver like me go through like hell on every single journey. Be it up the M1, the A2, B3...

BUZZ

NP: Jimmy Mulville has challenged.

JM: He can't go up the M1 and the A2, that's deviation.

NP: Not at the same time!

JM: That is difficult to do! No, like going south of the river obviously.

NP: He can, he can go up them at separate times of the day.

TR: The A2 is down to Kent, I do that regularly, the M1 up to Birmingham. Therefore both...

NP: So what is your challenge?

JM: What about the M25 which links them? You didn't mention that, you see.

NP: What is your challenge, deviation?

JM: Yes.

NP: It's wrong.

JM: Thank you. Just checking!

NP: So Tim you have the subject still of other drivers and 16 seconds are left starting now.

TR: The other drivers that I admire most are those who are at the wheel of machines that I would never dream of mounting. Let alone engaging gear in. Viz tractors which I am...

BUZZ

NP: Jimmy Mulville...

JM: He's talking gibberish now isn't he?

NP: He's really, he's really getting, viz, yes. I think Jimmy whatever it was, I, I, don't think it made a lot of sense so I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt...

TR: Are you illiterate?

NP: And also this is the last game, the last round I'm afraid. And I think, Jimmy, it's the first time on the show, I think we should hear from him at the end of the show. So Jimmy...

JM: Don't patronise me!

NP: I'm not patronising, it's just that you've shown so much talent in the show I thought that we should let you finish in a blaze of glory...

JM: And now you're lying!

NP: There we are! So you have five seconds to blaze on other drivers and you did start with the subject so start now.

JM: Other drivers who really get up my nose are nuns that drive Volvoes. Those are...

WHISTLE

NP: Well Jimmy Mulville was speaking as the whistle went and did gain that extra point. Let me now give you the final score and let it be said right away, I patronise no-one on this show. It is far too tough the way they all play the game, there's no quarter given as those regular listeners will recognise. Tim Rice finished in fourth place and then came Jimmy Mulville, first time on, a great achievement I think. Then came just one point ahead only Derek Nimmo, but two points ahead Clement Freud so we give him the judgment this week of saying he is our winner. We hope you've enjoyed this edition of Just A Minute, it only remains for me to say on behalf of our four excellent panelists, Tim Rice, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud and Jimmy Mulville. And Anne Ling who's kept the score, the creator of the game Ian Messiter and our producer Edward Taylor and myself Nicholas Parsons, thanks for tuning in and we hope that you'll tune in again next time that we take to the air and we play Just A Minute. Until then from all of us here, goodbye.

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