NOTE: Richard Morton's first appearance.

NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!


NP: Hello my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away once more, it's my pleasure to welcome the four exciting personalities who this week are going to play Just A Minute. And we welcome three of our regular players of the game, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Paul Merton. And we welcome playing it for the first time, Richard Morton. Would you please welcome all four of them! Beside me sits Jane Stevens who's going to keep the score. She'll also blow a whistle when the 60 seconds are up. And as always I ask our four competitors to speak on the subject that I give them and they try and do that of course without hesitation, repetition or deviating from the subject on the card in front of me. And let us begin the show this week with Peter Jones. Peter the subject is custard pie humour. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

PETER JONES: Well it's never appealed to me terribly. Partly because it's not often realistic. The custard isn't genuine, it seems to me. It's often white and it's shaving cream. In fact I know that from experience because I've actually had to throw one in a television show. Usually they er fake it of course...


NP: Derek you challenged.

DEREK NIMMO: Hesitation of er.

NP: Definitely yes.

DN: He had a wee cough.

NP: Derek you got in with a correct challenge, you get a point for that, of course. And there are 41 seconds left for custard pie humour starting now.

DN: Custard pie humour really came into vogue, I suppose, during the silent movies with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Because you could throw...


NP: Paul Merton has challenged.

DN: What's the matter?

PAUL MERTON: Deviation, Buster Keaton never used custard pies.

NP: You're quite right, Buster Keaton didn't, no, no...

DN: Era, I said! Era! If you'd been listening!

NP: I was listening and so were the audience and so was Paul Merton, and I agree with Paul's challenge. So Paul, 35 seconds on custard pie humour starting now.

PM: It's certainly true to say that within the silent screen era there were very few examples of custard pies. Perhaps the most famous one was The Battle of the Century, a short film made by Laurel and Hardy in 1927 which took the concept of custard pie throwing to its ultimate ridiculous level. A company was supplying the custard pies, I believe there were 15,000 of them that were used over the course of the five day shoot. The film itself er is about...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: No he didn't hesitate, he repeated the word film and that's why he paused.

DN: Well if he paused surely that must be a hesitation!

NP: All right Derek, I think I've tripped muself up out of my own mouth. So there you are...

PM: So through your stupidity I've lost a point? This is a handicap for all of us, isn't it!

NP: And occasionally through my stupidity you gain points. Five seconds for you Derek on custard pie humour starting now.

DN: Laurel and Hardy were acknowledged to be the great exponents of custard pie humour...


NP: When Jane blows her whistle it tells us that 60 seconds are up, and whoever is speaking at that moment gains an extra point. It was Derek Nimmo who of course is in the lead. Paul the subject now is fluffing. Would you talk on fluffing in 60 seconds if you can , starting now.

PM: Before I had this compact disc collection, I used to... um... collect...


PM: Oh I could have said collect!

NP: Derek you challenged.

DN: Ah hesitation.

NP: Yeah, 56 seconds are left, fluffing's with you Derek starting now.

DN: My introduction to fluffing was at Elia Station in the Grandpins in Western Australia. Where... during the time of the show...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Slight hesitation.

NP: Slight hesitation, enough to grant you a point and the subject Paul, 48 seconds on fluffing starting now.

PM: I would take up the gramophone needle and remove the fluff that had been collected on it from playing the records. Of course...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of records.

PM: Yeah I said record that time.

NP: I believe you did, you're quite...

PM: I did!

NP: Yes I defi...

PM: I see what you mean about that stupidity! It sort of evens out!

NP: No, I did a quick rerun in my brain of the whole of the show...

PM: Did you?

NP: Yes...

DN: Was there room for it?

NP: Forty seconds for you Paul on fluffing starting now.

PM: I have never fluffed a line in public. That's not quite true. I have (giggles) fluffed several lines in public...


NP: Richard Morton, you've got in.

RICHARD MORTON: Yes, I've worked with Paul for a long time and you've fluffed more lines than you ever got right, I think.

PM: That's right.

NP: Richard whatever the challenge I would have granted it for you, because it's nice to hear from you...

RM: Good because I was too scared to interrupt really for a minute there.

NP: The subject is fluffing, there are 35 seconds left... no get ready for it...

