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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring DEREK NIMMO, PETER JONES, TIM RICE and STANLEY UNWIN, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 2 May 1989)

NOTE: Stanley Unwin'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 once more, it is my pleasure to introduce the four knowledgeable and experienced broadcasters who this week are going to play Just A Minute. We welcome Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Tim Rice and Stanley Unwin. Would you please welcome all four of them! As usual Iím going to ask them if they can speak on the subject I will give them, and they will try and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviating from that subject. Beside me sits Ian Messiter who thought of the game. He also has a stopwatch in one hand, a whistle in the other which he blows when 60 seconds are up. And weíll begin the show this week with Derek Nimmo. Derek, the subject, actors. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

DEREK NIMMO: (very slowly) John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Sir Henry Irving...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged you, almost immediately. And Tim what was your challenge?

TIM RICE: It was a very lengthy pause. Hesitation, hesitation.

NP: It was what I call teetering on a pause, but not enough to be considered a pause. So we donít, we give it against Derek Nimmo, so he gets a point for a wrong challenge, he keeps the subject of actors, 55 seconds to go starting now.

DN: (very quickly) The first acts, I suppose took place with the wonderful plays of Faustus and Terence, all those years ago in ancient Greece, and then Rome following that...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged again.

TR: Iím sorry, heís got the opposite fault now, heís going so fast I canít understand a word heís saying. Lack of clarity.

NP: So deviation from the pace he went before.

TR: Well no, itís just total lack of clarity.

DN: I was trying, I accepted your complaint and I was trying to help.

NP: Tim you're doing well, itís good to hear from you. I donít agree with you again. So I let Derek Nimmo have another point, 47 seconds to continue with actors starting now.

DN: Well the English theatre began in the cathedrals of the middle ages, liturgical drama. Itís very interesting. The very first actors in Briatin were in fact monks. And the stock comic character, the nagging wife, was played by a Franciscan in drag! And he used to rush up and down the aisles of these great churches, nagging, oh Mister Moore...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Did we not have two naggings?

NP: Thank you very much audience, I was listening. For the benefit of the listeners whose ears arenít quite as sharp as mine, some of the audience were telling me heíd had two naggings, and they were nagging me then, telling me that it was a correct challenge from Tim Rice. He gets a point for that, takes over the subject of actors and 20 seconds are left Tim starting now.

TR: There are some people who would say that actors are a shifty, lazy bunch of neíer-do-wells. I do not subscribe to this controversial view. I have found in my long career in show business, particularly in theatre, that almsot every single actor is a wonderful warm human being like Cardinal Ricci was in the 17th century. I find...

WHISTLE

NP: Whoever is speaking when the whistle is blown gains an extra point. On this occasion it was Tim Rice. And at the end of that round he and Derek Nimmo are equal with two points each. Tim would you like to take the next round and the subject is openers. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

TR: When I hear the word...

BUZZ

NP: And Peter Jones has challenged.

PETER JONES: Very slow off the mark, I thought!

NP: Yes. So thereís Peter Jones, one of the long-standing members of the, this show, getting back at one of the newer members, Tim Rice. I think, I was, I was, er, strict with Tim before so I have to do the same with you on this occasion Peter and say that it wasnít a correct challenge. So Tim gets another point...

TR: Thank you chairman.

NP: And there are 59 seconds, he only went for half a second actually, on openers starting now.

TR: The two kinds of openers that spring to mind re cricketing openers, and things for getting into unopenable objects such as tins and cans and...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: If theyíre unopenable objects you couldnít get into them, could you. So deviation.

PJ: Very good! Very good!

NP: I think thatís a very clever challenge, which deserves a subject, a point, and 50 seconds for you Derek on openers starting now.

DN: Cyril Washbrook and Sir Leonard Hutton for me will always be two of the greatest openers that I ever had the privilege to watch. At Old Trafford in 1948, striding in against the Australians. An enormous score against them, these two English...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: I think Len Hutton was dropped for that game in 1948! No, there was a great controversy. They played George Emmett of Gloucestershire instead.

NP: I donít think it was that game actually Tim...

TR: Oh really?

NP: I think it was another game. But you tried very hard and very well and didnít succeed. And Derek still has the subject, 30 seconds on openers starting now.

