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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring PAUL MERTON, DEREK NIMMO, CLEMENT FREUD and PETER JONES, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 6 January 1996)

NOTE: Elaine Wigley's first appearance blowing the whistle.


NICHOLAS PARSONS: Welcome to Just A Minute!

THEME MUSIC

NP: Hello, my name is Nicholas Parsons. And as the Minute Waltz fades away once more it is my pleasure to welcome the four experienced players of the game who are going to compete this week. We welcome back three of the senior members of Just A Minute, which is Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones and Clement Freud. And somebody whoís a regular but hasnít been with us quite so long, from a different generation of comedians and that is Paul Merton. Would you please welcome all four of them! Beside me sits Elaine Wigley whoís going to keep the score and sheíll blow her whistle when 60 seconds are up. And this particular show is coming from the Pleasance Theatre on the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival. And I ask our four panelists to speak if they can on the subject that I give them and they try and do that without hesitation, repetition or deviating from the subject on the card. And let us begin this show with Clement Freud and a very apt subject for this round, the capital of Scotland. That is the subject Clement, speak on it if you can starting now.

CLEMENT FREUD: I asked a man on Isla to name me the capital of Scotland. He worked on the Freug Distillery and he said it was Blurigaddie and I did not believe him. Went to a reference book and found in fact the capital of Scotland is spelled capital E, capital D, capital I, N-B-U-R-G-H. All in capitals because...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DEREK NIMMO: Repeat of capital.

NP: No itís on the card, you can repeat the words...

DN: Oh Iím sorry.

NP: The capital of Scotland. Itís all right, youíve only been playing the game for 28 years Derek! But um it is difficult to catch up with the rules sometimes. So that was an incorrect challenge so the person speaking gets a point for that, it was Clement Freud. He keeps the subject, there are 36 seconds left, the capital of Scotland starting now.

CF: A tunesmith from Edinburgh sang me a song which went "I belong to the capital of Scotland, dear old Glasgie toon!" Which outraged the natives who support Rangers, Hilberninan and other football teams...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PETER JONES: Hesitation.

NP: I think so Peter. He really was sort of running out of steam there, wasnít he? So a correct challenge, a point for you Peter, 17 seconds left, tell us something about the capital of Scotland starting now.

PJ: A most friendly and hospitable place! I remember being here...

APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE

PJ: ... about one hour last night. I was walking along, a lady stepped out of a shop doorway and we, we got into conversation. And she ended up by inviting me back to see where she worked...

WHISTLE

NP: Whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains an extra point, it was of course Peter Jones. Actually Peter I have to tell you, I let you go a little beyond 60 seconds because I wanted to know what happened when the lady er...

PJ: Well as I said, but you didnít hear it, er, she invited me back to see the place where she worked.

NP: Right. It wasnít a motor car by any chance, was it?

PJ: No! No, no car involved.

NP: Right Peter, you...

PAUL MERTON: Iím sure if youíre eager Nick, he can give you the address of where this happened!

NP: Peter...

PJ: Yes?

NP: You have got most points at the end of that round.

PJ: Oh good!

NP: And so youíre in the lead. Paul Merton your turn to begin, the subject, souvenirs. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

PM: I think theyíre a bit of a con, souvenirs. They tend to be a souvenir of the shop where you bought it. For example, you buy a plastic bowler hat with "welcome to Skegness" on it. Itís not a souvenir of that particular place. Itís simply a reminder of the shop where you...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Two shops.

NP: There were two shops. Yes Derek you have a correct challenge, you have a point for that and you have 44 seconds on souvenirs starting now.

DN: I think when you travel around itís frightfully nice to bring back with you souvenirs. I have from Bali a wonderful wishnuthy, god of the Indian mythology. And a garuda which is a winged eagle on which he rides. From Peking I brought back a bottle which is painted on the inside with a hundred Chinese characters. And I look at that in my house. Every day I see it, Iím taken back to Old Cathay where I have such happy memories. No, souvenirs are very important. I have a brass elephant which...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton has challenged.