RM: Ready! Ready! Yes!

NP: And you start now.

RM: Er fluffing is of course the um actions of removing tiny little bits of fluff from the navel. Although this isn't a particularly polite thing to use in conversation and such, it is the form of taking one's forefinger and thumb and removing... and I think you all know what I'm talking about! And removing tiny little bits of unwanted thread or little bits of unwanted fluff and...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of unwanted.

NP: Yes and everything else actually! I have to mention that because I sometimes get letters...

DN: Clever vulture isn't he!

NP: I get letters saying why didn't you hold him up for that. And er put him right. I don't know what I should have done but anyway. Because they obviously don't understand the game. I mean it's taken me 26 years! And I bet this'll all be cut because it's absolute drivel.

PM: It never has been cut in the past!


NP: Peter you pressed your buzzer and you walked across the room, what was the problem?

PJ: Well I pressed it several times and you don't seem to register it.

NP: I don't think it was me registering it. I have a panel in front of me and the first person to press their buzzer even if they're a fraction of a second ahead of the others, their light comes on...

PJ: Ah so I must be a fraction of a second behind.

NP: Exactly.

PJ: Could be! Could be!

NP: Yes! So um... Paul you got in with a correct challenge and 17 seconds are left on fluffing starting now.

PM: The disc jockey Alan Freeman who recently retired was nicknamed Fluff. When he appeared on radio, the producer...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Deviation, you can't appear on radio.

PM: I was about to say if you can do such a thing.

DN: You didn't!

PM: I would have done if you hadn't have buzzed! But I'm appearing on radio now...

NP: Actually I think colloquially speaking one does talk about a radio appearance.

PJ: And you can of course disappear on radio!

NP: Paul you have the benefit of the doubt and you have nine seconds, fluffing starting now.

PM: One of the things I like to do at the weekend is to get the auuuuld laundry basket out... I don't know why I said it like that...


NP: Richard you challenged.

RM: I think that was hesitation.

NP: Yes it was, yes.

DN: Auuuuuuuldie auuullld!

RM: Because I don't know anyone else who takes out a laundry basket!

DN: Auuuuuld!

NP: Richard you very cleverly, because you haven't played the game before, got in with only two seconds to go.

RM: Okay!

NP: So don't put an er in before you start because otherwise eventaully they will pick you up on it. And the subject is...

DN: Don't be so patronising! Come on!

RM: Listen I'm over 30 now, it's okay!

NP: It may sound patronising but actually it's genuinely from the heart to help someone who hasn't played it before. And Richard you appreciate that, don't you?

RM: You're lovely, Nicholas, thank you.

NP: There we are! When you smile like that Richard you worry me! There's two seconds to go starting now.


RM: Interestingly enough...

PM: He didn't say er! And it was hesitation.

NP: No, no, and you still have two seconds on fluffing starting now.

RM: Interestingly enough that Paul should mention...


NP: Well Richard Morton was then speaking when the whistle went so he gained the extra point that time. Peter Jones who thinks his buzzer isn't working hasn't scored yet, but um... Richard we'd like to hear from you, would you take the next round. And I think it's been chosen specially for you, it is Newcastle. Would you tell us something about that delightful part of our country starting now.

RM: Yes I'd be most happy to talk about the subject of Newcastle as that is my home town and therefore a place close to Richard Morton's heart, er, where we love...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation, er.

NP: Fifty-one seconds, Derek, please tell us something about Newcastle starting now.

DN: My favourite new castle (pronounced car-sill) is Chateau le...


RM: Deviation because we pronounce it Newcastle (pronounced to rhyme with hassle)!

NP: Yes but actually Richard, I think he was about to talk about a different new castle.

RM: Oh quite right then!

NP: I'm afraid it was an incorrect challenge, 48 seconds for you Derek to continue on new castle starting now.

DN: Which was founded by Pope Clement in the 14th century when they actually moved to Avignon. But of Course talking about New..


NP: Peter Jones you challenged.

PJ: Deviation, he's talking about a chateau, not a castle. Let alone new castle! Well you don;t say ninth castle of the Pope, do you, if you want to ring somebody up...

NP: What an interesting discussion! Peter you've got the subject...

