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WELCOME TO JUST A MINUTE!

starring KENNETH WILLIAMS, DEREK NIMMO, PETER JONES and IAN MESSITER, chaired by NICHOLAS PARSONS (Radio, 6 February 1982)

NOTE: Ian Messiter's only appearance as a panellist and last appearance as a performer although he continued to appear blowing the whistle, and clips of him are heard on the 1992 compilation show Silver Minutes, Leonie Lawson's first appearance blowing the whistle.


THEME MUSIC

ANNOUNCER: We present Kenneth Williams, Peter Jones, Derek Nimmo and Ian Messiter in Just A Minute. And as the Minute Waltz fades away here to tell you about it is our chairman Nicholas Parsons.

NICHOLAS PARSONS: Thank you very much, hello and welcome once again to Just A Minute. And this week we have three of our regulars playing the game. But also we spring a little surprise on him and on you. We have welcomed into the guest chair, the man who thought of the game.

IAN MESSITER: Rotten trick! Mmmm!

NP: And so Ian Messiter has courageously volunteered to compete with the three regulars at playing the game and he tells me he has never played it before. Before we start let me remind you that they are all going to try and speak if they can for Just A Minute, and they are going to try and do it without hesitation, repetition or deviation. And we are going to start the show this week with Kenneth Williams. And Kenneth, the first subject is the first time I appeared in public. Will you tell us something about that starting now.

KENNETH WILLIAMS: Sixty seconds, alas, is very little time to discuss such a momentous...

BUZZ

NP: And Ian Messiter has challenged you immediately.

IM: He said ď60 seconds, alasĒ. That has nothing to do with appearing for the first time in public.

NP: Ian Messiter, you will know because you usually sit beside me, we do allow even the regulars to get going...

IM: I know.

NP: We donít have such harsh, miserable challenges at that! Obviously youíre determined to win!

IM: If I went home now, youíd be stuck!

NP: And I thought it was a miserable challenge! And Iíve never been able to say that to the creator of the game, Iíve probably lost my job now!

IM: I think youíre a...

KW: So I get a point for a wrong challenge, right?

NP: You get a point for a wrong challenge...

KW: Oh good! Oh good!

IM: Heís a rotten chairman! Rotten!

NP: And I probably wonít be working in the show next week! Kenneth a wrong, a point for a wrong challenge, you keep the subject, there are 55 seconds left starting now.

KW: My first appearance in public actually was playing the role Napoleon in The Man Of Destiny. One of the lines was ďare you not moved by action in victory?Ē And I got it wrong and said ďviction in actuaryĒ. Now there was an appalling kerfuffle that ensued, because the actor playing opposite me was completely non-pulsed or plussed as some people will have it, quite wrongly...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo has challenged you.

DEREK NIMMO: Deviation, he got the word wrong.

NP: Um...

KW: I beg your pardon?

NP: Heís lost his voice today, you mustnít...

DN: (hoarsely) Yes Iíve lost my voice, my hearingís gone a bit too actually.

KW: Whatís he accusing me of?

DN: Iím cracking up pretty generally.

NP: What did you say Derek?

DN: I just said deviation, I said...

NP: Of what?

DN: He got the word wrong, I said. What did he say?

NP: Well I think he wriggled out of a...

DN: I couldnít hear it properly. I feel such a terrible, I thought he said nonplussed and he was trying to say...

PETER JONES: He said non-pulsed to begin with.

DN: Non-pulsed he said meaning nonplussed. Thatís what I thought.

NP: And he managed to wriggle out of it exceedingly well..

KW: Thank you Nicholas! A very good chairman! Excellent isnít he! Very good! Marvellous the way he handles these very tricky rulings!

NP: Yes! Wait till I give one against him! Kenneth you have another point for an incorrect challenge and there are 30 seconds for you to continue on the first time I appeared in public starting now.

KW: And of course another thing that was very tricky was the makeup. You see Napoleon in this period...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Two Napoleons.

NP: Yes, Napoleon, you said Napoleon earlier on, yes. Right so Derek you have a point for a correct challenge, you take over the subject, there are 24 seconds left, the first time I appeared in public starting now.

DN: The first time I appeared in public, I was four and a half years old, and I was given the chance of either playing a fairy or a toadstool. And I wasnít very keen on being one of those ones with the wings even at that time. So I elected to play this particular kind of fungus...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Repetition of play.

