JAM:THawks,WRichard,SFrost,CBalding
WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring TONY HAWKS, WENDY RICHARD, STEVE FROST and CLARE BALDING, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (TV, 7 May 1999)

NOTE: Clare Balding's first appearance, Steve Frost's first TV appearance.


NICHOLAS PARSONS: Thank you thank you hello, my name is Nicholas Parsons and it is my pleasure to welcome you to Just A Minute, this exciting outrageous and sometimes impossible game in which I ask my four guests to speak on the subject that I give them and they try to do that without hesitation, repetition or deviating from the subject. Let us now meet the four talented performers who are going to play the game today. And we welcome the delightful and irrepressible humourist Tony Hawks, and beside him someone who has been described as the voice of horse racing Clare Balding, and on my left someone who has left the Square to find time to join us today, the lovely Wendy Richard, and beside her the delightful and also eccentric humourist Stephen Frost. And again weíre going to begin the show with Tony Hawks. And the subject Tony is what Iíd really like to talk about. Thatís a good subject to begin the show today. So Tony, off you go, 60 seconds if you can starting now.

TONY HAWKS: Well, I suppose what Iíd really like to talk about is me, but that would be somewhat egotistical and since the subject isnít perfection it wouldnít be entirely apposite. But there are many things. One of the problems of having a subject like this first off Nicholas as you...

BUZZ

NP: And Stephen Frost?

STEVE FROST: Repetition, subject.

NP: Subject, yes. They can repeat the words that are on the card but not any other words. Stephen Frost you had a correct challenge, you get a point for that and you take over the subject, and there are 45 seconds available and you start now.

SF: What Iíd really like to talk about is Tonyís shirt. Why is he wearing something like that on daytime TV? Heís going to scare the old people, the children. Theyíll be ringing up the police saying thereís something scarey on TV!

BUZZ

NP: And who challenged first? Wendy.

WENDY RICHARD: TV.

NP: Yes, he repeated TV. So Wendy you have a correct challenge, you get a point for that of course. There are 35 seconds available, the subject is what Iíd really like to talk about and you start now.

WR: What Id really like to talk about is my Kent Terrier, Shirley Brahms, she is the most...

NP: Aw!

WR: Donít sigh like that Nicholas, she really is the most beautiful wee doggy in the whole wide world. She has lovely...

BUZZ

SF: You said she is beautiful and she wees!

WR: No, I said she is the most beautiful wee doggy...

BUZZ

SF: Repetition! Hahahaha! (takes Wendyís hand) Only joking!

WR: If heís going to be like that, Iím not playing any more! I told you! You know, you know...

NP: You told me...

WR: When Iíve done this show before I do not put up with behaviour like this!

SF: Thatís exactly what Nicholas told me and he told me to do it!

WR: Did he? Right!

SF: He told me to do it!

NP: Well done Wendy. There was a bit of Pauline speaking there actually because we know Wendy and youíre not really like that. Youíve got another point for an incorrect challenge and you keep the subject of course. The subject is what Iíd really like to talk about, there are 22 seconds available, starting now.

WR: Sheís an absolute delight to take for a walk. Sometimes we go to the park where she has a good run round. She likes the grass...

BUZZ

NP: And Stephen Frost has challenged.

SF: Deviation. First she said she liked to walk, then she has a good run round. Does she walk or does she run round?

WR: We walk to the park, she has to walk to the park to have a run round!

SF: Oh you say it you tell us now.

NP: Stephen an incorrect challenge, Wendy gets another point she keeps the subject and there are 13 seconds available Wendy starting now.

BUZZ

NP: And youíve challenged Steve.

SF: I just wanted to apologise for my behaviour Wendy. I want to apologise for not letting you talk when you want to talk on the subject.

NP: There you are. Isnít that nice? Isnít it creepy? Stephen what actually happened is you interrupted her there, so she gets a point for that, she keeps the subject and there are 11 seconds left, what Iíd like to talk about Wendy, starting now.

