NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!


NP: Thank you, thank you, thank you, hello, my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away once more it is my pleasure to welcome our many listeners, not around the world who tune into Radio Four. But most importantly it is a pleasure to welcome the four exciting, talented, provocative players of this game who have come together to show their wit and their humour and their verbal ingenuity and even dexterity as they try and speak on a subject I will give them and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviation. And those four people are, seated on my right, Paul Merton and Clement Freud. And seated on my left, Jenny Eclair and Gyles Brandreth. Please welcome all four of them! And seated beside me is Janet Staplehurst, who is going to help me keep the score, and blow a whistle when the 60 seconds have elapsed. And this particular edition of Just A Minute is coming from the Kentern Theatre in lovely Henley-on-Thames in that delightful county of Oxfordshire. As you can realise we have an audience who are loyal and devoted to their county. And they've come to cheer us on our way and longing for us to start. So we begin with Clement Freud. Clement the subject we've got here, very apt for Just A Minute, bluffing. Talk on that subject in this game if you can starting now.

CLEMENT FREUD: The message came asking me to call on Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace. And when I arrived Her Majesty, she, the Queen, said...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GYLES BRANDRETH: I want to hear more but I'm afraid I heard Her Majesty twice.

NP: Her Majesty did come in twice. I mean she came in come in as many times as she likes, she is the Queen. But you can't repeat her in Just A Minute. So Gyles you've got in with a correct challenge, you take a point for that of course and you have 50 seconds to talk on bluffing starting now.

GB: When I say that a slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of one optic to an equine quadruped utterly devoid of any visionary capacity, when I mean a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse, i am of course bluffing. That's my way of doing it. When people ask me what my profession is, and I tell them I am dentist, I'm also indulging in bluffing. In that case it's actually rather useful because they then back away from me and cover their mouths so that I don't actually have to see their dentures, nor smell what reeks from them which can be uncomfortable. The art of bluffing also is involved in gardening. If you have a great sweep of sward ahead of you and you don't have a haha that you can fall into...


NP: Clement challenged.

GB: It's one word! It's one word!

NP: No way! No way! He spotted it! No I think it's hyphenated actually.


NP: It is! We have, we have our literary expert...

PAUL MERTON: Is this a haha we have in the audience?

NP: We have a literary expert in the audience who has confirmed it. So very well listened Clement yes, repetition of ha, 12 seconds for you on bluffing starting now.

CF: Gladstone was called at the age of 82 to...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Did we not have called before? Called to the Palace.

NP: Yes you were called to the Palace the first time.

GB: And also if I may say so, 82 is a hyphenated word.

NP: Paul you have the subject, you have eight seconds on bluffing starting now.

PM: I remember the biggest bluff I ever played and it was at a massive tournament in Las Vegas. Poker was being played on the cards...


NP: Gyles you have a challenge first.

GB: Played.

NP: Yes, played twice.

PM: Absolutely.

NP: And you got in Gyles with two seconds to go...


NP: Oh! Bluffing with you Gyles and another point, two seconds starting now.

GB: As you see the Monopoly board I find...


NP: So at the end of that round, the person who's spoken most, including speaking when the whistle went, he gets an extra point for that, is Gyles Brandreth, so he's in a strong lead at the end of the round. And Gyles we'd like you to take the next round. I don't know whether this is a subject that is going to bring out the feminine side of your nature, but I've got in front of me how to iron a shirt. Could you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

GB: Apparently some housewives enjoy doing their work in the nude. I think when it comes to ironing this is a risky proposition. My belief is that one should actually iron a shirt by being very rich and having someone else to do it for you, or by joining the Army where you will be taught how to iron a shirt by a hairy Sergeant-Major who will bark at you as you attempt to erect your ironing board. My favourite episode of Billy Bunter is the one where he was taught to iron a shirt by Mister Quelch. "Oh crikey," he went as he burnt himself, his little dainty figures were actually caught on the enormously hot iron...


NP: Clement challenged.

CF: He has said actually before.

NP: Yes you have said actually before.

GB: Okay.

NP: Clement, correct challenge, 17 seconds available, how to iron a shirt starting now.

CF: I understand you start at the top and work right down to the end of the sleeve, being careful to miss the cuffs, otherwise they might burst into flames. Especially...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Deviation. I mean I've not ironed many shirts...