NP: Yes, you had the word play before Derek. So Peter, weíre going to hear from you on the subject of the first time appeared in public and there are 12 seconds left starting now.

PJ: Well the first time I appeared I was a bonny bouncing baby. I donít actually know whether I was able to come back off the floor when dropped. But at any rate I was bonny...

BUZZ

NP: Derek... and Derek got in first there with the challenge.

DN: Well a trifle too bonny really.

NP: A trifle too bonny. And Derek you got in cleverly with one and a half seconds on the subject starting now.

DN: And I was covered in brown stocking and I had a great big cardboard hat on...

WHISTLE

NP: When the whistle is blown, it tells us that 60 seconds is up. And for those regular listeners, if you thought it was a rather weak blow on that occasion, it is because I have sitting beside me the very beautiful and charming girl called Leonie Lawson who usually helps the producer backstage. But sheís come forward in the absence of Ian Messiter to blow the whistle and keep time. And whoever speaks when the whistle is blown gets an extra point. It was Derek Nimmo and so at the end of that round he is in the lead, just ahead of Kenneth Williams. We continue with Derek, and the subject for you Derek is what I keep under the stairs.

LAUGHTER FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: They obviously think youíve got something there to talk about, so will you tell us something about it in the game starting now.

DN: What I keep under the stairs principally is a great deal of cough medicine, but unfortunately I couldnít get the top off today. But apart from that I have a musical chamber pot. Itís got little angels on it and when you sit on it, it plays hymn tunes. I donít use it frequently these days. It really is the most lovely Victorian example of the pottersí art. And Iím very thrilled with it, and if anybody likes to come round, they can have a go! Apart from that I also keep a large furry creature which is called Mister Picklewick. I donít know why but heís been there for years and he lives in a tin. He doesnít often come out of that piece of metal because he finds it rather warmer, particularly during the inclement weather. And heís also very keen on these refreshing things that one has when one has a terribly nasty throat. And thatís why this little... curious creature is...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Hesitation.

NP: Yes yes his er, I donít think his throat was keeping up with the pace of his speech. Um Peter you have 14 and a half seconds to take over the subject of what I keep under the stairs starting...

PJ: Well I think itís inevitably rather boring just to give a list of things that one keeps under the stairs, like old newspapers, cardboard boxes, used bottles and so on, including a rubber plunger which occasionally is brought into use to dislodge the sink when itís stopped up...

BUZZ

WHISTLE

NP: No, no, Ianís got in just before, Ian Messiter you challenged.

IM: He didnít want to dislodge the sink with it...

NP: I quite agree, yes...

IM: He wanted to dislodge the gunge that gets down the sink.

NP: A very good challenge, Ian, yes. Dislodge the sink? You must put a lot of pressure on to it Peter!

PJ: Yes yes.

NP: Itís the gunge. And Ian youíve got in cleverly, Ian Messiter who thought of the game with half a second to go on what I keep under the stairs starting now.

IM: Nothing!

WHISTLE

NP: So at the end of that round Derek Nimmo is still in the lead, and Peter Jones, Ian Messiter and Kenneth Williams are all equal in second place. And Peter Jones will you begin the next round, the subject is the chairperson. Ah you have 60 seconds as usual and you start now.

PJ: Well the chairperson in our case is Nicholas Parsons. He used to be called the chairman, but since this has unfortunate sexual connotations, itís considered more equal if this term is no longer used. And Iím perfectly er...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo has challenged.

DN: Hesitation.

PJ: Yes.

NP: Yes it was indeed. Of course nowadays in this show itís called the chair-Parson. And Derek Nimmo, you have a correct challenge, another point and er 44 seconds on the chairperson starting now.

DN: Yes quite right Peter. I do totally agree. Chairperson is totally sexless and nobody could be more appropriate for such a thing as a chairperson as Nicholas Parsons! Because if youíve ever seen a great big neuter sitting there that is why...

BUZZ

NP: Ian Messiter has challenged.

IM: I happen to know that Nicholas Parsons is not sexless. This isnít personal experience! He has a wife and he has two children. That proves something!

NP: So what is the challenge Ian?

IM: The challenge is off the subject, because youíre not sexless.

NP: All right, all right, I entirely agree and so you take over the subject of the chairperson, there are 32 seconds left starting now.

IM: Well as you know heís...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams challenged.

KW: Hesitation.

IM: Rotten!

PJ: Yes quite right!

DN: Quite right!

