NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!


NP: Thank you, thank you, hello, my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away once more it is my huge pleasure to welcome our many listeners, in this country and of course abroad. But also to welcome to the show this week four distinctive players of the game. And seated on my right, we have that exuberant, exciting, and very popular comedian, Paul Merton. And sitting beside him, we have a comedy performer of great talent, that is Gyles Brandreth. And seated on my left we have the exuberant, extravagant comedian, Graham Norton. And seated beside him we have that delightful presenter, comedienne, Sue Perkins. Please welcome all four of them! Beside me sits Janet Staplehurst, she will help me keep the score, she will blow a whistle when the 60 seconds have elapsed. And this particular edition of Just A Minute is coming from the delightful Mermaid Theatre near the centre of London. And we have a packed audience here just eager for us to get started. So let's begin with Paul Merton. Paul, the subject I've got in front of me here is losing your rag. Tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

PAUL MERTON: Well I'm surprised to hear you use that tome of voice with me Nicholas, after your behaviour last night at my luxury bedroom apartment er in the heart of Soho. That glass coffee table needs some washing...


NP: Graham you've challenged.

GRAHAM NORTON: I thought there was some hesitation after the one bedroom.

NP: There was. He was so overcome with the thought of what he was trying to say which was completely...

PM: Passion!

NP: What? Well it was fiction actually. But anyway, yes Graham, I agree with your challenge, so you get a point for that, you take over the subject and you have 52 seconds available starting now.

GN: Dear listeners, don't lose your rag. Throw it away, it's a rag, why do you have it!


NP: Sue challenged.

SUE PERKINS: My mistake, I withdraw the challenge!

NP: You can't do that, my darling.

SP: Well I can explain why I did it to show my workings, but it isn't funny, and eventually ultimately will get edited out! I became overexcited Nicholas. Surely...

NP: I know...

SP: Surely you can remember what that's like? Youthful exuberance?

NP: Every time I look at you Sue!

GN: Every time?

SP: Surely not!

NP: When you interrupt someone, that person, if it's a wrong challenge, gets a point...


NP: Graham it wasn't as exciting as all that.

GN: And the rate I score points in this game, it really was!

NP: Another point to Graham Norton, and he keeps the subject, and there are 46 seconds available, losing your rag starting now.

GN: Losing a rag is an expression meaning that someone has lost their temper. Now my rag goes very misplaced when I'm driving. I become a different person, ladies and gentlemen. I become a sort of beast behind the wheel...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Ah repetition of I become.

NP: I become.

GN: Fair enough.

NP: I become a different person, I become a sort of, yes right! Paul you have the subject, you have a point of course as well, and you have 31 seconds, tell us something about losing your rag starting now.

PM: There's a character in the Charlie Brown Peanuts strip cartoons called Pigpen who has a piece of blanket which he is particularly find of. And whenever he gets disappeared from the vicinity...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GYLES BRANDRETH: Hesitation and deviation from the correct usage.

PM: When he gets disappeared from the vicinity by alien spacecraft!

NP: Yeah but you did hesitate so Gyles we give it you and there is 20 seconds still to go starting now.

GB: As a small child I had a problem...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Well excuse me, I could have made a ham sandwich in that hesitation! My God! A bit of a bread, a bit of ham, a bit of butter, a bit of mustard. How long was that?

NP: You're impossible...

GB: Is one not allowed to breathe these days?

PM: You've got to speak when you're doing it!

NP: I don't think it was long enough to be a hesitation, no, no. He was teetering on hesitation as I put it.

PM: Was he? Well in mitigation I show you a ham sandwich!

NP: I think we should give Paul a bonus point because we enjoyed his interruption. But Gyles you were interrupted so you get a point for that and you keep the subject of losing my rag with 19 seconds starting now.

GB: Andy Pandy and Teddy I never liked because of their relationship with Looby Lou. But Ragtag and Bobtail were favourites of mine, and I had a soft-toy version of rag, and I cuddled him in my bed, beneath the duvet. Though having a duvet at that time was...


GB: Oh! Blast! Oh blast!

NP: So you thought you were going to be challenged for deviation, because you didn't have a duvet at that time.

GB: No you're right, but I had a double duvet, it was double layered, that was the problem! My parenting was too...

