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RADIO SEASON 69 2014

Season length:
Six shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (four shows).

Guest Panellists:
Sheila Hancock (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Julian Clary (two shows), Shappi Khorsandi (two shows), Kevin Eldon (two shows), Paul Sinha (two shows), Patrick Kielty (two shows), Joe Lycett (two shows), Vanessa Feltz (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Vanessa Feltz.

Commentary:
A season without semi-regulars Graham Norton, Sue Perkins and Tony Hawks, and with more inexperienced players produced okay shows but few great highlights.



827/69/1

Broadcast date: 19 May 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Julian Clary, Vanessa Feltz.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Exam revision, mobile phone etiquette, Shakespeare’s Scottish play, Stonehenge, saving things for best, casting off, a sidekick, keeping a diary, the perfect omelette.

Winner: Julian Clary.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 890th appearance, Paul Merton's 327th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 56th appearance, Julian Clary's 51st appearance, Vanessa Feltz's first appearance.

828/69/2

Broadcast date: 26 May 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Gyles Brandreth, Shappi Khorsandi, Paul Sinha, Patrick Kielty.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: How to make the most of a bank holiday, pigeon fancying, my favourite view, looking forward to the World Cup, a drop in the ocean, the first woman in space, brain food.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth and Paul Sinha.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 891st appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 82nd appearance, Shappi Khorsandi's 13th appearance, Paul Sinha's 4th appearance, Patrick Kielty's 3rd appearance.

829/69/3

Broadcast date: 2 June 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Kevin Eldon, Joe Lycett.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: How to prepare sushi, the Chelsea Flower Show, cat’s eyes, a close shave, when to apologise, the Bronte sisters, the East India company, things that go bump in the night, string theory, the rag trade.

Winner: Sheila Hancock.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 892nd appearance, Paul Merton's 328th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 95th appearance, Kevin Eldon's 7th appearance, Joe Lycett's 2nd appearance.

830/69/4

Broadcast date: 9 June 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Julian Clary, Vanessa Feltz.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Random acts of kindness, weather forecasting, dancing shoes, the Channel tunnel, going to the gym, hieroglyphics, Bonnie and Clyde, coping with interruptions, my guilty pleasure.

Winners: Jenny Eclair and Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 893rd appearance, Paul Merton's 329th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 57th appearance, Julian Clary's 52nd appearance, Vanessa Feltz's 2nd and last appearance.

831/69/5

Broadcast date: 16 June 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Gyles Brandreth, Shappi Khorsandi, Paul Sinha, Patrick Kielty.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The summer solstice, the best way to travel, soap operas, master of ceremonies, Crystal Palace, 15 minutes of fame, flying a kite, meteor showers.

Winner: Shappi Khorsandi.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 894th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 83rd appearance, Shappi Khorsandi's 14th appearance, Paul Sinha's 5th and last appearance, Patrick Kielty's 4th and last appearance.

832/69/6

Broadcast date: 23 June 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Kevin Eldon, Joe Lycett.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The confessions of a Radio Four panellist, planning a gap year, customer services, unexpected consequences, the big top, giving up smoking, the most useful app, how I spread a little happiness, self-driving cars, taking a curtain call, red letter days.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 895th appearance, Paul Merton's 330th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 96th appearance, Kevin Eldon's 8th and last appearance, Joe Lycett's 3rd appearance.

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