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ARENA: RADIO HA! - IT'S TIME FOR JUST A MINUTE
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Just a Minute
26 December 2002
10.30 - 11.20pm
Just a Minute
In December 2002 BBC2's Arena celebrated 35 years of Just a Minute.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Radio 4's most devious panel game, director Mary Dickinson and the Arena cameras follow quizmaster Nicholas Parsons and his four unruly panellists on their journeys to a recording in Canterbury.

Clement Freud indulges in a little light gambling before setting off, Linda Smith lets the train take the strain, biker Ross Noble opens the throttle down the A2, while Paul Merton drives to the place of pilgrimage.

Each share their thoughts on the competition ahead and answers the crucial question: Just how long is a minute really?
Watch the Panelists
The Straight Man's Tale

Nicholas Parsons explains how he keeps the programme 'taut and up there' and why he doesn't mind being the butt of comedians' jokes. 

Watch  Nicholas Parsons talk about hosting the show

The Winner's Tale

Clement Freud discusses tactics. Is it really all down to luck, or have the listeners seen through him?

Watch Clement Freud talk about tactics

The Minute Man's Tale

How Colonel Saunders and Ozzie Osbourne helped Ross Noble keep going for the full 60 seconds.

Watch Ross Noble talk about going all the way

The Naughty Child's Tale

Anarchy on Just A Minute? Linda Smith applauds the chairman's talent for controlling the comedians.
 
Watch Linda Smith talk about appearing on the show
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Arena celebrates our 35th anniversary
History of the show

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Wikipedia: History of the show
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