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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring CLEMENT FREUD, WENDY RICHARD, RICHARD MURDOCH and LANCE PERCIVAL, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 11 April 1989)

NOTE: Lance Percival's last appearance.


NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!

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NP: Hello my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute waltz fades away it is once more my pleasure to introduce to you the four exciting personalities who we have this week to play Just A Minute. We welcome back Wendy Richard and we welcome back Lance Percival. We welcome back Richard Murdoch and someone who we have welcomed back many times, Clement Freud. Will you please welcome all four of them! Sitting beside me is the man whoís never been away from Just A Minute because he thought up the game, that is Ian Messiter. He sits with a whistle in his mouth, a stopwatch in one hand and a pencil in the other to keep the score and tell us when the 60 seconds are up. Theyíre going to try and speak if they can for Just A Minute without hesitation, repetition or deviating from the subject. And let us begin the show this week with Lance Percival. Lance the subject is slang. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

LANCE PERCIVAL: People are very annoyed about the amount of bad words used on the BBC at present. I think itís absolute rubbish. You get Derek Jamieson starting very early in the morning, followed by Ken Bruce and then of course Arthur...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy Richard challenged.

WENDY RICHARD: Ken Bruce doesnít use slang.

LP: I said it was rubbish and then these people, the fact that they donít use slang.

NP: Wendy, my love...

WR: Oh I beg your pardon. Sorry. Iíll shut up and be quiet. Sorry.

NP: Wendy, Wendy, can I ask you, I know you havenít played the game an awful lot but can you sort of give your challenges through the chair? And then I can know...

WR: Beg your pardon. Sorry. Sorry Mr Parsons.

NP: What was your challenge? Mmm?

WR: Ah well because I thought, I like Ken Bruce and I thought he was saying he used slang, and he doesnít.

NP: Oh! Lance Percival has a point for an incorrect challenge, he has 42 seconds to continue with slang starting now.

LP: But when it comes to Jimmy Young we get expressions like "bye for now", which could not be possibly good grammar in the sense of Oxford English or any other particular type of slang that should be or not be used. And that is why Yours infuriated, Tunbridge Wells, keeps writing letters to this particular establishment or corporation known as the British Broadcasting Whatsit. Simply because I donít want to use the same word twice. And so far Iíve managed to use six slang words and nobodyís actually buzzed me to interrupt me, which Iím amazed at...

BUZZ

NP: Oh Richard Murdoch has.

RICHARD MURDOCH: Well er yes I buzzed, because he was expecting me too. I donít know. And and Iím sure you all quite agree with me, donít you?

NP: Absolutely. So Iím going to be very generous to you Richard...

RM: Yes thatís good...

NP: ... and say that you can have the subject. There are 14 seconds left for slang starting now.

RM: Oh slang, well I use a lot of slang, mostly er rhyming... oh...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CLEMENT FREUD: Ah hello! And he hesitated.

NP: Nine seconds are left, slang, starting now.

CF: What I particularly dislike about slang is that Americans use it. And expect to feel sort of British or English because they say quid or happy half hours...

WHISTLE

NP: At the end of those 60 seconds Ian Messiter blows his whistle to tell us the time is up. Whoever is speaking at that moment gets an extra point. It was Clement Freud who is in the lead at the end of the round. Wendy Richard will you take the next round and the subject, my ticklish bit. Remembering it is a family show would you tell us something about my ticklish bit, I donít mean my personal one. Shall I put it the other way round. Would you like to speak on the subject of my ticklish bit starting now.

WR: Well my ticklish bitís at home at the moment! But I must say I do not like being tickled. I think itís awful when people come up and go oooooohhh and sort of poke you in the ribs. What is even worse is when you see little babies lying in their pram and people go up and sort of run their fingers up and down their little tiny bodies. And these little new people are supposed to thoroughly enjoy this experience. It must be terrible! I think itís appalling! Anyway... then...

BUZZ

NP: Lance Percival challenged you.

LP: Well I, I was so enthralled but it just, it just stopped for a second and then she looked at Clement and Clement didnít buzz so I thought I would!

NP: Well I think thatís rotten of you! Why when we were all enjoying it! Anyway so um but you got in with a correct challenge Lance so you have 32 seconds to tell us something about my ticklish bit starting now.

