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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring KENNETH WILLIAMS, DEREK NIMMO, CLEMENT FREUD and SHEILA HANCOCK, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 27 February 1985)

NOTE: Pete Atkin's 50th show as producer.


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ANNOUNCER: We present Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud and Sheila Hancock in Just A Minute. And as the Minute Waltz fades away here to tell you about it is our chairman Nicholas Parsons.

NICHOLAS PARSONS: Thank you, thank you very much. Hello and welcome to Just A Minute. And as you've just heard we have three of our regular players of the game. And we welcome back someone who has played the game with great effect in the past to take on these three intrepid males, and that is Sheila Hancock. And as usual I will ask them to speak if they can on the subject that I give them, and they will try and do that without hesitation, repetition, or deviating from the subject. And let us begin the show this week with Kenneth Williams, who better. And the subject that Ian Messiter has conjured from the recesses of his fevered brain is the Taj Mahal. Will you tell us something about that in the game starting now.

KENNETH WILLIAMS: The Taj Mahal is... situated in Agara at the...

BUZZ

NP: Sheila Hancock challenged.

SHEILA HANCOCK: Well would you call that a hesitation?

NP: No, I wouldn't actually. No he was searching for the Agara and he got it out just in time so it wasn't a hesitation.

SH: There was one before that.

NP: So he keeps the subject...

SH: I thought there was two hesitations actually.

NP: Ah no...

DEREK NIMMO: It was such a relief he hadn't taken his clothes off, I thought.

NP: We give him the benefit of the doubt and ask you to continue, Kenneth, with the Taj Mahal with 44 seconds left starting now.

KW: The great Mobill Emperors made it their capital. One of these was the great Shah Dihan...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Two greats. Great Mobill and great Shah Dihan...

NP: Yes that's right I'm afraid there were two greats Kenneth. Yes, it's a pity because we were waiting to hear your dissertation on the subject. But Derek perhaps can tell us something about the Taj Mahal and there are 48 seconds left starting now.

DN: It's interesting to note that it's the largest tomb ever built to a woman. If you think about the Pyramids and all those, they're all built for men. But this is the Taj Mahal...

BUZZ

NP: Sheila Hancock.

SH: Two builts.

NP: Yes that is right Sheila. So will you tell us something about the Taj Mahal and there are 27 seconds left starting now.

SH: When I went to see the Taj Mahal, I like most people thought that it couldn't possibly be as good as everybody said. But it was! I have never in my life seen anything so beautiful. We had a terrible journey from Delhi with foh oh...

BUZZ

NP: Derek yes?

DN: A little foh oh!

NP: Yes! The journey really did trip her up there. There are 11 seconds left for the Taj Mahal, Derek starting now.

DN: The curious thing about it of course, as Sheila will tell you, is that you see...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud.

CLEMENT FREUD: He said of course earlier on.

KW: Yes I'm afraid you said that twice. You see, I was thinking that myself.

NP: Yes so Clement's going to tell us something about the Taj Mahal with nine seconds left starting now.

CF: I've never actually seen the Taj Mahal. But the Taj Mahal in Old Brompton Road is a marvellous Indian restaurant. The waiter said would you like 29, 31, 43...

WHISTLE

NP: So Clement got the all important extra point for speaking as the whistle went and he now begins the next round. Clement the subject is fun in Scunthorpe. Can you tell us some of your personal experiences, or if not make them up, or tell us something else in 60 seconds starting now.

CF: I think you can have a lot of fun in Scunthorpe, who play Association Football dressed as do Aston Villa and West Ham in Claringdon blue shirts, or did when I was a football writer many years ago...

BUZZ

NP: Sheila Hancock challenged.

CF: Football hyphen writer.

SH: Football, two footballs.

CF: No, no, football writer is a hyphenated and honourable profession.

NP: Well I think I will ask Ian Messiter who thought of the game, are hyphenated writers ah...

IAN MESSITER: It's not repetition if it's hyphenated.

NP: Right, thank you very much. Football writer...

SH: Football writer's not hyphenated!

DN: It's not hyphenated!

NP: It's not hyphenated! He's conned me! Of course it's not hyphenated! You're quite right Sheila!

DN: It's very difficult to hear a hyphen, isn't it!

NP: Yes very difficult. I think it's what you hear anyway as Derek pointed out. Right, 48 seconds, fun in Scunthorpe Sheila starting now.

