starring PAUL MERTON, DEREK NIMMO, PETER JONES and STEVE FROST, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 4 February 1995)

NOTE: Steve Frost'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 is my pleasure to welcome the four diverse personalities who this week are going to play Just A Minute. We welcome back three regular players of the game, Derek Nimmo, Paul Merton and Peter Jones, and someone who has only played the game once before, that is Stephen Frost. Will you please welcome all four of them! Beside me sits Liz Trott who is going to keep the score and blow a whistle when the 60 seconds are up. And as usual I will ask our four panelists to speak if they can on the subject I will give them and they will try and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Let us begin the show this week with Derek Nimmo. Derek, a crash course. That's the first subject Ian Messiter's come up with. Would you talk on it starting now.

DEREK NIMMO: When I first took my private pilot's license at Victoria in Australia, I flew out of Merabbin Airport in Lake Ealdon and found myself on a crash course. I buzzed back Control and asked them how I should land. They said (in Australian accent) "fly the first and mind the rabbit holes, and look out for the sheep on the right hand side.."


NP: Stephen you have challenged.

STEVE FROST: Um, the accent! Not deviation, I've got it...

NP: Deviation...

SF: You wouldn't even get on Neighbours with that!

NP: No, well I don't know...

PAUL MERTON: He's trying!

NP: I thought anybody could get on Neighbours! But er...

DN: I've been on Neighbours!


NP: I didn't like to rub it in Derek! Stephen, no, I don't agree with the challenge, so Derek gets a point for an incorrect challenge, he keeps the subject and there are 40 seconds left on a crash course starting now.

DN: There were two 747s who were on a crash course in Sydney and one of them pulled to the left and missed...


NP: Paul?

PM: Repetition, two 747s.

NP: Yes, well listened Paul, a good challenge, 34 seconds....

PM: You're giving it to me? (laughs) All right!

NP: You get a point for that of course, you take over the subject, 34 seconds, a crash course starting now.

PM: I remember when I took my first driving lesson in 1868, it was...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Deviation, impossible, he's not that old.

NP: Well yes I don't think he... he could have done! He could have done it in... I don't know anyway! No, actually, technically you're right Derek, so you have a correct challenge, 30 seconds to take back a crash course starting now.

DN: And as the aeroplanes missed each other, they pulled away out of a crash course. And in The Australian the next day it was reported...


NP: Peter challenged.

PETER JONES: Repetition.

NP: Yes, what of though?

PJ: I can't remember now! Something or other! (laughs)

NP: Yes he did repeat Australia...

PJ: Australia! That's right! That's right!

DN: Actually I said in The Australian newspaper.

PJ: That's right, yes.

NP: You're dead right, you did actually yes.

PJ: It was just a pronunciation that was a bit faulty!

NP: Yes because you can repeat the subject on the course. So Derek yes, you keep the subject, a crash course, 25 seconds starting now.

DN: And the reporter said that they'd missed each other by a bee's dick!


NP: Paul Merton.


PM: Repetition of they missed each other.

NP: Yes.

DN: I thought it was a very funny headline for The Australian.

NP: Correct, Paul, a point to you and 22 seconds to take back a crash course starting now.

PM: I was driving along the M1 when the instructor said "when I pack..."


NP: Peter challenged.

PJ: If this was happening in 1868, he couldn't have been on the M1!

NP: Peter a bonus point. But as we established before he couldn't have been taking his driving test in 1868 or whenever it was, Paul has, therefore gets the point for being interrupted, keeps the subject, 19 seconds, a crash course starting now.

PM: "Tap the windscreen with this hammer, I want you to do an emergency stop." So I was going along, about 25...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Sorry, you can't take driving tests on the M1!

NP: No, they don't do driving tests on the M1, they don't take you on motorways for a driving test. Right, 11 seconds for you Derek, you've got the subject back, a crash course starting now.

DN: I am taking a crash course in French. (goes into French) I long to open my arms, I want to be your lover. Which is not frightfully useful...


NP: Right, so whoever is speaking as the whistle goes gains an extra point. It was Derek Nimmo who I don't need to tell you has got the most points at the end of the round. And Paul we'd like you to begin the next round, flying saucers, 60 seconds, starting now.