PJ: Ah good!

NP: And you have 41 seconds to tell us something about Newcastle starting now.

PJ: Last time I was in Newcastle, an elderly man recognised me in the street, and he couldn't understand why I was there. I expleined that I was at the theatre, but he'd never heard of it. All the years of his life he'd lived there and never attended this wonderful er playhouse that's in Newcastle...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: There was a hesitation, there was an er Derek. You've got back in with 24 seconds to go...


NP: Paul has challenged.

PM: I didn't.

NP: Well you pressed your buzzer.

PM: Did I? Sorry.

PJ: There you are, you see! There's somebody that's been tampering with the er...

NP: Derek yes you're in on the er, 24 seconds, Newcastle, starting now.

DN: My favourite church in Newcastle is St Nicholas...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Repetition of favourite. He had favourite before.

NP: Yes because you talked about your favourite before, that's right. Well listened Paul, 22 seconds on Newcastle, Paul, starting now.

PM: During the making of Robin Hood in 1922, Douglas Fairbanks was shown the new castle that would be the plot for the film. At first he was astonished by the sheer size of it...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: It was 1923!

NP: Paul the audience have given you the benefit of the doubt, and there are nine seconds for you to continue on Newcastle starting now.

PM: He was worried that his acrobatics would be dwarfed by this huge structure. He said "this is a massive erection in front of me". And they...


NP: Well once again Paul Merton was speaking as the whistle went, gained an extra point and Peter your tirn to begin, the subject, the council. Will you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

PJ: What a rotten subject! The council! I mean, what kind of council are you talking about? Or am I supposed to be talking about? The council!


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Well repetition of talking for a start.

NP: Yes for a start, yes. Hesitation yes. Fifty-three seconds for Derek Nimmo on the council starting now.

DN: Well I suppose the council as far as I am concerned is the council for the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea where I am happy enough to live. Where the refuse collection is splendid and the streets are well cleaned. Where there are flowers in the lamp-post. And we have an awfully nice lady Mayor who's called Miss Elizabeth Christmas which is sort of festive at certain times of the year. It's her second time actually, on this... wonderful seat on the council...


NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well repetition of time. Not that I want to talk about that!

NP: But you've got the subject and a point of course for a correct challenge. You've got 30 seconds to try and talk on the council starting now.

PJ: Well it's very interesting to hear that in Kensington they've got such a good refuse collection. I wonder if they collect bottles as well, and newspapers, and generally behave in an ecologically correct manner...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: This is deviation now. We're talking about collecting waste...

NP: That's right Paul, this is deviation...

PJ: It's the work of the council!

NP: No you never mentioned the word council.

PJ: No, you said the subject! I don't have to mention the name of the subject every time I...

NP: No you started...

DN: You're supposed to know the subject Nicholas you see!

NP: I've got to be fair...

PJ: They all know what I'm talking about!

DN: They all know the subject! What's the subject?


NP: But Peter I have to be fair within the rules of Just A Minute and you started off talking about refuse collection...

PJ: Well I think you are being very unfair! I think, I think you've been got at by somebody's agent!

NP: Oh well, it hasn't been worthwhile if that's true! Paul Merton, correct challenge, 19 seconds, the council, starting now.

PM: Julian Clary used to have the line in his act: who cuts your hair? Is it the council? It wasn't a particularly original observation of his. I think he got it out of a book called 2001 Quips for the Price of a Fiver. I worked for the council myself in the early 1980s. It was my job to go down...


NP: Right, Paul Merton has increased his lead at the end of that round. And it's his turn to begin. And what a subject, getting round Nicholas. He doesn't usually get round me, he just comes straight out and punches me between the teeth with his remarks. Getting round Nicholas, Paul, starting now.

PM: I find that a quick 50 pound note in the back pocket before a recording of Just A Minute means that the majority of decisions come my way. If Peter Jones knew this, he would, I'm sure, indulge in this financial activity. Nicholas is probably one of the most corrupt broadcasters this country has seen since the days of Lord Haw-haw! And that's repetition but I don't care!


NP: I resent that round of applause for being compared to Lord Haw-haw! I've never seen such a big smile on your face for such a long time Paul. Derek you challenged first.

