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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring PAUL MERTON, MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, CYRUS BROACHA and ANUVAB PAL, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 19 March 2012)

NOTE: A special edition recorded in Mumbai in India to mark the programme's 45th anniversary. Cyrus Broacha's first appearance, Anuvab Pal's first appearance, Tilusha Ghelani's debut blowing the whistle.


NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!

THEME MUSIC

NP: Thank you, thank you, hello, my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away once more it is my huge pleasure to welcome our many listeners not only in Britain, but also around the world. But to welcome to the programme for this very special anniversary recording, four brilliant, talented, humorous personalities. And they are, two people from Britain, that is, Paul Merton and Marcus Brigstocke, who have played the game many times. And we are also greeting two people from India, and they are Anuvab Pal and Cyrus Broacha. They're both comedians, they're both entertainers, they're both presenters and we are going to have a wonderful show. Will you please welcome all four of them! And as you may have guessed from the fact that there are two people from Britain and two people from India, this show is actually coming, not from Broadcasting House in London, not even from England or Scotland or Wales or Ireland, it is coming from Mumbai! And we have a thoroughly excited, animated Mumbai audience here, ready to cheer us on our way throughout the show. And this particular recording is coming from the Comedy Store in the centre of Mumbai. Beside me sits our producer Tilusha Ghelani, she has very kindly volunteered to help me keep the score, and blow the whistle when the 60 seconds have elapsed. And just to remind you of the rules. I ask each one of them in turn to speak on a subject that I give them, and they try and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviation. And whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains an extra point. They can repeat the subject which is on the card, or the words within the subject. So we'll start off with Paul Merton. Paul, a very good subject for starting, a cultural exchange. Will you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

PAUL MERTON: I first came to India about eight years ago. I was performing in an improvised comedy troupe, playing to various audiences in Mumbai, Bangalore, Calcutta. And we had a wonderful time. Every show was attended by a very enthusiastic audience who...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE: I think, repetition of audience.

NP: Yes yes you had the audience before. So repetition yes and the audience recognised it as well. So that's a correct challenge Marcus, you get a point for that.

MB: Good.

NP: Forty-one seconds still available, a cultural exchange starting now.

MB: The rules of this particular cultural exchange which of course is very special, are that if I succeed this evening, I'll be allowed to stay here in Mumbai for the rest of my life. However if I don't win the show, I will be forced to leave immediately...

BUZZ

NP: Cyrus.

CYRUS BROACHA: He said I about four times.

NP: Well done Cyrus! We let one I go, or two, but four, I quite agree.

PM: Well he is wearing glasses.

NP: Anuvab yes, you want to say something.

ANUVAB PAL: I hate to interject Nicholas, but I have a quick question. I'm not sure if he is talking about a cultural exchange, or he is seeking asylum?

NP: So Cyrus you had a correct challenge, you have a point of course, you have 27 seconds starting now.

CB: Cultural exchange is very important in the context of living in my particular building where we have 11 different people from different cultures...

BUZZ

NP: And Marcus challenged.

MB: Yeah repetition of different.

NP: Different people, different countries.

CB: You mean mean man! You evil person!

MB: You started it!

CB: Okay.

MB: I've come all this way...

CB: There's a cultural exchange.

NP: So Marcus, correct challenge, a point to you, 19 seconds, a cultural exchange starting now.

MB: I had a cultural...

BUZZ

PM: Well he started with I again!

NP: Oh yes.

PM: I know we don't normally challenge on I, but as you already have.

NP: We had four already.

PM: We had four already.

NP: I definitely think we allow that one, so Paul another correct challenge and 18 seconds, a cultural exchange starting now.

PM: Well I think this cultural exchange is going very well. This is the first round of Just A Minute we have played and everybody has spoken so far and I think the two magnificent cultures that are India and Britain can come together in friendship and harmony. Let our hands reach across the oceans and shake each other warmly and say we are together because we play this special game...

WHISTLE

NP: As I said earlier, in this game whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains an extra point. On this occasion it was Paul Merton and at the end of the round, Marcus has got two points, Paul has got one, Cyrus has got one, Anuvab we have heard from but he is yet to score. But there is plenty of time! Cyrus we would like you to begin the next round.

