NOTE: Final appearances by Liza Goddard, Richard Morton and Tom O'Connor, last show produced by Helena Taylor.


NICHOLAS PARSONS: Thank you, hello my name is Nicholas Parsons. And once again it's my pleasure to welcome you to Just A Minute. And I have four exciting and talented people in the studio with me who are going to play this wonderful game. They are the delightful actress Liza Goddard. And from the Comedy Store, Richard Morton. And that skilled musician and comedy performer Richard Vranch. And that fine and ever popular comedy player Tom O'Connor. Please welcome all four of them! And as usual I am going to ask my guests to speak on the subject I will give them and they will try and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviating from the subject. And we begin the show today with Liza Goddard and who better? Liza, the subject is saying sorry. Tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

LIZA GODDARD: I'm very good at saying sorry. I never hesitate to apologise when I'm in the wrong. If...


NP: Someone has challenged very rapidly. Tom O'Connor.

TOM O'CONNOR: Repetition of I'm.

NP: I'm?

TO: We had three, two I'ms and an I.

LG: That's cruel.

NP: This is a tough challenge.

TO: I know.

NP: Is this the way it's going to go? No holds barred today are there. Yeah well that is a correct challenge so I have to give it to you Tom and you have 56 seconds to say or tell us something about saying sorry starting now.

TO: I'd like to say sorry to Liza for interrupting!


NP: Liza's got back in again.

LG: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation. Yes.

LG: But thank you very much, and I accept it.

NP: Righto! So a correct challenge, they get a point. Tom O'Connor's got one point and Liza Goddard you got a point for that for a correct challenge. And you have the subject back and there are 52 seconds available, saying sorry, starting now.

LG: My great-aunt Gracie is incapable of saying sorry, even when she is indisputably in the wrong. Opens her mouth, starts saying sorry and...


NP: Tom.

TO: Hesitating.

NP: Hesitating yes.

LG: I think so.

NP: Yes teetering on the point of hesitation which I will have to give you the benefit of the doubt on occasions. Tom O'Connor you've got it, another correct challenge, another point to you, saying sorry is still the subject, 42 seconds available starting now.

TO: I have to say sorry to the other two gentlemen because I keep interrupting and really they should have a go as well so er I'm going to mumble...


NP: So Liza you challenged first however.

LG: I think he fell over a lot there.

NP: I know, because he wanted one of the other two fellers to come in!

LG: Oh.

NP: No, it doesn't matter, does it. Now Liza you challenged first...

LG: I did.

NP: Correct challenge, hesitation, a pause so saying sorry is back with you and there are 36 seconds starting now.

LG: My elderly relative, her eyes bulge, her skin goes puce, beads of sweat break out of her forehead, roll...


NP: Richard.

RICHARD MORTON: Repetition of the word her, three times I'm afraid.

LG: Oooohh!

NP: Yes, Richard Morton you got in that time...

RM: Sorry!

NP: Yes! Twenty-seven seconds, Richard Morton, tell us something about saying sorry starting now.

RM: As a man I have great difficulty in saying sorry even when I am wrong and when my partner says to me "you've done something wrong", I just go...


NP: Richard Vranch.

RICHARD VRANCH: I think there were two wrongs there.

NP: Yes.

RM: Two wrongs don't make a right, Rich!

NP: So Rich, at this stage Richard Vranch, a correct challenge, saying sorry with you and 20 seconds starting now.

RV: The British are definitely a nation of apologisers. It's very strange for foreigners who come here and bash into one of us, that rather than apologising themselves...


NP: Yes?

LG: Oooohh! I was going to say apologise and apologise.

NP: That's right, he said apologise and apologising.

LG: Yes he did.

NP: Yes right. So an incorrect challenge...

LG: Yes.

NP: So a point for that Richard Vranch and you have 10 seconds, saying sorry, starting now.

RV: If I was in a supermarket and someone bumped into me, as I get up from the floor, I am the person...


NP: Tom O'Connor.

TO: Repetition of I. He had two Is and and I'm! I don't want to be a sneak but I heard him say two Is and an I'm.

NP: I know Tom, but we're inclined to let little things like that past.