JENNY ECLAIR: Obviously!

PM: But the cuffs don't burst into flames!

NP: No! I don't think they burst into flames.

CF: They might.

PM: They might do if they're made out of gelignite but presumably they're not.

NP: But you didn't establish that you have an overheated iron which would burst into flames. No I don't think it's possible so I give the benefit of the doubt to Paul, they wouldn't burst into flames. So you have a point Paul and the subject, five seconds...

CF: You'll be sorry!

PM: It's not worth breaking up a beautiful friendship just over this show!

NP: I know, it isn't really...

PM: No.

NP: But I've got to be fair within the rules of Just A Minute.

PM: Yeah you have, haven't you.

NP: And so Paul it's you to speak on how to iron a shirt, five seconds to go starting now.

PM: I once attended a conference at the Royal Albert Hall where Billy Graham stood up and said I will show you how to...


NP: So Paul Merton was then speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point, and he's now in second place behind Gyles Brandreth, then Clement Freud and Jenny. And Jenny it is your turn to talk. I think it's your first, no, we have heard from you already. Now talk...

JE: I'm going to take the hands off the buzzer, that's a good start, isn't it.

PM: Yeah yeah.

NP: It is.

PM: Don't challenge yourself.

JE: I'll try not to.

NP: My favourite spot. I suppose you can take that any way you like Jenny but talk on the subject, 60 seconds starting now.

JE: I'm sitting on it. It's called a G-spot, but considering this is Radio Four and I think it might be on the verge of falling out, I think I shall move on. My favourite spot is a silver beanbag in front of the television where I like to place my buttocks in my pyjamas with a lovely forked dinner, like a shepherd's pie, watching the telly, something mind-numbing like Big Brother, so I can be superior and make sneery comments. Hah, look at the idiots. I'm so comfy on this piece of furniture. Sometimes I drag it out on to the patio. Oh how lucky I am to have a favourite spot in my own house. Other people have to go to Niagara Falls and places...


NP: Clement challenged.

CF: Deviation, surely her patio is outside her own house.

NP: Yes, what about it?

CF: She said in my own house.

JE: Well it's got folding doors and it shares the same floor. Because I've got a polished concrete floor and it goes...

CF: I think if it's that important to you, you ought to keep it!

JE: Yes!

NP: I think what I'll do is to give her the benefit of the doubt and if I can redress the balance in your favour some time Clement, I will. And ask her to carry on with 25 seconds to go on my favourite spot starting now.

JE: I haven't got any favourite spots.


NP: So Clement got in this time.

CF: Deviation.

NP: Deviation, hesitation, whatever you like, and you have my favourite spot, 23 seconds starting now.

CF: I suppose my favourite spot is on the Suffolk coast. Go down from Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Southwold, Warbeswick, Dunnage, Wesseldon, Aldoborough, all the way to Clackton, and my favourite spot is the village of Warbeswick at the end of the river Blythe where I have a house and a wife and four children...


NP: So Clement Freud speaking as the whistle went gained that extra point and he got the emotion of the audience with him and the huge applause. And you're one point behind Gyles Brandreth who is still in the lead and one ahead of Paul Merton. And Paul your turn to begin, suduku. Very popular at the moment. I don't know if you've ever played it but try and talk on the subject starting now.

PM: I haven't played the game actually but I understand it's become a bit of a craze in the last three or four months. You see various people trying to fit the numbers between one and nine into various grids. I don't really see the appeal of them, crosswords seem to be so much better. But I will talk about suduku with a knowledgeable look in my eye and perhaps I will be able to bluff Nicholas into thinking that I'm knowing what I'm talking about. Suduku was invented in 1927 by a man called Alf Roberts. He used to be the Mayor in Coronation Street. But then he got fed up with that and he ended up inventing this game which is very big in Japan. The best way to play it, the biggest game that's ever born is with two elephants and a huge giant tumbler. You have to throw the dice first of all to get a six and the first one up the ladder gets the chance to go on the snakes. Once you've done that you realise the King cannot be in check once the Queen's bishop is outside of the croquet hoop and it's through pushing the ball through that hoop that you can make the bell ring and the till comes up and you know you've won the big prize. Suduku started off first of all as a beach ball carved in the shape of an onion in 1963. It's been a car, a motorbike, an opera singer and also a plate of beans...


