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26th December 16: Just a Minute does Panto!

December 26th, 2016

Episode 113 of 143 episodes

2017 marks Just A Minute's 50th year, and what better way to kick off the celebrations by combining the longest-running panel show with another great British institution – the pantomime! In Just A Minute Does Panto! Nicholas Parsons is joined by Just A Minute regulars, Paul Merton Sheila Hancock and Gyles Brandreth, as they journey through Panto-land in search of the missing Just A Minute Golden Whistle! Their companions on their quest include, Tom Allen, Pippa Evans, Tony Hawks, Rufus Hound and Julian Clary. The show flits between the scripted pantomime sections when the team are on their quest and the usual off-the-cuff game of Just A Minute. There’ll be adventure! Genies! Panto dames! Goodies! Baddies! Audience Participation! But above all, at the heart of it, a cracking game of the nation’s favourite comedy show - Just A Minute! CREDITS Just A Minute was chaired by Nicholas Parsons The panel were: Paul Merton Sheila Hancock Gyles Brandreth Tony Hawks Tom Allen Rufus Hound Pippa Evans The Genie was played by Julian Clary The pantomime script was written by Gyles Brandreth with additional material by Paul Merton and Matt Stronge The Composer was Susannah Pearson The lyrics to 'All About You' were written by Jenny Laville The Musical Director was Tim Sutton The live band was: Tim Sutton - Piano Katie Punter - Flute/Alto Sax Mark White - Trumpet/Flugelhorn Tim Maple - Guitar Tim Weller - Drums Nick Allen - Cello The Production Coordinator was Hayley Sterling The Producer was Matt Stronge Just A Minute was devised by Ian Messiter Just A Minute Does Panto! is a BBC Studios production.

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