PM: Repetition of have.

NP: You have er...

APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: He let the first three go but got you on the fourth one. So Paul a correct challenge and souvenirs is back with you, 14 seconds starting now.

PM: I shall be taking home Waverley Station to remind me of the wonderful times that I spent in Edinburgh. I shall probably put it in my back garden and in some er...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Hesitation.

NP: I agree Clement, three seconds to go, youíve got in just before the whistle, souvenirs starting now.

CF: I held my hand in yours, dear..

WHISTLE

NP: As I said before, whoever is speaking when the whistle goes gains an extra point. It was Clement Freud whoís now taken the lead at the end of the round. Peter Jones, your turn to begin, love letters. Would you tell us something about love letters in Just A Minute starting now.

PJ: In my youth I wrote a lot of love letters, but I didnít ever receive quite as many. And I remember one long letter from a girl I wasnít really terribly keen on and she couldnít even spell er the word chauvinist...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Er.

NP: There was a hesitation before the chauvinist got out.

PJ: Very slight, wasnít it?

NP: It was.

DN: A very slight button in front of me!

PJ: Yes!

NP: But enough for me to decide it was a hesitation.

PJ: Right.

NP: So Derek comes in on love letters with 46 seconds starting now.

DN: My darling heart, I adore you. You are the most beautiful creature that Iíve ever seen in my life. My Venus, my Aphrodite...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Four mys.

NP: Four mys. Paul tell us something about love letters, 37 seconds are left starting now.

PM: I love letters, theyíre so much better than postcards. Because you can express your thoughts with a vast expanse of paper. Thereís no limit to how long this particular letter can be. There can be 10, 15 pages, it doesnít matter...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud you challenged, there was no noise but your light came on.

CF: Two there can bes.

NP: Yes, there were there can be, there can be. Thatís shattered the audience, hasnít it!

PM: Que sera sera!

NP: Twenty-four seconds, love letters Clement starting now.

CF: I received a love letter from a girl who worked on a pick-your-own-grass moor. And it was one of the most enchanting epistles that I have had...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: He stopped.

NP: He did. Thirteen seconds Derek, love letters starting now.

DN: My...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: He didnít start!

LOUD APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: The audience applause tells me that they enjoyed your challenge Clement, but it wasnít correct. Iíll give you a bonus point because of the challenge that we enjoyed, but Derek gets a point for being interrupted, he keeps the subject, 12 seconds...

DN: My love letters I keep in a suitcase up in my attic...

BUZZ

PM: Repetition of my!

NP: Paul, 10 seconds, love letters starting now.

PM: My darling, when I look into your blue azure eyes, I can see...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Three Is!

NP: No, he said when I look...

DN: No, no, from the last time, I was counting them!


NP: He did say I when he was speaking last time, youíre quite right Derek, yes. Youíve got in very artfully with three seconds to go on love letters starting now.

BUZZ

DN: Her name was Grizelda...

NP: Paul Merton.

PM: I, I just buzzed on the chance that he might say my again! Seeing as his record in the recent past has been... fairly my-heavy!

NP: It was a, it was a good anticipation but incorrect. So Derek...

PM: Well how do you know that it was incorrect?

NP: Because it wasnít hesitation. No, it wasnít repetition...

PM: It was anticipated repetition!

NP: Yes...

PM: I stopped him before he said it.

NP: But thereís nothing...

PM: So how can you possibly judge whether itís right or wrong?

NP: I can judge because in this game itís only if you actually repeat the word and he hadnít. Anticipation is not part of the rules. So...

PM: It should be!

NP: I know! Right, two and a half seconds Derek, love letters starting...

DN: This glorious girl called Jean Pirret...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton.

PM: Repetition of girl.

NP: Yes you had a girl before. So at last youíve done it, half a second to go, youíve got in. Paul Merton, love letters starting now.

PM: The letter A...