DN: Repetition of Haw-haw.

NP: And 38 seconds, getting round Nicholas, starting now.

DN: Well of course, 26 years ago it was much easier to get around Nicholas with a tape measure because his waist was very much narrower and his skin less flabby. In that time, he hadn't achieved the huge pot belly which he now thrusts on top of the table when adjudicating at Just A Minute...

NP: Richard, you challenged? Deviation?


RM: Yes! Quite right Nicholas!

NP: Quite right. I haven't got a pot belly, have I?

RM: No indeed, now I was thinking getting around Nicholas is what I have to do now to get back in the game.

NP: The image they've got! Of Lord Haw-haw with a pot belly!

PM: It's not far from the truth! I'd pick him out of a crowd!

NP: So you've got in with a correct challenge, 21 seconds on getting round Nicholas starting now.

RM: Before I did this show I had no idea I'd have to be such a creepy little crawler in order to get back on the programme and give Nicholas my dashing smile in order to make him like me...


NP: Derek challenged.

DN: Well he sort of stopped, didn't he really.

RM: Well it was a shameful thing to say, I felt ashamed!

PM: You'd said enough! You'd said enough!

NP: Derek you got in with 11 seconds to go on getting round Nicholas starting now.

DN: I find that the best way to get around Nicholas is to be frightfully nice to his current mistress! She's a rather nice elderly woman who lives down in Wiltshire and I take her knitting and bananas and the occasional orange. And she's awfully good to the old fellow, she really is. And that's why I...

NP: Richard you challenged again.

RM: Yeah I resent being called Nicholas's mistress! You give a guy one smile!

NP: Absolutely! Three seconds to go, getting round Nicholas, starting now.

RM: I once met Nicholas...


NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Hesitation. He didn't start er soon enough.

NP: I'm tempted to give it to you, I want to know what you're going to say about Nicholas, that was all!

PJ: Well I know! I've only got two seconds!

NP: Let Richard finish and then hear what you've got to say. So Richard you've got two seconds to go, another point to you, getting round Nicholas, starting now.

RM: What a charming and generous man Nicholas Parsons...


NP: Ah Richard was then speaking as the whistle went, got an extra point. And Peter what were you going to say if you had the correct challenge?

PJ: If you like I can give a quite long and detailed description of your life in Lazia for instance, where you had an unfortunate experoence which I managed to help you out of. But I don't, I don't want to boast about saving your life or anything. It's something that I've actually regretted ever since!

NP: Richard Morton it's your turn to begin. The subject, weight. Will you tell us something about that, you can talk about your slim figure or mine, whichever you prefer, and you've got 60 seconds starting now.

RM: Weight, oh well, as anyone can see I don't weigh very much. I think slim would be a very polite euphemism for it, and skinny would be the real word that I would use for it. Whereas in fact heavy would perhaps be for my companion..


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of word.

NP: Forty-eight seconds...

RM: It looks easy, it seems easy...

NP: ...for you to tell us something about weight starting now.

DN: At Christmas time the Weights come round singing Christmas carols like Good King Wenceslas looked out on the feast of Stephen. And God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, let nothing new dismay. And when the ground is covered with water and the rain is pouring down and the Weights are here, you are suddenly filled...


NP: Paul Merton has challenged.

PM: Repetition of Weights.

NP: Yes.

DN: What was the subject?

PM: The subject's weight.

NP: The subject's weight.

DN: Weight!

NP: And you said weights.

DN: Oh.

NP: Yes. So Paul you've got in very cleverly with 30 seconds to go and tell us something about weight starting now.

PM: I like to be fairly punctual when I go to meet people, I don't like to wait that...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of like.

NP: So Derek's got back with a sharp challenge, 24 seconds for wait starting now.

DN: There are 16 ounces in one pound and thoo thousand two hundred...


NP: Peter Jones you challenged.

PJ: Well there aren't thoo! There's more than that!

NP: Yes! Twenty seconds for you Peter to tell us something about weight starting now.

PJ: People seem to be obsessed with weight and practically everybody you meet is on a diet. And considering there's so many people in the world starving to death, it does seem rather ironic. It's a pity that the world can't be organised in such a way that the people who are trying to lose weight...