CB: Pleasure.

NP: I gather you are a Beatle fan.

CB: The insect as well as the group, yeah.

NP: Well anyway we have chosen for you the subject of the Beatles. Sixty seconds as usual starting now.

CB: There are seven Beatles in all. The first one was called John Lennon, then there was Paul McCartney, then there was...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: Oh the audience are ahead of me. Repetition of then there was.

NP: And then there was.

CB: It would never happen in England! They take the Englishman's side! They're all British!

NP: It's a difficult game as they say. It sounds so simple but once you start playing it you realise how difficult it is. Marcus a correct challenge, you have 53 seconds still available, the Beatles starting now.

MB: I like the work of the Beatles and I would like now to recite the lyrics to Love...

BUZZ

NP: Cyrus, right, yes you got back in Cyrus immediately with another point and you've got 49 seconds, the Beatles starting now.

CB: Four clear messages from the Beatles. Love, peace, harmony, narcotics, all taken with a pinch of salt across all the different countries that live...

BUZZ

NP: Anuvab you've challenged.

AP: Yeah I think it's a deviation, I think he's giving us a recipe.

NP: I don't think he was, but we enjoyed the interruption so much, I'm going to give you a bonus point for that.

AP: Oh thank you.

NP: But Cyrus, as you were interrupted, you've got 36 seconds on the Beatles starting now.

CB: The greatest music band ever in the history of music, the Beatles, without doubt...

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Well we did have music.

NP: You've had music.

CB: When?

PM: You said it twice just now.

CB: How can you divorce music and the Beatles?

NP: Well you...

CB: Ask the audience!

NP: If you play Just A Minute, you have to divorce them because you mustn't repeat words.

CB: Okay I concede.

NP: Also if you said it before when you were talking, you can't repeat it when you come back in again.

CB: Right!

NP: Paul it was a correct challenge, you've got 30 seconds, tell us something about the Beatles starting now.

PM: (in Liverpool accent) Well when I first started in the Beatles round about 1959, I remember saying to George and Paul and John, saying "this is fantastic, being in the Beatles. Do you think we'll be able to make records and sell 'em all over the world?" And they said "yeah we think that's a great idea, why don't we do that?" I wish I hadn't started on this accent now because I don't know how much longer I have got to speak...

BUZZ

PM: (in Liverpool accent) I'm still going anyway because the thing with the Beatles was they were...

NP: Anuvab you've challenged.

AP: I did, Nicholas.

PM: Thank God somebody did!

NP: What is your challenge Anuvab?

AP: Nicholas I feel it was a, er, er, deviation.

NP: Because his accent wasn't very genuine?

AP: No because...

NP: That's a good one!

AP: Thank you.

NP: His accent wasn't very genuine.

AP: Thank you Nicholas.

NP: Yes thank you right. So Anuvab you got in very cleverly with eight seconds to go on the Beatles starting now.

AP: John Lennon was a member of the Beatles, was shot dead outside the Dakota Building, not the, not not the ...

BUZZ

AP: Stutter!

NP: Cyrus you challenged.

CB: Not the not the not the.

NP: We call that hesitation.

CB: Yeah yeah.

NP: You get a hesitation...

CB: Also in our culture, it's allowed sometimes.

NP: Cyrus, I know, I've been here quite a lot. It is, but not in Just A Minute. But you cleverly got in with four seconds to go on the Beatles starting now.

CB: The Beatles, greatest rock group in the history of rock...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus you you pressed your buzzer just before the whistle went.

MB: Ah repetition of history.

NP: You did say history.

CB: That was in the last one.

AP: History just repeats itself.

NP: Anuvab as I said before, not in Just A Minute. And that is a true saying, but Marcus it was a correct challenge, he did repeat the word history, you get a point for that, you have half a second to go on the Beatles starting now.

MB: Love love me do...

BUZZ

CB: He said love twice!

NP: I know he did! I'll tell you what as you haven't played the game before, I'm going to be generous and say yes, he repeated love. I'm going to give you a point for that and say that you have a quarter of a second to go on the Beatles starting now.

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: I felt there was a hesitation.

CB: What!