LP: I am actually tickling my ticklish bit at this very moment. And all being well I should be bursting out in laughter at any particular moment!

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

RM: Well he made himself laugh, he didnít make me laugh! Thatís what caused him to hesitate, you see!

NP: Yes. So letís give Richard two points there, one for his amusing comment and one for the fact that heís got a correct challenge and he takes over the subject with 20 seconds left, my ticklish bit starting now.

RM: Well I used to have a ticklish bit. But I canít quite remember what it is! My mother used to tickle me when I was a very very small boy and I used to say "oh Mum please do stop. Itís absolute agony because you keep on tickling me like that and I donít know quite what to do." And is the 30 seconds up or not!

BUZZ

NP: No but Clement Freud has challenged you. And thereís seven seconds to go. So Clement what is your challenge?

CF: Itís not and thereís seven seconds to go.

NP: And what are you challenging for?

CF: Because he stopped!

RM: Yes.

NP: Well he did stop then, all right. Yes hesitation. So Clement you have the subject, seven seconds, my ticklish bit starting now.

CF: Politically my ticklish bit has always been to go to a mass audience and make them think enthusiastically about site valuation rating...

WHISTLE

NP: Well that last remark didnít tickle the audience very much. But it did keep Clement Freud going until the whistle went. He gained an extra point, has increased his lead. And Richard Murdoch, will you take the next round. Richard the subject is onomatopoeia.

RM: I would...

NP: Iíll give you a second to think about it, because itís a tough subject to talk on. Onomatopoeia, you have 60 seconds as usual starting now.

RM: Thatís a very interesting subject. Itís a word that actually finishes with four consecutive vowels. It means er, it means things that sound like it. For instance, my aunt has got a little dog which is not house trained, and itís definitely an onomatopoeia because she is always clearing up messes made on the drawing room carpet. Now a word that most springs to my mind that is onomatopoeiac, which is the adjective of onomatopoeia is tintinnabulation which is used by Edgar Allan Poe in that well-known poem, The Bells. Then, ah, yes...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch, youíve challenged yourself!

RM: Well Iím afraid I hesitated.

NP: Yes.

RM: And it was the...

NP: You also deviated from onomatopoeia in going on to tintin... tintinnabu... tintinnabulation as well!

RM: Yes.

NP: So do you want a point for both?

RM: Oh...

NP: You perked up then when I said do you want a point for both!

RM: Oh yes please!

NP: Right! So he gets one for challenging himself correctly, one because the chairman is generous. And he continues if he can with 16 seconds on onomatopoeia starting now.

RM: Me? Well...

NP: Yes!

RM: What?

NP: Itís you, yes!

RM: Oh! Well certain words in American strip cartoons like zowie and splat and splodge. Those...

WHISTLE

NP: Well with a little generosity from the other three panelists and some from the chairman and also some ingenuity on the part of Richard Murdoch he kept going until the whistle went, gained an extra point and others in the round. Heís now in the lead at the end of that round.

RM: Very kind man you are!

NP: Iím glad you emphasised the man, you hesitated before it. Um, Clement Freud weíre back with you to begin, the subject is hoaxes. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

CF: Hoaxes rather died out in these last 20 years or so. In my youth there were hoaxters around of whom perhaps Robert Morley was the most famous. Who had a great time waiting until two of his actor friends had a terrific argument and would then send to each of them a telegram purporting to come from the other, apology, apologising deeply...

BUZZ

NP: Oh!

CF: I think itís worth telling that story!

NP: Yes!

LP: Just finish the story please.

CF: No, itís... no!

NP: Weíll finish it afterwards or you might get in again...

CF: Iíll sulk!

NP: ..and he could then use it for the rest of the things.

RM: Hesitate and then he...

NP: So Wendy you challenged which was...

WR: Hesitation and then he got in a muddle.

NP: And 23 seconds on hoaxes starting now.

WR: Iíve just finished reading the autobiography of Arthur English, an excellent book, I can recommend it. And he relates in his tome about when Chesney Allen was his manager and had booked him into some digs. So Arthur duly turned up at these premises...

BUZZ

WR: What?

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

WR: Why?

CF: Repetition of Arthur. I mean, if weíre going to go about wrecking each otherís stories!

WR: Well I could have referred to him as my friend but then Iíd been accused of name dropping!