WR: She has also appeared on TV in a show called Grace And Favour. Because of this ... programme, she got...

NP: Stephen?

SF: Hesitation.

WR: Hesitation, yes.

SF: It worked you see I whittled away and whittled away and whittled away!

WR: Yes!

NP: You wore her down didnít you, and you cleverly got in with only 4 seconds to go on what iíd really like to talk about, 4 seconds starting now.

SF: What Iíd really like to talk about is the colour of this set! I think itís absolutely beautiful!

WHISTLE

NP: Whoever is speaking at the end of the round gains an extra point. On this occasion it was Stephen Frost. And at the end of that round, you wonít be surprised to hear that Wendy Richard is on a strong lead, sheís got 4 points. Stephen for all his efforts has managed to get three points including that one for when the whistle went. And weíre going to move on to the next subject which is lipasanas. Well that obviously must go to Clare Balding, the horsewoman, that great champion jockey. Talk about lipasanas Clare, 60 seconds starting now.

CLARE BALDING: Lipasanas are beautiful big grey horses based at the Spanish riding school which is not as you would imagine at Barcelona or Madrid but in Vienna in Austria and they are taught by men with very tight britches and very silly hats as many people are through life to do tricks whether theyíre being ridden or whether the man is holding a stick and asking them to rear up or buck or jump. It is the most wonderful...

BUZZ

NP: Stephen Frost has challenged.

SF: Rear up or what?

CB: Buck.. and jump. You can dream about it Stephen! With eyebrows like that youíre unlikely to do either!

NP: On occasion I award bonus points for outrageous and humourous remarks. Clare, youíve not only got a point for being interrupted but youíve got a bonus point for your very amusing comment and you have 39 seconds still available to tell us more about lipasanas starting now.

CB: The thought of Stephenís eyebrows has now completely thrown me, I was going to suggest waxing or shaving or possibly dyeing but we wonít go into that because we are talking about horses that are white...

BUZZ

NP: And youíve been challenged by Tony.

TH: Repetition of horses.

NP: Yes you mentioned the word horses before. But you went... Actually Clare has not played the game as much as the others so she went jolly well on that. You have 30 seconds Tony to tell us something about lipasanas starting now.

TH: All I know about lipasanas is that itís very nearly an amagram of pizza...

BUZZ

SF: You had an amagram there, instead of an an anagram!

TH: Well, amagram is very nearly an anagram of the word anagram!

NP: Itís deviation from English as we understand it, Stephen so a correct challenge and a point to you. You take over the subject and there are 24 seconds available starting now.

SF: Lipasanas of course have got the biggest eyebrows any horse has ever had. this is a well known fact amongst the horsey type...

BUZZ

NP: Ah, who challenged first? Clare.

CB: Repetition of horse again.

SF: No, I said horse and horsey.

NP: He said horses the second time. An incorrect challenge, so you keep the subject and another point for an incorrect challenge. There are 17 seconds left left lipasanas with you Stephen starting now.

SF: Itís absolutely fascinating how the name of this creature came about! Itís because the two... names (starts to giggle)

BUZZ

NP: Tony got in first.

TH: I think there was a hesitation there!

NP: There definitely was...

TH: Because he doesnít know the answer!

SF: No, I donít know!

NP: And the audience got in before anybody else. Tony, 10 seconds for youi on lipasanas starting now.

TH: I once rode a lipasana horse, it was very impressive. I can do dressage, I donít know whether you know this, but I am something of an expert. Clare may not have commentated on me but...

BUZZ

NP: And who challenged first, it was Stephen.

SF: Two mays. He may...

NP: May not have commentated, may not. So Stephen youíve not only got a point for a correct challenge, but youíve cleverly got in with one second to go, the subject is lipasanas and you start now.

SF: Lipasanas is of course the most...