NP: Ah Paul went magnificently on the subject with some generous understanding from the panel, but it was so magnificent. And Jenny you buzzed then with one second to go!

JE: Yeah!

NP: So what I'm going to do is to say Paul we loved it so much we give you the point as if you were speaking as the whistle went. So you get a bonus point for doing that.

PM: Thank you very much,

NP: Jenny will get a point for coming in just before the whistle. And she's got one point...

PM: No what's Jenny's challenge?

JE: It was repetition of hoop. You said hoop twice.

NP: You did have more than one hoop actually.

PM: Did I?

JE: You hooped up.

PM: It's not like me!

NP: You probably don't remember what you said. Jenny, one second, suduku starting now.

JE: Carol Vorderman is a great big fan...


NP: So at the end of that round it's all very even. Gyles one point ahead of Clement and Paul and two ahead of Jenny. And Clement your turn to begin, the subject now is the most enigmatic person I know. You have 60 seconds as usual starting now.

CF: I'm rather torn between Sven-Goran Erickson, the England football manager, and my grandson Charlie Freud Curtis, who is three and said to his father, I would like to make bedtime history.


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: It was sadly hesitation.

NP: It was sadly hesitation.

CF: I said all I had to say.

NP: And Paul, you have the subject, it is the most enigmatic person I know and there are 45 seconds starting now.

PM: Undoubtedly the most enigmatic person I know is Nicholas Parsons. During the war he was working under the name of Pandora Wilkins. Unfortunately for the Nazis, he was a good friend of Lord Haw, you know how the rest of it went. meanwhile I've often thought perhaps the most enigmatic person I've ever met, now I come to think of it, is none other than Clement Freud. What a man of great achievement he has been amongst many years. A gourmet...


NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Repetition of many.

NP: Yes.

PM: Really?

CF: Yeah.

NP: It's a pity, he was about to pay you some lovely compliments.

PM: Yeah I was, yeah.

NP: But Clement, correct challenge, 23 seconds on the most enigmatic person I know starting now.


NP: The most enigmatic person I know is, Paul you challenged.

PM: Yeah, only because Clement's pressed my button! I want to make it clear that what I mean is Clement pressed my button. That's all I mean. This one here, the one that goes...


NP: That's right. And the audience saw it so they're in the know. Now we've explained that to the listeners, they're in the know. And what is your challenge?

PM: My challenge?

NP: Yes.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation is correct yes. And a sporting gesture on the part of Clement. Don't return it otherwise we're going to get chaos here, it'll all get completely out of hand. Happy to orchestrate chaos but it can go too far. Twenty-three seconds Paul on the most enigmatic person I know starting now.

PM: Yes chaos can go too far indeed. When I look around this audience here I see a third in the row here, look there's a gentleman there with a very enigmatic look in his...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: Repetition of there.

CF: Mmmm.

NP: Oh yes.

CF: Yeah.

NP: Yes, well listened Gyles.

GB: Obviously the rules can be changed!

NP: There are 14 seconds for you Gyles on the most enigmatic person I know starting now.

GB: I once travelled in a lift with Michael Jackson who did not say a word. His minders explained to me that he is always silent on a Monday. When the lady sitting next to Calvin Coolidge said to him "I imagine I can get three words out of you" he said "now you lose"...


NP: Now Gyles with points in the round including one for speaking as the whistle went has moved forward. He is only one ahead of Paul Merton who is only one ahead of Clement Freud and he is three ahead of Jenny Eclair. And Gyles it is your turn to begin, the subject is the regatta. The regatta Gyles, with you starting now.

GB: People of sophistication know that the only regatta in the world that counts is indeed the Henley Regatta. Founded I believe in 1839, and given Royal approval in 1851 when Prince Albert came...


NP: Jenny challenged.

JE: Repetition of 18.

PM: Yes definitely.

GB: No it's one word.

NP: No it isn't.

GB: Eighteen-fifty-nine is a date.

NP: Yes but it's 1859. If you write it you put down 18 and then you put 59.

JE: You don't do it all in one Gyles.