DN: I have personally the most interesting corkscrew which I use to open bottles of wine. And I would show it to you after this game, youíll be most intrigued. Because you put it in and it has a sort of lattice effect. You pull out the cork and there it is, youíre able to drink this marvellous beverage that lies within. I also...

BUZZ

NP: Stanley Unwin has challenged.

STANLEY UNWIN: Ah when he did the corkscrew, tiddly-how or where er ahhhh, I thought there was a little hiatus there. Or would you say an intersection flection?

NP: I will give you the point for that, and the subject as well.

SU: Ah!

NP: And tell you that you have 10 seconds to tell us something about openers starting now.

SU: Erm well, a poker bid is the first opener, youíve got to find, oh and certainly have the trumps and call form. And then youíve got to dig in the pocket, ah, folly!

WHISTLE

NP: Stanley at the end of that round, youíve got two points, because youíve got one for speaking as the whistle went. Youíre in third place behind Tim Rice and Derek Nimmoís in the lead. Peter Jones is yet to score and he begins the next round. And the subject Peter is indiscretion. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

PJ: Well itís very er easy to be indiscreet or to drop a brick...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

PJ: ...if youíre in unfamiliar surroundings really or anything of that kind...

DN: Iím sorry, he bunged in an er, Iím afraid, a hesitation.

NP: He did bung in an er, didnít he.

DN: Itís easy er.

NP: Yes. Yeah, Iím afraid you definitely had an er there Peter. I think it was very mean to challenge...

PJ: I wish I could get into some other show!

NP: Yes. I mean others might have let it go as youíd only just started...

PJ: No! Quite! Other chairman might have said I merely teetered! But you see, you didnít say that, you only said it about Derek. He teetered.

NP: No the teetering is when itís an actual space, but yours was an actual er.

PJ: I see.

NP: And I said others would have let it go...

PJ: Oh yes.

NP: But a competitive player like Derek Nimmo wonít.

PJ: Weíll never have George Cole on this show because heíd never be allowed to talk about ĎEr Indoors!

NP: So 56 seconds Derek on indiscretion starting now.

DN: It is very indiscreet in fact to say er in Just A Minute. Because if you do youíre challenged by stupid people like Derek Nimmo who are determined to win the game..

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Thereís no-one quite as stupid as Derek Nimmo! Isnít that what he said?

NP: Yes thatís right, yes, he did. But in view of all of the things that Derek Nimmo said about me over the years Iím going to give Peter Jones a bonus point for that particular remark! But as Iím always fair when I do have this partciular job, I will still leave the subject with Derek Nimmo and tell him that he has 46 seconds to continue on indiscretion starting now.

DN: Do you know, I once went to a nudist colony. And there I performed the most extraordinary indiscretion. They were having lettuce for luncheon and in came a total stranger. And one of the women there picked up one of the leaves of this vegetable and covered her private areas with it. And in came a rabbit, and do you know what it did. It was so indiscreet you cannot imagine! Mind you there are other places in the world you can be indiscreet like the League of Nations...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: Two indiscreets.

NP: Thatís right, you were indiscreet before and indiscretion is..

DN: That;s the word on...

NP: No, no, indiscretion is the word on the card.

DN: Oh is it?

NP: It is indeed, yes.

DN: I see.

NP: So Tim Rice...

DN: Indiscreet.

NP: Yes. Indiscretion is the word on the card, Tim Rice got in with 11 seconds to go and another point of course and he starts now.

TR: Iím sure there is a great deal of resentment amongst senior, aged members of this panel that young upstarts such as myself are indiscreet...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Deviation, heís already announced that heís a senior member. He canít be a young upstart one minute and a senior member the other.

NP: I think he was comparing himself with you Derek.

DN: Oh I see.

TR: I said Iím sure there will be resentment amongst senior members...

DN: No, no, no, in a previous round you said you were an old codger or something.

TR: Oh did I?

DN: Well if you didnít, you should have done!

NP: Derek... I disagree with your challenge Derek, Tim has another point and five seconds on indiscretion starting now.

TR: How bitter and twisted people become after a few years on this panel. I have noticed this...