WHISTLE

NP: Stephen Frost was then speaking as the whistle went, he gained an extra point for doing so and heís taken a strong lead at the end of the round. Wendy Richard will you take the next round. The subject is Easter bonnets. Iím sure thatís something thatís a lovely subject for you. Will you talk on it, 60 seconds starting now.

WR: Easter bonnets come in varying shapes and sizes and colours. I actually do like to see people wearing a hat whether it be Easter bonnets or some other form of millinery. I sometimes dress my dog Shirley Brahms up in an Easter bonnet, usually when it comes to a ...

BUZZ

NP: And Stephen challenged.

SF: Well, thatís just sad isnít it. I mean a dog....

WR: It might be sad to you but not to a lot of others!

NP: Wendy you were interrupted and it was a wrong challenge. So you get a point for that and you keep the subject. There are 46 seconds, no theyíre not, there are only 43 seconds for Easter bonnets starting now.

WR: In some London parks they have Easter bonnet parades. They are great fun to go and watch when you look at the imagination that people have put into making their Easter bonnets. They also have horse... carriages....

BUZZ

NP: Tony you challenged.

TH: I think there was a hesitation there.

WR: Well there certainly was! Thank you!

NP: Yes there certainly was! So you got in with a correct challenge. Another point over there, 29 seconds still available for Tony on Easter bonnets.

TH: Theyíre not a very good investment really because you buy these bonnets and you can only wear them at Easter Sunday. It would be better to wear them all round...

BUZZ

NP: Stephen

SF: Two wears.

NP: Two wears.

TH: Yes.

NP: Repetition Stephen, you got in on that, 26 seconds are with you, Easter bonnets, starting now.

SF: I have an Easter bonnet at home which was given to me when I was 5 years old by my mother. Itís yellow with bright purple...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy you got in first.

WR: I think we had a slight hesitation.

NP: We did have a hesitation...

SF: Yeah! She was staring at me! She freaked me out! I can feel her eyes boring in on the side of my head like that!

CB: Sheís thinking of you in that bonnet!

NP: Yes Wendy. Wendy cleverly got in there, 13 seconds are available for you, back with you it should be, Easter bonnets starting now.

WR: Easter bonnets as it has been said can only be worn at that one time of year. But...

BUZZ

NP: Tony challenged.

TH: You can wear them when you like! I was lying before!

NP: Thatís quite true, you know, that is deviation. You can wear them when you want to.

WR: I wasnít allowed to finish! What I was going to say was that you could wear them whenever you liked! He interrupted me, see. Iíve lost my train of thought now! Give me a point!

NP: And Tony youíve got the subject, youíve got 8 seconds on Easter bonnets starting now.

TH: I used to have an easter bonnet which went over my Easter engine in my Easter car. And I would drive around in it from Good Friday to Easter Monday....

WHISTLE

NP: Tony Hawks was speaking then as the whistle went, and gained the extra point for doing so. Stephen Frost is still in the lead. Letís take the next round. Stephen, itís your turn, the subject is clocks. Tell me something about clocks in Just A Minute starting now.

SF: Where would we be without clocks in this world? Late for appointments! And of course this game Just A Minute would not exist for without a clock this game would not work.

BUZZ

NP: And who has challenged first? It was Wendy.

WR: Two games.

NP: Two games, yes. And youíve got the subject of clocks and youíve got 52 seconds starting now.

WR: When you walk around the streets of London or indeed many big cities you notice there are clocks outside of buildings. Unfortunately they are not always kept at the correct time. I think this is such a shame as some of these clocks are so beautiful. Theyíre well-made and...

BUZZ

NP: And Clare.

CB: Hesitation.

WR: Yes, struggling.

CB: I thought you might try and punch me if I came in there!

WR: No, I...

SF: I was going to buzz but I was waiting till she finished what she was saying!

CB: In the hope that it might be interesting?

SF: Ooooooh!

WR: Iíve just gone right off you now.

NP: A little bit of feminine bonding and then Clare destroyed it all! But clare youíve got the subject. There are 35 seconds, the subject is clocks and you start now.