SH: A few weeks ago I was actually performing in Scunthorpe Baths with the Royal Shakespeare Company...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams.

KW: Deviation, the subject is fun in Scunthorpe, not her performing!

NP: She might be, she might have had some fun in the Baths in Scunthorpe.

KW: I shouldn't think there was anyone there! What are you talking about, fun?

NP: Well you don't know, some people do have a lot of fun in the Baths! And um there might be even more fun in the Baths at Scunthorpe than we realise. Let's hear what Sheila has to tell us about them...

KW: Do you mean I'm not getting a point?

NP: No I think Sheila has the benefit there. Forty-three seconds left Sheila starting now.

SH: We were in fact part of a cultural weekend in Scunthorpe which they advertised in the national press, and people...

BUZZ

NP: Derek...

DN: I'm sorry, I can't take this any more!

SH: It's true!

KW: Hear hear!

SH: It's true!

DN: A cultural weekend in a swimming pool in Scunthorpe! I've never heard anything so devious in my life!

SH: Listen, will everybody in Scunthorpe write in and say what fun it was!

NP: Yes! Well it may be, Derek, it may be Derek, to people in Scunthorpe that is a cultural weekend.

SH: It was marvellous!

NP: So Sheila, no, you weren't strictly speaking deviating from the subject, so you continue with 35 seconds, fun in Scunthorpe starting now.

SH: And on top of that, opposite the same building was a billiard hall that kept open all night for the actors. And we used to have the greatest fun, playing that game, as well as having the odd booze-up with the Scunthorpians who came to this said holiday...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: Yes you have now, fun in Scunthorpe Derek, 16 seconds starting now.

DN: I always think that Scunthorpe is one of the three great Ss, Scunthorpe, Slough and Staines. The fun places of the British isles! The very name conjures up a ummm amazing feeling of levity and jollity...

BUZZ

NP: Sheila Hancock challenged.

SH: Hesitation, mmmm amazing! Oh it was, you hesitated didn't you?

DN: I wasn't, I was in full flow, I was filled with fun!

NP: He was in full flight. I gave you the benefit of the doubt once...

SH: All right.

NP: I've given Kenneth the benefit, I'll give Derek the benefit here...

SH: Because he stutters!

NP: ... and give him four seconds on...

CF: Why don't I get any benefit?

NP: You will eventually! I try to be as fair as I can...

CF: That's not very fair, is it!

SH: You do very well!

NP: A sign of justice and I do my best, and there are four seconds left Derek, fun in Scunthorpe starting now.

DN: Jenny Arkwright of Scunthorpe is the greatest fun. They call her Spinning Jenny and she isn't half red-hot...

WHISTLE

NP: Well at the end of that round, Derek has taken the lead. He's two ahead of Sheila Hancock, and he's more than twice as many as Kenneth Williams and a few more than Clement Freud. And Derek you begin the next round, the subject is plots. Can you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

DN: Well most plays have what they call plots, that really is the story. And the plot of the present play in which I'm appearing...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

DN: Plays and play.

KW: Yes it was singular and plural, you see. You made a, you stuffed it up again, you see.

NP: You see, he's used to listening in the House where the plurals and singulars don't really matter. So the subject is plots and there are 43 seconds for you to continue Derek starting now.

DN: It was called See How They Run and takes place in the vicarage of Martin-cum-Middlewick in Gloucestershire. It concerns the parson of this particular parish who lives in a very charming and lovely house with his wife who used to be an actress called Penelope. One day he goes off to a choir school, leaving her there alone except for her maid called Ida. Into the house...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Two calleds.

NP: Yes.

SH: Yes.

NP: I'm afraid so, so Clement has got in now on the subject of plots and there are 27 seconds left starting now.

CF: Plotz is a fairly common Ukranian surname and Yaroslav is perhaps the most popular Christian epithet to put before it. I knew a man called Plotz who lived in Whittlesea. Jolly good chap he was, worked in the brick works. And one day he came to me and said "in view of the fact that normal ones are being destroyed, could you ask how long I can have my job which will end..."

WHISTLE

NP: So Clement's moved forward now, he's equal with Kenneth in third place. And Sheila is ahead of them, and Derek still in the lead. And Sheila begins the next round, how to cheer up a semo-lyna pudding or semo-leena pudding, which ever you prefer...

