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RADIO SEASON 74 2016

Season length:
Six shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (four shows).

Guest Panellists:
Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Tim Rice (two shows), Josie Lawrence (two shows), Stephen Fry (two shows), Pam Ayres (two shows), Rufus Hound (two shows), Nish Kumar (two shows), Esther Rantzen (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Rufus Hound, Nish Kumar, Esther Rantzen.

Commentary:
A good deal of fun with a combination of experienced panellists and a debutant in every recording.



865/74/1

Broadcast date: 22 February 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Pam Ayres, Rufus Hound.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Optimism, the great outdoors, humble pie, famous last words, a day at the races, William Shakespeare, the Isle of Man, catch 22.

Winner: Graham Norton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 935th appearance, Paul Merton's 359th appearance, Graham Norton's 98th appearance, Pam Ayres's 26th appearance, Rufus Hound's 1st appearance.



866/74/2

Broadcast date: 29 February 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Tim Rice, Esther Rantzen.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Bubble and squeak, a leap year, the Doomsday book, a mission to Mars, the Great Barrier Reef, Isambard Kingdom Brunell, the green eyed monster, kiwis, Channel hopping.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth, Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 936th appearance, Paul Merton's 360th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 98th appearance, Tim Rice's 49th appearance, Esther Rantzen's first appearance.



867/74/3

Broadcast date: 7 March 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Jenny Eclair, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Fry, Nish Kumar.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A catnap, Easter bunny, the great fire of London, my generation, Salvador Dali, a bitter pill, killing two birds with one stone, a holiday in Wales, ear plugs.

Winner: Stephen Fry.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 937th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 67th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 36th appearance, Stephen Fry's 30th appearance, Nish Kumar's first appearance.



868/74/4

Broadcast date: 14 March 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Pam Ayres, Rufus Hound.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, simnel cake, Copernicus, keeping your feet on the ground, the rat pack, free verse, the Hebrides, toast, Glastonbury.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 938th appearance, Paul Merton's 361st appearance, Graham Norton's 99th appearance, Pam Ayres's 27th appearance, Rufus Hound's 2nd appearance.



869/74/5

Broadcast date: 21 March 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Tim Rice, Esther Rantzen.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Kermit the frog, changing the flag, land’s end, filibustering, the acid test, hypnotising chickens, Oscar Wilde, the Blarney stone, the Grand Old Duke of York.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth, Esther Rantzen.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 939th appearance, Paul Merton's 362nd appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 99th appearance, Tim Rice's 50th and last appearance, Esther Rantzen's 2nd and last appearance.



870/74/6
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Broadcast date: 21 March 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Jenny Eclair, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Fry, Nish Kumar.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A vintage year, Russian dolls, Homer, my first flat, the tale of Peter Rabbit, my first love, Plymouth rock, the fish finger, pride and prejudice, a penny for your thoughts.

Winner: Stephen Fry.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 940th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 68th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 37th appearance, Stephen Fry's 31st appearance, Nish Kumar's 2nd appearance.



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