MB: Expressed as a percentage of the available time, I felt it was really a massive hesitation.

CB: Marcus let's sort, sort this out like men! Fifty thousand should be enough!

NP: He didn't actually start at all. So you are correct, you have another point Marcus...

CB: The British are back!

NP: Paul you wanted to say something?

PM: Yes what was wrong with my accent?

NP: Actually I thought it was quite brilliant but I wanted to bring in Anuvab before, he hasn't played it before.

PM: Oh I see, I've just been sitting here wondering about it.

NP: No no you needn't worry.

AP: But don't do Millie Allum again.

NP: So let's assume the whistle's gone and at the end of the round Anuvab and Paul are equal in second place. But three points ahead of them equal with five points are Cyrus Broacha and Marcus Brigstocke. They're both in the lead, isn't it exciting! And Anuvab it's your turn to begin and it is, the subject is colonial India and your time starts now.

AP: Wajid Ali Shah in colonial India was thrown out of Lucknow and he didn't want to travel with any possessions or any money as long as he had access to 100 royal cooks to make him a perfect biryani. That...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: Hesitation.

NP: Yes.

PM: It's not often that biryani gets a whoop from a member of the audience!

CB: I think he should be allowed to hesitate. We're all hungry, biryani, pause.

AP: Exactly.

NP: Right Marcus correct challenge, 46 seconds, colonial India starting now.

MB: The subject is colonial India, so now seems a perfectly reasonable time for me to say sorry.

BUZZ

AP: I have one thing to say to Marcus, hesitation!

NP: Thirty-nine seconds for you Anuvab on colonial India starting now.

AP: General Malcolm Muggeridge of the First Jaipur Infantry liked to wear long breeches and go for deep swims...

BUZZ

CB: Deep swims? Is it Muggeridge or something that rhymes with that?

AP: He went on deep swims.

CB: We threw the English out because of phrases like deep swims.

NP: Anuvab, you've challenged yourself.

AP: I have.

NP: And I think you've got a correct challenge haven't you.

AP: I was appalled by deep swimming!

NP: Well I think that's deviation so you have a correct challenge.

AP: Oh right.

NP: Well listened, by the way.

AP: Thank you.

NP: Give you a point for that and you continue with 31 seconds on colonial India starting now.

AP: Lord Mountbatten... light parrots.

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Slight hesitation between Lord Mountbatten and light parrots. Although it's historically accurate it was a hesitation.

NP: It was a definite hesitation yes.

PM: I liked the reference to Malcolm Muggeridge earlier, that was fantastic.

AP: Thank you very much.

PM: I'd not heard his name for 35 years.

MB: He was a very deep swimmer though.

NP: Twenty-eight seconds for you Paul on colonial India starting now.

PM: We brought paddling to India. Before that people were doing deep swimming. And we said no, just go into the sea as far as your waist, it's perfectly fine, nothing will happen. And then the population saw that the British were right. You only had to go in up to your waist. There was no point in doing this...

BUZZ

NP: Cyrus you challenged.

CB: Waist.

NP: Yes.

PM: Oh yes.

NP: That's right, so you Cyrus, you've got the audience with you or some of them anyway.

CB: That's why I'm reflecting about his waist...

NP: Ten seconds for you Cyrus on colonial India starting now.

CB: Colonial India still exists in Mumbai Hill where I live. Every morning we greet each other in the mother tongue, English. The washman comes up and says hello, I say hello...

BUZZ

CB: Ish! Hello-ish! Don't let me complain, hello-ish!

NP: No no, you're not going to get away with it like that. Marcus you challenged first.

MB: Yes repetition of hello.

NP: Four seconds for you Marcus on colonial India starting now.

MB: There are remnants of colonial India all over Mumbai. Some of them are beautiful, most of them made me feel faintly awkward about the whole situation.

WHISTLE

NP: So Marcus Brigstocke speaking as the whistle went, gained another point. And Paul we'd like you to begin, in fact it is your turn to begin, the subject now, Sherlock Holmes. Tell us something about that character in this game starting now.

PM: Sherlock Holmes lived at 2-ditto-1B Baker Street and his homely fan, well, what am I talking about. Homely fan doesn't mean anything but they haven't picked me up on it.

