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RADIO SEASON 67 2013

Season length:
Eight shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (six shows).

Guest Panellists:
Gyles Brandreth (four shows), Tony Hawks (two shows), Sue Perkins (two shows), Julian Clary (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Liza Tarbuck (two shows), Pam Ayres (two shows), Alun Cochrane (two shows), Stephen Mangan (two shows), Patrick Kielty (two shows), Greg Proops (one show), Russell Kane (one show), Henry Blofeld (one show), Joe Lycett (one show).

Making A Debut:
Henry Blofeld, Patrick Kielty, Joe Lycett.

Commentary:
An okay season, with half of the shows being very very good, and the other half just okay. The apperaance of cricket commentator Henry Blofeld provides something very unusual and the season finishes just before Nicholas's 90th birthday. Unusually the show had a Christmas themed recording which aired three months after the other shows in the season.



811/67/1

Broadcast date: 12 August 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Alun Cochrane, Patrick Kielty.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Moving house, seeing red, long haul flying, arm candy, one hit wonder, keeping up with the neighbours, a Roman holiday, summer loving, a nice set of wheels.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 869th appearance, Tony Hawks's 125th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 76th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 12th appearance, Patrick Kielty's 1st appearance.

812/67/2

Broadcast date: 19 August 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Greg Proops, Joe Lycett.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Porridge, the Nobel Peace prize, naughty and nice, hiccups, a tactical error, free speech, the bull ring, auld reekie, a friend in need.

Winner: Sue Perkins.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 870th appearance, Paul Merton's 313th appearance, Sue Perkins' 53rd appearance, Greg Proops' 12th and last appearance, Joe Lycett's first appearance.

813/67/3

Broadcast date: 26 August 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Russell Kane, Henry Blofeld.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Burke and Hare, a good innings, fooling around, nice things come in small packages, Marcel Marceau, being a James Bond baddy, the three musketeers, training your dog, last orders, having your cake and eating it, a thankless task.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 871st appearance, Paul Merton's 314th appearance, Sue Perkins' 54th appearance, Russell Kane's 4th appearance, Henry Blofeld's only appearance.

814/67/4

Broadcast date: 2 September 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair, Liza Tarbuck.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Nicknames, DIY, back to school, timepieces, Sebastian Faulks, googling yourself, Kuala Lumpur, picture perfect, sartorial elegance, making a song and dance, a good conversation.

Winner: Julian Clary.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 872nd appearance, Paul Merton's 315th appearance, Julian Clary's 49th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 49th appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 31st appearance.

815/67/5

Broadcast date: 9 September 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Alun Cochrane, Patrick Kielty.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The food of the gods, Irish stew, other peopleís hobbies, ignorance is bliss, city of angels, giving a back-handed compliment, Edgar Allan Poe, a magic carpet, suited and booted.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth, Alun Cochrane and Patrick Kielty.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 873rd appearance, Tony Hawks's 126th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 77th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 13th appearance, Patrick Kielty's 2nd appearance.

816/67/6

Broadcast date: 16 September 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Pam Ayres, Stephen Mangan.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A case of mistaken identity, Schrodingerís cat, gossip, dance like nobodyís watching, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, taking a selfie, the font of all knowledge, compiling a mix tape, whistle blowing.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 874th appearance, Paul Merton's 316th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 78th and last appearance, Pam Ayres's 22nd and last appearance, Stephen Mangan's 4th and last appearance.

817/67/7

Broadcast date: 23 September 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair, Liza Tarbuck.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A night in, murder most foul, cutting the mustard, a royal flush, a good role model, creature comforts, reasons to be cheerful, birthdays.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 875th radio appearance, Paul Merton's 317th and last appearance, Julian Clary's 50th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 50th appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 32nd appearance.

818/67/8

Broadcast date: 23 December 2013.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Pam Ayres, Stephen Mangan.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Building a snowman, brussel sprouts, choosing Christmas presents, Christmas crackers, a round robin, my tips on how to avoid arguments, Saint Nicholas, my favourite festive film, how to fill a stocking, pantomimes.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 881st appearance, Paul Merton's 318th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 79th appearance, Pam Ayres's 23rd appearance, Stephen Mangan's 5th appearance.

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