TO: Oh all right, I was just testing.

NP: I know.

TO: Sorry.

NP: No but it's a correct challenge so within the rules of Just A Minute, I've got to give it to you, five seconds, saying sorry Tom starting now.

TO: I have to say sorry to everyone concerned because I didn't actually realise that when you repeat er a simple word like...



NP: No, no, no, before, with just half a second to go, who was it? Liza?

LG: He, he had a hesitation.

NP: He did have a hesitation. So Liza Goddard's got another point and the subject of saying sorry and half a second to go starting now.

LG: Saying...


NP: Right! Whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains an extra point. On this occasion it was Liza Goddard who you won't be surprised to know that she has taken the lead at the end of the round. Richard Morton will you take the next round, fishing. I don't know whether you know anything about it but talk on the subject if you can, 60 seconds starting now.

RM: Fishing to me is the most indescribably boring pastime I can think of. The idea of sitting by a river with a bit of wood, and some string, and a hook and some horrible little squiggly ugly maggolots... maggolots?


RM: Baby maggots! Maggolots! Everyone knows maggolots!

NP: You should have kept going! You should have kept going! You shouldn't have drawn attention to it!

LG: He said maggolots twice.

RM: Did I?

LG: Yes.

RM: Okay.

NP: So Liza, another correct challenge, 51 seconds on fishing starting now.

LG: I loathe fishing! We once were on holiday in California and took a boat on a fishing trip. And the man running the expedition made me put five hooks on my line and baited everyone of them. And every...


NP: Richard Morton challenged.

RM: Repetition of the word every.

LG: Yes yes.

NP: Yes yes. Richard correct challenge, and there are 37 seconds, fishing starting now.

RM: Meanwhile, back on the river bank, I can't understand why this boring thing goes on. Why not get a two bar electric flier.. fire...


RM: It's best to stop me now really! Could you see where I was going with that?

TO: Put the maggolots by the flier!

RM: Yes! That's easy for you to say!

NP: Richard Vranch you had a correct challenge, 31 seconds, fishing starting now.

RV: Fishing is supposed to be the most popular partici... pastime... oh!


NP: Fishing's going to corpse them all. Isn't it! Tom yes that's right...

TO: He hesitated and blathered as well! Didn't he?

NP: Yes he did. So you've got to blather on if you can for 27 seconds on fishing starting now.

TO: Am eskimo cut a hole in the ice. He put his fishing rod through and proceeded to go into the angling position. And a voice above him said "there are no fish there!" He said "what?" "There are no fish there!"


TO: Let me finish the gag! Let me finish the gag!

NP: Tom...

TO: He said "is that the Lord speaking?" and a voice said "it's the owner of the ice rink!"

NP: Right an extra point to Tom O'Connor for ignoring the rules of Just A Minute to give us a bit of entertainment with a good gag. But Richard Vranch had a correct challenge so he takes over fishing and there are 16 seconds available starting now.

RV: Fishing is supposed to be a sport, but I don't think it is. It's not like football for example, where you've got two evenly matched teams and a referee. With fishing...


NP: Yes?

LG: I think a marlin fisherman might disagree. I think that's an evenly matched team, isn't it. You know because a marlin fish is huge...

NP: Yes but still it's a man against the fish, it's not two...

LG: Yes.

NP: The point he was making is two teams fighting against each other.

LG: Yes well, I just thought I'd say that!

TO: I agree with you because he jumped in on my gag anyway!

NP: So an incorrect challenge Richard, you keep the subject, seven seconds, fishing starting now.

RV: And what's even more unfair with fishing is that the man has got the equipment and the little thing in the water which swims around has got nothing...


NP: Richard Vranch was then speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so. At the end of that round, oh it's very even. Liza Goddard and Tom O'Connor are equal together just behind Richard Morton who's in the lead, no it isn't, it's Richard Vranch in the lead. Richard Vranch, your turn to begin, self-made man, tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

RV: A self-made man is someone who thinks that everything they've achieved, they've done with the help of nobody else. And I don't think it could be done. How could it be...


NP: Yes Liza?

LG: Done, he said done twice. I'm sorry.