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: Yeah repetition of homely and...

PM: Homely fan.

NP: Homely and.. repetition.

MB: And deviation from confidence, sadly.

PM: Yes. I was trying to do 221B without repeating the 2.

NP: Anuvab yes?

AP: We thought that, you know, in India we studied 221B Baker Street, we thought maybe it is 2-ditto Baker Street. I have no idea!

NP: Marcus a correct challenge, 51 seconds, Sherlock Holmes starting now.

MB: Sherlock Holmes was a fictional detective who wore quite the most splendid deer stalker hat and was accompanied by his friend Doctor Watson. And he helped him to solve all manner of crimes against the dreadful Moriarty who was very much his nemesis. Now I have enjoyed the stories of Sherlock Holmes many times. But that I suppose is exactly the sort of twist and turn that one should expect to get...

BUZZ

NP: Ah Marc, Cyrus challenged.

CB: Should.

NP: Oh yes he did say should before, didn't he. Well listened.

CB: Yeah you check the tape.

NP: It was a bit before, so very good challenge.

CB: Yeah but I thought you'd let that go because nobody said anything.

NP: No! Right Cyrus, correct challenge, 21 seconds, Sherlock Holmes starting now.

CB: People don't know this about Sherlock Holmes. He was born in a parsi bhag in India, Istambar to be precise. His actual name was Kersi Mehr-Homji, he was six foot four inches tall, he had long deep pockets wherever he went to carry...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: Repetition of he. He he he he.

NP: He he he he.

CB: Et tu Marcus!

NP: Yes I think that's what we call being hoisted on your own petard.

CB: We're really adult here.

NP: Seven seconds are still available Marcus, Sherlock Holmes starting now.

MB: My favourite Sherlock Holmes story is that of The Mystery Of The Blue Carbuncle which was a thing that was stolen in Sherlock...

WHISTLE

NP: A point to Marcus for speaking as the whistle went. Right, the situation now is Marcus has increased his lead ahead of Cyrus and Paul Merton and Anuvab in that order. Cyrus we'd like you to begin the next round.

CB: Done.

NP: The subject, the cinema going experience. Tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

CB: The cinema going experience in India is a beautiful one. For two hours of pleasure, you spend four thousand rupees if you are a family of four or more. I personally have eight children, three aunts, two uncles, we spend more than 10 thousand rupees...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: Yes sorry, a repetition of spend.

NP: And thousand yes yes. So Marcus you got in with 47 seconds, the cinema going experience starting now.

MB: In the UK, the cinema going experience involves making as much noise as you possibly can with the snacks that you brought in, flinging them around, spilling them everywhere if you possibly can and then generally being fairly disgusting and ignoring the flashing nonsense that's showing on the large screen ahead of you. This has been my cinema experience anyway. Every time I have been to see a film recently it has been entirely ruined by the disgusting oafsome chavs that have decided to sit anywhere near me. However I decide to join in with them and eat the popcorn and spew it all over the place as well and get a gallon of coca cola and fling that into the face of...

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Advertising! Other soft drinks are available!

NP: And that is not permitted on BBC. So Paul correct challenge.

MB: What was it!

NP: Deviation, advertising, you have the subject with 11 seconds to go, the cinema going experience starting now.

PM: Due to the culture of health and safety back in Britain, now people go to the cinema and there's not so much subdued lighting as there used to be. It's actually quite bright because they don't want people falling over, tripping down the stairs and suing the people...

BUZZ

NP: Anuvab yes.

AP: Advertising theatre lighting!

MB: Coca cola do very nice lighting! And a delicious refreshing beverage!

AP: Lit up!

NP: An incorrect challenge so Paul you still have the cinema going experience and you have one second to go starting now.

PM: The projectionist up with....

WHISTLE

NP: Right so Marcus Brigstocke was then again speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so. And Marcus it's your turn to begin again, the subject is now a song and dance starting now.

MB: A song and dance means really a palaver. But a song and dance can also mean literally that, a song and a dance. Collecting a visa to come to India is a song and dance. However when I performed this when I was getting...

BUZZ

NP: Anuvab you challenged.

AP: Hesitation, he said er which is not a word.