PM: Well a flying saucer landed in my back garden about 19 years ago, and I got on it and went to the planet Venus. And it's true because I've got photographs here of me standing on that particular planet. And anybody who says that this is false can come outside and I'll give them a damn good fight! Because I was trapped on that particular orb in space for years! I tried, benee, speaking to the Venusians and said "look it's not my fault I'm here, I was kidnapped by one of your people." They said "it's got nothing to do with us, it could have been anybody they picked up. We had Winston Churchill about 30 years ago. And before that Sir Stanley Matthews, the wizard of the wing, spent a fortnight on this very surface." I thought well, I'm very proud to be in such august company. And they said "so you should be and all! What do you want for your dinner?" I said "well what have you got?" They said "well, we can offer you fish cakes if that's not too fantastic for you." I thought it's quite an extraordinary concept, the idea of eating that particular meal out here this far away from the Earth where I originally came from. They said "look do you want it or not?" I said "well fine". So at that point they produced a doner kebab which to my, to all intents and purposes was completely cold. I said "why is this not served up hot?" They said "we got it from a shop in Highgate and it's a long way away to bring it all the way from that particular part of North London to where we're standing now." I said "okay, I'll go along with that, what have you got to drink?" They said "well we've got Whatney's Red Barrel." I said "oh that is just too fantastic because nobody outside of the..."



NP: At last...

PM: It's all true!

NP: I know! Fantastically true! And just to prove that fantasy works, and you're the greatest exponent of it that I know, well done Paul. Because that, actually, I took the whistle away from Liz and let you go on for one minute 20 seconds! Stephen Frost welcome to the show and will you take the next round. The subject, odd first names. Can you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

SF: When I was at school, there was a boy who was called Three. And that is what I call an odd first name. He also had a brother called Five and Seven. And I asked them why did their parents call you that, because it just doesn't add up! There was also a boy called Mallow, his first name being Marsh. The reason he was called this was because he used to like to sit round fires and bake himself towards the flames which were giving off a lot of heat at the time. Obviously when we went on a field trip with the geography teacher who liked to do that sort of thing. But that's all in the past now and he's served his time. But there was also a girl I had as a girlfriend at college...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of girl.

NP: Yes, yes and there was boys earlier on too. But... Paul, a correct challenge, another point to you, 20 seconds, odd first names starting now.

PM: I suppose one of the oddest first names is Adolf. Apart from Hitler of that name, I don't know of anybody else who has ever been given it. I suppose, oh, wait a minute. One of the Marx brothers was called er by...


PM: Oh! (laughs)

NP: Derek challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: Yes. Derek, 11 seconds, odd first names, starting now.

DN: I think Nicholas is a very odd first name. Who'd actually with any sort of wisdom at all give their child an odd name like that...


NP: If anybody had known they could have challenged and said it's not his first name, it's his second name. I was actually christened Christopher Nicholas.


DN: Not many people know that!

NP: Not many people could care anyway! So at the end of that round Paul Merton got lots of points for speaking, er, on the previous round.


DN: Oh he's gone!

PM: At least we know what...

NP: I didn't bother to give the score at the end of the previous round when Paul got those three points.

PM: We know what to put on the certificate. Christopher Nicholas Parsons is to be detained at her Majesty's Pleasure...

NP: Right, so Paul had those three points and other points in the round and he's now equal in the lead with Derek Nimmo. And Peter Jones it's your turn to begin, the subject being laughed at. Can you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

PJ: Well I suppose it's very nice if you're a comedian and you're trying to be funny because it is your, really, your bread and butter. But if you're trying to be serious and people laugh, then my er response to that...


NP: Derek Nimmo.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: There was an er Peter.

PJ: Yes there was, yes.

NP: Forty-nine seconds for you Derek to tell us something about being laughed at starting now.

DN: Well I quite agree with Christopher Peter Jones because...


NP: Yes Christopher?

PJ: Well it's just absolute rubbish!

NP: Absolutely! It's not your first name.

PJ: No it isn't!

NP: He hesitated as he said it...

DN: Well it might have been.