NP: He said done, it could be done. Liza you got in with 51 seconds on this subject, a self-made, no, just self-made man starting now.

LG: I admire a self-made man. Richard Branson, Billy Butlin, George Stubbs. But I think cloning is the latest self-made man. Just think you take a little cell...


NP: Richard.

RM: Repetition of the word think.

LG: Think, yes, think twice.

NP: Yes you were thinking too much there.

LG: I was.

NP: But you were thinking, you heard her say, repeat the word. So Richard Morton you've got self-made man and there are 39 seconds starting now.

RM: As I was saying, you're by the river bank and a two bar electric fire, just lob it in, and hey presto! Dinner!


NP: Liza you challenged.

LG: I'm sorry! Hesitation, wait for laugh!

NP: Wait for laughs!

LG: I know! A good gag!

RM: I'll wait for forever then!

NP: Particularly if you wait for a laugh that doesn't come! I mean...

RM: I wouldn't know!

TO: I'm amazed that Richard has spoken so long and not said maggolots!

RM: Oh leave maggolots out of this!

NP: Right Liza a correct challenge, self-made man, 33 seconds starting now.

LG: Another self-made man is a snowman because you make it yourself. Get snow, stack...


NP: Yes?

RM: Hesitation, also the word self was used twice there, repetition.

LG: I think...

NP: What is your challenge?

RM: Hesitation.

NP: No she didn't hesitate.

RM: Oh all right, she said self twice.

LG: It's on the card.

NP: She said it twice.

LG: It's on the card.

RM: Hah, good! Just checking everyone's in the same game!

NP: You can repeat either the phrase on the card or individual words.

RM: I knew that! I knew that!

NP: You did know that? Then why did you challenge for it?

RM: Because I was wrong! And I'm sorry! I have to say I'm sorry! I've been on the maggolots all day!

NP: This game creates such passion, you would never believe it! Right, calm down all of you, and keep going Liza, self-made man and there are 26 seconds starting now.

LG: Get the snow... (starts to giggle)


RM: It's got to be hesitation that time.

NP: It wasn't hesitation, she repeated the word snow.

RM: No she went di-i-er-gah! And hesitated then.

NP: All right, self-made man and there are 23 seconds starting now.

RM: Is of course someone who can make themselves a millionaire by finding maggolots, patenting them and turning them into the biggest money earner in the whole world. Maggolots are of course...


NP: Maggolots! Having established you were going to go on maggolots...

LG: Did I...

NP: Yes! So...

RM: Go on! Talk about maggolots!

NP: No, don't talk about maggolots, talk about self-made man, 15 seconds, Tom starting now.

TO: A self-made man could be a sculptor of course, because he could make a bust of himself. Who knows, I mean, ah er...


TO: I've just forgotten how... I could have repeated myself but I didn't!

NP: Liza you jumped in there, you've got 10 seconds, self-made man starting now.

LG: This sculptor starts with a model of clay which he moulds very slowly with his hand into a form looking like himself. Then he casts it in rubber...


NP: Tom you got in first.

TO: We had at least three hes there!

NP: Did we?

TO: Yes!

LG: He he he!

NP: You're a tough player of the game! All right you cleverly got in with half a second to go on self-made man starting now.

TO: Michelangelo could have been a self-made man...


NP: So speaking as the whistle went, or speaking when the whistle should have gone, was Tom O'Connor. And at the end of that round he has moved forward. He's one behind Liza Goddard who's still in the lead and followed by Richard Morton, Richard Vranch and Richard Morton in that order. Tom O'Connor your turn to begin. The subject is agents. We all know something about them in our profession. Would you talk about them if you dare in Just A Minute starting now.

TO: I'm going to talk about agents without swearing. I have signed with an international agent so I'm now out of work all over the world! Unlike a friend of mine...


NP: Yes?

LG: He paused for laughter. I hate, I hate to do that...

NP: Well then don't do it. Let him carry on.

LG: All right then.

NP: All right, so Tom it was an incorrect challenge. You have another point, you have agents, you have 53 seconds starting now.