NP: That's right, he did er, he did er, hesitation.

MB: It's true.

NP: Well listened Anuvab.

AP: Thank you.

NP: And you've got a song and dance and you have 49 seconds starting now.

AP: A song and dance is something I like to do on Wednesdays, alone at home, surrounded mostly by vegetarian food and ah very loud...

BUZZ

CB: Sorry Anuvab, it was the and er. It was going great, I loved the story. So I'm not the only lonely person with plants. Wednesdays.

NP: You two should get together.

CB: We did. Hot date!

AP: You're telling me!

NP: I can see a little romance starting. Right there are 41 seconds left Cyrus, you've got a song and dance starting now.

CB: In 1974 I auditioned for a song and dance. It was called Godspell, I performed... beautifully...

BUZZ

AP: Hesitation, we're not sure how he performed!

NP: Yes hesitation, he was obviously thinking about what he did and he couldn't continue.

PM: Well Marie Antoinette was growing her stuff around the back of the garden shed you see. So there are 41 seconds, another point to you Anuvab and you've got a song and dance starting now.

AP: Returning to my vegetarian food on Wednesdays...

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Repetition of vegetarian food.

NP: Yes you said that once.

AP: I like it a lot!

PM: Yes.

NP: But you can't like it too much in this show, you mustn't repeat it. Right Paul...

AP: Fair enough.

MB: It does repeat on you uninvited sometimes.

AP: Personally I feel you use too much (unintelligible).

NP: Paul, there are 31 seconds for you to take over a song and dance starting now.

PM: (sings) You are my honey honeysuckle, I am the bee, I'd like to sip the honeysweet...

BUZZ

PM: What?

CB: I am the bee and then...

PM: I didn't write the song! It was written in 1896, you'll have to take it up with somebody else.

CB: I would like to ask the learned judge, is that allowed?

NP: You can do whatever you like as long as I allow it. But what was your challenge?

CB: I.

NP: Well listened, well done, 19 seconds for you Cyrus on a song and dance starting now.

CB: Song and dance festival...

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

CB: How can you hesitate before you start!

PM: You know that gap there was between Nicholas saying start now and me buzzing and you talking...

CB: Excellent.

PM: That's the hesitation.

CB: My zipper was stuck! For God's sake, there's got to be some...

NP: Do they have trouble at home with you like this?

CB: My parents left at an early age!

NP: God! I'd hate to be married to you! Paul a correct challenge you have 17 seconds on a song and dance starting now.

PM: When we think of song and dance, men, we, people like.... Fred...

BUZZ

PM: God!

NP: Cyrus challenged.

CB: Well he sort of took his time, just like I did.

NP: Yes it was definitely hesitation.

CB: Yeah.

NP: So you got it back again so don't feel so bitter. There are 13 seconds for you Cyrus on a song and dance starting now.

CB: Song and dance was invented in Europe, 1912 was the exact date. It was a Czech Republic personality who actually...

BUZZ

NP: Anuvab.

AP: He said Czech er Republic which is not...

CB: Which is the way it's said in Czech but you're right.

NP: Anuvab you've got another point for a correct challenge and you have seven seconds starting now.

BUZZ

CB: Hesitation.

NP: So you see, you got him on the same thing. So you've got the point...

CB: I'm on a hat-trick, I've got two!

NP: Right and you've got six seconds, a song and dance starting now.

CB: Every evening at...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: Definite hesitation! Paul there are five seconds, a song and dance starting now.

PM: Gene Kelly was the star of many musicals in the 1940s, a magnificent song and dance man...

WHISTLE

NP: Right so we're moving into the final round so I'll give you the situation pointwise before we do, and it's very interesting. Anuvab is trailing a little in fourth place but a very strong fourth place. But only one point separates the other three in this ascending order, Paul Merton and then Cyrus Broacha and then Marcus Brigstocke. And so Anuvab it's your turn to begin and the subject is the voice of new India. Tell us something about that delightful subject in this game starting now.

AP: Czech Republic, the voice of new India.

BUZZ

NP: Marcus.

MB: I'm sorry so soon but a huge hesitation.

NP: A huge hesitation.

AP: It's an inside thing.

