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RADIO SEASON 78 2017

Season length:
Six shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellist:
Paul Merton (all shows).

Guest Panellists:
Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Graham Norton (two shows), Julian Clary (two shows), Josie Lawrence (two shows), Ross Noble (two shows), Stephen Fry (two shows), Pam Ayres (two shows), Zoe Lyons (two shows), Fern Britton (two shows).

Making A Debut:
Fern Britton.

Commentary:
One of the strongest teams in recent times in Paul, Graham, Josie and Stephen Fry played together in two shows - and it don't get much better than that.



892/78/1

Broadcast date: 15 May 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Fry.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Wimbledon, yoga, star gazing, letting off steam, Charles Darwin, bells and whistles, selfie sticks, if I was a time traveller, low hanging fruit, crazy golf.

Winner: Stephen Fry.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 962nd appearance, Paul Merton's 384th appearance, Graham Norton's 104th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 44th appearance, Stephen Fry's 32nd appearance.



893/78/2

Broadcast date: 22 May 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Pam Ayres, Zoe Lyons.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Pick and mix, New York city, bless you, my strong point, Niagara Falls, poetic justice, Snowdon, Julius Caesar, a bag for life, to wet your whistle, front crawl.

Winner: Pam Ayres.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 963rd appearance, Paul Merton's 385th appearance, Julian Clary's 60th appearance, Pam Ayres's 28th appearance, Zoe Lyons's 5th appearance.



894/78/3

Broadcast date: 29 May 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Ross Noble, Fern Britton.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Blowing away the cobwebs, Route 66, soaps, Marie Antoinette, sardines, a fly on the wall, my ideal bike ride, procrastination, pulled pork.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 964th appearance, Paul Merton's 386th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 106th appearance, Ross Noble's 40th appearance, Fern Britton's first appearance.



895/78/4

Broadcast date: 5 June 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Josie Lawrence, Stephen Fry.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Itíll all come out in the wash, my favourite dance, Punch and Judy, Norfolk broads, if I could change one law, an apple a day, the gloves are off, Mary Shelley, barbecues, going out to bat.

Winner: Josie Lawrence.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 965th appearance, Paul Merton's 387th appearance, Graham Norton's 105th appearance, Josie Lawrence's 45th appearance, Stephen Fry's 33rd appearance.



896/78/5

Broadcast date: 12 June 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Pam Ayres, Zoe Lyons.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The Sahara Desert, my fitness regime, a flash in the pan, Elizabeth Taylor, hand sanitiser, thinking outside the box, an English country garden, black and white, Mayday, fly fishing, Sir Walter Raleigh.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 966th appearance, Paul Merton's 388th appearance, Julian Clary's 61st appearance, Pam Ayres's 29th appearance, Zoe Lyons's 6th appearance.



897/78/6

Broadcast date: 19 June 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Ross Noble, Fern Britton.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Matt Stronge.

Venue: London.

Subjects: The early bird, warming up, the bush, Beyonce, the Himalayas, Dutch courage, picnics, over the moon, tissues, Thomas Edison.

Winner: Gyles Brandreth.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 967th appearance, Paul Merton's 389th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 107th appearance, Ross Noble's 41st appearance, Fern Britton's 2nd appearance.



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