NP: Well you did mention Arthur English before, so you mentioned Arthur before. Clement got back in, there are 39 seconds for him to continue on hoaxes starting now.

CF: Quite a good hoax was when some Cambridge under-graduates dressed up as navvies and dug up Piccadilly. And a man came along to the police station and said "there are some students from a famous university who are in costumes of people wielding picks and axes, disturbing the pavement of a main London thoroughfare...

WHISTLE

NP: Um yes at the end of that round Clement Freud is equal in the lead with Richard Murdoch. Lance Percival your turn to begin, the subject punch. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

LP: A punch is either something which is thrown by Frank you-know-donít-know-hurry-donít-you Bryson, or you will find itís a, itís an actual drink which is put into a bowl. And the way it is done is you put in some ah wine, maybe some...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy Richard challenged.

WR: Hesitation.

LP: Yeah I couldnít decide what to put in you see.

WR: I know!

NP: Yes you were getting a bit confused there. I thought you were drinking it actually. Wendy you have 45 seconds and you take over the subject of punch starting now.

WR: I donít like punch, I donít like mixed drinks. When people make up punch they pour all sorts of things, spirits and wines and all sorts. Well you should never...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

WR: Iíve said sorts twice. Yes I know.

RM: Yes she did, she did yes.

NP: So Richard Murdoch youíve got in on all sorts and there are 36 seconds for you to tell us something about punch starting now.

RM: Well there is a famous magazine called Punch. I donít know whether Iím allowed to mention it on the BBC...

BUZZ

NP: You already have! Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Yes he is!

NP: Oh...

RM: I am?

NP: You are! Iíve said you already have, Clement Freud told you that you can mention it.

CF: I write for it!

NP: So you get a point for that and you continue for 30 seconds with punch starting now.

RM: It used to be very funny. I donít find it very funny...

BUZZ

RM: ..because...

NP: Lance Percival challenged.

LP: It was...

RM: Oh it was you.

LP: It was twice as funny. I mean he said funny twice.

NP: I know he did, he said funny before.

RM: Oh did I?

NP: You said it was a very funny magazine.

RM: Yes.

NP: Yes itís a pity isnít it. So Lance got in first, 27 seconds for you Lance, back with punch starting now.

LP: And in that particular periodical they will give you a recipe for making punch, which is of course to put the wine in first with some brandy, and then maybe some oranges and lemons, a few little bits of sugar, a little bit of Pimms number...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

RM: Little, little bits.

NP: Yes little bit, repetition...

LP: Fine.

RM: Several littles.

LP: It was actually my ticklish bit it was, yes.

NP: So Richard youíve got in there with 14 seconds on punch starting now.

RM: Well when I make punch, I put it in a huge bowl. I put in all sorts of additives...

BUZZ

NP: Um Wendy Richard...

WR: Put in twice.

NP: Youíve put in twice, yes you did, a lot of challenges in this round. Nine seconds for you Wendy, punch starting now.

WR: I like Punch magazine. My favourite bit is at the end where you put your own caption to these old fashioned cartoons. But it is nearly always one...

WHISTLE

NP: So they all had a go on punch but Wendy was speaking as the whistle went, Wendy Richard, and she had that extra point. She is in third place, trailing Clement Freud who is just behind Richard Murdoch, still in the lead, Lance Percival fourth place. Wendy Richard to begin, the subject Wendy, tax.

WR: There are various forms of tax, carpet, thumb, income and road. The latter I feel is a downright liberty to motorists. Have you seen the state of the highways and byways in London at this time? Itís full of pitholes and potholes. Itís an absolute disgrace! As for the first one... Iíve forgotten what I said the first time...

BUZZ

NP: Lance Percival challenged.

LP: Well she forgot what she said, so she paused.

NP: She did indeed yes Lance. You have 40 seconds to tell us something about tax starting now.

LP: The other tax not mentioned so far is VAT. And come 1992 I think you will find this will change quite a considerable amount. For instance we are all set at 15 percent in this country at the moment. But in that year I mentioned earlier you will find that things like food are taxed quite...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy Richard challenged.

WR: This is supposed to be an entertaining programme! I mean itís depressing enough that we know about VAT and that. But I mean you know you er... Well can you get challenged for boring? I mean Iím not, Iím not being rude Lance but it was going on a bit!