WHISTLE

NP: So at the end of that round Tim Rice, having gained an extra point for speaking as the whistle went is now equal in the lead with Derek Nimmo. Theyíre followed by Stanley Unwin and then Peter Jones. And Stanley, your turn to begin, the subject, which I think you know quite a bit about actually, engines. Will you tell us something about those in this game starting now.

SU: A quick making of three engines here. Two of them, one is the petrol, the other is the diesel. There they go, half a load down, with explosives at the top and (gibberish) Right? The third one is the rotating jet which Sir Frank Whittal was invented, just after the War (gibberish) and he put one on the back of a lorry. This is near Luxworth where he smacked (gibberish) through the window. Now then this lorry tripplihoed forward and all the engines that were (gibberish) oh folly. So now we come to the diesel, you see. Because this has got a higher...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well heís mentioned the diesel at least twice.

NP: Peter I agree with your challenge. Twenty-four seconds for you to tell us something about engines starting now.

PJ: Well years ago, Stanley advised me to change my oil fairly frequently. And I thought at first he was being personal. But he was talking about a new car that I got. It must be seven years ago. And I did that and have done it regularly ever since and itís gone beautifully. Still got it! And the engine ticks over, er, like a clock...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: One of those little ers.

NP: One of his little ers, yes.

PJ: Er yes.

NP: Five seconds for you Derek on engines starting now.

DN: As a boy I used to play with train numbers. I used to go to Crewe Junction and see the Flying Scotsman come through...

WHISTLE

NP: Well Derek am, got an extra point for speaking as the whistle went and now heís taken the lead ahead of Tim Rice and he begins the next round. The subject Derek is sauce. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

DN: Iíd always wanted to find the source of the Nile, and I decided to start my er...

BUZZ

NP: Oh! So there he definitely erred. So Tim got in, and that was your challenge, I presume Tim?

TR: That was my challenge.

NP: Quite, so you have sauce and 55 seconds starting now.

TR: I first heard this word sauce when I was extremely young, and it had, er...

BUZZ

NP: Itís not easy! You try playing it at home, even when you think you know what youíre going to say, you can trip up so easily. And Derek was the first to press his buzzer, heís back into sauce, 50 seconds starting now.

DN: I landed at Port Clyde...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice has challenged.

TR: I thought there was a definite stumble over the second word.

NP: I donít think so, Tim. Forty-eight seconds, still with you Derek, on sauce starting now.

DN: Whatís sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. And then we traveled over land to Alexandra and I took a boat up the Nile, as far as Cairo. Here I went to Classer on Neagle Street to get... a little...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well he not only hesitated but heís talking, not about sauce but about source. Itís your pronunciation which I think probably put him on the wrong foot. But anyway...

NP: Well Iíve never actually heard anybody... I mean the spelling is different but I think theyíre both pronounced sauce.

PJ: Sourrrrce?

NP: But...

PJ: And sauce.

NP: Peter Iím sorry to have to tell you, I donít know anybody who says sourrrrrce like that! But I do agree with your challenge.

PJ: Oh thank you.

NP: Because he did hesitate.

PJ: Yes.

NP: And you have 33 seconds to tell us something about sauce or sourrrrrce starting now.

PJ: Thereís Anyone, an OK and Bernaise Sauce. Particularly rich, I rather like that. You have to have shallots and lots of butter. And other things like cream can be made into sauce very easily if you warm it up and put a few drops of some essence in it like, ah, soya...

BUZZ

NP: You er a lot as you think Peter.

PJ: Yes I know! Awful, isnít it.

NP: Yes. Well of course you havenít played the game since the last series so this is getting back into your stride. And Derek got in quicker than anyone else, so heís got the subject back with 14 seconds to go starting now.

DN: I spent a very happy night last evening with the Roux brothers. Those who run the Brosh Restaurant...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Deviation, you canít spend an evening, all night, or a night, just an evening, he said I spent a very happy night last evening. Itís impossible.

NP: Absolutely right, Tim yes.

PJ: Well you could spend an evening that seems like all night!

NP: But when you use words in the way that...

DN: It doesnít necessarily mean all night when you say night!

PJ: No, quite!

DN: I could say itís night-time now but itís not 3 in the morning!

PJ: No, and weíre not with the Roux brothers!

NP: But Tim Rice had a correct challenge so he has the subject of sauce with seven seconds to go starting now.