WHISTLE

NP: So an interesting situation, a lot of points were scored in that round. Clement Freud and Paul Merton are equal but theyíre one point behind Derek Nimmo whoís now in the lead. And Derek it is of course your turn to begin and following love letters we go on to the loving thoughts of Venus. Will you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

DN: Well I was talking about Venus a few minutes ago. And I would have gone on to say if I hadnít been so rudely interrupted, it rose from the sea at Pathos on the coast of Cyprus. They call it Aphrodite and in fact they call the island...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of call.

NP: You called her and she called.

DN: Oh heís listening very keenly, isnít he!

NP: Venus, 45 seconds, with you Paul starting now.

PM: Venus De Milo, I always wondered where the arms went. Perhaps theyíre in another museum somewhere where, just demonstrated in a little glass case just two concrete... not that theyíre made of that particular substance but two stone things...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Repetition of two.

NP: Two yes, there were two twos too. Right Venus, with you Clement and 32 seconds available starting now.

CF: Venus is an anagram of snuve. I donít think many people knew this. And she was a goddess of love. I had a godchild who I took to the theatre and she said "thereís my best friend, I hate her!" I think on the...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones challenged.

PJ: Hesitation.

NP: Yes I think so Peter.

CF: Where?

NP: After you tried to get a laugh on that thing about your godchild.

PM: You donít have to rub it in, do you?

NP: I have to have a little bit of my own back on occasions because you rub it in to me, quite frequently, all of you.

PM: Wishful thinking!

NP: I know!

HUGE LAUGHTER FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: Peter Jones you have 17 seconds for Venus starting now.

PJ: The beautiful Venus was made to marry Vulcan who was a metal worker, I understand, and as far as I can remember. Paul will probably be able to tell us more about it! She didnít get on with him terribly well, he was ugly and rather unattractive person. And anyway...

WHISTLE

NP: Peter Jones was then speaking as the whistle went, heís moved forward but heís still trailing the other three who are equal just ahead of him. Paul Merton, your turn to begin, the subject virtual reality. A rather modern subject but tell us something about it in Just A Minute starting now.

PM: We have before us a virtual reality version of Nicholas Parsons. We can see and hear him but somehow heís not quite there! Itís almost as if you could put your hand through the ghostly shadow that we see before us and we know we will find very little backbone or any kind of life as we understand it on this planet. But this doesnít stop him finding regular work on the radio! Alas television got wind of him quite some time ago, and his appearances there are now restricted to early afternoon or perhaps half past four in the morning before we get the truck racing from Idaho or Eurosport...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Heís not talking about virtual reality, itís a sustained attack against our revered chairman!

NP: Derek what has come over you? Thatís the first time, the first time youíve paid me a compliment in 28 years! So what is your challenge actually?

DN: Deviation, not talking about virtual reality.

NP: I think whatever the challenge I would have given it against him actually. Derek, virtual reality, 17 seconds starting now.

DN: Apparently you can go to a virtual reality cafe and you can tune in, with this headpiece that you put on, to restaurants around the world and talk to people actually sitting within them. But the trouble is you canít eat any food because that is reality and not virtual reality. I donít see any point to it myself. I would like...

WHISTLE

NP: Well Derek Nimmo got the points in that round and heís now gone into the lead ahead of Clement Freud and Peter Jones and Paul Merton. Peter Jones your turn to begin, passing out. Would you tell us something about that starting now.

PJ: Well you can pass out from a college or academy or school. Sometimes itís associated with fainting. Guardsmen do it. Even educated fleas do it! But anyway if you want to er think of passing out as...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Hesitation Iím afraid.

NP: It was hesitation yes.

PJ: Yes there was.

DN: Itís a rotten subject! I donít know why I buzzed actually!

NP: Passing out, 44 seconds left on the subject starting now.

DN: I remember passing out on Number Nine Wireless Regiment in Cyprus. It was some few years ago, let me think, about 1948, yes it was. And I remember then I passed out with tremendous acclaim particularly from the Sergeant Major who was a chum of the Colonel. And we wonít go into that because... these things were not...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: Hesitation Paul, yes.