PJ: It's not included among my names at all.

NP: Forty-six seconds, you've got the subject back Peter, being laughed at, starting now.

PJ: Then you have to pretend if people laugh, to be speaking very seriously. And then it's all right, you see. It's a rather craven way of doing it, I admit. But why go on trying to tell jokes to people who are not amused. And similarly why go on trying to...


NP: Stephen you challenged.

SF: Repetition of go on.

NP: Repetition of why.

SF: And why.

NP: Yes.

PJ: Yes.

NP: Being laughed at Stephen and there are 27 seconds starting now.

SF: There is nothing worse than being laughed at when you shouldn't be...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Deviation. Being boiled in hot oil is worse. That's worse than being laughed at when you shouldn't be.

NP: To a comedian I think they'd rather be boiled in oil. So...

PM: Do you really?

NP: Yes, I've known a few comedians...

SF: If it gets a laugh!

NP: Absolutely!

PM: It's the finish of the act of course!

SF: You can only do it once!

NP: Stephen I'm going to let you continue, you've got a point there, 24 seconds left, being laughed at starting now.

SF: For instance I went into a pub the other day and decided to relieve myself. I went into the toilet first naturally. And I got into a bit of a fracas inside the toiletry situation so I walked back out again without doing my flies up. The pub laughed at me...


NP: Paul Merton.

PM: Repetition of pub.

NP: Yes there's too many pubs I'm afraid Stephen. Twelve seconds with you Paul, being laughed at starting now.

PM: I suppose one of the saddest stories I know about show business is about the man who went to see the psychiatrist who said...


NP: Stephen?

SF: That's not the saddest story he knows about show business.

NP: He did actually say one of the saddest.

SF: Yes.

NP: So Paul, another point to you, five seconds, being laughed at starting now.

PM: This man said I'm desperately unhappy and the man that, oh no!


SF: Repetition of man.

PM: It's so ridiculous!

NP: Stephen you cleverly got in, you're sitting in the chair that Clement Freud usually takes and you've done a Freud on us. You've got in with one second to go, being laughed at, starting now.

SF: Laughter is...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: No! Another point to Stephen, half a second on being laughed at Stephen starting now.

SF: It was a long...


NP: Right, so at the end of that round Stephen Frost was speaking as the whistle went, gained an extra point for doing so and he's moved into third place, just ahead of Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo is ahead of them and one point behind our leader who is now Paul Merton. Derek your turn to begin and the subject is an English country garden. Will you tell us something about that delightful subject in this game starting now.

DN: It always seems rather an irony to me in the song An English Country Garden was written by an Australian called Percy Grainger. But never mind. I have a wonderful English country garden and it is something which foreigners envy us hugely about. Particularly of course those wonderful beds that we have here with Delphiniums...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Was there a repetition of wonderful?

NP: Yes, 42 seconds, an English country garden starting now Paul.

PM: There's nothing I like better than walking through an English country garden...


NP: Derek you challenged.

DN: Vandalism!


NP: He did not establish Derek...

DN: If he's walking through an English country garden, he'd be walking over the plants!

NP: Most English country gardens have paths, so you can still walk through on the paths. He didn't establish he was walking through the flower beds.

DN: Oh I see, a lawn is a garden?

NP: It's part of the garden and in most gardens you can walk on the lawns as well. So he wasn't being a vandal, but it was a lovely challenge. Give him a bonus, go on! He loves getting his points. But Paul also gets a point for being interrupted, keeps the subject, 38 seconds, an English country garden starting now.

PM: I meander through the rose bushes with heavy boots on and kick them out of the ground! Because I can't stand these plants! What are they doing there? What's wrong with old fashioned concrete! It's easy to look after, you just mix it up, pour it out of a bucket on the floor, that's all you need...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: He's not talking about the gardens any more, he's talking about hardcore as in motorways.

NP: Yes, what he just described could not in any stretch of the imagination an English country garden, even in his fantasy world. So Derek a point to you, 25 seconds, an English country garden starting now.

DN: Lancelot Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton are two of the great names one thinks of, who deposed the French eminence in garden construction in the 18th century. From these great men we work our way through to the wonderful Mr Jackal who created the most glorious English country garden in the style which is not been surpassed. And I myself, when I wander abroad, are very proud...