NP: Richard you challenged.

RM: Repetition of the word people.

NP: Six seconds for you Richard on weight starting now.


NP: Paul...

RM: I was taking a breath! That was a breath!

PM: Ah breathing I think! Hesitation.

NP: A beginner's allowed to breathe a bit more than others.

PM: Oh really?

NP: Yes.

PM: Does that include scuba diving?

NP: No...

PM: Is it the same there?

NP: I can't let you get away with it again.

RM: All right, it was the last time I'll take a breath then!

NP: It was too long a pause before you started. Five seconds, starting now.

RM: Everything comes to he who waits, that's the famous saying. And only tonight I was waiting outside...


NP: Paul's challenged.

RM: What?

PM: I...

RM: Yeah! Just anything!

PM: Yeah just anything really! I didn't like the way he said that!

RM: Oh that's not fair!

PM: I think he's breathing too much even for a newcomer! I thought he was exhaling at a rapid rate!

NP: Oh yes! You've got two seconds to go on weight starting now.

RM: Throwing one's weight around is a way to come...


NP: Derek it's your turn to begin, the subject is making dough. Will you tell us something about that subject starting now.

DN: If you put some flour and water together, and knead it, and don't cook it indeed, then that becomes dough. I suppose colloquially the expression is used to make a lot of money. Some Americans in one of those power words that come out of New York and they say it there. I don't like the idea of making dough. It's when those letters arrive for you, and say this letter has gone three times round the world...


NP: Richard challenged.

RM: Repetition of the word letter.

NP: Yes, 36 seconds are left for making dough starting now.

RM: When you think of making...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Deviation, he breathed a lot quicker that time! He's not breathing like a newcomer!

NP: All right, to show how generous I can be, give Paul a bonus point but Richard keeps the subject, 35 seconds left, making dough Richard starting now.

RM: Making dough makes you instantly think of making... making, making, making...


RM: I won't do it now! He's making me breathe funny!

NP: Yes! Peter your light came on first.

PJ: Did it?

NP: Yes! What was your challenge?

PJ: Ah...

NP: Making, making, making! Yes you're quite right, well spotted Peter. You have 31 seconds to tell us something about making dough starting now.

PJ: It's a very interesting substance, dough, because you can make it into fettucini, spaghetti or pasta of practically any kind. And doughnuts. And if you add the right things to it, additives like fruit and nuts, you can make it into quite a nice...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of make.

NP: You were making too much.

PJ: Oh yes, sorry.

NP: So Derek's got in with 13 seconds on making dough starting now.

DN: They say...


NP: Peter Jones challenged.

PJ: Slow off the mark, I thought.

NP: Yes. Hesitation, yes.

PJ: What?

NP: Twelve seconds for you Peter on making dough starting now.

PJ: Then you have to let it rise in a warm atmosphere. An airing cupboard is often quite a good place to put this stuff. And then when it's risen and about twice the size...



PJ: What's the matter?

NP: Paul challenged just before the whistle went. Paul what was it?

PM: I was going to say hesitation.

NP: No I don't think so.

DN: No!

NP: Another point to Peter, you've got half a second on making dough Peter starting now.

PJ: And then it's ready!


NP: Well a very fair contest this week, Peter Jones was speaking as the whistle went, he got a lot of points in that round, he's still in fourth place. But he's only three points behind equal leaders Derek, Paul and Richard. Peter your turn to begin, the subject complaints. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

PJ: I guess the complaints department in big stores is probably their busiest section, because there are so many things that go wrong and people have so many complaints to make. Though I must admit the British are rather reticent...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of many.

NP: Paul you've got in with 45 secodns on complaints starting now.

PM: The audience here complain every week when Just A Minute is recorded in front of them. Why is Nicholas Parsons hosting this show? He can barely string a sentence together! It's difficult for the others, they're talking off the top of their head. But all he has to do...

NP: Richard you challenged again. I quite agree Richard!

DN: I think that's one you ought to put to the audience.

RM: Yeah!

NP: All right, I will if you like. If you agree with Paul, you all shout for Paul now, right.


NP: If you disagree with Paul and agree with me, you all shout for me.


PM: You've got relatives in, I see!