DN: Thank goodness!

NP: Passing out is with you, 23 seconds are available starting now.

PM: I remember when I was about 14 years old and I was travelling on a bus back from school. And several of my friends at that particular establishment were smoking cigarettes and I was quite young. And we all started inhaling this particular cancerous...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Two particulars.

NP: Yes, 10 seconds, passing out Clement starting now.

CF: Passing out of a regiment was probably the most exciting thing that happens in your entire wartime career. I was called up...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Not as exciting as a bomb going off within... five feet of where youíre standing! Youíd pass out then, wouldnít you?

NP: Yes! You actually give me an impossible decision because in the...

PM: How can you make it then?

NP: Iím not, Iím going to let the audience make the final...

PM: Why are you asking them to make an impossible decision? If you canít do it, these poor chumps havenít got a clue, have they?

BOOS FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: Iím shifting the responsibility in the, in er... are you booing him or me? I mean in Clementís um er...

BUZZ

PJ: Hesitation!

NP: Definitely hesitation! Colloquially speaking Clement may think that that was a er...

BUZZ

NP: Right, Iím going to put it to the audience! If you agree with er Paul Mertonís challenge....

BUZZ

NP: Iím getting a lot of points! You realise that donít you!

PM: It seems to be impossible to judge and impossible to say!

NP: I know. If you agree with Paul Mertonís challenge you cheer for him and if you disagree you boo for Clement Freud and you all do it together now.

CF: Boo!

CHEERS AND BOOS FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: You, youíve actually conned this audience, havenít you? Right you have the subject Paul, three seconds, passing out starting now.

PM: Suddenly there was a blow on the back of my head and I fell...

WHISTLE

NP: Paul Merton and Clement Freud are equal, one behind Derek Nimmo who is in the lead, and Peter Jones is only just behind all of them. And Derek Nimmo your turn to begin, the subject Bobby. Will you tell us something about that subject in this game starting now.

DN: Being in the fair city of Edinburgh, or Dunedin to give it its ancient name, one immediately thinks of Greyfriars Bobby, that wonderfully loyal terrier, who after his master had died, spent 14 years, ladies and gentlemen, waiting by the grave. And heís now commemorated with a glorious fountain in Candlemakers Row. I think that is one of the most charming tales that Iíve ever heard! My teddy bear was called Bobby. Heís now at the Stratford-on-Avon museum for that said animals. Very nice, much loved, a sleek bear with nice teddy, oh, Iíve said teddy, somebody will buzz...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: I was agreeing with him!

NP: You were agreeing with the fact that he said teddy. Right Clement, 24 seconds on Bobby starting now.

CF: Bobby is a name given to London policemen because of Robert Peel who invented the whole crooked race when he was the Victorian Home Secretary. Iím not a tremendous believer in calling...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones challenged.

CF: Why donít you just er press your button as I start speaking?

NP: Because, actually, Iíll be truthful Clement, you were hesitating.

CF: I speak slowly!

NP: That was a definite hesitation. And it was Peter Jones who got in first, eight seconds on Bobby, Peter starting now.

PJ: Bobby Jones was a very famous golfer when I was a boy. And then thereís Bobby Schwartz who is one of the greatest evening entertainers...

WHISTLE

NP: Peter Jones was then speaking as the whistle went, heís moved forward. Theyíre all almost equal but Clement Freud and Derek Nimmo are exactly equal in the lead. And Clement your turn to begin, the subject shuffling. Will you tell us something about that in this game starting now.

CF: Shuffling is very nearly an anagram of flushing. And if you are Welsh and put things with a double S, it would be. Um, shuffling is something that one does to a pack of cards and Cabinets, especially if they are unsatisfactory. Ah...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: You definitely said er.

CF: I stop at the end of a sentence!

NP: But you not only stopped...

PM: Itís not the stopping, itís the starting again!

NP: And if you put an actual er in between, it is more than a definite hesitation.

PJ: It draws attention to it, doesnít it really!

