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RADIO SEASON 70 2014

Season length:
Eight shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellists:
Paul Merton (six shows), Gyles Brandreth (four shows).

Guest Panellists:
Tony Hawks (two shows), Sheila Hancock (two shows), Sue Perkins (two shows), Liza Tarbuck (two shows), Alun Cochrane (two shows), Russell Kane (two shows), Stephen Mangan (two shows), Holly Walsh (two shows), Kerry Godliman (two shows), Jonathan Ross (two shows), Josie Long (one show), Frank Skinner (one show).

Making A Debut:
Kerry Godliman, Jonathan Ross, Frank Skinner.

Commentary:
The best of the three seasons of 2014, JAM attracted big name comedians in the form of Jonathan Ross and Frank Skinner to make their debuts. Add in old names like Tony Hawks and Sheila Hancock at their best, and newer players also making strong contributions and it becomes a very funny season.



833/70/1

Broadcast date: 11 August 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Liza Tarbuck, Alun Cochrane, Jonathan Ross.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Why I hate roller coasters, assessing the strength of a chili, interview techniques, what I keep in my pockets, blue suede shoes, smoke and mirrors, chillaxing, my small role in Lawrence of Arabia, doing a good turn.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 896th appearance, Paul Merton's 331st appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 33rd appearance, Alun Cochrane's 16th appearance, Jonathan Ross's first appearance.

834/70/2

Broadcast date: 18 August 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Fireworks, my festival guide, playing the ukelele, High Street coffee shops, the superstition I always observe, how to win an argument, Greyfriars Bobby.

Winner: Sue Perkins.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 897th appearance, Paul Merton's 332nd appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 84th appearance, Sue Perkins's 55th appearance, Frank Skinner's only appearance.

835/70/3

Broadcast date: 25 August 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins, Josie Long.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Claire Jones.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: The Commonwealth, outdoor swimming, my bedtime treat, irritating catchphrases, Hieronymus Bosch, unidentified flying objects, rhubarb.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 898th appearance, Paul Merton's 333rd appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 85th appearance, Sue Perkins's 56th appearance, Josie Long's 2nd and final appearance.

836/70/4

Broadcast date: 1 September 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Stephen Mangan, Kerry Godliman.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Ode to joy, special delivery, life before mobile phones, cider with Rosie, how to accept a compliment, across the pond, hen parties, yesterday’s news, twitching curtains, exploring a hotel room, guests who stay too long.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 899th appearance, Tony Hawks's 129th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 86th appearance, Stephen Mangan's 6th appearance, Kerry Godliman's 1st appearance.

837/70/5

Broadcast date: 8 September 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Russell Kane, Holly Walsh.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: 900 jams, what I did on my holidays, horoscopes, how to disguise boredom, on my bucket list, if I had a super power, chick lit, waiting for a delivery, my five a day, how I recharge my batteries.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 900th appearance, Paul Merton's 334th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 97th appearance, Russell Kane's 7th appearance, Holly Walsh's 3rd appearance.

838/70/6

Broadcast date: 15 September 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Liza Tarbuck, Alun Cochrane, Jonathan Ross.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The night I dreamt I painted the Sistine Chapel, why I am never on time, comics, how to patch up a quarrel, me and John Logie Baird, cheating, keeping exotic pets, litter louts, who I would prefer to be, Agatha Christie, my signature dish.

Winners: Paul Merton and Liza Tarbuck.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 901st appearance, Paul Merton's 335th appearance, Liza Tarbuck's 34th appearance, Alun Cochrane's 17th and final appearance, Jonathan Ross's 2nd and final appearance.

839/70/7

Broadcast date: 22 September 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Stephen Mangan, Kerry Godliman.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Things to do on a rainy day, my best friend, an unexpected item in the baggage area, the corridors of power, losing your bottle, the best advice I was ever given, how many kisses on the cheek, a stab in the back, learning the piano.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 902nd appearance, Tony Hawks's 130th and final appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 87th appearance, Stephen Mangan's 7th and final appearance, Kerry Godliman's 2nd and final appearance.

840/70/8

Broadcast date: 29 September 2014.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Russell Kane, Holly Walsh.

Whistle Blower: Trudi Stevens.

Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The Mona Lisa, pet names, sibling rivalry, one good turn, paradise lost, paradise found, an agony aunt, taking a taxi, books I shouldn’t have read, dining on a budget, Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 903rd appearance, Paul Merton's 336th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 98th and final appearance, Russell Kane's 8th and final appearance, Holly Walsh's 4th appearance.

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