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By Nicholas Parsons

In this primary ever authentic significant other, Nicholas Parsons tells the attention-grabbing tale of the much-loved panel video game. Over the a long time, the greats of British comedy have entertained listeners with performances that experience come to outline our comedian heritage—from Kenneth Williams' outrageously humorous "battles" with Sheila Hancock, Clement Freud's acerbic wit, and Derek Nimmo's tall stories to Paul Merton's ingenious flights of fancy, Julian Clary's flagrant innuendos, and Pam Ayres' poetic humor. Welcome to only a Minute! is an enjoyable trip via British comedy heritage and a grasp classification in comedian timing, verbal dexterity, and sharp one-liners.

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Paul: Nicholas, are you able to consider? [BIG snicker] My age keeps to supply wealthy pickings for Paul’s mischief, as during this instance from February 2013. Gyles Brandreth is talking at the ‘Globe Theatre’ and there's a few confusion from comic Alun Cochrane as to which venue Gyles capability. Gyles: in truth the theatre i'm contemplating is in Shaftesbury street, referred to as after a … BUZZ Nicholas: Alun challenged. Alun: Deviation. It’s a unique theatre. Gyles: No, it isn’t! Alun: Oh, is it?? Gyles: No, it’s an analogous theatre. replaced its identify. Alun: Oh, i believe a idiot! Nicholas: The Globe Theatre, sure, I labored there. Years in the past. Paul: Shakespeare gave you the activity, didn’t he? Shakespeare gave him the task! They have been trying to find someone who may play older parts!!! [HUGE snicker] the one individual on only a Minute who didn't get pleasure from Paul’s humour and generosity was once Wendy Richard. It was once a truly unlucky scenario and person who I by no means totally understood. For a few cause, Wendy looked as if it would improve an antipathy in the direction of him which she didn't continuously have the capacity to cover. the subsequent is a sequence of exchanges present in one unmarried broadcast, from 24 March 1990. The construction pressure is clear and it really is compounded by means of the truth that Wendy permits her emotions not just to be heard but in addition to be noticeable. it's visible, from her narked expression, that Wendy is frustrated. This occurred on numerous events, poisoning the ambience and inhibiting the viewers. they can't comprehend why Wendy isn't having fun with herself. Wendy has simply effectively challenged as regards to ‘Garden Worms’ and has 9 seconds closing. it's the first time she has spoken throughout the convey. Wendy: I haven’t received any worms in my backyard. I want I had simply because i feel they’re excellent for the soil simply because they aerate it, don’t they, as they wade through it. truly I haven’t even … [WHISTLE AND APPLAUSE] Nicholas: Wendy, you've gotten some extent for that and you’re now within the lead on the finish of the 1st around. and we might such as you to take the second one around, which follows this subject. We’ve received ‘Garden Gnomes’. Will you let us know anything approximately these during this video game, beginning now. Wendy: I don’t have any backyard gnomes. in truth I don’t have a backyard, i've got a patio on which … BUZZ Nicholas: Paul Merton challenged. Paul: good, deviation, since you had a backyard within the final around and now you don’t! Wendy: Ah! If I hadn’t have come to the top of my minute, i'd have stated that! I’m carrying on with on with me gnomes from the worms. Paul: however the serial started out with a lie since you stated you had a backyard. Wendy: It wasn’t a lie! If you’d have … if I’d had extra seconds i might have instructed them I haven’t acquired a backyard! Paul: yet you acknowledged you had a backyard! Wendy: certain, good, she blew the whistle, didn’t she! I didn’t say that!! Paul: Have estate builders moved in within the final minute?? Wendy: i feel I’ll cross domestic now if he’s going to be like this. Peter: You have been, Wendy … you have been whinging on approximately no longer having a backyard … Wendy: Oh all right!! Peter: … after which you endured whinging via announcing you didn’t have any gnomes and other people have been starting to glance fairly disappointed approximately it.

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