TO: I was about to say unlike a friend of mine, Nick Miller, who signed up with a pair of agents, two agents. And he rang up the office one day and he said "can I speak to the liar?" And the girl said "he's not in today". He said "put the drunk on" and she said "he's gone to lunch". Agents are amazing people. You can sign...


NP: Liza challenged.

LG: Hesitation.

NP: It was hesitation that time, yes.

LG: A good gag.

NP: It was a good gag yes.

TO: It's called milking actually!

NP: Thirty-nine seconds, agents with you Liza starting now.

LG: Double O-Seven is a famous agent invented by Ian Fleming, played by Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, whatever the fellow's name...


NP: Richard Vranch?

RV: Pierce Brosnan.

LG: Yes that's the one.

RV: That's it, I was just going to tell Liza.

NP: No, that's all right, no, well done, yes. The ah listing is very clever and very difficult isn't it.

LG: Very difficult, yes.

NP: So you got in with 30 seconds on agents starting now.

RV: Well an agent is anyone who takes a percentage of the money by doing a deal. So it doesn't have to be a theatrical agent. It could for example be an agent for a catalogue company who goes round all their friends and relations getting orders for the little booties for the babies, and tank tops and wigs and things. And when they've collected up all of this information...


NP: Yes Richard.

RM: Repetition of the word all.

NP: All.

RM: But it was a great story Rich.

NP: It was going well too, wasn't it.

LG: Going awfully well.

NP: Ah, 11 seconds, agents with you Richard Morton starting now.

RM: I would like to follow up Liza's point about James Bond. Because it would be a marvellous Geordie version. My name is Bail Bond! What do you reckon? Do you like that?


TO: Repetition of Bond I think.

NP: Yes that's right. It was a good gag. It didn't get much of a laugh, but still!

RM: I only just thought of it now.

NP: I know, I know, we have to think everything up on the spur of the moment here. Right, Tom, agents is with you, you've got five seconds, a few more gags about them starting now.

TO: Agents could be, of course, the Washington agents...


NP: No, I'm not going to allow it, he's got another go on agents.

TO: Okay.

NP: Go on, off you go Tom.

TO: Agents could be Washington agents...


RM: I just did that to see the look on your face!

NP: Come on Tom, agents.

TO: I want to tell you agents could be Washington agents as in the gag...


NP: Tom O'Connor endeavouring to speak as the whistle went, gained an extra point for doing so. And he's actually taken the lead at the end of that round. Where are you working next week, Tom?

TO: I'm not now!

NP: Right so Tom O'Connor has gone into the lead just ahead of Liza Goddard. And Liza Goddard your turn to begin, old tea bags. What do you think about this subject starting now.

LG: There are many and varied uses for old tea bags. Personally I put them on my eyes. They reduce swelling and puffiness and stimulate the lymphatic system. A friend of mine though was in a play, about to go on stage, put on her gloves, filled with old tea bags. Another member of the cast had sabotaged them. We have a cat also called Old Tea bags. He's very fat, he's brown, that's why he's called Old...


NP: Tom?

TO: At least three he's there.

NP: I know.

TO: Yeah.

NP: We let the hes and the Is go.

TO: Oh right.

NP: Also the pronouns. But Tom it was a correct challenge, so we give it to you. Old tea bags is with you, 37 seconds starting now.

TO: I only wanted to do the gag about the person who had the boil on their posterior and put tea bags around it. And they went to see the doctor and he said "what is it?" He said "I don't know, but you're going to meet a tall dark stranger!"


TO: (laughs)


NP: Oh loved that one! Another gag on old tea bags Tom and there are 27 seconds, 28 seconds starting now.

TO: Oh is it still me? All right...


LG: Hesitation.

NP: Oh that's rotten! No because he didn't know it was going to be him after the last time. We won't charge anything on that. Tom you've got 26 seconds, old tea bags starting now.

TO: Old tea bags of course can, can be used again, because people don't, don't realise...


NP: Yes that time it was.

LG: Don't, don't, don't, don't.

TO: Thank you.

NP: Liza you got in with 22 seconds on old tea bags starting now.

LG: Old tea bags are very useful in the garden. Camellias particularly love them. Put them on as a mulch, stops the weeds growing, prevents the ah...