CB: Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock, the clock struck 12, a rat fell down, donít believe everything you read in nursery rhymes. Clocks are the most wonderful pieces of equipment that one could possibly hope to come across. Yup ploodledeep.

BUZZ

NP: Tony you got in first, yes, hesitation.

TH: Hesitation.

NP: 22 seconds, clocks with Tony starting now.

TH: Being an international sex symbol as I am...

BUZZ

NP: Stephen.

SF: I just canít accept that! Deviation. I think Iíll go for deviation.

NP: Do you know what I think Iíll do?

SF: Yes?

NP: I think... I donít want to judge on this because I donít know from a sex point of view whether he is a sex symbol or not. Iím going to ask our audience to judge it. Would you like to decide from your point of view whether Tony Hawks is a sex symbol or not. And if you do, you cheer for Tony, and if you donít, you boo for Tony, and you all do it together now.

BOOS AND CHEERS

NP: Tony Hawks youíve got it made. You could go home with any one of them if you wanted to!

CB: Slightly depends on whether you like a hairy chest! Because there is a little tuft there!

NP: So weíre now going to ask our sex symbol to continue, and heís got another point. 19 seconds available Tony starting now.

TH: And seeing as itís been proven here today scientifically that I am, every time a woman clocks me, they swoon and fall to the ground. This takes...

BUZZ

NP: Stephen.

SF: Yeah, thatís through fear!

NP: So whatís your challenge within the rules of Just A Minute?

SF: Sorry!

NP: Give him a bonus point because we liked the challenge. But Tony was interrupted so he gets a point for interruption and he continues for 10 seconds if he can starting now.

TH: One of the most irritating things in life is when they put the clocks back. Iím enjoying the winter and then suddenly it becomes darker and itís all because of Scotltish farmers or so Iím told! I have never really understood the need for it to be done at all.

WHISTLE

NP: So Tony Hawks was speaking then as the whistle went, gained the extra point for doing so and he is now in the lead alongside Stephen Frost. So heís caught up, a lot of points in that round. And Tony, itís your turn to begin and the subject, oh this is a lovely subject and one of my favourite dishes, shepherdís pie. The audience loves it too donít you. Talk on shepherdís pie for 60 seconds if you can Tony starting now.

TH: There is nothing I love more than tucking into a lovely dish called shepherds pie on Sunday lunchtime. It seems a little cruel that people go out and find shepherds and then destroy them, but if they taste nice why donít you eat them I think, so I do....

BUZZ

NP: Ah....

WR: Hesitation I think.

NP: I donít think...

TH: I think I said tiste instead of taste so that counts as hesitation.

NP: All right weíll be generous to Wendy because he has admitted there he did say tiste rather than taste which weíve decided to interpret as hesitation. So Wendy it is shepherds pie and there are 46 seconds starting now.

WR: Shepherds pie is traditionally made from lamb whereas it is cottage pie which is made with beef. Actually...

BUZZ

NP: Tony.

TH: Repetition of made.

NP: Yes Iím afraid so.

WR: Yes I did too sorry.

NP: Shepherds pie is back with you Tony. There are 37 seconds starting now.

TH: I have an ambition to make some shepherds pie of my own, but I donít have... oh! I canít be bothered!

BUZZ

NP: Itís a tough game! And Stephen got in first on the hesitation and there are 32 seconds starting now.

SF: First peel the potatoes and boil them, then place some lamb in the oven and put some onions with it as well. Place the mashed...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy you challenged.

WR: I think heís... does meandering come under hesitation?

NP: No, meandering doesnít. An incorrect challenge, you get a point and you have the subject still, 24 seconds, shepherds pie, starting now.

SF: Grate some cheese if you want, put in the oven for 40 minutes and...

BUZZ

NP: And...

WR: He said oven before.

NP: Yes....

SF: Yes all right! Itís just a game! I bet I make a better shepherds pie than you do!

WR: I bet you donít!