CF: Well make up your mind!

NP: No, some people say semo-lyna and some people say semoleena, it's better to...

CF: I have never met anyone who said semo-lyna! Could we try...

DN: Can we put it to the audience?

CF: Let's put it to the audience!

DN: How many people in the audience say semo-lyna!

SHOUTS OF "NO" FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: Nobody down here, but up in the north-east...

SHOUTS OF "NO" FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: (in Scottish accent) In Scotland, they're always talking about semo-leena. I was up there for many years and I know it was always a semo-leena pudding!

DN: You just said semo-lyna, my dear fellow!

NP: (in Scottish accent) I know I did!

DN: He's talking rubbish as always!

NP: (in Yorkshire accent) But whereas you know in Yorkshire, they talk about a semo-lyna pudding you see. They definitely do. (normal voice) Anyway we'll get the letters about that one. And in China where our programme goes know, as well as all those other places, they definitely say semo-lyna in China. They say (gabbles unintelligibly in Chinese accent) (normal voice) So the subject is with Sheila...

DN: And that's the end of Cabaret Time for tonight!

NP: How to cheer up a semo... I don't know which one you want now!

SH: Leena!

NP: A semo-leena pudding starting now.

SH: Well I suppose one way would be to tell it some dreadful puns. And you might get the laugh from a semo-lyna or semo-leena pudding. Another thing, during the war I seem to remember the Americans sent my school a great deal of semolina. And we used to mix the flowers and grass in it, mainly so that our teachers would say that we didn't have to eat it. But it did look considerably more cheerful with these decorations. Another thing that we did...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Two another things.

SH: Oh yes!

NP: Yes I'm afraid so Sheila. Derek there are 31 seconds for how to cheer up a semolina pudding starting now.

DN: In Malaysia they make cold semolina puddings and cheer them up considerably...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud.

CF: You can't make a cold semolina pudding. It can get cold, but when you make it, it has to be...

DN: Don't you make a jelly?

NP: Well I think Clement's got a, I'm going to give Clement the benefit of the doubt, now they've all had the benefit of the doubt. So Clement you have 26 seconds on how to cheer up a semolina pudding starting now.

CF: A semolina pudding is actually pretty dull fare. And the best way to cheer it up is by giving it something exciting, like raspberry juice or blackcurrant syrup, benedictine, green chautrose, which has always enforced my view that a religious movement can't be all bad if it can produce liquer that...

BUZZ

NP: Sheila Hancock's challenged.

SH: He's talking about chautrose and not rice pudding any more.

DN: Semolina.

CF: I'm talking about how to cheering up semolina.

NP: No I still think he was talking about cheering up you see...

SH: He was going on about the religious movement introducing chautrose! That's nothing to do with pudding!

NP: But he had established it was for the semolina pudding. Oh no, I think, I think it's all right Sheila. There are seven seconds left on the subject with you Clement starting now.

BUZZ

NP: Derek challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

NP: No!

KW: Hear hear!

DN: Well I just think I'd like to hear...

NP: There are six and a half seconds for you on the subject Clement starting now.

DN: Well if half a second had gone by, he must...

CF: Or you can sit in front of it and say to it...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo.

DN: Did he say raspberry twice?

NP: Are you asking or are you challenging?

KW: He said "you can sit in front" and it sounded like raspberry. You see, it was sit in front, you can sit in front of it. That's what he said.

DN: Oh I thought he said raspberry.

KW: Well his diction's not good! It never has been!

DN: No!

NP: No it did come through his beard a bit, I do agree. There are four seconds on how to cheer up a semolina pudding Clement starting now.

CF: Tell it that a British tourist is always happy abroad, provided the natives are waiters...

WHISTLE

NP: So ah Clement Freud...

DN: Can you get him to speak up a bit, we can't get hear him over here.

SH: He's a little bit...

NP: Yes I do think actually, it is easier for Kenneth, he's beside you. Because I must explain to our listeners that two of our contestants are on one side, that's Derek and Sheila, and the other two on the other side of the studio. So if you can speak up, it's all right for the listeners but they do want to hear on the other side...

CF: I thought we were doing this for the listeners! I had no idea...

SH: You see we have to...

NP: If you do it entirely for the listeners and only whispered, then the other two on the opposite side of the studio...