NP: Yes! Forty-two seconds on shuffling with you Paul starting now.

PM: Well it can be seen as an indication of guilt, if a person shuffles from one foot to another. I believe that there are many in...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Hesitation.

NP: Another hesitation, 33 seconds Peter, will you shuffle for us starting now.

PJ: Well this method of propulsion is famed in song and story in the famous number Shuffle Off to Buffalo. Though why one would want to go to Buffalo...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Well I thought it was a sort of hesitation and tongue-tied sort of funny noise.

PJ: Just say hesitation, thatíll be enough!

NP: Strangely enough, he said hesitation, but though he may have got a sort of glottal stop in the middle of a word, he didnít actually hesitate in speech. So I donít think I can grant it.

DN: Oh? Fine!

NP: Twenty-one seconds, still shuffling with you Peter starting now.

PJ: Iím just worried about this glottal stop! I donít know, perhaps itís my Arab upbringing, I donít know.

BUZZ

NP: Derek, yes?

DN: Repetition of I donít know.

NP: I donít know, you repeated Iím afraid.

PJ: Oh yes I did, yes.

NP: Thirteen seconds Derek, shuffling starting now.

DN: See them shuffling along, isnít that an exciting thought! Iíd love to go out to Buffalo and see them shuffle in...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Repetition of see them.

NP: Iíd love to go out, yes, isnít that lovely seeing them shuffling along, go to Buffalo and see them shuffling along.

PM: It is almost half a sentence being repeated!

NP: The reason I, I have to do it, I must explain. Because this audience will bear me out. They look at me as if to bluff me out and say "you cannot..."

DN: Itís not, we just, we just look at you with contempt!

APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: Why do you want to applaud insults all the time!

PM: From the same man who a moment ago talked about our revered chairman!

NP: I know! Amazing how he can change!

DN: You converted me!

NP: Thereís such a thing as fickleness and itís been demonstrated. And there are six seconds for Paul Merton to tell us something about shuffling starting now.

PM: See them shuffling along, ditto! I love that actual experience because once they go...

WHISTLE

NP: Well Paul Merton got that extra point and heís now taken the lead at the end of that round. And itís his turn to begin. Paul the subject ram-raiding. Will you tell us something about ram-raiding starting now.

PM: Itís a disgusting habit! What people do is they ram sheep through shop doorways, smash the windows and run off with hi-fi equipment. And the poor animalís lying there with blood running out of its head. The police come along. "Can you give us an adequate description of the people that rammed you into this?" "Iíve no idea, it happened so quickly officer. And thatís not the half of it. It was Friday night and you know what happens round here!" And so they have to go down an identification parade. "Was this the particular villain that got hold of you that night?" "Well I canít really say because he came up to me from behind, he had a stocking over his head, and he was putting on some sort of funny accent which I canít be entirely sure if it was this feller in question." At this point the authorities will say to the sheep today "you must understand that this practice must cease!" And so the ram will go around in disguise, probably a policewoman with a fur coat over her back. Sheíll walk around the shopping centre, late one particular evening, trying to see if these villains, who I mentioned before... I know whatís going on, and I donít care! Also if you go to Wales thereís a lot of different kinds of ram-raiding that goes on. This is called dating! And what happens then...

HUGE APPLAUSE AND LAUGHTER FROM THE AUDIENCE

PM: (trying to continue over huge applause) ...is that you find, you find people will place this animal against the slope of the meadow that you find them in. Always Lovers Lane is a very good bet. And you take the torch, a pair of rubber gloves and a bucket. And what you do with the rubber gloves is, well, I canít really go into...

WHISTLE

HUGE APPLAUSE

NP: So Paul Merton started with the subject and he kept going with a little connivance from the chairman who actually blew the whistle on that occasion after one minute, 30 seconds! Because we were enjoying it so much, the audience were enjoying it. So Paul you not only get a point for speaking when the whistle went, you get another point for not being interrupted and Iím going to give you a bonus point for going another 30 seconds over the time! And so youíve increased your lead at the end of that round. And weíre moving into the last round, oh dear. Itís still very close though Paulís just in the lead.