NP: You don't do it all in one. If it's in numerals it's all one, but we don't, we are playing...

JE: I think you should just give it to me.

GB: All right, I'm giving it to you. I'm giving it to you, I'm obviously going to wait till a little longer before I do that but you know what I mean.

NP: She's legitimately won it by listening well.

GB: You're right.

NP: The regatta is with you Jenny, 49 seconds starting now.

JE: How odd! I've never been invited. You have to be very careful as a woman because your skirt...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: I don't think that's particularly odd!


PM: Don't start booing Jenny! You haven't invited her, now you're booing her!

NP: I would normally give you a bonus point for a good laugh there, but I think in the circumstance...

JE: It wasn't funny!

NP: I think you upset Jenny a little, so we give Jenny the bonus point instead and... And tell her that she has 46 seconds, the regatta starting now.

JE: You have to be very careful if you're a woman because your skirt has got to be on your knee. If it's a bath, they say, you must not come in...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Shouldn't it be round your waist, not on your knee? It's a bit forward, isn't it?

NP: I think...

PM: Sorry Jenny, was that funny or was that all right?

JE: It was funny Paul, it was funny.

NP: No it was funny, it was apt, it was true. I mean most people do wear their skirts round their waists.

GB: You do!

NP: Paul a correct challenge this time, the regatta is with you and there are 41 seconds starting now.

PM: Every year you can see Boris Johnson floating on his back! It's a wonderful sight! Full of beer, coming all the way from the Houses of Parliament, floats all the way down the Thames until he gets to Henley...


NP: Clement's challenged.

CF: Two ways, two all the ways.

NP: All the way, yes there were two ways.

PM: Someone out there said there was three!

NP: Thirty-two seconds for the regatta with you Clement starting now.

CF: On the 11th of July, MCLX-one, I went to the regatta and it was fantastic. Too late, they said, finished yesterday. I went back to London...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: Repetition of went.

NP: There was two wents then Clement. And Gyles you have the regatta back with you, 17 seconds starting now.

GB: The Princess Royal loves coming to the regatta because she fancies the oarsmen something rotten. She has the hots for them. She stands at the side looking rather regal in the presence of the Mayor of Henley and she sees these gorgeous creatures...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: A lot of shes.

JE: Yeah.

NP: A lot of shes.

JE: Is she the cat's mother?

NP: I mean we let one or two go, but three or four, no. Right Paul, another point to you, five seconds, the regatta starting now.

PM: With a straw boater in my hand and a striped blazer, I walk towards the Thames. I say throw me...


NP: Right at the end of that round Paul Merton has taken the lead, one ahead of Gyles Brandreth and two or three ahead of Clement Freud and Jenny Eclair. And I should point out to our listeners, because our audience can see it. in honour of the occasion I've put on my Henley blazer. And nobody has sent me up for it, it's a nice stripy blazer...

PM: I thought it was a bar code! You take that to the supermarket, you get a tin of beans!

NP: It does look a little bit like that, I do admit it, but ah, it's nice and cool for a hot day. And Clement's got something to say.

CF: Is it true that you kiss the cox of the women crew?

NP: I don't think that you should bring your private life into this Clement.

PM: Who are you asking that question of?

CF: Nicholas.

PM: Oh Nicholas? Oh right. Do you have your skirt on your knee?

NP: No, I'm still enjoying the joke actually. I have a bit, a bit caught up. Right where we are, oh I think we'll carry on with the show. Jenny your turn to begin, the subject is making a claim starting now.

JE: The only claim I've ever made was for a silver gough which was snatched from me at knifepoint. Since then, touch wood, oh Nicholas, I can't reach your head, what a shame, I haven't had to do that making claim thing. Lots of people pretend they've lost things they haven't like fur coats...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: Hesitation, but previously there was deviation of a quite bizarre kind.

PM: It was quite worrying, quite worrying.

JE: I said "touch wood" and I was going to touch Nicholas's head. It was a poor joke.

GB: Oh I see. It looked more psychotic than that.

PM: I was very worried.

NP: Which is your challenge Gyles?

GB: Ah hesitation.

NP: No she didn't hesitate.

GB: Oh well...

NP: So you can't have it, no, you can't have a second challenge.

GB: There was the deviation as well.

JE: I do psychosis.

