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RADIO SEASON 79 2017

Season length:
Eight shows.

Chairman:
Nicholas Parsons.

Regular Panellists:
Paul Merton (six shows), Jenny Eclair (four shows).

Guest Panellists:
Tony Hawks (two shows), Sheila Hancock (two shows), Gyles Brandreth (two shows), Sue Perkins (two shows), Phill Jupitus (two shows), Zoe Lyons (two shows), Rufus Hound (two shows), Andy Hamilton (two shows), Josie Lawrence (one show), Fred MacAulay (one show), Janey Godley (one show), Paul Sinha (one show), James Acaster (one show), Mark Watson (one show).

Making A Debut:
James Acaster, Mark Watson.

Commentary:
Very strong programmes all season.



898/79/1

Broadcast date: 7 August 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins, Andy Hamilton.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: A grandfather clock, Amelia Earhardt, down sizing, grease paint, Tahiti, cold calling, runner beans, a conversation with my hairdresser, self improvement.

Winner: Sue Perkins.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 968th appearance, Paul Merton's 390th appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 108th appearance, Sue Perkins's 59th appearance, Andy Hamilton's 3rd appearance.



899/79/2

Broadcast date: 14 August 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Sheila Hancock, Jenny Eclair, Phill Jupitus.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Mummies, a light bulb moment, the Colosseum, knitting, making a u-turn, roses, Nelsonís column, the laughing cavalier, shampoo, Cleopatra.

Winners: Sheila Hancock and Tony Hawks.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 969th appearance, Tony Hawks's 138th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 112th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 71st appearance, Phill Jupitus's 7th appearance.



900/79/3

Broadcast date: 21 August 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Fred MacAulay, James Acaster.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Planning a party, Burke and Hare, weeds, what makes haggis so delicious, Tokyo, a man in uniform, perfume, a brief history of time, keeping fish, whisky.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 970th appearance, Paul Merton's 391st appearance, Josie Lawrence's 46th appearance, Fred MacAulay's 18th appearance, James Acaster's first appearance.



901/79/4

Broadcast date: 28 August 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Janey Godley, Paul Sinha, Mark Watson.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: Edinburgh.

Subjects: Rapunzel, scrabble, the Acropolis, Coco Chanell, a sticky wicket, PG Wodehouse, my favourite spice, survival skills, a crossroad.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 971st appearance, Paul Merton's 392nd appearance, Janey Godley's 9th appearance, Paul Sinha's 6th appearance, Mark Watsons's first appearance.



902/79/5

Broadcast date: 4 September 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins, Andy Hamilton.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Anonymous, geysers, predicting the weather, tapas, buying a rug, the Acropolis, Lucille Ball, tennis racquets.

Winners: Gyles Brandreth and Sue Perkins.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 972nd appearance, Paul Merton's 393rd appearance, Gyles Brandreth's 109th appearance, Sue Perkins's 60th appearance, Andy Hamilton's 4th appearance.



903/79/6

Broadcast date: 11 September 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Zoe Lyons, Rufus Hound.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Apples and pears, a road trip, Halleyís comet, the abacus, Margate, the gift of the gab, Pompeii.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 973rd appearance, Paul Merton's 394th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 72nd appearance, Zoe Lyons's 7th appearance, Rufus Hound's 4th appearance.



904/79/7

Broadcast date: 18 September 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Tony Hawks, Sheila Hancock, Jenny Eclair, Phill Jupitus.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Sunday lunch at mine, giving up the ghost, the West End, Venus, a gooseberry, an ode to a Grecian urn, pyjamas, Pocahontas, evening classes, my internal monologue, changing the rules.

Winner: Sheila Hancock.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 974th appearance, Tony Hawks's 139th appearance, Sheila Hancock's 113th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 73rd appearance, Phill Jupitus's 8th appearance.



905/79/8

Broadcast date: 25 September 2017.

Chairman: Nicholas Parsons.

Panel: Paul Merton, Jenny Eclair, Zoe Lyons, Rufus Hound.

Whistle Blower: Hayley Sterling.

Producer: Victoria Lloyd.

Venue: London.

Subjects: Twenty twenty vision, Shirley Temple, ballroom dancing, Homer, the solar eclipse, sunflower seeds, apple bobbing, pearly kings and queens, a mouse.

Winner: Paul Merton.

Notes: Nicholas Parsons's 975th appearance, Paul Merton's 395th appearance, Jenny Eclair's 74th appearance, Zoe Lyons's 8th appearance, Rufus Hound's 5th appearance.



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