SF: I bet yours has got a little bonnet on it and things like that!

NP: Sometimes it becomes more than a game! So Wendy youíve got in with a correct challenge, youíve got shepherds pie back, 20 seconds, tell us more about it, starting now.

WR: I make a brilliant shepherds pie. I cook the beef in red wine, a little beef stock...

BUZZ

NP: And who challenged, Stephen.

SF: Well, thatís deviation, because she said she make shepherds pie with lamb, then she said she made it with beef which is cottage pie. Sorry to be pernickety.

WR: Yes I was coming to that.

SF: Oh you were coming to that?

NP: This is going to be an ongoing saga isnít it? Havenít finished yet! But you are right, she deviated because she did say something which was different from what she said back then. So Stephen a correct challenge, shepherds pie back with you, 15 seconds available, starting now.

SF: The other ingredient is horse meat which can be quite tasty...

BUZZ

NP: Oh who challenged?

CB: Objection on the point of.... I think on the point of general order, firstly cruelty and secondly because Delia Smith is doing her nut by now and we canít possibly allow her to go insane!

NP: Well actually the trouble is within Just A Minute, youíre right and we sympathise but...

CB: And deviation because youíd never use horse meat in shepherds pie. Stephen challenged on the recipe...

NP: No youíre quite right I agree with your challenge, you have shepherds pie, you have 10 seconds, no there are 11 seconds starting now.

CB: When I was a child shepherds pie was my least favourite dish of anything I had to eat during the week. I used to scrape off the mashed potato which is the bit I didnít like and throw it in the corner.

BUZZ

NP: Stephen?

SF: Didnít like... didnít like... two didnít likes?

CB: Didnít I say least favourite.

SF: Oh yes she did!

NP: Yes she did sheís very fluent isnít she. Shepherds pies still with you, 2 seconds to go starting now.

CB: So the white floppy stuff that sat on top of the shepherds pie ended up...

WHISTLE

NP: Clare Balding was then speaking as the whistle went, gained extra points in the round as well as one for speaking as the whistle went and she has leapt forward. Clare itís your turn to begin, excess baggage. Can you speak on that subject for Just A Minute starting now.

CB: They have a rule on the airlines that you can take two bags with you and one carry on bag. I repeated bag sorry.

NP: No-one has said anything.

TH: She didnít actually repeat, she said bags and then bag!

CB: So I was wrong on both counts. For an incorrect challenge do I get...

NP: No...

CB: I get a point taken away probably!

NP: No you havenít lost anything. But because you have played it less than the others, Iím going to be generous and say you havenít lost the subject. I canít give you any points.

CB: No.

NP: But you have 53 seconds to continue on excess baggage starting now.

CB: So having stood in the queue for an hour and a half you eventually get to the front desk where a lovely smiley lady says you have excess baggage. But I prefer to think of excess baggage as the men in my life! As you go on they get heavier and heavier and when you open them up you find thereís nothing inside!

BUZZ

NP: Iím glad you got that last line out before the... but Tony did challenge you before you finished your last lovely line.

TH: Well as an international sex symbol I take offence. But I think she did say heavier and heavier, so I reckon that's repetition of heavier.

NP: Correct challenge you have 41 seconds, excess baggage starting now.

TH: I once fainted on to one of those baggage carousel plans... oh, I canít...

BUZZ

NP: Stephen...

TH: Sorry...

SF: Hesitation.

TH: Sorry I didnít say fainted properly. I felt guilty carrying on.

NP: I donít know why you didnít carry on with your usual penache and maybe people wouldnít notice.

TH: Oh all right then.

NP: Stephen correct challenge, excess baggage with you, 36 seconds starting now.

SF: The stewardess once said to me what have you got in there, the kitchen sink? And I opened it up and it was! Full of porcelain, smashed of course because it had been broken on the conveyor belt to the aeroplane. I was charged five pounds fifty just because it was too heavy for the craft that was going to take me to my holiday destination. Didnít bother me! I knew that when I got there I was going to enjoy myself in the sun and on the sand, swimming, eating and doing all the things you do when you go abroad for your holidays...