NP: Richard Morton you...

RM: It has to be hesitation, prevents ha-ha-hah! What kind of things do you grow in that garden?

LG: Rays...

NP: Right, 13 seconds on old tea bags starting now.

RM: Old tea bags may be used in a James Bond film for example. Or if it was a Geordie version we could call it Golden Why-Eye. But I would prefer to have a coffee kind of drink...


NP: Tom yes?

TO: I thought he hesitated on coffee.

NP: That was hesitation, yes Tom. You've got four and a half seconds on old tea bags starting now.

TO: Old tea bags become old by constant use. Naturally it's possible...


NP: Tom O'Connor was speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so, has increased his lead at the end of that round. Richard Morton take the next round. Magic. Tell us something about magic. Have you ever done any magic?

RM: No.

NP: Well tell us something about magic...

LG: Now's your chance!

NP: ...starting now.

RM: Magic to me summons up the word viagra which is a substance I'm going to be needing very soon I feel. But one must be very careful as there have already been 15 fatalities in the USA already from this substance, eight from errr....


LG: Hesitation, over use of from.

RM: Was it?

NP: Yes. No it was hesitation...

RM: Why wasn't I left?

NP: What was your challenge?

LG: Hesitation. And over use of from.

NP: Which one do you want?

LG: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation right, that was correct. Forty-five seconds, magic with you Liza starting now.

LG: I once saw a magician who sawed a woman in half endways, a remarkable feat. Don't know how he did it, of course they won't tell you how these things...


NP: Richard Morton challenged.

RM: A little bit of hesitation.

NP: There was indeed.

LG: Tiny, tiny, tiny...

NP: Enough for this game, 35 seconds, Richard Morton, magic starting now.

RM: Fifteen deaths, eight from cardiac arrests, seven from guys refusing to take it and their wives beating the tar out of them!


NP: Richard Vranch.

RV: Pause for laugh again. Hesitation.

NP: Well no it wasn't, he was trying to make a point. I don't know why, it was a medical point. Sort of establishing the fact that he never wishes to take viagra or something, I don't understand. But it was all medical points you were making. And Richard Vranch you have a correct challenge, you have magic, you have 29 seconds starting now.

RV: I think magic is anything that you can't find proper explanations for. The sort of thing that you don't know how it works. For example the telephone is a fantastic invention where you can just pick the thing up and speak to someone on the other side of the world. And that to me is magic. How on earth does this machine function? Why should you be able to do that? Aeroplanes, how do they stay up in the sky? One answer. Magic...


NP: Liza.

LG: He repeated how rather a lot.

RM: I thought so.

NP: Yes.

LG: You thought so. Didn't, didn't say anything about it though!

RM: And also, and also he said magic like Paul Daniels! He went (in Paul Daniels voice) "magic!"

NP: There's nothing devious in that. Right, Liza...

LG: Yes?

NP: Correct challenge, seven seconds, magic starting now.

LG: Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are the apotheosis of magic in this country, or so they would have you believe...


NP: Who was the Arpy and who was the aposis? Right...

TO: Can I tell you a story, a very quick story about magic?

NP: You can.

TO: I couldn't get in in time. This is true. I was doing a live television show and we had a magician on. And other people would get you on the stage and make a fool of you. And live on television he dragged this bloke on stage and he said "if I put my hand in your inside pocket and pull out a rabbit, will you be surprised?" And the feller said "I'd be amazed, I've got a ferret in there!"

NP: Liza Goddard was then speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so, and she's now equal in the lead with Tom O’Connor. And equal in second place are Richard Morton and Richard Vranch. And Richard Vranch, your turn to begin and the subject, off the top of my head. And just to remind everybody, they can use the phrase or any word in that phrase as often as they, not as often as they wish, but they can repeat that. But you go for 60 seconds if you can Richard, off the top of my head starting now.

RV: Speaking off the top of my head is exactly what I'm doing now. I'm making up as I go along. So it's the perfect subject for Just A Minute because it encourages me to speak about anything. I can talk about any topic in the world which means it's impossible for me to deviate from it. So for example I could start talking about Tibetan...