NP: Thank you fan club! Right Richard you have 27 seconds on complaints starting now.

RM: Breathing complaints is an affliction I didn't think I suffered from until very recently. This can come in many forms of course, some sort of respiratory or lung disorder, something to do with the throat or perhaps even the mouth. Taking air in one's nostrils and then speaking is a perfectly normal way of acting in a quiz show, except Paul Merton seems to find this quite extraordinary. Every time I open my mouth, he...


NP: Paul Merton has challenged.

PM: Repetition of mouth.

NP: Yes you've opened your mouth a bit too much, I'm sorry Richard. Paul...

PM: A bit mouthy!

RM: I couldn't breathe properly all the way, could I.

NP: And you've got in with five seconds to go on complaints starting now.

PM: When I went to school I used to complain about the amount of homework that I...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of complain.

NP: You did complain when you were talking previously.

PM: Did I?

NP: Yes. So you've got in with half a second on complaints Derek starting now.

DN: I've got a very nasty complaint, I've got a rash underneath my armpit!


NP: Well you took that round at such speed, we've got time for another one. So it could be anybody's contests, even yours Peter! And there are...

PM: It's not going to be Clement Freud's, is it!

NP: No!

PM: It can't be anybody's!

NP: No, only three points to make up Peter and you could win. So Paul would you take this round, the subject is sharks. There are 60 seconds as usual starting now.

PM: I suppose the most famous shark, certainly in Hollywood films is the shark that appeared in the movie Jaws. Made in 1975 by Steven Spielberg it was considered perhaps one of his greatest works of cimematic art. In this particular film (starts to laugh)


NP: Peter Jones you've challenged.

PJ: Film, he repeated film.

NP: Yeah he did repeat film. Hr packed in but he did very well. Forty seconds...

DN: It was 77.

NP: Forty seconds are left for you Peter starting now.

PJ: I was reading the other day that sharks are actually a threatened species or some of them are. And it does seem to be a pity that people are eating them so much all over the world, particularly in Japan. Now a shark if you treat it right...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: I don't think it's a pity at all, deviation. I'd much rather people were eating them than they were eating us!

PJ: Well that's a matter of opinion, isn't it.

PM: Do the Japanese eat us? Or... Have I missed the news?

NP: Peter, 28 seconds on sharks starting now.

PJ: They could be trained to make very good pets for people who like the sea. And er they could take some time...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of people.

NP: Twenty seconds...

PJ: I never listen to myself!

NP: Twenty seconds are left starting now.

PM: Apparently the shark is an extremely well-designed animal. In fact it could not be improved in any way apart from the one fact that if it stops swimming it dies. So it has to go continually forward. Now this may be a little bit of a disadvantage. You might fancy a rest...


RM: Repetition of the word be.

NP: Be?

RM: Now this may be be be a little bit of a disadvantage.

NP: Richard...

PM: Nonsense!

RM: Yes? It was! I heard him breathing, he went be-be-be!

NP: You've got too keen now I think Richard.

RM: Oh dear! All right then!

NP: But it was a correct challenge. And there's only half a second to go. It's the last round...

RM: Oh what can I say?

PM: I'd say...

NP: So it's yours! Sharks, Richard, starting now.

RM: Every refuge...


NP: And someone challenged him.

PM: Hesitation!

NP: No! Another point to Richard! Off you go again, a quarter of a second.

RM: Everybody does...


NP: Oh dear I've been too generous with Richard! Well it's a very interesting show because Derek Nimmo and Paul Merton were fighting it out, neck and neck, in the lead for a long time. But with a little help from the chairman Richard Morton who's never played the game, came from nowhere and finished up one point ahead of all the others and he's therefore the winner this week! So all the money that the other three gave me before the show has been utterly useless as you see! Anyway we've enjoyed playing Just A Minute. It only remains for me to thank our bright and irrepressible panelists, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Paul Merton and Richard Morton. And thank also Jane for blowing her whistle and keeping the score. The creator of the game that's Ian Messiter. And of course our producer who tries to keep us in order, that is Sarah Smith. And from me Nicholas Parsons thank you for tuning in, hope you'll be with us the next time we play Just A Minute. Till then from all of us, good-bye.