starring PAUL MERTON, DEREK NIMMO, PETER JONES and TIM RICE, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 25 April 1989)

NOTE: This was the first show recorded by Paul Merton.

NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!


NP: Hello my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away once more it is my pleasure to introduce to you the four exciting and entertaining personalities who this week are going to play Just A Minute. We welcome back Derek Nimmo and Peter Jones and Tim Rice. And for the first time we welcome Paul Merton. Will you please welcome all four of them! As usual I will ask them if they will speak on the subject I will give them and they will try and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviating from the subject. Beside me sits Ian Messiter, the creator of the game with a stopwatch in his left hand, a whistle in his right hand which he will blow when 60 seconds are up. We'll begin the show this week with Peter Jones. Peter the subject is pinching. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

PETER JONES: What a very interesting man, Sir Thomas or Toby Pinching. Once he left the monastery, he started a pottery factory in the five...


NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TIM RICE: Um, lack of a main verb. I mean we sort of...

NP: I beg your pardon?

PJ: What's that?

TR: Was a very interesting man, Thomas or Toby. I didn't quite gather where it was one bloke or two...

PJ: What is the challenge?

TR: The challenge is incomprehensibility...

NP: Well that is...

TR: In other words deviation.

NP: I think you have to keep going under pressure and we just started the show so I would disagree entirely Tim with the challenge. So Peter gets a point for an incorrect challenge, keeps the subject, 49 seconds are left starting now.

PJ: He started up this little factory in the very shadow of Josiah Wedgwood's similar establishment. But he started making...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DEREK NIMMO: He started twice.

NP: Yes he started..

PJ: Well he did actually, it's interesting!

NP: But in Just A Minute, he cannot, you cannot repeat the word which you did unfortunately Peter. So Derek Nimmo gets in and got a point for a correct challenge, takes over the subject of pinching and there are 41 secinds left starting now.

DN: The most awful thing about buying a new pair of shoes is when you find that they are pinching. The former Marquis of Bath solved the problem by getting his first footman always to wear his shoes in for him. And anyway I've managed...


NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: I'm surprised that Tim Rice didn't find this incomprehensible! I found it incomprehensible and I'm sitting next to him!

NP: He was going at a cracking pace.

DN: I, I'm going rather rapidly because if I go slowly, you'd challenged. If I go, I try to get a little..

PJ: What was that?

DN: A head of steam up! I can't help it if you're getting a bit deaf, poor old fellow!

NP: I think...

DN: I mean 20 years ago you were quite quick on the uptake! I've been sitting next to him for 20 years! And I now have to cup my hands and shout in his left ear all the time!

NP: Peter I disagree with the challenge. So Derek Nimmo continues with pinching, 29 seconds are left starting now.

DN: So when Pinching started his factory in the potteries near Stoke-on-Trent, he actually stole the designs of Wedgwood and that's why it was called Pinching. Which is a frightfully interesting fact that not everybody...


NP: Paul Merton has challenged.

PAUL MERTON: Didn't Wedgwood make plates?

NP: He did make plates, yes.

PM: Well how would a shoe manufacturer pinch designs... Unless that's just me being thick, of course!

NP: Well no I mean er I don't think he'd established that. I think that's such a good challenge we have to give it to you Paul. And you get a point for that and you have 20 seconds to tell us something about pinching starting now.

PM: Pinching or nicking is a... term that...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Put him in his place! Er!

NP: Derek...

PM: How dare you!

NP: That is one of the meanest challenges! That is the first time that Paul Merton has opened his mouth on Just A Minute, and he had three words out and you came straight in there, like, as sharp as a knife. And all I'm going to say is I thought it was an unfair challenge even if it was correct. And say Paul you have a point for that and you continue with pinching and 16 seconds are left starting now.

PM: There's a piece of Cockney slang that...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged again.

DN: Repetition of Cockney slang.

PM: I thought I said that after the buzzer the first time.

DN: No you didn't.

NP: You get some idea of how the game is played now, even if you're a new boy on the show you get no quarter I'm afraid. Derek Nimmo keeps, sorry, gets the subject back again, pinching, 14 seconds left starting now.

DN: It is awfully mean to pinch...


NP: And Paul Merton has challenged.