NP: Yes?

RM: Repetition of the word talking.

NP: Talking yes, you were talking too much.

RM: And he also speak twice but I let you go Rich, because it was a great story.

RV: Thanks very much.

TO: He said a couple of Is as well.

RM: Did he? A couple of Is.

LG: Lots of Is!

RM: What have you got, an I-meter under there?

NP: He's got the Is and the hes and the his. Right! Richard you had a correct challenge there, you have 43 seconds, off the top of my head starting now.

RM: Paul Daniels was once asked why he wore a toupee and he said "I don't know, just off the top of my head!"


NP: It got the groan it deserved Richard!

RM: I just made it up! You've got a hard...

NP: I know but you paused.

TO: It was a pause for silence, that one!

RM: A pause for silence!

NP: I wouldn't wait for laughs if I were you!

RM: You know, 15 percent of that silence, my agent is going to charge me before I sit down!

NP: Liza you got in with a correct challenge on hesitation, 37 seconds, off the top of my head starting now.

LG: When I'm walking the dogs on a cold windswept Norfolk beach I wear a thing around my ears to protect them, and the really and um...


TO: Hesitating on thing round her head, and I wanted to hear about it as well.

NP: I know. But you can't now because you challenged.

TO: I know.

NP: And you've got the subject, and you've got 27 seconds, off the top of my head starting now.

TO: Off the top of my head, I always think about hair because I used to have short hair. I don't have it now, not as short as Richard's anywhere, but that's er like a crew cut. But er...


RM: Ooohh err, repetition of the word hair actually.

NP: Yes.

TO: Was it?

NP: Yes, 19 seconds, Richard Morton, off the top of my head starting now.

RM: Off the top of my head would be something I would be doing right now, trying to think of something to say, because I've said the word something about three times and don't, something something...


NP: You know, you must not draw attention to it! Because sometimes they let it go or sometimes they don't notice it.

RM: All right then. But does this look real or can you tell?

LG: No!

NP: Right Liza you had a correct challenge, you have um 13 seconds on off the top of my head starting now.

LG: Hail pings off the top of my head as I walk along, very painful...


TO: Sorry, sorry, I thought she said, she was saying ping again, but she said pain. I beg your pardon.

NP: You don't have to apologise, she gets another point...

TO: Does she? All right.

NP: ...for an incorrect challenge and you've got another point Liza and you've got seven seconds, off the top of my head starting now.

LG: Thinking of subjects for this show, off the top of my head is extremely difficult. The pressure is there, it's hot under the lights...


NP: So Liza Goddard was then speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so, and has taken the lead at the end of the round ahead of Tom O'Connor and Richard Morton and Richard Vranch in that order. And Tom O'Connor we're back with you, your turn to begin, the subject is tipping. Tell us something about that in Just A Minute if you can starting now.

TO: Tipping is a most peculiar thing, not just basically associated with Britain but all over the world. It's hard to tell what to tip people. I always think of the story of the two fellers who were watching a show and they didn't applaud it because they said nobody applauds us coming out of the pit! And I, when I go abroad, I tend to tip. I tend to tip in a most peculiar way. I always take American dollars because you can't tell how big an American dollar is unless you actually see the numbers. They're all the same size, they're all the same colour, one looks the same as another. So I fold them up, you see. And when I tip people, I just give them a scrunched up dollar and they don't know whether it is a hundred or not so they don't actually look...


NP: Yes?

LG: Repetition of a hundred?

NP: Yes, you were going so well.

TO: I was, I was going extremely well I thought.

NP: Twenty-seven seconds on tipping with you Liza starting now.

LG: We were staying in a hotel and the waiter was so keen to get a tip, that when I asked for a pack of cards, he delivered them one by one, 52 times!

TO: Boom boom!

LG: (laughs) Pause for laugh! No...


NP: Richard Morton, yes?

RM: A little bit of hesitation there.

LG: Yes.

RM: But you shared my silence Liza, so... thank you.

NP: Fourteen seconds, Richard Morton on tipping starting now.

