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RADIO SEASON 3 1968-1969

Season length:
14 shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellists:
Clement Freud (all shows), Derek Nimmo (all shows), Kenneth Williams (all shows).

Semi-regular Panellists:
Geraldine Jones (six shows), Andree Melly (four shows).

Guest Panellists:
Betty Marsden (one show), Aimi Macdonald (one show), Lucy Bartlett (one show), Juno Alexander (one show).

Making A Debut:
Juno Alexander.

Commentary:
The show is finally in the form that fans would recognise it today, four on the panel and rules much as they are today. Kenneth Williams, Clement Freud and Derek Nimmo are all ever-presents and an intimidating bunch they are. The women guests work around them with Geraldine Jones or Andree Melly there most of the time. The panellists are still finding their way a bit though.



23/3/1

Broadcast date: 31 December 1968.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Geraldine Jones.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: ?

Winner: ?

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 23rd appearance, Clement Freud's 23rd appearance, Derek Nimmo's 17th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 7th appearance, Geraldine Jones's 7th appearance.



24/3/2
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Broadcast date: 7 January 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Geraldine Jones.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: how to get a seat in a crowded train, the things people try to get me to do, odd letters I have received, betting slips, the tonic solfa, castles in the air, showing the flag, what to do with spare time, weddings.

Winner: Kenneth Williams.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 24th appearance, Clement Freud's 24th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 18th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 8th appearance, Geraldine Jones's 8th appearance.



25/3/3
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Broadcast date: 14 January 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Andree Melly.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Doing nothing, model making, osteopathy, backing out of the garage, useless household gadgets, anniversaries, taking big, the aupair girl, punctuality.

Winner: Andree Melly.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 25th appearance, Clement Freud's 25th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 19th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 9th appearance, Andree Melly's 9th appearance.



26/3/4
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Broadcast date: 21 January 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Andree Melly.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: What you see in the looking glass, plain speaking, how to eat a crumpet, paying the bills at the end of the month, camping, the cult of nudism, public relations, holiday brochures.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 26th appearance, Clement Freud's 26th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 20th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 10th appearance, Andree Melly's 10th appearance.



27/3/5
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Broadcast date: 28 January 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Betty Marsden.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Striking a fresh acquaintance, what to do when you've ricked your back, dentists, the big dipper, slang, Utopia, my favourite pudding, my most unforgettable character, automatic dishwashers, things I keep under my bed.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 27th appearance, Clement Freud's 27th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 21st appearance, Kenneth Williams's 11th appearance, Betty Marsden's 4th and last appearance.



28/3/6
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Broadcast date: 4 February 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Lucy Bartlett.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Dogwatch, how I get my own way, the birds and the bees, my favourite sport, tatting, other people's manners, waiting for the phone to ring, getting my high heel caught in the pavement, gambling, how to be perfectly happy.

Winners: Clement Freud and Derek Nimmo.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 28th appearance, Clement Freud's 28th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 22nd appearance, Kenneth Williams's 12th appearance, Lucy Bartlett's second and last appearance.



29/3/7
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Broadcast date: 11 February 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Geraldine Jones.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Giving up smoking, hackneyed phrases, the pop scene, why I believe in the fairies, what to do when you get stuck in the elevator, inter-stellar space, why I've given up stockings in preference for tights.

Winner: Derek Nimmo.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 29th appearance, Clement Freud's 29th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 23rd appearance, Kenneth Williams's 13th appearance, Geraldine Jones's 9th appearance.



30/3/8
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Broadcast date: 18 February 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Geraldine Jones.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The best hour of the week, what to take away for the weekend, speaking to the income tax man, getting the best of an argument, what to do for cold feet, the times that I wear my bikini, collecting silver.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 30th appearance, Clement Freud's 30th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 24th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 14th appearance, Geraldine Jones's 10th appearance.



31/3/9
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Broadcast date: 25 February 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Andree Melly.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Gossipping, seaside postcards, curiosity, making the bed, duck clippers, the most dreadful thing that ever happened to me, things I do when nobody's looking, famous last sayings, my most important discovery, my first audition.

Winners: Clement Freud and Derek Nimmo.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 31st appearance, Clement Freud's 31st appearance, Derek Nimmo's 25th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 15th appearance, Andree Melly's 11th appearance.



32/3/10
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Broadcast date: 4 March 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Andree Melly.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: What to do with your vitality, changing the guard, how to make your own gin, things I write in my diary, preparing for the worst, the ideal man, where I get my inspiration, what to do if you get your big toe caught in the bath tap.

Winner: Clement Freud.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 32nd appearance, Clement Freud's 32nd appearance, Derek Nimmo's 26th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 16th appearance, Andree Melly's 12th appearance.



33/3/11
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Broadcast date: 11 March 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Aimi Macdonald.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: How to be good, things I say when I'm happy, my favourite zoo animal, the common touch, pulling faces, what Socrates said, judging a baby show, the last time I played hockey.

Winner: Kenneth Williams.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 33rd appearance, Clement Freud's 33rd appearance, Derek Nimmo's 27th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 17th appearance, Aimi Macdonald's third appearance.



34/3/12

Broadcast date: 18 March 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Juno Alexander.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: ?

Winner: ?

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 34th appearance, Clement Freud's 34th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 28th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 18th appearance, Juno Alexander's first appearance.



35/3/13
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Broadcast date: 25 March 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Geraldine Jones.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: David Hatch.

Venue: London.

Subjects: How best to colonise the Moon, evolution, Victoriana, taking photographs, hypnotism, stuttering, habits, sewing, the rush hour, computerising the kitchen.

Winner: Derek Nimmo.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 35th appearance, Clement Freud's 35th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 29th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 19th appearance, Geraldine Jones's 11th appearance.



36/3/14

Broadcast date: 1 April 1969.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Geraldine Jones.

Whistle Blower: Ian Messiter.

Producer: ?

Winner: ?

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 36th appearance, Clement Freud's 36th appearance, Derek Nimmo's 30th appearance, Kenneth Williams's 20th appearance, Geraldine Jones's 12th appearance.

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