BUZZ

NP: And whoís challenged?

CB: Holidays repetition.

NP: Yes. He was going so well wasnít he?

CB: Yes.

NP: You were getting quicker and quicker too, you were almost over there werenít you. Where were you thinking of going? What was in your mind? Where was this place?

SF: I was going to go to Bognor!

CB: With the kitchen sink!

TH: In a plane!

NP: Some people have sad lives donít they. Clare you had a correct challenge. Excess baggage is back with you, 14 seconds available starting now.

CB: I always think excess baggage is a very unfair rule on people who are moving houses. If theyíre coming from another country back to Britain then of course they have to bring everything that they own. Now you canít possibly do that without bringing more suitcases than you would normally need to go on holiday. I think it would be fairer if they spread it around all the people in the queue...

WHISTLE

NP: Clare Balding was speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so and she really has leapt forward now. Letís have some fun now from Wendy Richard on studs. Can you tell us something about studs in 60 seconds starting now.

WR: The only studs I know about are the type you put in your ears. I have quite a few new, new, nice...

BUZZ

NP: Clare you got in.

CB: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation yes. Clare youíre moving forward again. Youíve got studs, Iím sure I know the way youíre going to take this one and there are 53 seconds available starting now.

CB: The word stud has multiple meanings but the one that I think is at least unfair in the sexual battle as it goes is that men can sleep with as many partners as they like and they are called a stud. A woman who does the same is called a dirty trollop and nobody ever wants to talk to her. The stud I think Nicholas thought I was going to refer to...

BUZZ

NP: Yes?

TH: Not true, I want to talk to her!

NP: Well Tony Hawks as we have established today is a sex symbol. We enjoyed his challenge so a bonus point to you because we love the remark. It wasnít exactly a challenge. But of course Clare gets a point because she was interrupted and she keeps going, there are 39 seconds available on studs starting now.

CB: The studs that Iím sad to say I know much better than the men are the...

BUZZ

NP: And Stephen?

SF: Hesitation there.

NP: Hesitation yes. Letís hear from you on studs Stephen, 34 seconds left starting now.

SF: The only studs I know about are the ones you put in your collar to keep it on, the old fushioned... the old fushioned???

BUZZ

TH: Heís making up new words!

SF: Thatís how they used to say fashion in the old fushioned days!

NP: Theyíll say anything to get round it! But yes deviation from English as we understand it. Tony a correct challenge and you have studs, 29 seconds starting now.

TH: They once made a film called The Stud, loosely based on my life, featuring Oliver Roberts as the lead and Joan Collins and what a tremendous film it was, I watched it...

BUZZ

CB: Repetition of film.

NP: Repetition of film yes it was, well listened Clare. One of the objects of Just A Minute, listening. And there are 19 seconds for Clare on studs starting now.

CB: In his own little fantasy world that Tony lives in where he is a sex symbol and all the women of the world, trollops or not, want to sleep with him...

BUZZ

NP: And Tony.

TH: Repetition of trollop.

NP: Yes because she did say trollop when she was speaking before. Itís very difficult if you want to emphasise something especially if you want to get back at Tony Hawks, so studs is with you Tony, 11 seconds starting now.

TH: I was expecting Clare to talk a little about studs in the horsey world, something that I know very little about but was winting to learn a little today.

BUZZ

NP: And Clare?

CB: Heís just all over the place, he canít get a word out! Gibberish!

NP: Yes so we call that hesitation, so you got in with a correct challenge. Tell us something about the horsey studs that you know a lot more about than we do, 2 seconds starting now.

CB: Foals, mares stallions are all based at a stud in the racing....

WHISTLE

NP: So Clare Balding again speaking when the whistle went, gained that extra point and she has got many other points on that subject in that round and she has leapt forward ahead of Wendy Richard an donly just behind Stephen Frost and Tony Hawks who are equal in the lead. Stephen Iím sorry did I wake you up then, I do apologise. The subject now is guinea pigs. Tell us something about that if you can in Just A Minute starting now.