NP: Well I think you were being rude but it was still being very entertaining. So weíll give her an extra point because we enjoyed it didnít we. And er we, take it to heart Lance because as she says it is supposed to be an entertainment show, you donít want to put us all in the doldrums. Um, 24 seconds though for you to continue on tax starting now.

LP: This is actually a very entertaining idea, the idea of VAT on clothes...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch got in there.

RM: Well he had two ideas.

NP: Yes and he had two VATs as well.

WR: A rarity!

NP: You canít have VAT too often. Right so Richard Murdoch you got in with 21 seconds to tell us something about tax starting now.

RM: Well up in the north country there was a man who bought a wig. And he was, asked how much it was. And they said "thatís 15 pounds with tax". And he said "I donít need tacks, Iím just going to clang it on!" Um, of course that being a north country word...

WHISTLE

NP: So Richard Murdoch with his wig kept going until the whistle went in spite of the audience laughing so loudly. And Richard you got that extra point and youíve increased your lead at the end of that round. Will you take the next round, it is bowlers. Oh they can go on that man with the wig! So there are 60 seconds as always starting now.

RM: There are two sorts. There is one which is a hat. I have got one myself, I donít often wear it now. Theyíre usually by city gents. There are also those men who play cricket and they either bowl googlies. And sometimes they bowl underarm but thatís...

BUZZ

NP: Lance Percival challenged.

LP: He used the word bowl twice.

NP: Yes sometimes they bowl and sometimes they bowl, yes.

RM: Oh thatís...

NP: Iím afraid they do, yes.

RM: they bowl... all right.

NP: Iíve never seen them bowl underarm in a professional game actually.

RM: I know. It did happen once.

NP: Iíd have had you for deviation.

RM: Just the once and it was very unpopular!

NP: Thirty-five seconds for Lance Percival on bowlers starting now.

LP: (in John Arlott voice) And itís Freddie Trueman coming in at the Nursery End, very slow walk as he comes down and he bowls and itís not out as it goes outside his offstump and Jones is down towards the pavillion. Four runs to Northamptonshire. (normal voice) This is a good...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

RM: Well Freddie Trueman never played for Northamptonshire.

NP: But Richard, if it, if the four came off Freddie Truemanís bowling, the opposition would get the runs wouldnít they? Freddie Trueman wouldnít, playing for Yorkshire, wouldnít get them.

RM: Er youíre probably right, yes.

NP: So as much as I loved your challenge Iím afraid it wasnít correct deviation. So Lance Percival continues with 28 seconds on bowlers starting now.

LP: Since then of course weíve been rather...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Deviation.

LP: Why?

CF: Speaking in a different voice!

NP: Heís allowed to um er use as many voices as he likes in any particular round of Just A Minute. So that wasnít correct deviation, 26 seconds are left for you still Lance on bowlers starting now.

LP: ( in Ted Dexter voice) It is rather unfortunate at the moment that there are no bowlers who can play for England rather well. And therefore England hasnít managed to win a test match...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Ah two Englands.

NP: Yes...

LP: Yes about time there were a few as well.

NP: Yes he concentrated so hard on his impersonations he forgot to concentrate on the rules of Just A Minute. Clement Freud got in, 17 seconds Clement on bowlers starting now.

CF: Thereís a man called David Grant who does most of it with a pipe. And I do enjoy watching him. Because not only does he bowl with his right hand and runs behind that... piece...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

RM: Well he got a bit tied up there didnít he.

NP: Yes he did. So...

RM: He slowed...

NP: He slowed down to such an extent I would call that hesitation Richard. Yes indeed, you have one second Richard! Youíre getting very sharp at this game! One second on bowlers, mind you they get very sharp with only one second to go, so are you ready? One second starting now.

BUZZ

RM: My...

NP: Lance Percival sitting beside you got in before you spoke. What was your challenge Lance?

LP: Half a secondís hesitation.

NP: There was halh a secondís hesitation but it wasnít enough in this particular game.

LP: All right.

NP: Not at the pace at which he speaks. So Richard you have half a second on bowlers starting now.

RM: My favourite bowler is...

WHISTLE

NP: So Richard Murdoch got more points in that round including the one for speaking as the whistle went and has increased his lead. Anyway Clement Freud your turn to begin, the subject, amazing people. Sixty seconds on that starting now.