CF: I can hear me okay.

KW: No, you're very bad on diction, I must say, yes!

NP: So Clement did get a lot of points in that round. He's now equal with Sheila in second place, behind Derek Nimmo and ahead of Kenneth Williams and Kenneth begins the next round. Pop goes the weasel, Kenneth, that's the subject, there are 60 seconds as usual starting now.

KW: In the Brewer's Dictionary Of Phrase and Fable, it gives a detailed account of how this came to be known as a children's nursery rhyme. Corruption from
Up and down the City Road
In and out the Eagle
That's the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel.
Well now, the place mentioned when I talked earlier on was a public house, frequented by people who worked in the hat trade. One of their implements was actually called a weasel. And since they were allowed by this tavern keeper to pop or pawn the object which was valuable, until they had enough money to leave it, that was where the money went. Subsequently it became synonymous with...

BUZZ

WHISTLE

NP: Sheila challenged just before.

SH: Oh!

NP: Sheila you challenged with half a second to go, what was it?

SH: I'm sorry, he has repeated money. Because he did...

KW: Well don't you want to hear about how it came about?

SH: Well I did, I left it on as long as I could.

KW: Oh right.

NP: Yes actually you did repeat money much earlier and she rather generously left it and got in just half a second before which is very clever. And so you have half a second Sheila on pop goes the weasel starting now.

SH: Pop goes the weasel...

WHISTLE

NP: So Kenneth, that seems terribly unfair, he spoke for 55 and a half seconds and doesn't get a single point.

SH: I know!

KW: And I thought she was a mate of mine!

SH: I know! I'm sorry!

NP: Oh let's give him one for 55 and a half seconds.

KW: Thank you very much! Thank you!

NP: Unfortunately he's still in fourth place. Clement Freud will you take the next round, the subject is reasons to eat garlic. I can't think of any reasons to actually eat it, but anyway Clement tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

CF: It used to be said that garlic maketh man wink, drink and stink. And this is pretty par for the course, I would have thought, in those 17th and 16th century days. Today no-one eats garlic if they're going to meet someone special afterwards. Although everyone feels they should consume the stuff if they're trendy, with-it, switched on, or members of polite society who have got to be seen to eat garlic but not smelt to have done so. I'm getting rather bored with this...

BUZZ

CF: Thank you!

NP: Sheila Hancock has challenged you.

CF: I thought no buzzers worked today.

NP: I think you actually helped him out. Yes Sheila you challenged and...

SH: Well it was sort of hesitating.

NP: I think it was definite hesitation.

SH: Yeah.

NP: I think he actually dried up, I think he admitted it. So Sheila there are 25 seconds left, the subject is reasons to eat garlic, you get a point for speaking, sorry a point for a correct challenge, and you continue to speak... I'm getting very confused, aren't I. You get a point for a correct challenge and you take over the subject of reasons to eat garlic starting now.

SH: Well one reason to eat garlic is that I understand it's a very good cure for colds. And you can in fact buy it in pill form in various health stores. And it doesn't have the appalling smell that the original article usually has. Another reason to eat garlic is that it does add...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud has challenged.

CF: Two reasons.

SH: Oh yeah.

NP: Well reason is on the card.

CF: Another reason, yes you're absolutely right.

NP: And you're allowed to repeat reason, the words on the card for those of you who may never have heard of Just A Minute before. So Sheila has an incorrect challenge, a point for that and seven seconds to continue, reasons to eat garlic starting now.

SH: Just a soupcon of garlic in a dish gives an added piquancy to the palate that is enriching...

WHISTLE

NP: Again just to tell those who may be hearing Just A Minute for the first time, Ian Messiter who thought of the game, also blows the whistle after 60 seconds. And whoever is speaking then gets an extra point. It was Sheila Hancock and she is now in the lead.

SH: Oh.

NP: Derek Nimmo will you take the next round, the subject, dreadful puns.

SH: Oh!

NP: Do you know any, can you tell us about it starting now.

DN: I suppose of all the villages in England, the collections so odd, such as the Tews and the Slaughters, the Puns are the most dreadful. Great Pun, Little Pun and Eastern Pun sit in ah south of Doncaster...

BUZZ

NP: Sheila Hancock challenged.

SH: A sort of hiccuppy hesitation.