PM: Repetition of the English language.

NP: I don't mind what you say, Paul, I quite agree with the challenge. And you have the subject of pinching back and 12 seconds to go starting now.

PM: Old time Londoners used to use these phrases as a piece of underground talking. When they didn't want the policemen to know what they were saying, they would say "call the esclops" which is backwards slang for er "look there's..."


NP: When Ian Messiter blows his whistle it tells us that 60 seconds are up and whoever is speaking at that moment gains an extra point. On this occasion it was our first-time guest Paul Merton and you will be pleased to know and interested to hear he's in the lead at the end of the first round. Tim Rice, will you take the second round, the subject riddles. Will you tell us something about those in Just A Minute starting now.

TR: Riddles are a harmless form of enjoyment for the simple minded. I recall a very early one...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: I'd just like to say I like them!

TR: Well... that proves my point!

NP: So what do I do there? Give Paul a bonus, we liked his challenge but the subject still remains with Tim who gets a point for being interrupted and he has 54 seconds to continue with riddles starting now.

TR: Which simpleton can fail to trill with glee hearing the riddle: when is a door not something that you walk through and open and shut again when you leave the room? The answer is when it is a...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Three whens.

NP: I...

TR: Oh give over!

NP: I remember there was one show in which you said it was very unfair for Tim Rice to challenge when someone was in the middle of a joke or a saying or an aphorism or something...

DN: Oh was it? Was it a joke? I'm so sorry! I retract!

NP: No it was a riddle that was supposed to get a humorous response, even though everybody knew what the answer was. But it was a correct challenge and so you have to have the subject and 41 seconds on riddles starting now.

DN: Of course riddles can't always be pleasant and have not been in times past. When one thinks of Thebes and outside that city was the Sphinx. Now, not the one that was in Egypt, but set that terrible riddle: What has four legs, two legs and three...


NP: And Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Legs I'm sorry.

DN: Yes.

NP: Yes there were too many legs I'm sorry Derek. Um Tim you have the subject back, there are 25 seconds left for riddles starting now.

TR: Why did the chicken cross the road? I hear you cry, the answer very simple indeed. Because it wanted to get or progress to the other side. But as an alternative answer to this age-old question, viz: because it saw the zebra crossing. I personally prefer the first traditional answer to one of these great riddles of our time. There are some subjects which one talks about in which...


NP: Well Tim Rice got points in that round including one for speaking as the whistle went. And he's moved into third place, he's one behind Derek Nimmo, who's one behind Paul Merton who's still our leader, and Peter Jones is trailing a little. And I think it is Derek's turn to begin. Derek the subject is rope tricks. Will you tell us something about that in the game starting now.

DN: (drawing out his words) I remember being in the outer suburbs of Bombay. And there I esquired a fakir with his rope, which he was trying to get to rise high into the air. He had a flute in one hand...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Why is he talking funny?

NP: I don't know, I think that's a very good question. In other words deviation from his normal speech.

PM: Indeed yes.

NP: Yes indeed yes. So Paul you have another point and you have 43 secodns for rope tricks starting now.

PM: I know a magician who could do several good rope tricks. One was to make the rope go down to the shops and do the shopping for him. Um another...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Why is he going er and talking funny?

NP: Because in Just A Minute that's hesitation and you've got the subject back Derek with 35 seconds on rope tricks starting now.

DN: Well he went to Piccadilly Circus and he found these chaps working on the road, about to start and so he gave one a rope and took it right round the centre of the circus which I said before...


NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Hesitation.

DN: Oh hesitation, well I did say circus, that's a better challenge, a cleaner challenge, I thought, circus twice.

PJ: Circus, all right, all right.

DN: Go for your life, I don't mind.

PJ: Oh all right, all right. No, I'll challenge whatever you say Derek.

NP: Have you two stopped having a chat among yourselves?

PJ: What?

NP: Can we get on with the show?

PJ: Yes of course, yes.

NP: Peter I agree with your challenge, 22 seconds on rope tricks starting now.

PJ: You hear a lot about Indian rope tricks. But there are others like the South American rope trick of the scout shows. They have a rope and each man has two balls which he attaches to the end of the rope and twirls it around his head and hurls it at cows and other four-legged creatures and manages to capture them thus. Now this is extremely difficult. It's more..


