A Conversation for Just a Minute - the Radio Programme
Is mise Duncan Started conversation May 24, 2000
In no way does my _interpretation_ of this piece, which revived many memories about the _contestants_ involved (each of which _receives_ due praise for his or her _speciality_ and _character_) suffer unduly, but _despite_ my own dreadful spelling (witness the many jokes at my _expense_ ) I do think that to be a _truly_ great guide entry, even in this _televisual_ age, the underlined words should be spelt correctly....ring....
By all rights this should set me up for a great fall according to the law of pedantic reverberation.
Demon Drawer Posted May 26, 2000
Wand'rin star Posted May 27, 2000
Be honest, you deliberately set it up for pedants like me to have a field day, didn't you?
I believe ('i' before 'e' except after 'c" - so "receive" [it's to do with carving in stone]) that the great "character" Nicholas refers to the "minute waltz"., that CF has a "penchant" rather than a "panache" (which,apart from its main meaning, seems also to be French for a shandy) that expense looks better with an "s' and that "of been" means "have been". I agree, however, that it's a great article about a great programme. Wasn't it interesting that most of Peter Jones' contributions in the last couple of weeks of his life referred to old age and death?
Demon Drawer Posted May 27, 2000
Wand'rin star Posted May 29, 2000
Crikey! I guess you can give up the day job now, then.
Kubulai Posted Jun 30, 2000
Another great article DD (spelling aside)
I have only heard the show a few times, Seen the T.V version ~shrug~ is one of those things that comes off so well on radio that the only reason for a TV version is that so few people listen to radio shows anymore.
The news quiz is one of my favourites as well as I'm sorry I haven't a clue
which reminds me I must look up the rules to mornington cresent one of these days.
I'm sure there is room on the radio for more shows, and radio dramas rather than an endless stream of music
as you can see I would be terrible at the game (deviation is my speciality, (that sounds terrible out of context))
Back to the original point, my wife used to listen to the show (repeats I guess) on the world service at 5:30 AM in Ohio she thought Peter Jones was wonderful.
Frogpole Posted Jun 30, 2000
Just thought that I'd get in on the Just a Minute thread, I'm sitting in Yorkshire and just heard on the radio that it (J'a'M) is back on air next week, Monday evening. Nice to know that there are more fans of the R4 comedies in h2g2. -- rollup.
Dinsdale Piranha Posted Jun 30, 2000
Demon Drawer Posted Jun 30, 2000
If you're into the R4 comedies, just search the guide a little! I came to this forum directly from posting to a game of Cheddar Gorge, and there are also Limericks, plus a couple of Mornington Crescent fora!
Wand'rin star Posted Oct 26, 2002
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- 1: Is mise Duncan (May 24, 2000)
- 2: Demon Drawer (May 26, 2000)
- 3: Wand'rin star (May 27, 2000)
- 4: Demon Drawer (May 27, 2000)
- 5: Wand'rin star (May 29, 2000)
- 6: Kubulai (Jun 30, 2000)
- 7: Frogpole (Jun 30, 2000)
- 8: Dinsdale Piranha (Jun 30, 2000)
- 9: Demon Drawer (Jun 30, 2000)
- 10: Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista) (Jul 1, 2000)
- 11: Wand'rin star (Oct 26, 2002)