NP: I don't think that's going to be, I don't think that's going to be Paul's challenge, is it?

PM: No it was repetition of duvet.

NP: Duvet yes, no it's since then...

GB: I said it twice because it's a French word, I wasn't sure you were familiar with it.

PM: You're just doubling my ignorance!

NP: And rudeness doesn't get you any bonus points.

PM: No.


GN: Yes!

NP: Fun does! Paul you have the correct challenge, five seconds to go, losing your rag starting now.

PM: The first time I really comprehensibly lost my rag was at this excellent...


NP: So at the end of the first round, a lot of points were scored, and Paul Merton won most of them, getting an extra one of course. Whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains an extra point and it was Paul Merton so he is in the lead. Right, Sue Perkins, will you begin the next round. And, it's something that regularly happens in this show, waffling. Will you tell us something about waffling in this game starting now.

SP: Waffling is the art of talking about something of which you have no knowledge whatsoever. Not to be confused with potato waffling. Similar thing, you have to complete the task though with a King Edward stapled to your hard palate. Very difficult. If you're at a party and someone says "football", it's useful to know the simple terms such as sweeper system, back four and "Gaw! That ref's dodgy!" As you pass through seamlessly and no-one will be any the wiser. It's easy to pull off these things in a social situation. Simply open your mouth and shut it. Sometimes I do it for money, but never get any points. They're all not on this watch. "Keep going", I say and eventually someone will pierce the flannel. That's a particular term which denotes a huge pause coming. You can see it like a hole as it approaches massively, but you slowly trundle towards it. You see the light and you move endlessly. But no, it doesn't come and words form as the trap opens and then closes again. Your face becomes red, from the neck, the forehead, the feet swelling, you can't believe it! It's like a strange visit from an apostle, I'm a Catholic you know...


NP: Sue I have to tell you, you were going so well and the audience were enjoying it so much. And I should explain to our listeners that she was so animated as she did it, and there was so much gesticulation that I was very mean, I let you go on well over the minute.

SP: No!

NP: Yes!

SP: No!

NP: That's, that's why they cheered you so loud. We just got an extra loud round of applause at the end as they knew what I had done. I took the whistle out of Janet's mouth and ah, and I told her to do it. Right so in this game whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains that extra point but also if you go for the whole round like that...

SP: If I go for an hour and 20, does that factor in?

NP: All right, we'll give her the bonus point, you get another point for not being interrupted, and we'll give you a bonus point because you went over the top. I mean I allowed you, I allowed you to go over the top. Hasn't happened for a while, and certainly not with such animation. So at the end of that round, nobody else scored any points in that round, which is obvious. But Sue Perkins has now leapt into second place, just one point behind Paul Merton. And Gyles Brandreth would you take the next round. The subject is teddies.

GB: Teddies have been a lifelong...

NP: Wait a minute now! So...

GB: I just saw him getting out...

NP: I know! I know!

GB: ... the spam! The margarine was already being spread!

PM: I'm catering for 50!

NP: So that we can judge whether there is hesitation, I always say you start now. And the subject is teddies, you start now.

GB: Teddies have been a lifelong enthusiasm of mine. Indeed...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Deja vu! It's very strong! It just hit me! It's a world that I begin to understand!

NP: Another bonus point to Paul because we enjoyed that.

GB: You and I have a different sense of fun, Nicholas!

NP: No I just like to be fair. And you were interrupted, so you get a point, you mustn't complain!

GB: Oh I don't complain.

NP: You keep the subject...

GB: You're a very good-looking man as well!

NP: I know, you don't get any points for flattery... though I wouldn't mind! The um, 58 seconds are still left, teddies, Gyles starting now.

GB: When I was a Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister said to me "your enthusiasm for teddies is bringing the Government into disrepute". I said to him "given the enthusiasms of most of our..."


GB: No, enthusiasm and enthusiasms, one is plural, one is singular.

GN: Oh! He's thought it through!

SP: But you did say lifelong enthusiasm the first time you started.

PM: Yeah that's right.

GB: Oh!

NP: Sue you had a correct challenge, you have 50 seconds, teddies starting now.

