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RADIO SEASON 75 2016

Season length:
Six shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellists:
Paul Merton (all shows).

Guest Panellists:
Sheila Hancock (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Josie Lawrence (two shows), Marcus Brigstocke (two shows), Holly Walsh (six shows), Josh Widdicombe (two shows), John Finnemore (two shows), Alexei Sayle (two shows).

Making A Debut:
John Finnemore, Alexei Sayle.

Commentary:
Some good moments in a shortish season.



871/75/1

Broadcast date: 16 May 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, John Finnemore.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Halley’s comet, Queen of the may, carbon dating, keeping cool, travelling by coach, the shipping forecast, real ale, spaghetti westerns, answering the telephone, cat’s cradle.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 941st appearance, Paul Merton's 363rd appearance, Sheila Hancock's 105th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 100th appearance, John Finnemore's 1st appearance.



872/75/2

Broadcast date: 23 May 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Josie Lawrence, Alexei Sayle.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Clock watching, on your bike, insomnia, the last straw, missing the boat, a hot potato, Alexander Graham Bell, buttons, a birthday treat, Cardigan Bay, how to spot a liar.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 942nd appearance, Paul Merton's 364th appearance, Graham Norton's 100th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 38th appearance, Alexei Sayle's first appearance.



873/75/3

Broadcast date: 30 May 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, John Finnemore.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Saving graces, wasabi peas, Thomas Hardy, flibbertigibet, hippopotamus, Kew Gardens, Ps and Qs, an old fossil, making a paper boat, a wild goose chase.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 943rd appearance, Paul Merton's 365th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 106th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 101st appearance, John Finnemore's 2nd and last appearance.



874/75/4

Broadcast date: 6 June 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, Josh Widdicombe.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Pinnochio, a nice cup of tea, the hanging gardens of Babylon, soliloquy, fly tipping, Capability Brown, Wellington boots, keeping up with the Joneses, modern technology I couldn’t live without, the bard, reading the phone book.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 944th appearance, Paul Merton's 366th appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 24th appearance, Holly Walsh's 5th appearance, Josh Widdicombe's 3rd appearance.



875/75/5

Broadcast date: 13 June 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Josie Lawrence, Alexei Sayle.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Virginia Wade, the umbrella plant, beef Wellington, malapropisms, Caribbean, folk, daytime television, a day at the zoo, Wimbledon Common, raising a laugh, physics for beginners, my first love.

Winner: Josie Lawrence.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 945th appearance, Paul Merton's 366th appearance, Graham Norton's 101st and last appearance, Josie Lawrence's 39th appearance, Alexei Sayle's 2nd and last appearance.



876/75/6

Broadcast date: 20 June 2016.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, Josh Widdicombe.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Rock and roll, upside down cake, the Canary Islands, the Doomsday Book, going nuclear, sellotape, an English country garden, the grand tour, onomatopoeia.

Winner: Marcus Brigstocke.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 946th appearance, Paul Merton's 368th appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 25th appearance, Holly Walsh's 6th and last appearance, Josh Widdicombe's 4th and last appearance.



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