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RADIO SEASON 27 1994

Season length:
10 shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellists:
Clement Freud (seven shows), Peter Jones (seven shows), Paul Merton (seven shows).

Semi-regular Panellists:
Derek Nimmo (four shows).

Guest Panellists:
Stephen Fry (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Eddie Izzard (two shows), Wendy Richard (one show), Tony Hawks (one show), Jan Ravens (one show), Arthur Smith (one show), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (one show), Hugh Dennis (one show), Pete McCarthy (one show), Greg Proops (one show), Lee Simpson (one show).

Making A Debut:
Hugh Dennis, Jenny Eclair, Eddie Izzard, Pete McCarthy, Greg Proops, Lee Simpson.

Commentary:
This season was running at the same time as the first television season of Just A Minute. Further use is made of younger comedians, with many fellow improvisers of Paul Merton's generation being used in this season. Also the first visit to the Edinburgh Festival with four shows being recorded there, this is now an annual event.



434/27/1
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Broadcast date: 1 January 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Jenny Eclair.

Whistle Blower: Jane Stevens.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Scarborough.

Subjects: Scarborough, landslides, things that go bump in the night, the big one, spell Missisippi, slips, stick, ERM, my friends, my enemies.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 434th appearance, Clement Freud's 345th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 268th appearance, Peter Jones's 267th appearance, Jenny Eclair's first appearance.



435/27/2
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Broadcast date: 8 January 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Peter Jones, Stephen Fry, Pete McCarthy.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Pale, Dimitri Shostakovich, sweets, washing up, sawing a girl in half, keeping the peace, roads, good value, biceps.

Winner: Stephen Fry.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 436th appearance, Peter Jones's 268th appearance, Paul Merton's 25th appearance, Stephen Fry's 4th appearance, Pete McCarthy's first appearance and only radio appearance, Miriam Jones's first appearance blowing the whistle.



436/27/3
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Broadcast date: 15 January 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Eddie Izzard.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Edwin King of Northumbria, shorts, bugs, haggis, swashbuckling, Genoa, pomposity, miracles, cloud nine.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 438th appearance, Clement Freud's 346th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 269th appearance, Paul Merton's 26th appearance, Eddie Izzard's first appearance.



437/27/4
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Broadcast date: 22 January 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Clement Freud, Tony Hawks, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Hugh Dennis.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Norwich.

Subjects: Norwich, what's fishy, sale, Tuesdays, a howler, offence, gherkin, Edgar Degas, intelligence, ignorance, dam.

Winner: Tony Hawks.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 440th appearance, Clement Freud's 347th appearance, Tony Hawks's 5th appearance, Kit Hesketh-Harvey's 2nd appearance and first radio appearance, Hugh Dennis's first appearance.



438/27/5
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Broadcast date: 29 January 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Arthur Smith.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Auld reekie, Mary Queen of Scots, the big time, a sensation, an odd ball, takeaways, my worst memory, my goodness, what I would like to give up, hope.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 442nd appearance, Clement Freud's 349th appearance, Peter Jones's 269th appearance, Paul Merton's 27th appearance, Arthur Smith's 3rd appearance and first radio appearance.



439/27/6
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Broadcast date: 5 February 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Peter Jones, Wendy Richard, Lee Simpson.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A great party, middle age, putting one's foot into it, driving, the Channel tunnel, Sophocles, footlights, money, downs, backhanders, animal rescue, my complaint, plumbing, a classical education.

Winner: Peter Jones.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 444th appearance, Peter Jones's 270th appearance, Paul Merton's 28th appearance, Wendy Richard's 24th appearance, Lee Simpson's 1st appearance.



440/27/7
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Broadcast date: 12 February 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Jenny Eclair.

Whistle Blower: Jane Stevens.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Scarborough.

Subjects: What I don't talk about, going to the dogs, being misquoted, how to make a million, ghosts, dressing, Fiji, socks, what I would love to do right here, at the end of the day, the Loch Ness monster.

Winner: Jenny Eclair.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 446th appearance, Clement Freud's 350th appearance, Peter Jones's 271st appearance, Derek Nimmo's 270th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 2nd appearance, Jane Stevens's last appearance blowing the whistle.



441/27/8
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Broadcast date: 19 February 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Eddie Izzard.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Double whammy, lying, Arthur's seat, bridge, ectoplasm, being done, being undone, Mars.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 448th appearance, Clement Freud's 351st appearance, Derek Nimmo's 271st appearance, Paul Merton's 29th appearance, Eddie Izzard's 2nd and last appearance.



442/27/9
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Broadcast date: 26 February 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Peter Jones, Greg Proops.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Princes Street, my worst joke, getting the bird, gizmoes, a doddle, how to make a million, jeans, fair, press, what I read, painting a master.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 450th appearance, Clement Freud's 352nd appearance, Peter Jones's 272nd appearance, Paul Merton's 30th appearance, Greg Proops's first appearance.



443/27/10
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Broadcast date: 5 March 1994.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Peter Jones, Stephen Fry, Jan Ravens.

Whistle Blower: Miriam Jones.

Producer: Sarah Smith.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Metalwork, Achilles heel, wrong numbers, hairs, China, quacks, vermouth, oracles, temper, getting into hot water, what's in my fridge, euphemisms.

Winner: Stephen Fry.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 452nd appearance, Peter Jones's 273rd appearance, Paul Merton's 31st appearance, Stephen Fry's 5th appearance, Jan Ravens's 3rd and last appearance. This show on Just A Classic Minute Volume 4.

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