SP: I sometimes wonder whether it was Gyles Brandreth's fondness for teddies that finally removed him from the Houses of Parliament. Much as it's fun to see him dressed in nightwear, the odd camisole draped neatly over his broad man shoulders...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Was it not the electorate that got rid of you? was it Chester? It's nothing to do with teddy bears, is it?

GB: This is now getting personal. But Paul is right. I was a Member of Parliament until the people spoke!

PM: And you actually lot to a teddy bear, is that right? Bagpuss came third! Do you remember?

GB: If Bagpuss had been standing, I would have voted for him!

NP: I agree with your challenge Paul, so you have another point, you have 38 seconds, you have teddies starting now.

PM: Well teddy bears are one of those things that were first popularised by Teddy Roosevelt, I suppose. He was the American...


NP: Graham challenged.

GN: Repetition of Teddy. Because it's teddies that's the thing...

NP: Yes but he said teddies first, didn't he?

GN: No, he said teddy bear and then Teddy Roosevelt.

NP: Oh yes, teddy bear.

PM: Yes.

NP: Well listened.

GN: Thank you.

NP: He did say that.

GN: Annoying, I know!

NP: But it's within the rules and you're so sharp and on the ball that you have to come in with a sharp one. Right, 33 seconds still available with you Graham on teddies starting now.

GN: It is a little-known fact that teddies were invented by parents who didn't like their children. Let's give them a teddy, and they'll believe it's a cuddly lovely creature. Then take them to the woods, and let them loose! Don't pack sandwiches!


NP: Gyles has challenged.

GB: This is deviation of a very dangerous kind!

PM: Absolutely! People look to this programme for parenting skills!

GB: Radio Four's now attracting younger listeners, the family audiences! This is not, no, this is not, this is...

GN: Children should know teddies are not playthings! They can kill!

NP: But, but isn't there that lovely tune? Let's go down to the woods today...

GN: And get eaten!

PM: Yes!

GN: Teddies aren't packing sandwiches, they're waiting for children to come!

NP: Yes that's right. No, lovely try Gyles, but I can't give it to you. And that's 20 seconds, 20 seconds, yes that's right, available for you still Graham on teddies starting now.

GN: Teddies are also very short little baby-doll nighties, I think, or maybe it's a camisole, or could it be a combination...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: I think we've heard camisole before.

GN: Not from my mouth.

NP: No, you haven't.

SP: It's been a while!

NP: It was, it was...

SP: I'd like to hear it again!

GN: You may have heard it in your life, I don't think, if you backtrack, I don't think there's DNA involved in the repetition process.

NP: No no, it was from Sue Perkins, talking about camisoles in another round.

GB: Oh I'm so sorry, the voices sound so similar!

NP: You listened very well! You're listening well but your rounds are getting confused. So ah Graham you have another point, you've got 13 seconds, continue on teddies starting now.

GN: Teddies I think were some sort of gang in the 1950s. I don't know much about them but I'll continue to talk about them nevertheless, because that's the nature of the game. They wore long coats...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Well they were known as teddy boys, they weren't known as teddies.

NP: No they were known as teddy boys.

PM: Not teddies.

GN: I know!

SP: But if you went down to the woods, they were armed!

NP: So you cleverly got in with five seconds to go Paul, on teddies starting now.

PM: If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. There's blue and white tape everywhere, the police are there...


NP: So Paul Merton was again speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point and has increased his lead. He's three ahead of Graham Norton, and then one behind follows Sue Perkins, and the one behind Gyles Brandreth. That is the sequence, that is the order, as we go into the next round started by Graham. Graham Norton, tell us, the subject now is how to cheer someone up. Sixty seconds as usual starting now.

GN: I always find a super way to cheer someone up is to tell them their parents have dies in a bizarre accident involving cling film. And then as their eyes well up with tears...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: I'm sorry, if this isn't deviation, I mean this programme should come with a health warning!

NP: I, I...

GB: Can I tell you my mother is listening, she's already afraid!

SP: What if she was close to cling film at that moment! It would pull her away from that!

GN: Yes she might have rolled out too much. And all I was saying is to cheer someone up, tell them their parents have died in an accident, and then when they start to cry, you go "only joking!" And they laugh a lot! It's a nice happy game to play!

NP: No no, that, that is sad.

PM: I think you're trying, I think you're trying to cheer them up through sheer, through sheer high-powered personal trauma! Which can't be the most direct route surely!