NP: So Derek Nimmo, wandering through his English country garden, kept going till the whistle went, gained an extra point for doing so and he's equal in the lead with Paul Merton at the end of that round. And Paul your turn to begin and the subject, cones. Will you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

PM: Apparently there is now a telephone number you can ring called the Cones Emergency Hotline. I'm not quite sure what this service is supposed to provide. Perhaps you're driving down the motorway and you see these cones lining along the actual route you're taking, and you think to yourself I wonder how many of them there are. Perhaps I can... oh telephone!


NP: So Stephen?

SF: A hesitation there.

NP: Yes. Cones is with you Stephen, 41 seconds starting now.

SF: What I like to do is bite the ends of them and suck the ice cream out that end. That way you can enjoy the...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Well he didn't make clear what he enjoyed. It went...

SF: I had a mouthful of ice cream, I couldn't.

NP: The ice cream was dripping over him as he said. Right, 35 seconds for you on cones Derek starting now.

DN: Yes I like ice cream cones too. When I was growing up in Merseyside there were three companies that sold these delicacies. There was Walls of course, El Dorado, and Walkers of Merseyside...


NP: Paul Merton.

PM: Repetition of Merseyside.

NP: So Paul you have cones back with you, 23 seconds starting now.

PM: I remember when I was growing up in Merseyside, there was nothing I liked better than to go down to the streets, pick up the cones and suck the ice cream...


NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: He didn't grow up in Merseyside! It's well documented where he grew up!

NP: Yes! In your fantasy world you may have grown up there but we know you didn't.

PM: So where did I grow up?

DN: He spent 19 years on Venus!


PM: Well it made a change from Merseyside!

NP: Peter Jones, 16 seconds for you to tell us something about cones starting now.

PJ: I remember the cones they used to sell in the small village where I was brought up made by Ellis's. And they manufactured the ice cream as well. And they cost a penny, a whole cone full of this wonderful stuff was only one...


PJ: ...guinea...

NP: Derek challenged.

DN: Two ones.

NP: Yes, one, you tried to...

PJ: It was tuppence, a tuppenny one...

NP: Derek you've got in with a second to go...

PJ: Oh!

NP: ...on cones starting now.

DN: Samantha Cones I think is one of the finest actresses...


NP: So Derek Nimmo was then speaking as the whistle went and gained another point for doing so as well as others in the round. He's now taken the lead ahead of Paul Merton. Peter it's your turn to begin, the subject is Jacuzzis. Will you tell us something about Jacuzzis in Just A Minute starting now.

PJ: They're rather nice things for relaxing and getting a kind of massage without the aid of a masseur or anybody else who is going to manipulate your limbs and er caress you and so on...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: And er.

NP: Yes, after you mentioned the limbs you erred.

PJ: A bit, a bit picky I thought.

NP: But accurate within the rules and if they're picky, I've still got to be fair.

PJ: Yes quite yes, you have to be really.

NP: Forty-eight seconds for Derek to tell us something about Jacuzzis starting now.

DN: The first time I ever went to the Jacuzzi was in the North Island of New Zealand. It's quite extraordinary. We'd gone to a kind of cocktail party or so I thought it was, and then they suddenly went down to their underpants, went to the Jacuzzi where the water was agitated and nice and hot it was, and we continued to have glasses of sherry which I thought was most extraordinary. Actually the best ones are the natural ones. If you go down to Rotorua or Rotoiti...


DN: What's the matter?

NP: Stephen?

SF: Repetition of ones.

NP: Yes there were too many ones.

SF: The best ones and the natural ones.

NP: Best ones, the other ones.

PJ: And they're not Jacuzzis, they're natural springs.

NP: I know but you didn't challenge for that Peter.

PJ: Well I didn't know whether it was strictly within the rules of the game.


NP: You can always chance your arm there. But anyway Stephen Frost, you have Jacuzzis, you have 29 seconds starting now.

SF: The first Jacuzzi I ever bought was a 3.4 litre fuel injection one. It went like a bomb, which was no good to me because it blew up and I ended up with no car to drive around time. So instead I bought another one which was...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of bought.

