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The Master of the Game was Lionel Blair

Book Review: Welcome to Just A Minute, by Nicholas Parsons Oops, wrong panel game, though in fact there is an anecdote in here involving Nicholas Parsons, Lionel Blair, and Fanny Craddock. This book has two purposes – to explain the … Continue reading

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For One Night Only

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Book Review: It just occurred to me … The reminiscences & thoughts of Chairman Humph, by Humphrey Lyttelton This is not so much an autobiography, but a stream of consciousness, less formal and more like an intimate conversation with the … Continue reading

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There’s a syndrome for everything these days …

I’m not sure I really like the changed presenters in the Radio 3 breakfast slot, as I particuarly enjoyed listening to Penny Gore, and didn’t object to Sandy Burnett the way Gerald Kaufman did; but it was amusing the other … Continue reading

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Is your journey really necessary?

I remember the days when they used to advise people “not to travel unless absolutely necessary”. Although there was plenty of warning about this week’s storms, I don’t recall hearing anyone issuing this advice this time around. And what is … Continue reading

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So I threw the money onto the bed and said to her

At least, that’s what I think Clement Freud said as they checked the microphones prior to recording Just A Minute last night; it rings a bell, I think he may have used the same phrase when I went to Oxford … Continue reading

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So many notes, so little time

I’m a habitual listener to Radio 3 in the car, so I’ve caught a bit of the Beethoven experience this week. Unsurprisingly, there have been many works which I was not familiar with, nor have any urge to listen again. … Continue reading

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