NP: No you can't, you can't have a subsequent...

GB: I thought I had hesitation.

NP: Otherwise you'd go through everything and eventually you'd find something. Right Jenny, the first challenge was incorrect so you keep the subject, 45 seconds, making a claim starting now.

JE: Love those adverts on the telly, the ones that say have you had an accident at work? Take Sheila Robinson, she fell over on some yoghurt at the supermarket where she works. We gave her 25 thousand pounds for her embarrassment because she showed the tops of her legs and ripped knee cartilage. Then they show you a photo of a smiling lady. You think oh I wish I could trip over some spilt dairy product and claim a fat wad...


NP: Right Gyles challenged.

GB: There was hesitation this time.

NP: There was this time yes.


NP: I know you were enjoying it but there are rules in Just A Minute and I do have to abide by them. And Gyles that is a correct challenge and you have 20 seconds on making a claim starting now.

GB: When I made my claim to be a Shakespearian actor, I failed. Because I essayed the role of a moody Dane and the audience threw eggs at me. I went on Hamlet and came off as omelette. It was a humiliating experience. I have never made any claims against insurance because I don't possess anything and don't really believe that one should be asking for money for things that have been lost or broken, usually due to one's own negligence...


NP: It's a wicked game, you make a joke within Just A Minute, and you have to speak through it. Which Gyles did magnificently and he kept going till the whistle went, gained that extra point and he's now one ahead of Paul Merton in that situation. And Paul it's your turn to begin and the subject now is great escapes. Tell us something about that in this game starting now.

PM: If we think back to the football match of the European Cup Final, played earlier this year when Liverpool were three-nil down at halftime to AC Milan, what a great escape it was that they were able to score a number slightly less than four but between two goals themselves. And take it to extra time where eventually they won on penalties. When we hear of The Great Escape, we think inevitably of the film starring Steve McQueen who on his motorbike jumps over the barbed wire at the end, only to be caught up in that tangled metal as a German stands next to him. Of course the bloke I feel sorry for is the bloke...


PM: Oh!

NP: Oh! You were going so well!

PM: Yes! I was, wasn't I!

NP: But you were going faster and faster...

PM: Yeah that's a bit of a mistake that.

NP: It's a bit of a mistake but Jenny you challenged first.

JE: He said bloke twice.

NP: Yes he said bloke. Twenty-eight seconds Jenny, great escapes starting now.

JE: I have a great escape...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Can I just wish Jenny good luck!

JE: Thank you Paul!

NP: Right Jenny, you've been wished good luck and you've lost another second which is useful, 27 seconds, great escapes starting now.

JE: In the Selfridge the other day I got trapped in a changing room in a tiny size 10 dress. I had to bite my way out of it. What a great escape that was. Other great escapes...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: I felt there was hesitation there.

NP: No there wasn't, no, no.

GB: Obviously I'm just, I'm just too close to her mouth, that's the problem.

NP: Yes.

JE: Gyles can just hear me breathing. That's what I was doing.

NP: They're sitting on the same side of the stage but no, I gave the benefit of th doubt to you last time, the benefit goes to Jenny on this occasion.

GB: Very fair.

NP: And she's making herself comfortable now. There are 15 seconds Jenny, great escapes starting now.

JE: Houdini was meant to be really good at escapology. This is the sort of thing where you get knotted up in ropes and er...


JE: Yeah you're right, I was wrong and I went...

GB: There was hesitation.

NP: There was hesitation there. Gyles, the great escape, great escapes, eight seconds starting now.

GB: The lawyer who couldn't tell the difference between arson and incest and set fire to his sister was somebody who had a great escape when he arrived at court and found that the judge was dyslexic...


NP: So we're moving into the final round so I'll give you the situation as we do so. Clement Freud is just in fourth place. He's two points behind Jenny Eclair who is in a strong third position, only one point behind Paul Merton. But three points ahead in the lead is Gyles Brandreth. And Clement Freud it's your turn to begin, the subject is bachelors. Tell us something about bachelors in this game starting now.

CF: The bachelors are a singing group, a company that cans not terribly good peas, and young men or people of any kind who are unmarried...


NP: Jenny challenged.

JE: I think actually it is deviation because it is men. Because he said men or people of any kind, but it is men that are bachelors. Because lady bachelors are called spinsters.