NP: Yes, and one, right Paul, 17 seconds on Jacuzzis starting now.

PM: Jack Uzi was the inventor of the uzi machine gun which of course is a very popular model amongst terrorists. I don't know where he got the idea from. I believe he was out in the back garden one day...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Well he didn't know where he got it from, he got it from Lee Enfield!


NP: I don't know why you're clapping, he's just showing off. Well yes well, well showed off Derek, right...

DN: (laughs)

NP: But it wasn't a correct challenge...

PM: It's a bluff! Don't listen to him!

NP: It's a bit of fantasy idea, yes! No Paul I'm with you...

PM: Oh?

NP: Six seconds are left on Jacuzzis starting now.

PM: The cheapest way to get a Jacuzzi is to get a jar of Epsom salts...


NP: Stephen?

SF: Get.

NP: Yes you were getting too much before.

SF: Yes.

NP: Stephen you cleverly got in with two seconds to go on Jacuzzis starting now.

SF: During the French Revolution the witnesses were called j'accusies...


NP: Stephen Frost was speaking as the whistle went, gained an extra point for doing so. Derek Nimmo and Paul Merton are equal now in the lead. And Derek it's your turn to begin, our feathered friends. Will you tell us something about those in Just A Minute starting now.

DN: Well I don't think if I was a bird I would ever think of mankind as being one of my mates, I can tell you really. If I was a chicken or a goose or a turkey or a...

NP: Peter you challenged.


DN: What is he doing! Nicholas, he said he didn't challenge. Are you going barmy? Are you like Joan of Arc and hearing voices?

NP: You repeated if I were three times. Didn't he Peter?

DN: You're not playing the game Nicholas! You're supposed to be the chairman!

PM: I think you've gone mad Christopher!

NP: Peter... but, but Peter looked at me... oh Peter I'm giving you the subject!


DN: Why? He didn't challenge! Are we going to have sort of phantom challenges?

PM: Is this, is this a new game, sort of psychic challenges?

NP: Yes!

DN: Well what's the point of having buzzers if we don't need them?

NP: Because Peter nodded off for a second. I thought I should bring him back into the game for just a second.

PJ: Yes.

NP: I thought so. Right...

PJ: I appreciate that, yes.

NP: You have 48 seconds Peter, on our feathered friends starting now.

PJ: Well a lot of them aren't friends at all. Things like rooks and er crows...


NP: Derek Nimmo.

DN: And er crows.

NP: Yes! You get another point for the interruption...

DN: I did actually make rather a mistake because I buzzed rather than waiting for your phantom...

NP: No, I, I...

PM: Actually I had challenged psychically a second before Derek had pressed his buzzer!

NP: Did you?

PM: Yeah! I'm surprised you didn't pick up on it Christopher!

NP: Sorry, you weren't on my psychic wavelength you see.

PM: No!

NP: I'm not in tune with that one, I'm in touch with a different orbit.

PM: Oh...

NP: Not that one, you went way off.

PM: I always thought you were on another orbit!

NP: Yes!

PM: You finally admitted it in public!

NP: Forty-four seconds with you Derek on our feathered friends starting now.

DN: Christopher Robin for very obvious reasons is Nicholas Parsons' favourite feathered friend. Because they have a great deal in common and actually I think they have...



NP: Paul Merton you challenged.

PM: I had a feeling that Peter wanted to challenge!


NP: I think he was having trouble with his buzzer. So what was your challenge?

PM: Oh Christopher Robin isn't a, is a character in Winnie the Pooh. He's not a bird.

NP: That is, that is a correct challenge, yes. Paul you have 33 seconds to tell us something about our feathered friends starting now.

PM: There's nothing I like more than loading up a shotgun and going out in the Moors and shooting at the grouse as they fly overhead. It's a damn shame we have to wait till August every year to do this, because I can't stand the little devils! That's about it really!


PM: I didn't know I was going to get that far!

NP: Right! Peter your buzzer did work then.

PJ: Yes.

NP: Well challenged, yes he hesitated and deviated.