IM: I appeal to the audience!

NP: Ian...

IM: I appeal to the ladies, I hope I donít appeal to the gentlemen but...

NP: Ian! Ian! Ian! Ian! You did a rotten challenge on him earlier on, and he did a rotten one on you to get his own back. But you get a point for that Ian, and you continue with the subject of the chairperson with 31 seconds left starting now.

IM: Well when heís not taking part in... this programme...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Another rotten challenge, hesitation.

NP: No I think that was, I have to allow that one, Iím afraid.

IM: You have to allow that one?

NP: Iím afraid so yes.

IM: Youíre not a very good chairman so youíre allowing it?

NP: So Derek you take back the subject of, there are 28 seconds on the chairperson with you Derek starting now.

DN: My favourite, in fact the great chairperson as far as I am concerned, is Chippendale. Of all the manufacturers of chairs in this country, he probably was the most original...

BUZZ

NP: Ian Messiter.

IM: Chippendale made very fine furniture but Hepplewhite was better!

NP: But Derek was expressing a personal opinion, Derek you have an incorrect challenge, another point, you have er 17 seconds on the chairperson starting now.

DN: Well of course the chairperson of this particular programme as Iíve already said is a great big nana. So I think Iíll stop talking about manufacturers of people like Sheridan and so son and go back to the chairperson here. Now when I first came across him, I was told to be very very... oh!

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well repetition of very.

NP: Yes and I think youíve saved us and certainly saved me a great deal of embarrassment! So Peter youíve got in cleverly with only one second to go on the chairperson starting now.

PJ: The man who distributes the deck chairs...

WHISTLE

NP: So at the end of the round, Derek Nimmo has increased his lead, getting a number of points in the round, Peter Jones and Ian Messiter equal in second place, and Kenneth Williams is trailing a little. A little what? I canít tell you. But Ian Messiter...

IM: Oh!

NP: Will you begin the next round please, the subject is my great-great-uncle Ebeneezerís strange habit.

IM: Oh Iím glad...

NP: Thereís a repetition in that subject already, isnít there.

IM: Yes.

NP: But you can repeat the subject if you wish. Those are the rules of the game. I know you only thought of it but I thought I should remind you.

IM: Thank you.

NP: You have 60 seconds to talk if you can starting now.

IM: My great-great-uncle Ebeneezerís strange habit is something Iím delighted to talk about, because he was very peculiar indeed. He was seven foot eight inches tall and that was before he stood up. This gave him the habit of washing the ceiling. It was very easy and he would be rented out at enormous expense by lots of people. And theyíre all playing this thing on me at the moment, I know. (laughs)

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmoís not playing the thing.

DN: No he changed the subject and just started waffling, said ďtheyíre all playing this thing on me, I knowĒ which is nothing to do...

NP: Yes thatís complete deviation, yes.

DN: Whatís the matter with everybody?

NP: They did that on purpose.

IM: They all put their buzzers down and refused to buzz.

NP: After all these years Ian, you must know they have all kinds of ploys.

IM: I saw Kennethís sneaking hand going like that...

NP: Thatís right...

IM: And he put his buzzer down and folded his arms.

NP: And then Peter Jones followed, but Derek Nimmo didnít, you see. You can never rely on anything in this game.

DN: Iím not only deaf and hoarse, Iím also blind, you see! So I didnít see what was going on.

NP: Derek you had a correct challenge, you have 34 seconds on my great-great-uncle Ebeneezerís strange habit starting now.

DN: My great-great-uncle Ebeneezer joined a very curious religious order when he was 74 years old. They were followers of Saint Jude who looked after lost causes and they were of course Irish. And therefore his habit was green, not at all like the Dominicans, or the Carthusians or the Benedictines or any of the other...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well those three are nothing to do with his great-great-uncle Ebeneezer because he says he didnít, they werenít like that at all.

NP: No and he went off to give a list of others they werenít like.

PJ: Quite! He was just filling in time.

NP: A good challenge! A good challenge!

PJ: In a boring way, I thought!

NP: Yes! Um Peter you have seven, no, 16 and a half seconds on my great-great-uncle Ebeneezerís strange habit starting now.

PJ: Well my great-great Ebeneezerís strange habit was so peculiar...

BUZZ

NP: Ian Messiter.

IM: He didnít establish he was his uncle.

NP: It doesnít matter, he still wasnít deviating from the subject on the card.

IM: All right.