NP: Fifty-five seconds are still available Marcus, another point to you, the voice of new India starting now.

MB: I am hoping to become the voice of new India if I stay here long enough but I think it is unlikely.

BUZZ

NP: Cyrus challenged.

CB: You can do it yourself Marcus.

NP: I'm hoping to become, I.

MB: Oh yes.

NP: Two Is.

CB: He's just not learning.

NP: Fifty seconds Cyrus you've got the voice of new India starting now.

CB: The voice of new India goes like this, ohhhhhhhhh.

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Repetition of ahhhhhhh.

NP: Can you justify that?

CB: I would like to point out that if I went ah ah ah ah ah like a woman in Bengal that would be different. But this was ahhhhhhh.

AP: Also deviation from sanity.

CB: You're like a policeman.

NP: That is not one of the rules. So Paul we are going to give you the benefit of the doubt, I do this on occasion. And Cyrus if I can give the benefit of the doubt back to you some other time, I always redress the balance. So the voice of new India is with you Paul and we are going to hear from everybody on this subject, 48 seconds starting now.

PM: The voice of new India sounds like the kind of programme that should be on the World Service, like Just A Minute used to be until some idiot cancelled it years ago. The voice of new India, India as we see has changed dramatically over the last few decades. It is now the thrusting powerful world force that is challenging the rest of the world beautifully. China perhaps...

BUZZ

NP: Anuvab you challenged.

AP: Deviation.

NP: Why.

AP: From India to China! We take that sort of thing very seriously.

CB: Very seriously, not funny at all.

NP: What I do is, we enjoyed your suggestion, your interruption and we are going to give you a bonus point for that Anuvab.

AP: Thank you Nicholas.

NP: But he wasn't actually deviating. In fact he was going very strongly. Twenty-eight seconds, the voice of new India Paul starting now.

PM: The voice of new India, apart from what I have already said is very difficult to elaborate on further but I will do my very best. The voice of new...

BUZZ

NP: Cyrus challenged.

CB: I thought very came up three or four times.

NP: I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this occasion. I said I would redress the balance if I got an opportunity because we want to hear from everybody on this subject. Twenty seconds to go, the voice of new India Cyrus starting now.

CB: The voice of new India is highly overrated. All India unfortunately is forgotten. Let me tell you people, if we stand together from shore to shore, east to west...

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

CB: I got it, okay, shore. Although one was S-U-R-E but...

NP: You can justify it any way you wish but as I said before, it's the way it sounds, not the way it's spelt. So there are 10 seconds still available, it's back with you Paul, the voice of new India starting now.

PM: The voice of new India of course is represented by the younger generation...

BUZZ

NP: Marcus challenged.

MB: Yes I think the subject is the voice of new India rather than Indira.

PM: Oh is it.

CB: I also heard that.

PM: No no it's a new pronunciation, it's a part of a new voice.

AP: That's the new voice.

PM: It's a new voice.

AP: The R is silent.

NP: It's deviation from the subject.

PM: Absolutely.

NP: So Marcus you've got six seconds still, the voice of new India starting now.

MB: I'm very much looking forward to hearing the voice of new India during this game...

BUZZ

NP: Paul challenged.

PM: Well a slight hesitation.

MB: Yeah.

NP: There was a definite hesitation.

MB: Yes.

NP: Paul you have two seconds on the subject, the voice of new India starting now.

PM: Hello India, I'm...

WHISTLE

NP: So let me give you the final score. Anuvab has given tremendous value.

AP: Exactly.

NP: No, but you did finish in fourth place, a vey strong powerful fourth place.

AP: That's all that matters. Fourth place! Thank you Nicholas.

NP: And only one point separates the other three in this order, Cyrus Broacha and then one point ahead was Paul Merton. So we say Marcus you are the winner this time! So it only remains for me to say thank you to all four of them for the way they have played the game, and the fun they have generated. I thank Tilusha Ghelani, for having helped me with the score. We are indebted to Ian Messiter who created this amazing game. And we are also indebted to Tilusha Ghelani who has produced this amazing show. So from them, from this audience here in Mumbai, and from me Nicholas Parsons, thank you for being with us and tune in again the next time we play Just A Minute!

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