TR: My childhood was dominated by that red bottle, the make who I will not advertise on this programme. And you could never get the sauce out of the said object...

WHISTLE

NP: Well Tim Rice got some more points in that round, including that one for speaking when the whistle went. Heís now one point behind our leader whoís still Derek Nimmo, followed now by Peter Jones and then Stanley Unwin in that order. Tim itís your turn to begin, the subject discs. Iím sure you know a bit about that with all the music that you, songs you composed. Will you tell us something about discs in Just A Minute starting now.

TR: Being a man built on gorilla-like lines, I have great trouble with my back. And the reason I have difficulty with this part of my body is that there are lots of discs in my spines which means that it is extremely hard at times for me to keep 100 percent fit. And if one of these little jobs goes a bit wacky, I have to go through absolute hell. It is no picnic, I tell you, being six foot four, or anyway, nearly 193 on the metric scale. Because all those little discs in my back play me up, day in, day out. I really wish..

BUZZ

NP: And Derek Nimmo came in first.

DN: Twice a day.

NP: Yes, phrases that come naturally to mind..

TR: Yes.

NP: ...can be repetitious in Just A Minute. Day in and day out, 27 seconds are left with you...

PJ: There was a bit of self-pity in there as well, wasnít there, donít you think? I thought there was.

NP: Yes.

PJ: Yes. I nearly threw a few pennies over.

NP: I think he needs them. Um, 27 seconds for you Derek on discs starting now.

DN: I once went cut a disc of a song called Toast and Honey and Crumpet for Tea. And it stayed in the shops so long that the hole in the centre healed! It was quite the most remarkable disc that you ever heard. I have made other gramophone records and theyíve all been absolutely beastoly. The first disc that I ever heard that I thought was any good at all was in my..

WHISTLE

NP: Well Derek Nimmo got more points in that round and has increased his lead. And Peter Jones begins the next round. Peter, the subject, aphorisms. Will you tell us something about those in this game starting now.

PJ: They should really be single sentences and witty and pithy. I thought of one the other day. Alternative comedy is what people turn to if they want to stop laughing!

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: Well there was a rather long silence.

NP: Yes if they want to stop laughing, heís actually stopped talking.

TR: Yes he achieved, he achieved, he proved...

DN: I think he was expecting an alternative laugh, wasnít he.

PJ: Yes, I thought it deserved a laugh but there you are.

NP: He was definitely expecting a... Tim needs to rest his back after that long surge he had in the last round.

PJ: Yes, dreadful!

NP: I think weíll leave it with you Peter with another point and 48 seconds on aphorisms starting now.

PJ: I have a friend in New York who actually publishes books of aphorisms. One I remember is...

BUZZ

NP: Stanley Unwin challenged.

SU: Erm ah is.

PJ: No, no, no!

NP: Well as I didnít give it to him when Tim challenged...

PJ: His hearing!

NP: ...I donít think I can give it to him again...

SU: Erm ah is!

NP: Itís very close but um, but heís, you know, it would be unfair if I gave it against Tim..

SU: Erm ah is, the (gibberish) of the partnership of the past tense of it, and heís got a slipped disc of the Freud which is the last one that we spoke about.

NP: Mmmm. I quite agree with you Stanley and it was so beautifully expressed as well!

SU: Yeah I was thinking of the vertebrae and then I thought of vertebro and discourse slippery (gibberish). Suddenly I realised that it was (gibberish)

NP: Yes.

SU: Deep folly!

NP: Sorry I do apologise Stanley, yes.

SU: (gibberish)

NP: Peter would you like to continue with aphorisms and 42 seconds starting now.

PJ: Well he has ones which goes revenge is sweet, but nourishing..

BUZZ

NP: And in the middle of the aphorism you were buzzed, which I thought...

PJ: Who buzzed me?

NP: Tim Rice buzzed you.

TR: I...

DN: No sense of theatre, has he, really.

PJ: No, no!

DN: Coming in on your piece so rudely!

PJ: Someoneís making a joke...

DN: I mean, to buzz in the middle of a joke!

TR: There was no indication whatsoever there was going to be a laugh coming up. In fact completely the opposite.

PJ: No, I disagree...

NP: Well thereís never any indication until youíve spoken when the laugh is coming, but you always live dangerously in comedy. Right, weíve cleared that one up. What was your challenge, Tim?