NP: So he continues with another point and there are 13 seconds Peter with you starting now.

PJ: Since his descendants are still alive, I think it would ill-become me to reveal them to a huge radio audience because some of them...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmoís challenged.

DN: Deviation, we never have a very large audience!

NP: Well as I know, and Leonie here sitting beside me will bear it out, as our producerís secretary, thereís a volume of letters from all round the world you have to deal with, donít you? So Iím afraid I have confirmation the fact that that challenge was incorrect Derek. And Peter continues with another point and five seconds on the subject starting now.

PJ: Because it could cause a good deal of embarrassment if it was revealed that on Friday nights...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmoís challenged again.

DN: Repetition of revealed.

NP: Mmmm?

DN: Revealed.

PJ: Rubbish! I didnít say revealed!

NP: Rubbish! He didnít say revealed!

DN: He said ďrevealed to the large audienceĒ.

NP: He didnít say revealed, did he?

DN: He did, he said ďrevealed to a large audienceĒ. He said all that...

PJ: I thought you said you were hard of hearing!

NP: Iíll put it to the audience here. If you think he said it before, you all cheer now for Derek Nimmo. And if you donít, you all boo for Peter Jones, and you all do it together now.

CHEERS AND BOOS FROM THE AUDIENCE

NP: You all love Derek Nimmo, donít you?

DN: He did actually say revealed.

NP: Derek you got in with one second to go on the subject starting now.

DN: My great-great-uncle Ebeneezerís strange habit...

WHISTLE

NP: And so Derek Nimmo speaking as the whistle went got another point and has increased his lead. And Kenneth Williams will begin the next round. Kenneth the subject is stunts. Can you tell us something about those in the game starting now.

KW: (speaking slowly) Well one thinks immediately of Blondin over Niagara Falls. One of the most incredible stunts, I should think, ever performed. And I am also mindful of those men who perform so incredibly in the film industry, doing things which...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Too slow!

LAUGHTER FROM THE AUDIENCE

PJ: You know, itís like a 78 played on a 33!

NP: Itís a very clever ploy in Just A Minute! He hadnít reached the stage where I consider his slowness was actual hesitation...

PJ: No but he was hesitating be, between each word!

NP: I know he was, itís rather clever...

PJ: Well hesitation, that isnít clever!

NP: No no he hadnít got as slow as that. Kenneth...

DN: He was!

NP: .... you still have the subject, there are 35 seconds on stunts starting now.

KW: I once saw at Pinewood Studios a man doing a fall down some very steep stairs which I found quite astonishing. And I said to him afterwards, it was Jim Dale, ďI donít know how you did it!Ē He said ďneither do IĒ, and was taken to Wrexham Hospital. He had injured his elbow in the process. And I went to the director and said ďthe stunts that you are pulling in this film are injurious to many actorsĒ. And he said...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: Repetition of actors. Unless he has a good gag line, and then Iíd better go back and let him say it! Sorry!

KW: Iím sorry, Iím completely unaware of the fact that I did say the word actors. You must forgive me, I didnít realise. Did I say that?

NP: You did actually, Iím very sorry Kenneth.

KW: Oh I see. Well then he is in the right.

NP: Heís absolutely in the right.

DN: Iím terribly sorry Kenneth.

IM: He said it three times, but I didnít want to spoil it.

DN: Heís so gracious in defeat!

NP: Ah Derek, there are two seconds left for you on the subject of stunts starting now.

DN: I once dressed up as an alligator and I had this head on...

WHISTLE

NP: Well once again Derek Nimmoís got in just before the whistle, spoke as the whistle went, increased his lead. But Peter Jones is coming up in second place, Ian Messiterís in third place, and Kennethís only just behind in fourth place. And Derek your turn to begin. The subject I thought would be good for you now would be losing my voice. So will you tell us something about that subject starting now.

DN: Losing my voice is something which gives tremendous pleasure to my wife, if itís me thatís lost it, if you see what I mean. Because she gets fed up with listening to me, year after 12 months, for some 26 years of marriage, and finds me the most boring person imaginable. So when I develop a sore throat, like I have today, she is filled with...

BUZZ

NP: Ian Messiter challenged.

IM: A very big gap between ďshe isĒ and...

NP: No, it was no more than Kenneth Williams does. It was one of those dramatic...

DN: It was wonderfully dramatic!

NP: .... sort of breaths which wasnít, I think, a pause.