PM: Oh!

NP: Yes I know, all good things have to come to an end. But remember you did get in free. Peter Jones, weíre moving into the last round, itís still anybodyís game and itís your turn to begin, the subject, pauses. Weíve had a few of those in this game, will you talk about them starting now.

PJ: Well pauses should be the lifeblood of conversation and dialogue. Harold Pinterís made a fortune out of them! Now I think it would be nice if we could have a game where one paused for a minute, without actually speaking! I should probably win the game...

BUZZ

PJ: ...every week! Because these loquacious people around me...

NP: Clement Freud ...

PJ: What?

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Itís another game.

NP: Yes you repeated the word game, Iím afraid.

PJ: Oh I see, yes.

NP: So Clement you have the subject of pauses, you have 44 seconds starting now.

CF: Iíd quite like to have a game where you hesitate for a minute, which would be much more fun. Even repeating yourself for 60 seconds might be not unamusing. In Germany the word... punder...

BUZZ

NP: Paul Merton challenged.

PM: Hesitation.

NP: I think so, yes, yes.

SHOUTS OF "AWWW" FROM THE AUDIENCE

PM: Or not! So... Iím not married to it, you know!

NP: If Iíd given the other debatable hesitations, I must give that one as well, itís only fair. So Paul, 30 seconds, pauses starting now.

CF: What? Just a minute!

NP: Yes?

CF: Fair?

NP: I must be consistent and that is being fair, fair to all the players....

CF: You suffer from delusions of adequacy!

NP: Yes and Iím used to getting insults from all the panel, but now you, now, you, Iíve got the fair share. Everyone has insulted me except Peter Jones. So letís carry on now...

CF: Peter!

PJ: What?

NP: Peter...

PM: I donít think he knows who you are Nicholas!

NP: Youíre going for the record, are you? Where did you get that sweater by the way? Colourblind-Are-Us or something, I donít know!

LOUD APPLAUSE FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: Thirty seconds are still available for you Paul to take over pauses starting now.

PM: Pauses is what puppies have at the end of their feeties. And you see the footprints they leave in wet concrete or damp grass or anywhere thatís capable of sustaining an impression of what they have at the end of their body at each corner..

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones challenged.

PJ: At the end of.

NP: At the end of, yes.

PJ: Yes.

NP: Peter you got in with 13 seconds, pauses, starting now.

PJ: Well theyíre quite interesting...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of well.

NP: I think you said well last time.

PJ: You think I did? Ah! I know I often do!

NP: You did actually Peter.

PJ: Yes.

NP: Yes, 12 seconds Derek, pauses starting now.

DN: It would really be very nice to be able to have a pause now and have a glass of cold water...

BUZZ

NP: Clement Freud challenged.

CF: Two haves.

DN: Pause now, have a glass of water.

NP: Yes.

DN: How does that make it two haves?

NP: Well itís repetition of have. Thatís another rule of the game Derek.

PM: The loss of short-term memory ruined it!

NP: Clement you have six seconds on pauses starting now.

CF: Four paws per dog is just about the right number, I believe...

WHISTLE

NP: Clement Freud was speaking as the whistle went, gained that extra point for doing so. At the end of the contest it is extraordinarily even. I said the contribution is what matters and itís interesting that Clement Freud, Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo are all almost equal in second place. But just only three points ahead was Paul Merton so we say heís the victor this week! It only remains for me to say on behalf of our four outstanding panelists on Just A Minute, Paul Merton, Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo and Peter Jones. And also to thank this audience here on the Pleasance at the Fringe in Edinburgh for the warmth of their response. And also Elaine Wigley for the way she blew her whistle and kept the score, Ian Messiter for thinking of the game which we all enjoy playing so much. And above all thank our producer Anne Jobson. From them and from our audience we do hope youíve enjoyed the show and will tune in the next time we take to the air to play Just A Minute. Until then from all of us here good-bye!

THEME MUSIC