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RADIO SEASON 64 2012

Season length:
Eight shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (six shows).

Guest Panellists:
Tony Hawks (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Sue Perkins (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Liza Tarbuck (two shows), Charles Collingwood (two shows), Pam Ayres (two shows), Alun Cochrane (two shows), Miles Jupp (two shows), Kevin Eldon (two shows), Janey Godley (one show), Jason Byrne (one show), Hannibal Buress (one show), Tim Vine (one show).

Making A Debut:
Hannibal Buress, Tim Vine.

Commentary:
A lot of less experienced performewrs made this series a little disappointing, but there were still many good moments. The series includes the sure to be famous occasion when Paul Merton gets vertigo and does the show from off-stage!



789/64/1
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Broadcast date: 6 August 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Liza Tarbuck.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The biggest fib Iíve ever told, family photos, taking your driving test, an offer you shouldnít refuse, my famous friends, fake tan, how to annoy the audience, Pythagoras.

Winners: Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 847th appearance, Paul Merton's 295th appearance, Graham Norton's 86th appearance, Sue Perkins's 49th appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 29th appearance.


790/64/2

Broadcast date: 13 August 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Charles Collingwood, Pam Ayres, Miles Jupp.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Evesham.

Subjects: The best thing to do in the back row of the cinema, hip hop, my teens, what I do when Iím not here, the perfect packed lunch, cheese rolling, beards, car boot sales, first nights.

Winner: Pam Ayres.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 848th appearance, Paul Merton's 296th appearance, Charles Collingwood's 19th appearance, Pam Ayres's 18th appearance, Miles Jupp's 4th appearance.


791/64/3

Broadcast date: 20 August 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Janey Godley, Hannibal Buress.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: My favourite pastime in Edinburgh, the Scottish accent, my first name, the person next to me, Edinburgh nights, predicting the future, the British sense of humour, a sell-out, romcoms, how to avoid catching a cold.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 849th appearance, Paul Merton's 297th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 68th appearance, Janey Godley's 6th appearance, Hannibal Buress's only appearance.


792/64/4

Broadcast date: 27 August 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Jason Byrne, Tim Vine.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: The joys of wearing a kilt, pre-show nerves, my nickname, what my horoscope predicted today, if I were a fly on the wall, Scottish dancing, weather forecasts, trolls, the Bay City Rollers.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 850th appearance, Paul Merton's 298th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 69th appearance, Jason Byrne's second and last appearance, Tim Vine's only appearance.


793/64/5

Broadcast date: 3 September 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Liza Tarbuck.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Things I do when nobodyís looking, my roots, Londonís finest sight, the school disco, five uses of the banana, the credit crunch, noisy neighbours, how to impress an interviewer, blue sky thinking, alternative therapies.

Winner: Graham Norton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 851st appearance, Paul Merton's 299th appearance, Graham Norton's 87th appearance, Sue Perkins's 50th appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 30th appearance.


794/64/6

Broadcast date: 10 September 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Jenny Eclair, Alun Cochrane, Kevin Eldon.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: My preparations for Rio 2016, surfing, UFOs, the Brontes, the meaning of life, how I keep my body looking this good, Victorian inventions, Leicester Square, writing a letter of apology, to be honest, staying up late.

Winner: Tony Hawks.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 852nd appearance, Tony Hawks's 121st appearance, Jenny Eclair's 45th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 8th appearance, Kevin Eldon's 3rd appearance.


795/64/7

Broadcast date: 17 September 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Charles Collingwood, Pam Ayres, Miles Jupp.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Evesham.

Subjects: Three things I have given up lately, the art of selling ice creams in the cinema, what Marilyn means to me, keeping a chimp as a pet, the pros and cons of knitting, playground games, asparagus, being regal.

Winners: Pam Ayres and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 853rd appearance, Paul Merton's 300th appearance, Charles Collingwood's 20th and last appearance, Pam Ayres's 19th appearance, Miles Jupp's 5th appearance.


796/64/8

Broadcast date: 24 September 2012.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Jenny Eclair, Alun Cochrane, Kevin Eldon.

Whistle Blower: Sharon Leonard.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Spotting a fake, butterflies, the industrial revolution, what makes a hippo happy, giving someone the elbow, Captain Cook, a healthy start to the day, the ideal flatmate, how to save electricity.

Winners: Alun Cochrane and Tony Hawks.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 854th appearance, Tony Hawks's 122nd appearance, Jenny Eclair's 46th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 9th appearance, Kevin Eldon's 4th appearance.

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