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RADIO SEASON 77 2017

Season length:
Six shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (all shows).

Guest Panellists:
Sheila Hancock (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Jenny Eclair (two shows), Josie Lawrence (two shows), Marcus Brigstocke (two shows), Tom Allen (two shows), Zoe Lyons (two shows), Al Murray (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Al Murray.

Commentary:
A very strong season with a lot of great performances from the semi-regulars and promising work from less experienced panellists such as Zoe Lyons and Tom Allen.



886/77/1

Broadcast date: 20 February 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton,Graham Norton, Josie Lawrence, Zoe Lyons.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Don’t you know who I am, motorway service stations, palm reading, Buster Keaton, a tall story, Anne Boleyn, dust sheets, the eighth wonder of the world, the Colosseum, a roller-coaster ride.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 956th appearance, Paul Merton's 378th appearance, Graham Norton's 102nd appearance, Josie Lawrence's 42nd appearance, Zoe Lyons's third appearance.



887/77/2

Broadcast date: 27 February 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, Tom Allen.

Whistle Blower: Beverley Tagg.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: My new years resolution, washing the car, telephone boxes, Waterloo, feng shui, Beatrix Potter, the Bermuda Triangle, sailing close to the wind, spectacles, flavour of the month, the grand old Duke of York.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 957th appearance, Paul Merton's 379th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 110th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 104th appearance, Tom Allen's 3rd appearance.



888/77/3

Broadcast date: 6 March 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Jenny Eckair, Marcus Brigstocke, Al Murray.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Once upon a time, my ideal pub, flying saucers, the Amazon, playing second fiddle, a lick of paint, my hidden talent, Neil Armstrong, Edith Piaf.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 958th appearance, Paul Merton's 380th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 69th appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 28th appearance, Al Murray's first appearance.



889/77/4

Broadcast date: 13 March 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Graham Norton, Zoe Lyons.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: I beg your pardon, quinoa, ploughing my own furrow, the Blarney stone, David Livingston, how do you like your eggs in the morning, fake news, Marie Tussaud, my world record, Sherwood Forest, shoehorn.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 959th appearance, Paul Merton's 381st appearance, Graham Norton's 103rd appearance, Josie Lawrence's 43rd appearance, Zoe Lyons's 4th appearance.



890/77/5

Broadcast date: 20 March 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, Tom Allen.

Whistle Blower: Beverley Tagg.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Iceland, feather duster, my best chat-up line, not my cup of tea, fat cats, Queen Victoria, the big shop, the Equator, my valentine, Albert Einstein.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 960th appearance, Paul Merton's 382nd appearance, Sheila Hancock's 111th and last appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 105th and last appearance, Tom Allen's 4th and last appearance.



891/77/6

Broadcast date: 27 March 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Marcus Brigstocke, Al Murray.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The tube, spam, a dog’s dinner, Murphy’s law, a favourite book, Christopher Wren, rearranging the deck chairs, give it to me straight, John Lennon, going to the dentist.

Winners: Marcus Brigstocke and Jenny Eclair.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 961st appearance, Paul Merton's 383rd appearance, Jenny Eclair's 70th and last appearance, Marcus Brigstocke's 29th and last appearance, Al Murray's second and last appearance.



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