NP: So Peter, that resounding round of applause from our audience shows that they not only enjoyed what you said but the fact that you kept going until the whistle went and you kept another point. And you are equal in third place with Tim Rice, just behind Derek Nimmo and out in the lead is Paul Merton, one ahead of Derek. And he begins the next round. Paul the first subject on which you're going to talk in Just A Minute is bimboes. I don't know whether you have any personal experience of them but will you tell us something about them in this game starting now.

PM: My girlfriend is a bimbo. She is one of these people who believes that cats are real human beings in tiny little fur suits. So the cats...


NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Well it's very tasteless, I find it offensive. But that was not my challenge. My challenge was hesitation.

NP: I'm afraid it was a little bit of hesitation there so I have to be a bit more firm now. I will give you the benefit of the doubt when I can, but I don't think I could there. So Tim you have 50 seconds to tell us something about bimboes starting now.

TR: Bimboes are...


NP: And Paul Merton challenged.

PM: I'd like to be given the benefit of the doubt!

NP: I'll give you a bonus point for the challenge which I enjoyed very much but I can't give you the benefit of the doubt. And Tim gets one for being challenged and he gets 48 seconds to continue with bimboes starting now.

TR: Bimboes are a comparatively recent phenomenon. If you said to somebody "what is a bimbo?" five or even only three years ago they would have said "what are you talking about, cock?" or words to that effect. And the reason is not hard to discover. This word was invented by politicians or by journalists following politics in the United States of America in order to do down perfectly decent politicians...


NP: And Paul Merton got in first.

PM: Er repetition of politicians.

NP: That's right, well listened. And he knew he'd done it because he paused afterwards. So Paul you have another point, you have 24 seconds to tell us something about bimboes starting now.

PM: Rod Stewart is well-known for going out with bimboes. They seem to be the er er...


NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: I'm afraid an er.

NP: I'm afraid you're right, yes, 15 seconds for you Tim Rice on bimboes starting now.

TR: Bimbo, what cher gonna do-e-o was the first line of a song popular in about 1954. I never discovered...


NP: Peter Jones challenged.

PJ: Well he told us a minute ot two ago that it hadn't been used until the last three or four years!

NP: Well listened Peter! So you get the subject with six seconds on bimboes starting now.

PJ: They're usually young ladies who are more famous for their physical charms...


NP: Derek...

PJ: ...than for their intellectual abilities. Now I wish I had longer to expand on this subject but alas we have to go home in about half an hour, don't we! What?

NP: It's all right, we've gone over time. But actually Tim challenged you with one second to go. What was your challenge Tim?

TR: Well I thought there was a hesitation.

PJ: No there wasn't. How could there be a hesitation when I only had to speak for six seconds? Ridiculous!

NP: I'm afraid there was Peter but I'm not going to give it against you. I'm going to be generous to you and tell you you've got one second to go on bimboes starting now.

PJ: I rather like them!


NP: Well that gives a nice even score at the end of that round. Derek Nimmo for once is in fourth place one point behind Peter Jones who's one point behind Tim Rice who's one point behind Paul Merton. And Peter your turn to begin, the subject is supermarkets. Will you tell us something about those in Just A Minute starting now.

PJ: They're the places that people like to go to shop, although most of the public will say they prefer a little corner shop with a little old man...


NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Repetition of shops.

NP: Yes.

PJ: Was there?

NP: Yes those were the shops that people like to go to shop. If you repeat the word...

PJ: You'd have thought Tim Rice would be interested enough in what I was going to say to want to hang on! I can't understand it you see.

NP: Well a lot of us would have thought that too Peter...

PJ: Yes!

NP: But I'm afraid he challenged...

PJ: Amazing!

NP: And I have to be fair within the game. I try to keep a balance...

PJ: I know you're trying hard all the time! I know it's tough! Breaking my heart what with you and his...

NP: And you can be trying as well on occasions Peter but I won't emphasise that. So Tim you have a correct challenge, 51 seconds, supermarkets starting now.

TR: I want to break my talk on supermarkets into five or six sections and I want you to follow extremely carefully. Point one about...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of one.