RM: Tipping for me and most Geordies is a bit of a problem. Because of what happens to you after you've had a few too many drinks. You tend to go left, and then right, or maybe backwards and forwards. That's the kind of tipping where you stay away from, especially with big bottles of brown ale, because that's the most tippafying thing I can think of saying...


TO: Well done! Well done!

LG: Yay! Good!

NP: Richard Morton was speaking then when the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so. He's in second place, Liza Goddard's still in the lead. And it's also your turn to begin Liza.

LG: Oh right.

NP: The four seasons. Tell us something about that in this game starting now.

LG: The four seasons. Spring! Daffodils appear, hyacinths, tulips, bluebells, snowdrops, birds appear from Africa, chip...


NP: Richard.

RV: I think we had two appears.

NP: Yes I think everything was appearing too much.

LG: Appearing.

NP: Yes so Richard Vranch, you have a correct challenge and you have 53 seconds on the four seasons starting now.

RV: The four seasons is the pizza that I always order when I go to an Italian restaurant. I find it has four different sections all of which have different stuff on them...


NP: Yes Tom O'Connor?

TO: Repetition of different I think.

NP: There were too many differents yes. Tom you got in, 42 seconds, the four seasons starting now.

TO: Four seasons reminds people of Vivaldi, but not to me. I think of Four Seasons as (goes into high pitched singing reminiscent of the group The Four Seasons) "Sherry, Sherry baby, Sherry baby..."


LG: Repetition of Sherry.

TO: They also had a hit with (resumes impression) "walk like a man, talk like a..." (normal voice) What a strange voice for that!

NP: I loved your impersonation...

TO: Thank you.

NP: It really was, it was...

RM: Was that Emelyn Hughes?

NP: Liza you got in first, you have the correct challenge, you have 36 seconds, the four seasons starting now.

LG: Summer, long days, short nights, beaches, sand, paddling, donkeys on the sand...


TO: Repetition of sand I think.

NP: Yes there was indeed. Tom you got in there now with 28 seconds on the four seasons starting now.

TO: I think the best season of all four has got to be winter. I like winter because it gets cool...


NP: Yes.

TO: Oh repetition.

LG: Repetition of winter.

TO: I did, I'm sorry.

NP: Yes you did, you repeated winter. Very difficult game. Twenty-four seconds, back with you Liza, the four seasons starting now.

LG: Autumn, leaves turning gold and brown, mushrooms in the leaf litter under the tree (laughs)...


RM: It's poetry!

TO: I think the mushrooms have kicked in!

NP: The leaf litter?

TO: Can I just say something? I'm getting annoyed now! Every time she blubbers, she looks at me! Like that, she's putting me off.

NP: Right, four seasons, the four seasons is with you and there are 17 seconds, Richard Vranch, starting now.

RV: My favourite season has to be autumn. That's when the leaves turn brown and a man's thoughts turn to things...


TO: Er repetition of turn.

NP: Turn brown, turn thoughts, yes. Turn thoughts yes, well done, well listened Tom. Ten seconds, the four seasons with you starting now.

TO: Of course of all the four seasons, we haven't mentioned spring. Spring is the time of course...


TO: Repeating spring of course, just thought I'd mention that!

NP: Richard?

RM: Couple of springs, I'm afraid there. Repetition.

NP: Did you repeat spring?

TO: I did, I'm afraid.

NP: So fast I don't know. Right, Richard you've got in there, everybody's been in on this subject, six seconds on the four seasons starting now.

RM: And in answer to Tom's question, the singer from The Four Seasons was the one and only Frankie Valli, a man with a fantastic...


RM: Could you see I was on to it there?

NP: Richard Morton speaking as the whistle went gained that extra point. And we've no more time today to play Just A Minute so let me tell you the final situation. So Richard Vranch finished just in fourth place, just behind Richard Morton, and then it was Tom O'Connor. But out in the lead, just ahead of them all was Liza Goddard. She's our winner this week! So congratulations to Liza Goddard and my thanks to her and to Richard Morton, Richard Vranch and also to Tom O'Connor. From them, from me Nicholas Parsons, hope you have enjoyed Just A Minute. Be with us the next time we play this delightful game. Till then from us all good-bye!