GN: Well they'll be happier than they were! at any rate!

NP: No no no, they weren't. They will be deeply sad and deeply disturbed and distressed.

GN: My mistake!

NP: So Gyles, the benefit of the doubt again, you've just got it, 51 seconds, how to cheer someone up starting now.

GB: Her Majesty The Queen often looks glum, don't be fooled, goose her and she livens up no end! The Duke Of Edinburgh, however, to be entertained, needs to be taken to the Royal Variety Performance. That is his idea of a good time...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Nobody is entertained at the Royal Variety Performance! Nobody! Ever! And if anybody is, it's certainly not Prince Philip!

GB: And he's entertained in a curious way! The things they get up to in the Royal Box!

NP: I know, we heard that story Gyles. Do you want to tell it again?

GB: No!

NP: All right. Very difficult decision here, because a lot of people do enjoy the Royal Variety Performance.

GB: Yes! I think the year you were on was excellent!

NP: I know, it was a good ah humorous point you made Paul, which made everyone laugh. But it's not strictly speaking true, some people do enjoy the Royal Variety Performance. So Gyles, incorrect challenge, 39 seconds...

PM: You want to be invited back, don't you!

NP: I don't think they'll be listening...

GN: Sir Nicholas! Mmmmmmm! Mmmmmm! I can taste it! Mmmmm!

NP: Gyles it's your subject still, how to cheer someone up, 39 seconds starting now.

GB: What Prince Philip enjoys is reading the auto-cue before the performers on stage do...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Repetition of Prince Philip.

GB: No, Duke of Edinburgh last time.

PM: No, Prince Philip.

GB: No, Duke of Edinburgh last time.

PM: Prince Philip.

NP: It was Duke of Edinburgh.

PM: Was it?

GB: Yeah.

PM: I thought it was Prince Philip, that's why I...

GN: No, he said Prince Philip in between, but he wasn't playing the game.

PM: Oh.

GN: He was just delighting us.

PM: Okay, fair enough.

NP: So it's another point to you Gyles, how to cheer someone up, 36 seconds starting now.

GB: It takes seven muscles to smile, but 13 to frown, which is why a stick insect is very useful when you want to cheer somebody up...


NP: Sue challenged.

SP: Slight hesitation.

NP: No! No none at all.

SP: Oh.

NP: I didn't see it.

SP: You're very strict Nicholas, but I like it!

PM: Don't set him off, for God's sake!

SP: I'm backing away! I'm backing away!

NP: You sounded very sensuous, Sue. I don't know what you were referring to. No he didn't, he did get some fluency I think there. So Gyles I'm still with you on this one, 28 seconds, how to cheer someone up starting now.

GB: Ken Dodd is the master of this. he comes tumbling into the room, making you laugh and cheer and feel as if life has become glorious again. Because he has this particular knack of getting to the little bits of your body that actually make you roar with chucklingness. And that is such a pleasure...


NP: Sue challenged.

SP: I challenged on chucklingness. This is, is the man pedant who would certainly have buzzed in if someone had said it. So I have to say, chucklingness, surely!

NP: Is what?

SP: It's not a word.

GB: It's a Doddyism.

NP: It's a Doddyism, it's the sort of thing that Doddy would say. You know, he talks about your chuckle muscles.

GN: If we go down this route, it's going to end in tears!

PM: It is one of the things...

GN: It's the sort of thing...

PM: It is one of the things he said.

NP: Yes.

PM: Along with "what VAT?" Two things he said.

NP: No it's the sort of thing that Doddy would say if he hasn't already said it. So I really think it would be very unfair to Gyles if I took it away from him. But Paul can have a bonus for his VAT, you can have a bonus because you were interrupted and he gets a point because he was interrupted. And so you've all got points except Graham but... 13 seconds, how to cheer someone up Gyles, starting now.

GB: Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Therefore it is... very important to say...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Bit of hesitation.

NP: There was hesitation.

GB: There was yes.

NP: We give it to you Paul, and you have the subject again, and you've got in with eight seconds to go, how to cheer someone up starting now.

PM: If you want to cheer someone up, you must take them to the Royal Variety Performance...


NP: Graham challenged.