NP: No he said five different things didn't he? He didn't say one.

TR: Five or six, I said, not one.

NP: Tim you get another point for that, for an incorrect challenge and you have 43 seconds on supermarkets starting now.

TR: First I would like to consider the achitecture in...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: He did repeat I would like. I would like to put in...

TR: I said I want the first time. Actually...

NP: No I would like, I'm afraid you did say I would like.

TR: Yes.

PJ: Well let him get on with the first one because we've got five more!

NP: I thought he was being a bit ambitious in 60 seconds to give us all five points!

PJ: Over-confident altogether!

NP: Yes! Derek I agree with that challenge, 40 seconds on supermarkets starting now.

DN: My wife always insists on me accompanying her to a supermarket and she always gives me a...


NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Always, I'm sorry.

NP: Yes always, she always er did er too much didn't she. Thirty-five seconds for you Tim, back with supermarkets starting now.

TR: Fifthly, are there too many supermarkets...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: I think I've gone to sleep there. I missed points two through to four!

NP: Yes well that was the fifth one, wasn't it?

PM: Yes!

NP: Well I don't think he has to take them...

PJ: I don't think you missed much frankly!

PM: I would have liked to have seen him follow the theme through, nevertheless, having...

NP: Yeah I know but he wasn't able to do it in Just A Minute. For some reason he jumped to number 5, maybe because there's only 35 seconds left. But it wasn't a correct challenge Paul, so Tim still has the subject, 32 seconds, supermarkets starting now.

TR: And finally to sum up everything I've been telling you, I would like to point out that supermarkets are a vital strand of our society. Where else can people meet on equal terms...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: In a pub!

NP: Give him a point...

TR: I was going to answer the question myself. It was a rhetorical question.

PM: I gave a rhetorical answer!

NP: And Tim, Paul got another point, Tim gets a point for being interrupted, keeps the subject, 22 seconds with you Tim, supermarkets starting now.

TR: Really? I won that one, did I? How amazing! What wonderful chairmanship!


NP: Yes Peter? Deviation?

PJ: That wasn't talking about supermarkets.

NP: Absolutely! He wasn't talking...

PJ: He was deviating.

NP: Absolutely Peter, I quite agree, well listened. Nineteen seconds for you to tell us something about supermarkets, the subject you started with and lost about half an hour ago, and um 19 seconds left starting now.

PJ: Is a supermarket trolley in your garden a status symbol? Because there are lots of them in our road. Different kinds. Obviously people are using these big emporiums and buying things and then they put babies and old rubbish and stuff in to the er...


NP: So it's still a close contest with Derek Nimmo trailing Peter Jones trailing Paul Merton trailing Tim Rice. And Tim your turn to begin, the subject, sharks. Will you tell us something about those in Just A Minute starting now.

TR: Sharks have been the inspiration for a good many motion pictures or movies for our American listeners...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Name five!

TR: Jaws One, Jaws Two, Jaws Three, Jaws Four, Jaws Five!

NP: I think he's answered you! So Tim, another point to you, incorrect challenge, sharks and 54 seconds starting now.

TR: Such as Jaws One, Two, Three, Four, Five and I am certain movie makers soon will be coming up with...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of movie makers.

NP: No, it was movies before. It wasn't movie makers.

TR: Well spotted chairman!

NP: So Tim you still have the subject, 47 seconds on sharks starting now.

TR: The shark is a beautiful but menacing animal. It has been described as a machine for eating because...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Isn't it a mammal rather than an animal?

TR: A mammal is an animal.

NP: No I don't think so.

TR: It is! All mammals are animals, but not all animals are mammals.

DN: Of course a mammals an animal you great...

NP: Oh I see, there we are, we learn something every day...

PM: It's a new lyric for you though isn't it. Mammals and animals!

NP: So he was still correct, 41 seconds left for you Tim on sharks starting now.

TR: I'm having great difficulty getting into my stride with this topic. But I would like to get back to my main thesis and I want to deal with it in six parts! Firstly, the teeth of the shark. These are venomous, vicious and extremely unpleasant. Woe betide...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: They're not venomous are they, because the, the teeth would be filled with venom...