CF: It really is very difficult subject about which to talk. Because the most amazing people to my mind are those who selected Nicholas Parsons to be chairman of Just A Minute! I can think of no more astonishing concept than to have an elderly balding overweight deaf blind...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy Richard has challenged.

WR: Iím, um, I think heís deviating because youíre...

NP: Heís definitely deviating! I would like to tell all the listeners, especially those outside the British Isles who have never seen me on the stage or on television, Iím neither balding, nor have I got a girth as far as I know.

WR: No you havenít.

CF: Didnít say you had!

RM: Heís got a nice wink!

NP: Overweight, you said. So give Wendy two points and the subject and 39 seconds on amazing people starting now.

WR: Amazing people to me are those that do extremely well in the Olympics. All those runners and the decathlon entrants and people like that. I think are quite...

BUZZ

NP: Lance Percival challenged.

LP: That was people, people twice.

WR: Two people.

NP: Yes all those people, yes. And they go into the Olympics...

WR: I canít say it because itís in the title.

NP: No...

LP: Yes but...

NP: Oh yeah people like that. Sheís right Lance!

LP: Yeah but thatís different from saying amazing...

NP: No amazing people, if the word is in the title, you can repeat the word with, if itís two words together or separately, as many times as you wish, within reason of course. So Wendy thank you for reminding me, you have another point and you keep the subject, 29 seconds, amazing people, starting now.

WR: I find most people are amazing. Every day in oneís life, one meets someone who...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

WR: One meets one, too many ones, I know.

NP: No you donít want to emphasise it because they may not, they may just be trying you know.

WR: No, itís a trick!

RM: I think she was right because she said one and then oneís.

NP: What was your challenge Clement Freud?

CF: I just hadnít pressed my button for a while!

NP: So you see you did say one and oneís. You see donít give it away Wendy, youíve still got the subject with another point for a wrong challenge. Twenty-three seconds on amazing people starting now.

WR: I have been left with the subject of amazing people because no-one else on this programme wants to talk about it! However I will do my best to keep on about amazing people, the likes of whom you meet every day in our lives...

BUZZ

WR: Iím sure you... what?

NP: Clement Freud.

CF: Weíve had, weíve had the every day before.

NP: Yes, you did meet them every day in your...

WR: But it was so long ago by the time youíve finished messing about, theyíve all forgotten!

CF: I, I hadnít forgotten!

WR: No! You wouldnít!

NP: And fortunately in order to keep the game going, the chairman hasnít forgotten. You did repeat that phrase Wendy...

WR: All right! I donít mind taking it from you! I donít mind at all!

NP: Wendy! See me afterwards please! Um, best invitation Iíve had for ages! Um Clement you have 10 seconds to tell us something about amazing people starting now.

CF: I would like to tell you about Wendy Richard who lists very highly in my category of amazing persons. Just...

BUZZ

NP: Wendy Richard challenged.

WR: Oh sorry! I thought youíd changed it from people to person so I thought youíd be wrong, he would be wrong.

NP: But he did hesitate, didnít he.

WR: Yes he did.

NP: Right...

WR: He did.

NP: So Wendy you very cleverly got in with only two seconds to go on amazing people starting now.

WR: We all need amazing people to...

WHISTLE

NP: So Wendy Richard who was trailing in fourth place up till then not only got a lot of points on amazing people but got that extra one for speaking as the whistle went and has leapt forward into second place behind Richard Murdoch. Lance Percival your turn to begin, the subject rackets.

LP: There are three kinds of rackets to my mind, tennis...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

RM: There are more than three kinds!

LP: I did say to my mind!

NP: So what is your, what is your challenge Richard?

RM: Well there are more than three, thereís squash rackets, tennis rackets...

NP: I know! But in Just A Minute, I know you havenít played it very often, that isnít deviation.

RM: Yeah I see! Youíre allowed to make silly remarks like that! All right! All right!

NP: If we penalised people for silly remarks we would never, weíd never get the show going!

RM: Right! Carry on Lance, I apologise!

NP: He can make inaccurate remarks providing he doesnít hesiatte, repeat himself or actually deviate from the subject.

RM: Yes, yes.

NP: So he gets another point there, 57 seconds, rackets Lance, starting now.

