Audio Review: Just a Classic Minute Vol 7

(BBC Audiobooks)

FOUR hilarious episodes of the ever-popular radio panel game, spanning more than 20 years with picks from 1968, 1977, 1979 and 1989. The simple premise of the show has proved its success, as contestants are challenged to speak for one minute on any given subject without repetition, hesitation or deviation.

These priceless gems from the archives are chaired by Nicholas Parsons and feature the likes of Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, Paul Merton and Tim Rice. The 1979 episode is considered one of the show’s finest, with all the contestants letting rip on poor Parsons, and features an outstanding round on the subject of “the most extraordinary person I ever met”.

One of the most enduring and entertaining panel shows in any medium, with a justified reputation for consistently producing some of the funniest radio you’ll ever hear.