TR: Iím... I have to say I canít remember!

NP: Itchy Finger Rice!

TR: No, deviation, grammatical, he said ones go, he..

NP: He was trying to keep going under pressure with someone like you breathing...

TR: I was wrong! I admit!

NP: ..down his neck with an itchy finger on the buzzer trying to pick him up on everything! Thirty-seven seconds still with you Peter on aphorisms starting now.

PJ: Well I donít think thereís very much left to say about aphorisms. Itís..

BUZZ

NP: And Stanley Unwin has challenged, what was your challenge Stanley?

SU: My challenge, did I do a presser?

NP: Yes.

SU: (gibberish about pressing!)

NP: Yes thatís right, what is it?

SU: Well I thought there was a little gate between through, who and told.

NP: Yes...

SU: Thatís why I didnít hear quite straight because I thought...

PJ: Well is it true..

NP: He had nothing more to say on the subject...

SU: Can I go ahead now?

NP: Yes you can have the subject.

SU: Thank you.

PJ: Stanley, excuse me, is it true youíre studying English as a second language?

SU: Yes I have all the participles lined up! Declime, conjugavers, all these betwoo us. Pure grammitil syntax in the pardest participle you can ever throw! Oh yes!

NP: I would like to tell you Stanley that, er, this might interest you and itís absolutely true, that I have been told, you know, Just A Minute goes round the world to many countries and in many countries itís listened to entirely by students to try and improve their English.

SU: Yes.

NP: So after this I donít know whatís going to happen to some of the people who write to me. So Stanley you have 33 seconds to tell us something about aphorisms starting now.

SU: Well the fundamole aphorism has just been told so well by Peter Thorpe coz in his own milo. But mine is this and itís a Shakespeare if you wold. Because an aphorism is a pithy saying, you see (gibberish) because bunnywill in the brownlode. Oh no! No! Ah...

BUZZ

SU: An aphorsim is a Shakespeare of a silk purse of the sowís earlode...

NP: Before the silk purse we had a challenge from Derek Nimmo.

DN: It was the oh no no, so I thought Iíd get him on no.

NP: Oh Derek you have 16 seconds to tell us something about aphorisms starting now.

DN: Well aphorisms are very interesting and awfully useful to pop into a long sentence so that people will think that you can speak for six seconds including an aphorism which seems to go on for a frightfully long time in this game...

WHISTLE

NP: So at the end of that round Derek Nimmo got points including one for speaking as the whistle went, has increased his lead ahead of Tim Rice who is in second place still. Peter Jones is catching up on Tim Rice and Stanley Unwin is still trailing a little and he begins the next round. And the subject, Stanley, for you, is ego. Will you tell us something about that in Just A Minute starting now.

SU: Emerson wrote an essay on the ego and said that he thought there must be some necessity in nature which er exists on the account of the keplode of notable people shown their ego, protruding chest hair and turned up noses in so far as the snobbery for it. Oh yes, now then, er..

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice you challenged.

TR: Thatís a sort of end of Part One break!

NP: Yes I think youíve got to keep going, you canít sort of put in the chapters or things like that.

SU: But there was no deviation, was there? So Tim Rice has got right to talak about my leftum flygold.

NP: It was not even a pause, it was a complete full-stop actually.

SU: Thank you. Can I triddly-how?

NP: No you canít trickle on, no Forty-two secondioes on ego with you Tim starting now.

TR: Eggo or ego as I have.... oh...

BUZZ

NP: And Derek Nimmo oh oh oh oh has got in.

DN: Packed up, didnít he, really.

NP: Yes, right, 38 seconds for you Timmo... Nimmo, Derek on ego starting now.

DN: Well er...

BUZZ

NP: And you got straight back there Tim, and I know challenged, 37 seconds for you on ego starting now.

TR: Ego is the Latin for I. And those Romans knew a thing or two. They made this word one of the most intrinsic and vital part of their language which some people say is useless to us in the modern age. I disagree most forthrightly. Latin is most invaluable. And I am encouraging at every opportunity young children of today to learn this wonderful ancient language. Ego, yes...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: I think he mentioned language before.

NP: Yes he did. Well listened Peter. And you have 12 seconds on ego starting now.