NP: Abdolutely, there's no, there's no venom. They are very dangerous and very vicious but not necessarily venomous. It shows the erudition of some comedians and Paul Merton has brought it to good use in Just A Minute and he's got the subject of sharks and 28 seconds starting now.

PM: I once owned several sharks. I kept them at the bottom of the garden in a very small pond. Consequently they didn't last very long. They died after about two minutes which I don't think is long enough to really appreciate a pet. Now some people, they own sharks, they keep them in the Atlantic Ocean. Now this is much more sensible, because in a sea that size it's easier to keep them under control, which doesn't mean anything at all but I don't think that er...


NP: Oh that wretch beside you Paul got in with half a second to go. What was it?

TR: I don't think that's erudition at all. I think the man was struggling from the moment he opened his mouth! Hesitation, deviation...

NP: No it wasn't...

TR: ...outright lies! You name it!

NP: Now what is...

PM: That's deviation!

NP: What is your, what is your challenge?

TR: Deviation, a pack of lies from start to finish!

NP: Was your challenge deviation?

TR: No, no, of course not! No, no, no, no. My challenge was... um...

NP: You've forgotten!

TR: He, he, he sort of got lost...

NP: He certainly wasn't deviating, no he wasn't deviating. What you failed to say was he did actually say er with half a second to go...

TR: Hesitation!

NP: No it's too late now, I'm very sorry and you're out in the lead and you can afford to be generous. So Paul still has the subject of sharks with half a second to go starting now.

PM: Da-dum!


NP: So our first time guest on the show Paul Merton is keeping up with our leader Tim Rice. He's only two points behind him, then comes Peter Jones and then Derek Nimmo in that order. And Derek begins the next round and the subject Derek is stick of rock. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

DN: I shall never forget consuming my first stick of rock. I left Speak Airport near Liverpool in a small biplane and flew to Blackpool. Then wandering along the promenade past the deck chairs and people with jolly little handkerchiefs on their heads with knots around them I cam to the tower. And inside and all around were people selling sticks of rock. "What are they, I pray?" I said to my father, because I was a very respectful child as you can imagine. And he said "don't be so silly son, they are sticks of rock". I said "could I have one?" He said "here you are" and gave me a half penny. And I went over to the nearest vendor and said "please sir, could I have a stick of rock?" I quickly tore off the paper and there was a wonderfully minty aroma wafting through the air. And I spied the letters which said "I love you". And I chewed away and it still said exactly the same...


DN: ...And I then had another nibble and then... what?

NP: Paul Merton challenged with one second...

PM: I just thought somebody should stop him!

NP: He should have been stopped years ago! But... what is your challenge other than that Paul?

PM: Ah none, just human regard really!

NP: Human regard. Well he had one second to go, he nearly achieved that er...

PM: Oh I'm sorry.

NP: ...personal success for speaking for 60 seconds without being challenged. It was an incorrect challenge Derek so you get a point for that, and you still keep the subject so you'll finish up with more points. And one second on stick of rock starting now.

DN: My second stick of rock came from Brighton...


NP: So Derek Nimmo got two points in that round, one for being interrupted, one for speaking as the whistle went. He's now equal in third place with Peter Jones, then above them comes Paul Merton who begins the next round and he's trailing our leader Tim Rice. Paul, the subject is nerds. Can you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

PM: I suppose this is the male equivalent of the bimbo. It seems to be a word that was conjured round about the same time. I know there have been films made, certainly released in America. There was one movie called Revenge of the Nerds which is, a nerd is a person who wears glasses, his ears stick out...


NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: If all this is true, then they are in no way the equivalent of bimboes. Bimboes are highly attractive...

PJ: It's not their ears that stick out, is it?

PM: But they, but they are similar in that they both are sort of like um not very well blessed with mental ability.

NP: I think that was the point you were trying to make...

TR: Well he failed to make it!

NP: Yes! Well you'd better make it, yes. I mean physically I agree they, their attributes are different. But I think he established in my mind that their mental capacities were similar.

TR: Right.

NP: And so there, you keep the subject Paul, 42 seconds left starting now.

PM: It seems to me that there is somebody going around the world inventing new words for us to use all the time. You have nerds, yuppies was one which was a few years before that. But a nerd to me is somebody who has no idea what's going on around them at all. They tend to be the person at the back of the class who has no idea...


NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Two no ideas.

PM: Yes.

NP: Yes I'm afraid so. So Tim you have a correct challenge there, you have the subject of nerds, there are 22 seconds left starting now.

TR: I have a sneaking sympathy for people characterised as nerds. I think that their apparent stupidity amd moronic gape in fact hides a keen intensity and a transparently easy to see shyness...


TR: I'm talking a load of absolute cobblers here!

NP: So Paul Merton challenged, what was your...

PM: You can't hide an easy to see shyness!

TR: Well spotted!

NP: Well spotted and well listened and seven seconds for you Paul on nerds starting now.

PM: When a group of nerds get together, this is known as a collection of nerds or in other words, a nerd...


NP: Well we have an interesting situation. Paul Merton took the subject of nerds, got points during the round and also got that extra one for speaking as the whistle went and he's now equal in the lead with Tim Rice and this is the last round coming up. So it is interesting to see what the final situation will be. And to begin the last round it is Peter Jones. And Peter it's your turn, Austrian cakes. I know you love sweet things and pastries. Will you tell us something about them in this game starting now.

PJ: The best known one I suppose is the saccher torte which is manufactured...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Never heard of it!

PJ: Well... what can one say to that?

NP: What is your challenge then?

PM: Well it's er not the best known of all Austrian cakes.

NP: Well it doesn't matter, the subject is not the best known Austrian cake...

PJ: What do you think is the best known Austrian cake?

PM: The Franz Josef sponge!

NP: That's a good reply, we've had a bit of fun. If we could get back to Just A Minute, incorrect challenge, Peter has another point, 56 seconds left on Austrian cakes Peter starting now.

PJ: Manufactured by the people who run the hotel of the same name. Now there's a shop in Vienna called Daemels where they have every kind of patisserie and French pastry and other sort of things with a lot of goo...


NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: We're talking about Austrian cakes, not French pastries.

NP: But it was established that this place was in Vienna.

TR: Yes, so what?

NP: Therefore he was in Austria and talking about the fact that there were all sorts of patisseries there. So um 43 um seconds, we're still with you Peter on Austrian cakes starting now.

PJ: There's one Austrian cake in particular that has a kind of sandy texture. And you buy it, it's in the shape of a ring. And you put fruit in it with cream on the top, it's frightfully bad for you of course. Naughty but nice was a phrase that sprang to mind when I was mentioning this cake because that was the phrase they used er in advertising...


NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Two phrases.

NP: Yes! He'd almost run out of steam!

TR: I thought he was doing rather well on that.

NP: Tim you have a correct challenge on Austrian cakes, you have 24 seconds to talk on the subject starting now.

TR: (speaks in German) That is the phrase that springs to mind every time I eat an Austrian cake, mainly because it's the only line of German I know! And the first time I heard those wonderful words, I was stinking... sticky...


NP: Ah! Derek Nimmo challenged!

DN: Hesitation.

NP Hesitation Derek, you have nine seconds to tell us something about Austrian cakes starting...

DN: When I looked for my perfect Austrian cake, I boarded the Orient Express with my favourite bimbo. And I got off and booked in Salzberg for a...


NP: Well Derek Nimmo kept going and had a nice joke at the end as the whistle went and gained an extra point. And I'll now have to give you the final situation. Well the two longest playing members of Just A Minute, Derek Nimmo and Peter Jones finished together in third place equal on points. In second place was the man who's only played the game once before and we've all enjoyed his contribution tremendously. He very nearly won, that is Paul Merton. But one point ahead of him is the man we adjudge to be the winner this week, Tim Rice! We do hope you've enjoyed this edition of Just A Minute. And it only remains for me to say on behalf of our four, Tim Rice, Paul Merton, Derek Nimmo and Peter Jones, thank you very much for tuning in. And also on behalf of the creator of the game, Ian Messiter who sits beside me and our producer who sits ahead of me, well in a little glass panel actually, and that is Edward Taylor, and myself Nicholas Parsons, thank you for your appreciation and joining the show and I hope you'll want to tune in again at the same time when we take to the air and we play Just A Minute. Until then from all of us here, good-bye.