PJ: It was still too much! But I admit it wasnít any more than Kenneth Williams does!

NP: Derek Nimmoís too much always! So anyway Derek you have the subject still, I disagree, you have 33 seconds starting, sorry, 38 seconds starting now.

DN: If Iím losing my voice and I visit a friendís house, I go to their bathroom cabinet, open it, and itís such a wonderful excuse to see what kind of pills theyíre using. And I have to take out the little bottles and have a little gargle. And there I find to be most helpful...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Repetition of little.

NP: Yes Iím afraid there was.

DN: Itís a very little challenge.

NP: I know but itís a correct challenge. And there are 25 seconds for Peter Jones to talk on losing my voice starting now.

PJ: Well I havenít got a great voice to begin with, so it doesnít really bother me terribly. Because I donít sing, I donít earn my living by vocalising in that way. And Iíve got nothing much to say about losing oneís voice really...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo got in.

DN: Itís all sort of mumbly, I canít understand...

NP: Well he just said he didnít have much to say about it so he sort of almost came to a halt, didnít he?

DN: Yes.

NP: So Derek youíre helping him out, you have 13 seconds on the subject starting now.

DN: Losing my voice, I also have a spray which I hold at a distance of about a foot, and then squirt right down my throat and suddenly the voice returns. And I donít have to go and visit Mister Punt, who is a silly old, because he...

WHISTLE

NP: So the er Derek Nimmo has increased his lead, speaking again as the whistle went, as well as getting points in the round. And Peter Jones your turn to begin, the subject Peter is bathing baby. Will you tell us something about that in the game starting now.

PJ: Well I remember doing this in an amateur performance when I was quite a small child. And I was given a doll and told to...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams came in.

KW: Well I thought it all sort of juddered to a halt.

PJ: Yes.

NP: Yes it was a definite hesitation. Kenneth you have the subject of bathing baby, there are 52 seconds starting now.

KW: I am admirably suited for this task, because a doctor once told me that I showed admirable courage when I dealt with this sort of unusual situation. He said ďyou see you remember always to support the base of the spine, and nothing could be more right for this kind of workĒ. Whenever you are bathing a young creature, you must always remember that the support is necessary...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: Well this is actually terribly bad advice. Itís the head you have to support...

NP: (laughs) I know it is!

PJ: .... more than the base of the spine. I feel that itís particularly dangerous to tell people that...

NP: Yes youíre quite right. I think...

KW: Itís me bathing the baby, not whatís orthodox! Thatís the subject, itís me bathing the baby!

NP: Well I hope they donít ask you very often!

KW: Weíre not, weíve not got an audience of Doctor Spocks sitting out here!

PJ: No...

NP: But if they donít support the head, it flops back...

NP: Why donít you shut your row? You rotten chairman! An awful chairman!

PJ: I mean there are...

KW: You shut your row too! Youíre just jealous! Just jealous of me! Heís just jealous of me because of my hair! Iíve got lovely hair! People have said itís like spun gold! Theyíve said they want to run through it barefoot, you know! And he hates me for that, he loathes me for that...

PJ: No, not really...

NP: The trouble is so much of it has spun away, hasnít it!

KW: Youíre right!

PJ: No the um...

NP: But no, but Peter...

PJ: No the effects could be serious, I mean 60 or so years ago perhaps Kenneth, someone bathed you in that way and look at the result!

NP: And so Peter has made his point and I agree and there was also the repetition of support which is what you were leading...

KW: No he wasnít, he never mentioned repetition at all!

NP: He mentioned...

KW: So why are you dragging it in?

NP: I thought that was his challenge!

DN: No! Why donít you listen, Parsons? Youíre so totally incompetent!

PJ: I didnít want to...

NP: I thought he was doing an active service to the nation.

PJ: I was, I was and I didnít want to embarrass Kenneth by bringing up his support! Because ah, itís nothing to do with it...

KW: Thatís disgraceful! Nobody knows I wear it! Thatís a disgrace! Thatís really wicked! And you earlier on were talking about you donít broadcast all awful things, things about people...

PJ: Well I didnít want to...

KW: ... and you go on and you do a thing like that!

NP: Awww! I think we should leave the subject with Kenneth, donít you? Otherwise with his spun gold hair and his spun gold support, heís going... Heís going... Right Kenneth carry on with bathing the baby and there are 22 seconds starting now.

KW: Itís important that you test the water and the way that you should do it is to put your elbow in. Now if...

