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UnquietDad Fri 05-Sep-08 20:42:32

I just wanted to use this lovely new section to say - isn't it great that Just A Minute is still going, and still with Nicholas Parsons too?

There's a good site about it here

Heathcliffscathy Fri 05-Sep-08 20:43:06


don't catch it often enough.

UnquietDad Fri 05-Sep-08 20:44:23

Since my childhood the definition of "deviation" has become somewhat broader.

InTheseShoes Fri 05-Sep-08 20:58:08

One of the best things on Radio 4! Love it!

UnquietDad Sat 06-Sep-08 10:43:51

I think InTheseShoes was speaking as the whistle went and gains the extra point.

MimsieNet Sat 06-Sep-08 10:50:52

i adore this programme. Anyone else feel they would be brilliant at it?

MimsieNet Sat 06-Sep-08 10:51:35

lol at deviation. (think you hesistated a tad there UD..)

MadameOvary Sat 06-Sep-08 10:54:47

Does anyone remember Willie Rushton singing "My Old Man's a Dustman" to the tune of "Girl From Ipanema"? Priceless! grin

UnquietDad Sat 06-Sep-08 10:55:35

That was on "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", but yes, it was still funny!

MadameOvary Sat 06-Sep-08 10:58:29

Oops! Yes of course blush
I love Paul Merton's cheekiness on JAM - is he still a regular? Haven't heard it in ages

MadameOvary Sat 06-Sep-08 11:00:46

UnquietDad you are same age as me lol.

UnquietDad Sat 06-Sep-08 11:02:13

Both are programmes I remember from my childhood. My parents always had Radio 3 or Radio 4 on. They didn't approve of anything else.

InTheseShoes Sun 07-Sep-08 21:13:38

Bzzzzzz...deviation. UD started to talk about Radio 3 when this is clearly a thread about a radio 4 programme

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 07-Sep-08 21:14:50

Sue Perkins was on JAM today - love her !

TsarChasm Sun 07-Sep-08 21:18:56

Oh yes it's wonderful. (As is most of R4smile)

Clips I've heard of Kenneth Williams doing JAM are classics.

Bluestocking Sun 07-Sep-08 21:19:33

How can you all be so undiscriminating? JAM stinks to high heaven. It's only a tiny iota less hideous than Quote Unquote, which, to steal a phrase from another thread about R4's 1830 offerings, makes me want to slam a door on my cock.

TsarChasm Sun 07-Sep-08 21:24:47

Oh...ok then..Sidles off.

wessexgirl Sun 07-Sep-08 21:27:17

Bluestocking shock. Quote Unquote is offensively smug, but JAM is very funny!

LittleBella Sun 07-Sep-08 21:35:49

Oh no I'm with Bluestocking, I hate JAM. It would be OK if it were just one round in another show, like I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue but as a stand alone half hour show I just find it really annoying. Yes bits of it are funny but by that stage I've turned the radio off.

funnypeculiar Sun 07-Sep-08 21:40:43

Not only do I love JAM, I actually get a real kick out of Quote Unquote, admittedly in a smug, Eng Lit student type way blush

Bluestocking Sun 07-Sep-08 21:53:55

Oh, I should never have started thinking about QU - "devised and presented by Nigel Rees" - who the fucking fuck cares who devised it? And that vile little line that poor old Knickerless always has to say about "this marvellous game, cre-ated by Ian Messiter" - and do you remember poor old Janet Staplehurst, who "blew her whistle for us so delicately"?
owwww!! <runs howling into the street, rending garments>

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