GN: I'm an idiot! I, I, obviously I've heard Royal Variety Performance, a bit like camisole, ah...

NP: You heard it...

GN: But Paul didn't actually say it.

NP: He didn't actually say it. So he was interrupted again with an incorrect challenge and he's got another four seconds to go on how to cheer someone up starting now.

PM: Prince Philip and The Queen are known for leading the cheering at the end, as the great British public...


NP: So Paul with points in the round, including again one for speaking as the whistle went, has moved forward, increased his lead. He's now ahead of Gyles Brandreth, who with some perspicacity in that last round has leapt into second place. Then Graham Norton is in third place, equal with Sue Perkins. And Paul Merton, your turn to begin, the subject, handymen. Tell us something about handymen in this game starting now.

PM: Somebody who is particularly skilled at DIY. Do it yourself seems to be an odd way of going about things. Get someone else in, a handyman. There's an old joke from school who goes to the, a bloke goes to the... oh!


PM: It turns out, I don't remember it! I thought I did!

NP: Gyles you pressed your buzzer first.

GB: Hesitation.

NP: Yes, 51 seconds, tell us something about handymen starting now.

GB: Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
It struck him dead, and serve him right.
It is the business of the wealthy man
To give employment to the handyman.
This is why I have always engaged the services of bright young people who can actually do the odd jobs around the house. Particularly of course if they look rather attractive. Because being Tommy Two-ways is part and parcel of life as a Conservative. And...


SP: It's Tommy Two-ways!

GN: Gyles...

NP: I think you've blown your chances of...

GB: Oh no no no, can I just tell you deviation is part of being the new inclusive party in the country!

NP: I think you've blown your chances of being adopted for any constituency after that last remark.

GN: Gyles, your mother is listening! We know this already. She's probably reaching for the cling film!

NP: Graham you challenged though, what was your challenge?

GN: Deviation of the worst kind! Appalling!

NP: Deviation? You think that ah it isn't the way the Conservative Party selects their...

GN: I don't think it's the way Gyles should chat to his mother!

NP: No listen, I've given Gyles quite a few benefits of the doubt, I give you the benefit of the doubt on this occasion.

GN: Okay.

NP: And you have the subject, 29 seconds, handymen starting now.

GN: Because Gyles's mother is listening, I think it's probably inappropriate that I talk about handymen for 29 seconds.


NP: Sue you challenged.

SP: Yes.

NP: Hesitation.

SP: I loved it.

NP: I'm also going to give Graham that bonus point which he didn't get in the other round.


NP: Sue you have a correct challenge so you get a point for that, 23 seconds, tell us something about handymen starting now.

SP: It turns out I can speak about handymen because Gyles Brandreth's mother is currently at home wearing a camisole and waiting for me. It turns out she is Tamara Two-ways so all fair in love and war...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: I think you'll find it's Betty Both-ways! It's got to be! Or Belinda.

NP: So what is your challenge...

PM: It's Bunty Both-ways!

NP: Bunty Both-ways!

PM: Not Tamara Two-ways. Bunty Both-ways!

NP: Well I think she could have coined another phrase...

SP: Alison Any-ways?

NP: Oh I think we're getting...

PM: Or Deirdre Desperate!

GN: Nanette No-ways!

NP: Yes I think...

GB: Could we take a quick break because I need to telephone my mother to get her to retune to Radio Two! I think there's probably something quite good on the other side.

NP: Paul a bonus point for your remarks, you were interrupted Sue. You get a point for that, you keep the subject, 13 seconds, handymen starting now.

SP: The brilliant thing about handymen is that they will turn up four hours later than you expect, and immediately demand tea before they've even put a tool to a surface. The important thing to remember is that tool for surface sounded rude!


SP: And it made me stop.

GB: Repetition of tool for surface.

SP: Yes.

NP: You can't put too many tools on a surface I'm afraid.

SP: Well yes.

NP: Not on Just A Minute, I mean. Gyles you have a correct challenge and you only have two seconds to go, you've got handymen back starting now.

GB: The tattoos are the thing that I find exacting...


NP: Paul challenged.

GB: What?

PM: Slight hesitation there.

GB: Oh! Oh!

PM: Would you like a vol au ven?

SP: Are those fairy cakes?

PM: Yes there's fairy cakes here.

