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RADIO SEASON 51 2007

Season length:
11 shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellists:
Paul Merton (10 shows), Clement Freud (six shows).

Semi-regular Panellist:
Gyles Brandreth (three shows).

Guest Panellists:
Tony Hawks (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Julian Clary (two shows), Pam Ayres (two shows), Marcus Brigstocke (two shows), Maureen Lipman (two shows), Dave Gorman (two shows), Tim Rice (one show), Chris Neill (one show), Fred MacAulay (one show), Dara O'Briain (one show), Chris Addison (one show), Alun Cochrane (one show), Janey Godley (one show), Jo Caulfield (one show), Phill Jupitus (one show).

Making A Debut:
Jo Caulfield, Dave Gorman, Phill Jupitus.

Commentary:
A champion season, with lots of laughs and a wide variety of performers tried. A record 26 people played the game in 2007, with Clement and Paul the only regulars. Plenty of good jokes.



672/51/1
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Broadcast date: 16 July 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Pam Ayres, Maureen Lipman, Dara O'Briain.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Hay-on-Wye.

Subjects: Every trick in the book, flirting with disaster, on a wing and a prayer, a dirty laugh, poetic license, a roll in the hay, famous last words.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 720th appearance, Paul Merton's 184th appearance, Pam Ayres's 10th appearance, Maureen Lipman's 5th appearance, Dara O'Briain's 5th and last appearance, Trudi Stevens's first appearance blowing the whistle.



673/51/2
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Broadcast date: 23 July 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Graham Norton, Chris Addison.

Whistle Blower: Charlotte Davies.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: How to be a thespian, the tip of the iceberg, public relations, when you weren't looking, happily ever after, forbidden fruit.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 721st appearance, Clement Freud's 522nd appearance, Paul Merton's 185th appearance, Graham Norton's 60th appearance, Chris Addison's 2nd appearance. This show on The Best Of Just A Minute 2007.



674/51/3
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Broadcast date: 30 July 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Hastings.

Subjects: 1066, the Midas touch, great expectations, Welsh rabbit, like a fishwife, bucket and spade.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 722nd appearance, Paul Merton's 186th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 30th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 27th appearance, Julian Clary's 24th appearance. This show on The Best Of Just A Minute 2007.



675/51/4
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Broadcast date: 6 August 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Tony Hawks, Dave Gorman.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Radio times, the wrong note, rhyme or reason, rock and roll, even the odds, high office, giant strides.

Winner: Tony Hawks.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 723rd appearance, Clement Freud's 523rd appearance, Paul Merton's 187th appearance, Tony Hawks's 88th appearance, Dave Gorman's first appearance.



676/51/5
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Broadcast date: 13 August 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Tim Rice, Chris Neill, Alun Cochrane.

Whistle Blower: Charlotte Davies.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Cheltenham.

Subjects: The Cheltenham Gold Cup, cold feet, the school of hard knocks, I spy, the average household, fruit cake, jumping on the bandwagon.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 724th appearance, Paul Merton's 188th appearance, Tim Rice's 44th appearance, Chris Neill's 19th appearance, Alun Cochrane's second appearance, Charlotte Davies's last appearance blowing the whistle.



677/51/6
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Broadcast date: 20 August 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Fred MacAulay, Jo Caulfield.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: The Scotsman, goose pimples, paradise, beyond the fringe, the best thing since sliced bread, odds and ends, retail therapy, the parson's nose.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 725th appearance, Clement Freud's 524th appearance, Paul Merton's 189th appearance, Fred MacAulay's 12th appearance, Jo Caulfield's only appearance.



678/51/7
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Broadcast date: 27 August 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Marcus Brigstocke, Janey Godley.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Five star review, a sporran, ginganguly, naming names, on and off, ears nose and throat, the law of diminishing returns, your mum.

Winner: Marcus Brigstocke.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 726th appearance, Clement Freud's 525th appearance, Paul Merton's 190th appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 6th appearance, Janey Godley's 2nd appearance.



679/51/8
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Broadcast date: 3 September 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Pam Ayres, Marcus Brigstocke, Maureen Lipman.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Hay-on-Wye.

Subjects: Timbuktu, a war of words, the aristocracy, a beginner's guide, a brush with death, my favourite sin, playing to the crowd.

Winners: Maureen Lipman and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 727th appearance, Paul Merton's 191st appearance, Pam Ayres's 11th appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 7th appearance, Maureen Lipman's 6th and last appearance. This show on The Best Of Just A Minute 2007.



680/51/9
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Broadcast date: 10 September 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Tony Hawks, Dave Gorman.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Happy hour, two sides to every story, room 102, sibling rivalry, how to whistle, Lily of the Valley, in a chat room. the fourth wall.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 728th appearance, Clement Freud's 526th appearance, Paul Merton's 192nd appearance, Tony Hawks's 89th appearance, Dave Gorman's 2nd appearance.



681/51/10
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Broadcast date: 17 September 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Hastings.

Subjects: Why television will never catch on, misdemeanours, breaking records, pulling rank, one in the eye, a bodice ripper, words borrowed from the French, if I had a time machine.

Winners: Julian Clary and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 729th appearance, Paul Merton's 193rd appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 31st appearance, Jenny Eclair's 28th appearance, Julian Clary's 25th appearance.



682/51/11
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Broadcast date: 24 September 2007.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Clement Freud, Graham Norton, Gyles Brandreth, Phill Jupitus.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Stratford-upon-Avon.

Subjects: The bard, brevity is the soul of wit, will power, blogging, Sunday lunch, what money can't buy, star quality, a feast for the eyes.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 730th appearance, Clement Freud's 527th appearance, Graham Norton's 61st appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 32nd appearance, Phill Jupitus's first appearance.

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