BUZZ

NP: Peter Jones has challenged.

PJ: No itís terribly bad advice again, Iím sorry! Not at all! The elbow is not a good thermostatic guide, and I donít think anybody would be well advised to use it.

NP: And youíre having him for deviation on that?

PJ: Yes.

NP: On the support of the back instead of the head, I would disagree, I mean I would agree entirely. But the elbow, I think youíre stretching your luck a bit there Peter.

PJ: Well no itís not accurate at all...

NP: It may not be accurate but...

DN: You put your elbow in they say...

NP: ... all youíre going to do is harm the person whose elbow goes in. The other way you might harm the baby and that is what is...

PJ: But you might put your elbow in, and it doesnít react at all. And er then you put the baby in, and the baby is practically boiled!

NP: We do hope that all our listeners are enjoying this new programme called First Things For Baby. Next week weíre going to talk about the problems of teenagers and after that if there are any adults left listening, we will continue on another subject! Right now I think we will carry on with Just A Minute and weíre going to carry on with our spol, spun gold expert over there. Iím sorry! Kenneth youíre going to continue with bathing baby, 14 seconds starting now.

KW: There is a special soap which you use, which is called No Tears. And that means that should any of the suds get into the pupils of the small babyís eye, it will not cause pain. Now that is exactly...

WHISTLE

NP: So Kenneth Williams gained a number of points in that round, and he has leapt forward, into third place! Heís just ahead of Ian Messiter, behind Peter Jones, and theyíre all trailing Derek Nimmo who is still our leader. And Ian would you take the next subject, the subject is great music. Will you tell us something about that in the game starting now.

IM: Iím very glad youíve asked me to talk about great music because there is an awful lot of it about. Youíve just got to turn on the radio and you get great music the whole time. And as this subject is one of which I know absolutely nothing, I suppose Iím stuck with it and I will talk about great music. I am allowed to repeat great music fortunately because I know, I invented the game. If you listen to, for instance, God Save The Queen...

BUZZ

NP: Kenneth Williams has challenged.

KW: Yes there was the most appalling hesitation. For instance... God Save The Queen?

NP: I didnít hear winstance. He turned away at that moment. Did you say winstance?

IM: Didnít I say for instance?

NP: I didnít hear you say winstance. I think you must have turned away...

IM: Rimsky-Korsakov, I never said that.

KW: You started to say Rimsky-Korsakov and then went on to God Save The Queen.

IM: No it was Tchaicosky I was saying.

NP: No Rimsky-Korsakov didnít compose God Save The Queen...

IM: No...

KW: No...

IM: ... youíre not listening properly! He wants to wash his ears out!

NP: Well we couldnít hear you anyway Ian. So I do think you should continue and there are 36 seconds on great music starting now.

IM: Tchaicosky, Swan Lake, Rimsky-Korsakov, and I didnít say it before, so itís not repetition. God Save The Queen, I, oh yes now that...

BUZZ

NP: Derek Nimmo challenged.

DN: An excess of loyalty!

NP: Derek you have the subject of great music, there are 28 seconds starting now.

DN: Of course by great music, you donít always mean the classics. Now I have a secretary who is a honky, which means white, drummer in an all-female reggae band. And she makes the most wonderful great music, this is totally true. Her nameís Flossie, and she goes and performs around clubs, which West Indians frequent, and is the most dynamic lady on these kind of tom-tom instruments which are spelled D-R-U-M-S. Now other kind of great music I...

WHISTLE

NP: And nobody got him for repetition of tom-toms!

IM: Oh!

NP: But he kept going till the whistle went, gained another point and ah he not only brought the round to a close, but Iím afraid we have come to the end of the show. So let me give you the final score. Ian Messiter, not having played the game before, braving everything, coming and competing with our three regulars, did extremely well, many congratulations Ian...

IM: I was last!

NP: You were last.

IM: I thought so, yes.

NP: But you were one of the best lasts weíve ever had, I think. Kenneth Williams was in third place just behind Peter Jones. But way out in the lead was this weekís winner, Derek Nimmo! We do hope that you have enjoyed this edition of Just A Minute and will want to join us same time next week when once again we take to the air and we play Just A Minute. Till then from all of us here good-bye!

THEME MUSIC

ANNOUNCER: The chairman of Just A Minute was Nicholas Parsons, the programme was devised by Ian Messiter and produced by Pete Atkin.