NP: You've made a vol au ven out of a ham sandwich. No! Gyles another point, one and a half seconds on handymen starting now.

GB: (shouts at great speed) Handymen are amazing...


NP: So Gyles with more points, including one for speaking as the whistle went, has moved forward. He's still in second place but now only one behind our leader Paul Merton. But closely followed in third place, Sue Perkins, Graham Norton, still pegging it out together there. And, but I emphasise that rather deliberately because we're moving into the final round. So Gyles, Mister Conservative Two-ways, it's your turn to begin. And the subject is whispering, you've sent out some whispers tonight, I can say that. And you start now.

GB: (whispers rather spookily) Language is power. It's what defines us, differentiates us from the animals and those whose hands droop on the ground...


NP: Sue challenged.

SP: Repetition of us.

NP: Yes that's right, you did say us twice.

GN: And also freaking us out!

SP: Yeah!

NP: Ah 53 seconds are available for you Sue to tell us something about whispering starting now.

SP: Whispering is so popular they even have a whispering gallery, where you can see pictures that symbolise what it's like to speak quietly. Alternately you can turn your radio on and listen to Gyles Brandreth with...


NP: Gyles challenged.

GB: Repetition of listen.

NP: Yes.

GN: Aghast!

SP: You can say that you were there the night I repeated listen.

NP: Forty-one seconds Gyles, whispering starting now.

GB: Hush, tush, whisper who dares...


NP: Graham challenged.

GN: Wasn't it a repetition of hush?

SP: No he said tush as well. Hush tush.

GN: Oh did he? I'm sorry, I couldn't hear him! (laughs)

NP: All right so Graham, unfortunately that's an incorrect challenge, another point to Gyles, a bonus point to Graham, 38 seconds for whispering with you Gyles starting now.

GB: Bing bong nobody cares,
Christopher Robin has fallen downstairs.
As the philosopher said, no matter how loudly a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest. Words do that and words whisper, they have a kind of magic and authority to them...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Repetition of words.

NP: Words, words say that and words, yes. So Paul's got in on whispering with 23 seconds to go starting now.

PM: My tactic for winning Just A Minute is to simply whisper at a volume where nobody else can hear me. Because although.... (starts whispering inaudibly)


NP: Gyles you've challenged.

GB: Well my mother thought it was a hesitation. Because she couldn't see his lips moving.

NP: No, we could see his lips moving. A difficult challenge for me because I know he was actually speaking.

PM: Yeah I was.

NP: But we couldn't hear him.

PM: No. It's hesitation, repetition, deviation, not volume!

NP: We have to hear you, so I have to give the benefit of the doubt to Gyles, we give a bonus point to Paul because we did enjoy what he contributed to the show, and Gyles carries on for 13 seconds on whispering starting now.

GB: Whispering of course has to be done very quietly. Because if it's done silently, it doesn't...


NP: Paul challenged.

PM: He's stealing my material! I'm known as the whispering man on the radio!

NP: Another bonus point but Gyles has got another point because he wasn't deviating from the subject. Nine seconds, whispering Gyles starting now.

GB: It has been whispered Nicholas Parsons was brought up on Muffin The Mule, but I think in fact that his childhood favourite was probably Dobbin The Donkey. Anyway with a perversity...


NP: So I'll give you the final score. Sue Perkins who hasn't played the game for quite a while but gave tremendous value, especially that great round, that solo round...

SP: Yeah it's forgotten now the scores are out though, isn't it!

NP: A magnificent fourth place, best fourth place we've ever had actually.

SP: Yes!

NP: Only one point...

SP: Where's the cling film?

NP: Only one point behind Graham Norton, a brilliant third place.

GN: Yes.

NP: But out in the lead together equal were Gyles Brandreth and Paul Merton, so we say you two are the winners this week! Thank you, thank you, well we do hope you've enjoyed this edition of Just A Minute. It only remains for me to say thank again to these four wonderful players of the game, Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Sue Perkins, Gyles Brandreth. I thank Janet Staplehurst, for the way she blew her whistle and helped me with the score. We are indebted to Ian Messiter who created this game. We thank our producer Claire Jones. We are indebted to this lovely audience here, thank you for your applause, hope you've enjoyed it. Tune in the next time we play Just A Minute!