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RADIO SEASON 68 2014

Season length:
Eight shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (all shows).

Guest Panellists:
Tony Hawks (two shows), Sheila Hancock (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Josie Lawrence (two shows), Alun Cochrane (two shows), Richard Herring (two shows), Miles Jupp (two shows), Russell Kane (two shows), Fi Glover (two shows), Rebecca Front (two shows), Holly Walsh (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Rebecca Front, Holly Walsh.

Commentary:
The less experienced players floundered a bit, but the experienced players - Paul, Sheila, Josie, Tony, Gyles and Graham - were all at their best, pulling their shows along to very high standards.



819/68/1

Broadcast date: 10 February 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Fi Glover.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Growing bananas, the best part of my school days, listening to Radio Four, wearing a wig, why geese fly in a V formation, 3-D printing, Victoria Falls, a dream Iíve never told anyone about.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 882nd appearance, Paul Merton's 319th appearance, Tony Hawks's 127th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 80th appearance, Fi Glover's 3rd appearance.

820/68/2

Broadcast date: 17 February 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Alun Cochrane, Russell Kane, Rebecca Front.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Dickensian London, chocolate, discovering my roots, double bill, how to start a revolution, the femme fatale, bread or toast, previously on Just A Minute, lame ducks, trolls.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 883rd appearance, Paul Merton's 320th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 14th appearance, Russell Kane's 5th appearance, Rebecca Front's first appearance.

821/68/3

Broadcast date: 24 February 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Josie Lawrence, Richard Herring.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Hot cross buns, how to win an argument with a teenager, like clockwork, cheese, a dangerous place, French exchange, dressing to kill, 1066, camping in Wales.

Winner: Josie Lawrence.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 884th appearance, Paul Merton's 321st appearance, Sheila Hancock's 93rd appearance, Josie Lawrence's 23rd appearance, Richard Herring's 8th appearance.

822/68/4

Broadcast date: 3 March 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Miles Jupp, Holly Walsh.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The tempest, the consequences of excessive politeness, endangered species, inside the glove compartment of my car, Oliver Cromwell, cardigans, Just A Minute in different languages, boxer shorts.

Winner: Holly Walsh.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 885th appearance, Paul Merton's 322nd appearance, Graham Norton's 92nd appearance, Miles Jupp's 6th appearance, Holly Walsh's first appearance.

823/68/5

Broadcast date: 10 March 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Fi Glover.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Painting the ceiling, the eye of the beholder, paperwork, 10 things to do during a power cut, the advantages of a greater vocabulary, breaking the rules, five more things to do during a power cut.

Winner: Tony Hawks.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 886th appearance, Paul Merton's 323rd appearance, Tony Hawks's 128th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 81st appearance, Fi Glover's 4th and last appearance.

824/68/6

Broadcast date: 17 March 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Josie Lawrence, Richard Herring.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: April showers, ambience, unanswerable questions, a sporting bet, the very first telephone, the best ingredients for breakfast in bed, growing tomatoes, analysing a joke, connecting the dots.

Winner: Sheila Hancock.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 887th appearance, Paul Merton's 324th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 94th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 24th and last appearance, Richard Herring's 9th and last appearance.

825/68/7

Broadcast date: 24 March 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Alun Cochrane, Russell Kane, Rebecca Front.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A habitual lie, my celebrity crush, the metaphysical poets, a miniature village, a benign dictatorship, childish behaviour, bingo wings, a snake charmer, origami, making a confession, the back of my hand.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 888th appearance, Paul Merton's 325th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 15th appearance, Russell Kane's 6th appearance, Rebecca Front's 2nd and last appearance.

826/68/8

Broadcast date: 31 March 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Miles Jupp, Holly Walsh.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Tilusha Ghelani.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A shotgun wedding, Lord Reith, sledging, a parachute jump, personal hygiene in the 10th century, London pigeons, where I would be tonight if I were not here.

Winner: Graham Norton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 889th appearance, Paul Merton's 326th appearance, Graham Norton's 93rd and last appearance, Miles Jupp's 7th and last appearance, Holly Walsh's 2nd appearance, last show produced by Tilusha Ghelani.

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