PJ: Well it isnít terribly easy for somebody with such a modest ego as I have to speak on the subject. Because I feel so retiring, and Iím so intimidated by these people around me that I find...

WHISTLE

NP: But Peter still managed to keep going till the whistle went, gained the extra point. Heís still in third place, just behind Tim Rice, and heís just behind Derek Nimmo, and theyíre all just ahead of Stanley Unwin. Derek itís your turn to begin, the subject is Liverpool. We know you know something about that because that is your birthplace I believe. Will you tell us something about the city in this game starting now.

DN: Oh how very kind Mr Chairman, to ask me to talk about Liverpool. (singing) Liverpool, oh smokey place, I call my own. Liverpool is where Iíd like to be. (normal voice) Itís terribly...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Iíd like him to be there as well!

NP: So have you any other challenge besides that Peter?

PJ: Well he was singing and youíre supposed to speak for a minute, not sing.

NP: Well we give you one...

PJ: If thatís what it was!

NP: We give you a bonus point anyway for your delightful challenge. And yes I think he was slightly deviating, the way he was going. That singing did drag it out too long to be considered justifiable in Just A Minute. So you will tell us something about Liverpool now Peter but with 46 seconds to go starting now.

PJ: Itís one of the biggest cities that I ever went to when I was a child, in fact the first. And I was so impressed...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: He went to Liver... London first.

PJ: No I didnít.

DN: Well it was worth a go, wasnít it!

NP: So Peter Jones has another point and 40 seconds are left with you now, and this is the last round Peter, and youíre catching up on Tim Rice, but you have to get a few more points to catch up on Derek Nimmo. And the subject is still Liverpool, 40 seconds starting now.

PJ: Because I was brought up in the North Midlands. And Line Street Station when we arrived there was immensely impressive. Because there were people shining oneís shoes, er, people in grey coats...

BUZZ

NP: Tim Rice challenged.

TR: An er!

NP: There was an er.

PJ: Yes, yes.

NP: He definitely erred after the shining of the shoes. Twenty-eight seconds for you Tim Rice to tell us something about Liverpool starting now.

TR: It is extraordinary how a comparatively small city, and Iím talking in comparison with other huge connovations such as London or Birmingham can have produced so many dynamic and wonderful personalities over the decades, years, hours and minutes of our time. Iím thinking up...

BUZZ

NP: Stanley Unwin challenged.

SU: Well a little quick um folloped up in there, I thought.

NP: You were very quick, yes. You folloloped in very quickly but what did you follolop with?

TR: Follolobers!

SU: My challenge is he said an um in the middlode.

NP: No, neither in the middle nor the middlode!

SU: Well deep apology on my left-hand sigald. All right.

PJ: Well he said er..

SU: I would have thought wriggly how around the brain-box and I thought it was there.

PJ: He mentioned Birming-um!

NP: In order to be fair, and there is a chance that Tim could actually catch up on Derek Nimmo and this is the last round. So I think I must be very fair here, ah, because some people are concerned with whether they win or not. And I donít think you have a... with the greatest respect Stanley, I donít think you have much chance of winning even if you got the subject! There are 10 seconds left for Tim Rice with another point on Liverpool starting now.

TR: Billy Fury was a great Liverpudlian, a man who made a string of successful popular recordings in the 1960s. I always felt that young William or Ronald Wycherley as his real name...

WHISTLE

NP: Well I said a few moments ago it was going to be the last round and it is. And let me give you the final situation. Stanley Unwin coming from nowhere, because he only played the game once before. I think he gave us tremendous value but he did finish in fourth place. Thank you for coming and joining us Stanley. And Peter Jones have his usual tremendous value, whether he was being with an aphorism or not, and he finished in third place not very far behind Tim Rice who has not played as often as Derek Nimmo. And he was only one point behind Derek Nimmo so Derek Nimmo is the winner this week! We do hope youíve enjoyed this edition of Just A Minute and it only remains for me to say thank you on behalf of our lovely team which is Tim Rice, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Stanley Unwin, and the man who thought of the game who sits beside me here Ian Messiter, our producer Edward Taylor, and from me Nicholas Parsons, thank you for tuning in. We hope that youíll want to tune in again the next time we take to the air and we play Just A Minute. Until then from all of us here, goodbye.

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