NP: Yes i think that slurring was enough to be called a hesitation. So Sheila you have another point, the subject, 46 seconds, dreadful puns starting now.

SH: The only pun I know is going to make it almost impossible not to repeat. But there was this man with a marrow which he was very fond of. And he used to go out in the garden and cuddle it in the cold weather to keep it warm, ready for...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation is right Clement. Dreadful puns is with you Clement with 31 seconds starting now.

CF: I think a very good pun is which is the odd man out. Scallop, lobster, vegetable, marrow, cucumber, horse radish... carrot, watercress...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

CF: ... potato, tomato...

DN: Hesitation.

NP: Yes we never worked out the riddle because Derek's got in ahead with 20 seconds left on dreadful puns starting now.

DN: Another dreadful pun might be how to keep your spirits up by putting spirits down. Those are the kind...

BUZZ

NP: Um Clement Freud.

CF: Two spirits.

NP: No he said spirit the first time and spirits the second.

KW: Yes! Plural! Plural and singular! Very clever of you Nick! Very clever! He noticed that! He's very watchful! That's very good! I think that's the mark of a good chairman, that is! That's very watchful!

NP: So Derek you have 15 seconds to continue with dreadful puns starting now.

DN: What I like about Nicholas Parsons, that he is filled with the most dreadful puns! And that is why he is so popular...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams.

KW: Well deviation.

NP: Yes.

KW: It's completely untrue.

NP: Absolutely untrue. Filled with dreadful puns?

KW: Completely untrue! Completely untrue! There's one or two puns I've heard from him that have been rather good, I'm here to tell you!

NP: Yes so Kenneth, for that brilliant challenge of yours you have ah, the subject of dreadful puns, you have eight and a half seconds starting now.

KW: It was Sigmund Reed's brother who was editor of Time And Life Magazine. And a man met him and said "ah Sweet Mystery (Mister Reed) of life, at last I've found you" which is a brilliant...

WHISTLE

NP: So Kenneth speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point. He's now equal with Sheila Hancock in the lead, and Sheila begins the next round. Sheila the subject is reading the Riot Act. Can you tell us something about that in 60 seconds starting now.

SH: Well this is something that I frequently do to my children when they go too far. I'm a fairly liberal mother. But just occasionally you have to stand them in a line and tell them that you...

BUZZ

NP: Ah Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Deviation.

NP: Why?

DN: Well you can't, she's only got two children, you can't stand them in a line.

SH: I've got three children!

NP: She's got three.

DN: I'm sorry, I withdraw! I didn't know about that. Have you really?

NP: Well, having sorted out Sheila's progeny we will continue...

DN: Oh a stepdaughter, oh I think that does count. Yes I withdraw that.

NP: There are 48 seconds left on reading the Riot Act Sheila starting now.

SH: And I say that if I insist that you come in by 10 o'clock at night, I expect my orders to be obeyed. Otherwise you will not be able to get out tomorrow night at all. And usually they toe the line. I imagine that this started...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo.

DN: Repetition of line.

NP: Yes you had the line before...

SH: Yes.

NP: ... and now they're toeing the line and now there are 33 seconds left Derek for you, reading the Riot Act starting the now.

DN: Well a magistrate is entitled to read the Riot Act under the Act of 1715...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud.

CF: It was a slip of the...

NP: I know but you challenged and you stopped him...

CF: Oh yes! Give him several points!

NP: Because there were two Acts, Act is one of the words on the card so Derek has another point, 28 seconds starting now.

DN: If a dozen or more people are gathered together and if they do not disperse forthwith or after one hour maximum then they can be arrested for committing a felony. Now not many people know about this, and when they say read the Riot Act, they generally mean as Miss Sheila Hancock, or Mrs Thaw as you might like to call her, would say, that you're talking to children and being very bossy and perhaps rather unpleasant and saying "come out here, stop mucking about, do as I'm telling you!" And that they say is reading the Riot Act. But that is not...

WHISTLE

NP: So Kenneth's got some points including one for speaking as the whistle went and he's now equal in the lead with Sheila Hancock. Kenneth Williams is just behind and for once Clement Freud is trailing a little. So Clement you begin the next round, the subject is fixing roulette wheels starting now.