NP: Yeah I know that.

JE: I know that because I am one.

NP: But I don't think he was conveying that er women could be bachelors.

JE: He said bachelors are...

CF: Bachelor women!

NP: No I don't think so.

GB: They could be Bachelors of Art as well.

JE: Oh I'm sorry, I take it back, I apologise.

NP: He did make it quite clear he was talking about the male sex.

CF: I'd like a lot of points!

NP: You get one for an incorrect challenge and 46 seconds, bachelors starting now.

CF: I have several bachelor grandchildren, none of whom are wed or married...


NP: Paul challenged.

JE: I challenged, could I marry one of his grandsons? Because they're very well connected and probably inherit well!

NP: Have you a challenge...

JE: No, I'd just like to make that offer known!

NP: Oh what a pity because he did hesitate.

JE: Oh he hesitated as well!

CF: It's too late.

NP: It's too late now my darling, you've given me another challenge so Clement...

PM: You could put a card in the newsagent's window near where some of Clement's children live.

JE: I'll do that.

NP: Thirty-eight seconds still available, bachelors with you Clement starting now.

CF: Marrying children beneath the age of consent is actually something that no-one should even entertain.


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: That was definite hesitation yes. So Paul you have the subject...

CF: I've didn't want the subject any more.

NP: You have 30 seconds, bachelors starting now.

PM: The Bachelors singing group were very popular. They had a hit in 1963 with Diane which was a huge massive song for them at the time. And they were rivalling the Beatles when it came to various chart-topping records. They split up unfortunately. Two of them were brothers and one was a cousin. And the other one that wasn't related to the other...


NP: Gyles challenged.

JE: The other one.

GB: One.

JE: Yeah, one, one. The other one.

NP: Yes.

PM: Really?

NP: There were too many ones.

PM: Was there?

NP: Yes, was there, yes.

PM: I'm a fool to myself aren't I!

NP: So Gyles you've got 13 seconds, bachelors starting now.


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Deviation, because it was Jenny that made the challenge and you gave the point to Gyles!

GB: I made the challenge but Jenny spoke on my behalf because I felt it was time we heard from her.

NP: Actually Gyles's light came on so that was hesitation was it Paul?

PM: Yes.

NP: Right so you've got the subject back again, haven’t you.

GB: What? No no, no, there was a little confusion...

JE: Our buzzers.

GB: ... only because you seemed to accept the challenge from Jenny even though I had pressed the buzzer first.

NP: Actually Jenny's light...

GB: I think it is a problem us doing this programme in the dark! I think they should switch on the lights. I know there's been this cutbacks at the BBC...

PM: No don't switch on the lights because we're doing this in the nude!

GB: Ah!

NP: Jenny's light came on first.

PM: She's like that.

NP: So she did eliminate your light.

GB: Jenny's light always comes on first!

NP: So she lights up so Paul you have 12 seconds on bachelors starting now.

JE: Why?

PM: My bachelor days weren't particularly happy. I think of myself living in bedsits in the 1980s on my own eating...


NP: Clement challenged.

CF: Deviation.

NP: Why?

CF: YOu can only live in one bedsit.

NP: No...

PM: I moved from one bedsit to the other.

CF: You didn't say that.

PM: There's more than one bedsit in London. I know there's at least two because I've been in them!

NP: And bachelors starting now.

PM: White bread that I bought from the supermarket and used to spread the most ghastly fish paste all over cost...


NP: I will now give you the final score which is extraordinarily close. Only just in fourth place was Jenny Eclair. Just ahead was Clement Freud. But then just ahead again was Gyles Brandreth. And then only one point ahead again was Paul Merton! So it only remains for me to say thank you to these four delightful players of the game, and enthusiastic and eager players of the game which is Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Gyles Brandreth and Clement Freud. I thank Janet Staplehurst, who has helped me with the score, she has also blown her whistle with great elegance. And we thank our producer, Claire Jones. We are indebted to Ian Messiter who created this lovely game. And also we are grateful to this lovely audience here at the Kentern Theatre in Henley-on-Thames who have cheered us on our way. From our audience, from me Nicholas Parsons and the panel, good-bye, tune in the next time we play Just A Minute!