LP: Within my mentis compos that trio is tennis, squash and show business. The last one is the one that possibly will give you the most money. Unless of course you happen to be a fantastic player at Wimbledon or the seocnd game I mentioned which isnít so well paid. Now the great thing about this particular game which is played in south-west London in June for a fortnight and elsewhere round the world is the fact that you can do so well as a male or female equally. In fact...

BUZZ

NP: Richard Murdoch challenged.

RM: Thereís a lot of difference in the money between the men and the women! Canít do equally well!

NP: Actually that is a good deviation challenge.

RM: Yes, yes.

NP: Because if you couldnít do equally well unless the money was equal. And the men do earn more money in tennis...

LP: Just!

NP: ...than the women. Thirty-one seconds for you Richard on rackets starting now.

RM: I used to have a racket but I used to get it wet. So I learnt how to...

BUZZ

NP: Um Wendy Richard challenged.

WR: Used.

NP: Mmmmm?

WR: Twice used.

NP: I used to have a racket which I used to get wet.

RM: Oh how silly! Yes!

NP: So Wendy youíve got in on used with 27 seconds on rackets starting now.

WR: As Iím not a great lover or player of sports I neither own nor have ever possessed a tennis racket, a squash racket or a badminton racket or a lacrosse racket. The last...

BUZZ

WR: What?

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Itís a lacrosse stick.

NP: Yes itís not a racket.

WR: The way I played it, it was a racket! That was my little deliberate mistake of the week, fans!

NP: Well actually Clement Freud was perfectly correct in his challenge so we give him a point for that. Heís been terribly generous and said give it back to Wendy Richard because...

WR: No itís all right, please, I insist...

NP: Well itís the last round...

WR: Clement was correct...

NP: Wendy, this is getting a little chaotic but Iíll try and keep my head above the water, 14 seconds for you on rackets starting now.

WR: Fly pictures and the like that one sees in Oxford Street and places similar to that...

BUZZ

WR: What?

NP: Lance Percival has challenged.

LP: S-s-s-s-similar.

NP: There are nine seconds left on this subject in the last round with you Lance, rackets starting now.

LP: One of the biggest rackets is for the BB-swee to replace...

BUZZ

NP: Oh! The pressureís getting through to them all! It only leaves the chairman to make a...

LP: BB-swee! Itís a new...

NP: BB-swee, yes! Richard youíve got in with six seconds on rackets starting now.

RM: Well Iím not going to say BB-swee because...

BUZZ

NP: You just said it!

RM: Oh yes!

NP: So Clement Freud you challenged.

CF: Repetition.

NP: Yes. No deviation, he hasnít said it yet. It was Lance who said it last time.

CF: Actually, repetition of B.

NP: Oh yes.

LP: Oh yes.

NP: So, so Clement goes for the clever challenges, I mean he could have had deviation...

BUZZ

NP: And Wendy...

WR: I disagree with that challenge because he did it to me once before and I was allowed to be able to say BBC. So you leave it back with Mr Murdoch!

NP: Wendy...

WR: You canít make one rule for one and one for another. Give it back to him!

NP: One minute you can be so charming and say how attractive the chairman is. And the next minute youíre saying you give it back to him!

WR: No, but fair does, come on!

NP: Clementís challenge was correct, he did repeat the word, no the letter B, you know.

WR: Yes but when he challenged me on that before...

NP: Yes I was being generous to you because thatís the first time youíd ever played the game.

WR: Oh all right then! Iíll shut up!

NP: So Wendyís going to shut up, there are three seconds left in the last round of this particular show of Just A Minute. Clement Freud legitimately has those three seconds to tell us something about rackets starting now.

CF: One of the great rackets is pressing your buzzer when somebody else is speaking....

WHISTLE

NP: Well thereís no racket like Just A Minute and when we, the audience here make a racket like they did we know that we are winning and we do hope that youíve enjoyed yourself. Let me give you the final score. Clement Freud and Wendy Richard were equal in second place, but our winner this week, four points ahead of all the others was Richard Murdoch! It is what is termed a popular win, as you heard by the audience reaction in the studio here. On behalf of our lovely panel, Wendy Richard, Lance Percival, Richard Murdoch and Clement Freud, and of course the man who thought of the game Ian Messiter and the man who produces the show, whoís so important to us all, Edward Taylor, and myself Nicholas Parsons, thank you for staying to the end of Just A Minute, and we hope youíll want to tune in again when we start playing Just A Minute once again. Until then from all of us here goodbye.

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