PJ: He did yes.

NP: Yes.

PM: How clever of you to know Nicholas!

NP: Yes! Twenty-four seconds for you to tell us something about our feathered friends starting now.

PJ: He started off talking about Christopher Robin whom we associate with Winnie the Pooh apparently, I don't know why. It sounds a strange combination to me...


PJ: ...but apparently the book was very successful...

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: It was me who was talking, not Paul Merton.

NP: That's right, so what's your other challenge?

PJ: Didn't he mention him as well?

DN: Sorry?

PJ: He mentioned er Christopher Robin.

NP: He mentioned Christopher Robin. If that is your challenge, that's incorrect. Sixteen seconds for you Peter on our feathered friends starting now.

PJ: Well I'm not terribly keen on many of these er birds that come into the garden. We have bluejays and magpies lately and they have ousted all the other tiny little birds. Blackbirds and so on...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of birds.

NP: Yes. You see it's feathered friends on the card Peter which is...

PJ: So it is, yes.

NP: Yes. So Paul's got in with two seconds to go on our feathered friends starting now.

PM: We had a...


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: No, of course not! So Paul's got another point and there are one and three quarter seconds on our feathered friends starting now.

PM: A budgie called Peter that lived in a cage in the...


NP: Well a lot of points were scored in that round. And they're all pretty close but just out and in the lead is Paul Merton just ahead of Derek Nimmo. And Paul it's your turn to begin, the subject bulbs. Can you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

PM: I understand that many years ago somebody invented a lightbulb that lasted forever, but there was a lot of pressure within the electricity industry to make sure that this product was never released into the shops. You can understand why. People are much more happier if customers are...


SF: He was stalling and then he hesitated!

PM: Yes!

NP: So Stephen yes, I agree with the challenge, 45 seconds, bulbs starting now.

SF: Take a daffodil bulb, put in the cellar in some soil and compost, leave it there for three weeks, and see when the first sprout comes through. There's nothing more enjoyable than to see the...


NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: This is very bad advice! And it's repetition of seeing.

NP: Yeah that's right.

PJ: I think there are things more enjoyable!

NP: Yeah repetition of seeing...

SF: Sorry, I thought I was on Gardener's Question Time!

NP: Thirty-five seconds, Paul, bulbs starting now.

PM: The bulbs in my back garden would do a lot better if our feathered friends didn't come down and keep eating them the whole time. At the moment I have...


NP: Stephen Frost.

SF: Deviation, why have you put lightbulbs in your back garden? Coz that's what you were talking about before.

PM: It helps you to see in the dark.

NP: Actually Stephen, you haven't played the game very much. You can take the subject in any way you wish and he wasn't really deviating. So we won't score any points on that, 28 seconds still with Paul, bulbs starting now.

PM: When eventually they come through, I know I'll be blessed with an English country garden. And I'll be able to show people round and say "this all started off as a collection of bulbs that I bought from Woolworths. Forty-watt, 60 of the same variety.."


NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Um, anticipation!

NP: You thought he was going to say watt again! And he didn't say watt again, you came in too soon Derek so Paul has another point, 17 seconds on bulbs starting now.

PM: I suppose my favourite bulb of all when I come to think about it is that simple bulb that we plant into the soil in spring. I can't remember its name offhand but I know if you water it and nurture and look after this peculiar little object...


NP: His favourite bulb, he doesn't know the name. But he kept going on the subject till the whistle went, gained an extra point for doing so. And he's brought the show to an end because we have no more time. So the final situation was, the points I feel are secondary to the entertainment they provided. And Peter gave his usual entertainment finishing in fourth place. Stephen did much the same in third place. Derek contributed always and he got lots of points which he loves to get. But out in the lead, a few points ahead of them all was Paul Merton, so we say he's the winner this week! It only remains for me to thank our clever panelists. Paul Merton, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Stephen Frost. Also Liz Trott for keeping the score and blowing her whistle so magnificently. For Ian Messiter for creating the game, keeping us in work. And Anne Jobson for directing the show. And me, Nicholas Parsons, from all of us, good-bye, hope you've enjoyed it and will tune in the next time we take to the air for Just A Minute!