CF: If you fix roulette wheels I presume they wouldn't spin. And all you would have to do is put a ball into it which couldn't turn either. And then if you enjoy that sort of thing, a great deal of money could be made always provided the casino is prepared to engage in pointless games such as that. But fixing roulette wheels, I suppose, is a term for cheating in a casino, which is best done by filing down two or three... spaces, pieces of metal...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

CF: It was actually going to be rather interesting! I was trying to get it right.

NP: Yes...

CF: I could have told everyone how to fix roulette wheels.

KW: Yes! Yes! I could have done it all night!

NP: I don't think the BBC would have been very pleased about that. But you did, we are playing Just A Minute...

CF: Yes.

NP: So you did hesitate and Derek challenged and he was correct and there are 31 seconds for you Derek, fixing roulette wheels starting now.

DN: Staying in Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, I met one called Wingy Gruber and his chum, Jimmy the Greek. And they told me how to fix roulette wheels. What you do is you file down a little piece at one edge, which is frightfully interesting, which makes the number come up more frequently. Now if you have a shill sitting there, now I must explain what one of these people happen to be. They're people who are paid to come along to a casino...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Repetition of people.

NP: Yes there were two people I'm afraid Derek.

DN: Well you have to have a lot of shills to make it work.

NP: Seven and a half seconds for you Clement, on the subject starting now.

CF: You can back red, black, even, uneven, high or low as well as dozens, numbers...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams.

KW: This is about how you play the game. It's not about fixing the wheel.

NP: I agree with your challenge.

KW: Yes.

NP: Deviation so Kenneth...

CF: How can you...

NP: ... you have one second to go on the subject starting now.

KW: You stick your plasticine in it...

WHISTLE

SH: (laughing) Plasticine!

NP: So Kenneth is creeping up in fourth place, he's only two behind Clement Freud, who is one behind Sheila Hancock who is three behind Derek Nimmo, who begins the next round. And the subject Derek, my giddy aunt. Sixty seconds as usual starting now.

DN: Oh what a pleasure it is to talk about my giddy aunt! She lived in Prestatton in North Wales. Her name was Mary Beatrice Mason. And how very giddy she was! Every first of May she used to dance around the pole which they had on the village green, stark naked, even in her 87th year. It was...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams.

KW: I do not, deviation, I do not believe that people in Prestatton would countenance, I don't think they would countenance... You're talking about the heart of Methodist country...

DN: I'm not, I'm not, I'm talking about my giddy aunt!

KW: They'd never allow that kind of thing!

NP: Real chapel country!

KW: Yes! And they wouldn't allow a maypole either.

NP: Oh I'm not sure about that.

KW: Oh I mean it's ancient phallic symbol, it would be considered obscene.

NP: Knowing the world...

DN: That's why they took all their clothes off!

KW: Oh I see! Well perhaps he may have a point.

NP: I think we'll leave the subject there, and let, sorry, leave that particular subject, and continue with my giddy aunt, with you Kenneth, for a correct challenge and there are 42 seconds left starting now.

KW: It was my Aunt Rose, and she became giddy, I'll tell you why. She had a drop of brandy, well, it went to her head and she attempted to show them how to do the Valetta or it might have been the Dashing White Sergeant. But anyway she lost her balance. She said afterwards "a touch of vertigo"! Vertigo my eye...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Rather too much vertigo.

NP: Vertigo, my aunt! Vertigo my repetition. Twenty-five seconds back with you Derek on my giddy aunt starting now.

DN: On another occasion we journeyed to Trescoe in the Scilly Isles which is a very good place to take a giddy aunt, because they feel very much at home there. And we went to a very nice naval captain who had an abbey there and he showed us around these beautiful gardens filled with spring flowers. And that set her off. Immediately she went into one of her trippings and trippings...

WHISTLE

NP: Oh! Those trippings and trippings came as the whistle went so he got away with it, and I'm afraid we have no more time to play Just A Minute this week. So let me give you the final situation. Kenneth Williams finished in fourth place, alas, but only one point behind Clement Freud, who was only one point behind Sheila Hancock. But way out in the lead was this week's winner, Derek Nimmo! We hope you've enjoyed listening to Just A Minute and will want to tune in again at the same time next week, when we play this delightfully ridiculous and unusual game. Until then from all of us here good-bye!

THEME MUSIC

ANNOUNCER: The chairman of Just A Minute was Nicholas Parsons, the programme was devised by Ian Messiter and produced by Pete Atkin.