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RADIO SEASON 58 2010

Season length:
Six shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (all shows).

Guest Panellists:
Tony Hawks (two shows), Sheila Hancock (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (two shows), Sue Perkins (two shows), Julian Clary (two shows), Alun Cochrane (two shows), Ian McMillan (two shows), Kevin Eldon (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Kevin Eldon.

Commentary:
A fine season with many laughs in an increasingly confident show.



747/58/1
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Broadcast date: 8 November 2010.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Alun Cochrane.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Salford.

Subjects: My first kiss, matchsticks, sushi, five ways to get a good nightís sleep, the magic of radio, why Dad knows best, conkers, having a duvet day.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 795th appearance, Paul Merton's 249th appearance, Tony Hawks' 107th appearance, Kit Hesketh-Harvey's 41st appearance, Alun Cochrane's 3rd appearance.



748/58/2
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Broadcast date: 15 November 2010.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Kevin Eldon.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Taking my driving test, a new broom, the icing on the cake, dressing provocatively, waiting rooms, quantum physics, my comedy hero, eating spaghetti.

Winner: Julian Clary.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 796th appearance, Paul Merton's 250th appearance, Sue Perkins's 35th appearance, Julian Clary's 33rd appearance, Kevin Eldon's first appearance.



749/58/3
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Broadcast date: 22 November 2010.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Alun Cochrane.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Salford.

Subjects: My favourite character in Coronation Street, what Nicholas keeps in his wallet, bobbins, seeing the dentist, the age of the dinosaur, what makes me furious.

Winners: Tony Hawks and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 797th appearance, Paul Merton's 251st appearance, Tony Hawks' 108th appearance, Kit Hesketh-Harvey's 42nd appearance, Alun Cochrane's 4th appearance.



750/58/4
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Broadcast date: 29 November 2010.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, Ian McMillan.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The British Library, my school crush, forgetting names, going to the hairdressers, my accent, nostalgia.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 798th appearance, Paul Merton's 252nd appearance, Sheila Hancock's 85th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 52nd appearance, Ian McMillan's 3rd appearance.



751/58/5
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Broadcast date: 6 December 2010.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Kevin Eldon.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: My relationship with the chairman, the ultimate road trip, how to tell a story, the country life, determinism, building bridges, seven ways to say good-bye, the most useless thing Iíve ever bought, Dostoyevsky, getting rid of hiccups.

Winner: Julian Clary.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 799th appearance, Paul Merton's 253rd appearance, Sue Perkins's 36th appearance, Julian Clary's 34th appearance, Kevin Eldon's 2nd appearance.



752/58/6
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Broadcast date: 13 December 2010.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, Ian McMillan.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The English language, the most ferocious animal on earth, secondhand books, tongue twisters, the chairmanís weak spot, slang, how I prepare for Christmas.

Winner: Sheila Hancock.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 800th appearance, Paul Merton's 254th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 86th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 53rd appearance, Ian McMillan's 4th and last appearance.

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