SF: Little round furry animals which live in a cage and go round the hamster wheel which they move... oh!

BUZZ

NP: Wendy?

WR: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation Wendy, 55 seconds for you to talk about guinea pigs starting now.

WR: Guinea pigs are quite cute little creatures. They come in all different colours and also their fur can be of quite different length.

BUZZ

NP: Stephen?

WR: Two differents!

SF: Youíre too different Wendy!

WR: And I had a wonderful story to tell you about my experience with a guinea pig and you nawsed it all up!

SF: I think we all know that one!

NP: You may have another opportunity, if not you may have an opportunity when the round is over. But Stephen youíve got in with 48 seconds on guinea pigs, starting now.

SF: I feel like a bit of a guinea pig...

BUZZ

NP: And who challenged then?


CB: Hesitation.

NP: Iíd call that hesitation Clare. Well done, 45 seconds left on guinea pigs starting now.

CB: Stephen feels like a bit of a guinea pig. He looks like one too. Those eyebrows could be donated for resaerch into guinea pig fur. How bushy and bright they are! And guinea pigs have the same sort of furry... oh...

BUZZ

TH: Hesitation I think.

NP: Guinea pigs is with you, 34 seconds starting now.

TH: In a sense the five of us here today are guinea pigs because this marvellous programme Just A Minute is being moved from radio to television and we are one of the earlier...

BUZZ

NP: And who challenged?

WR: I think heís hesitating, heís errrrrr!

NP: Heís putting on his sex symbol intellectual air!

WR: Oh is that what it was?

NP: I think thatís how he gets the women! But he thinks he does anyway!

WR: Oh right!

NP: But he wasnít really hesitating. He might have sounded dreary, but he wasnít hesitating, so, guinea pigs, 25 seconds with you Tony starting now.

TH: I used to have two guinea pigs, Keith...

BUZZ

NP: Um Stephen? Heís trying to think of a challenge!

SF: Iím trying to think of a challenge. If youíve got two, well, thatís repetition, isnít it?

NP: No it isnít, not within the rules of Just A Minute.

SF: No, of course it isnít. Iím probbaly trying to be too clever.

NP: Tony you have a point of course for an incorrect challenge and there are 22 seconds available on guinea pigs starting now.

TH: And marvellous pets ther were too. I used to keep them...

BUZZ

WR: He said ther were too!

NP: Ther were too yes. I donít think thatís English as we understand it!

WR: He said too before anyway.

NP: Now Wendy youíve got a chance to tell us your wonderful story Wendy. I said youíd get back in again and you have 17 seconds to do it ... donít look at Stephen, 17 seconds, guinea pigs, starting now.

WR: When I was little and taken to Pets Corner in London Zoo there was a cage of guinea pigs there and I poked my finger through the wire and the guinea pig turned round and bit me! So really it was my fault! I should have left the guinea pig in peace! I was never allowed to have a guinea pig as a pet. I think this was rather fortunate...

BUZZ

NP: And Stephen you got in.

SF: Iím challenging on repetition of pets, but I think Iím wrong because she said pets and then pet.

NP: An incorrect challenge, you get a point for that Wendy and you have half a second to continue on guinea pigs starting now.

WR: Guinea pigs!

WHISTLE

NP: Let me give you the final situation. Clare did so well in that round and sheís actually finished up just one ahead of Wendy Richard and she is only two behind our joint leaders so we say theyíre the winners this week, Stephen Frost and Tony Hawks. Congratulations to them. We do hope youíve enjoyed listening to this edition of Just A Minute and we say thank you to our four exciting and intrepid players, Tony Hawks, Clare Balding, Wendy Richard and Stephen Frost. From them and myself Nicholas Parsons be with us the next time we play Just A Minute. Until then goodbye.