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RADIO SEASON 62 2012

Season length:
Eight shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (all shows).

Guest Panellists:
Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Kit Hesketh-Harvey (two shows), Julian Clary (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Sue Perkins (two shows), Ross Noble (two shows), Liza Tarbuck (two shows), Charles Collingwood (two shows), Marcus Brigstocke (two shows), Josie Lawrence (two shows), Cyrus Broacha (two shows), Anuvab Pal (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Cyrus Broacha, Anuvab Pal.

Commentary:
To celebrate the 45th year, Just A Minute recorded two shows in Mumbai in India. The shows were a huge success with the guest Indian comedians competing well with their more seasoned British teammates. Kit returned to the show after a year's absence, but it was the first season in which Tony Hawks did not appear in 14 years.



775/62/1
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Broadcast date: 6 February 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Jenny Eclair, Ross Noble.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: when I wear a top hat, the English nanny, knitting a cable-stitch jumper, Derek Nimmo, things that make me blush, how to perform a Cornish floral dance, what Gladstone said in 1894, the importance of art.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 823rd appearance, Paul Merton's 273rd appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 62nd appearance, Jenny Eclair's 41st appearance, Ross Noble's 36th appearance.



776/62/2
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Broadcast date: 13 February 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Jenny Eclair, Ross Noble.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Self-help books, the search for intelligent life, things I throw away, food allergies, Elvis Presley, my plan B, learning Latin, coping with embarrassment, answer phone messages.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 824th appearance, Paul Merton's 274th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 63rd appearance, Jenny Eclair's 42nd appearance, Ross Noble's 37th appearance, Sharon Leonard's first appearance blowing the whistle.



777/62/3
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Broadcast date: 20 February 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Charles Collingwood.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: What Iíve got in my attic, clowns, Americanisms, amusement parks, rewriting history, singing in the shower, Sydney, dada-ism, my Olympic dreams, putting your foot in it, my sixth sense.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 825th appearance, Paul Merton's 275th appearance, Sue Perkins' 41st appearance, Julian Clary's 41st appearance, Charles Collingwood's 17th appearance.



778/62/4
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Broadcast date: 27 February 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck, Josie Lawrence.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The perfect lie-in, my ideal date, Camden town, the Ides of March, how to belly-dance, clearing out your clutter, how to throw a successful party, advice from my hairdresser, my favourite childrenís book, train announcements.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 826th appearance, Paul Merton's 276th appearance, Kit Hesketh-Harvey's 43rd appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 25th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 13th appearance.



779/62/5
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Broadcast date: 5 March 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Charles Collingwood.

Whistle Blower: Sarah Sharpe.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The contents of Nicholasís wallet, waiting for the phone to ring, the perfect man, the perfect woman, paying through the nose, my favourite season, camping holidays, who I would like to have been, Bach, my hobby.

Winner: Sue Perkins.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 827th appearance, Paul Merton's 277th appearance, Sue Perkins' 42nd appearance, Julian Clary's 42nd appearance, Charles Collingwood's 18th appearance, Sarah Sharpe's final appearance blowing the whistle.



780/62/6
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Broadcast date: 12 March 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, Liza Tarbuck, Josie Lawrence.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Electronic books, rubbish, my morning routine, the worst putdown I ever had, the circus, doing the tango, a good trip, the gods of ancient Rome, UFOs, camels.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 828th appearance, Paul Merton's 278th appearance, Kit Hesketh-Harvey's 44th and final appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 26th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 14th appearance.



781/62/7
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Broadcast date: 19 March 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke, Cyrus Broacha, Anuvab Pal.

Whistle Blower: Tilusha Ghelani.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Mumbai, India.

Subjects: A cultural exchange, the Beatles, colonial India, Sherlock Holmes, the cinema going experience, a song and dance, the voice of new India.

Winner: Marcus Brigstocke.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 829th appearance, Paul Merton's 279th appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 14th appearance, Cyrus Broacha's first appearance, Anuvab Pal's first appearance, Tilusha Ghelani's first appearance blowing the whistle.



782/62/8
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Broadcast date: 26 March 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke, Cyrus Broacha, Anuvab Pal.

Whistle Blower: Tilusha Ghelani.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: Mumbai, India.

Subjects: Mumbai traffic, itís just not cricket, you can take a horse to water, playing by the rules, tongue twisters, aunts and uncles, in a pickle.

Winner: Marcus Brigstocke.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 831st radio appearance, Paul Merton's 281st radio appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 15th appearance, Cyrus Broacha's 2nd and final appearance, Anuvab Pal's 2nd and final appearance, last appearance by Tilusha Ghelani blowing the whistle.

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