Anyone fancy being on the panel for this year's Cavers' JAM. Currently it is at 16.30 on Saturday afternoon. I think Roo Waters and Rostam Namaghi were interested.
'Annual competition for the longest new discovery under Mendip or Scotland between Nov 1st 2022 and Oct 31st 2023'
Does he still exist? I thought he'd long since evaporated into a miasma of misogyny and anachronistic irrelevancy. Mind you I expect he still has a bunch of keys which (no longer) open anything particularly exciting. Just kiddin' Natrix Natrix. If the cap fits..I'm never speaking to Martin Grass again.
They are "only" up to 79 series!Samantha's inabilities as score-keeper often form the basis for humour; in a programme from 1997, Humph said: "It's just occurred to me that Samantha hasn't given us the score... since 1981."
Another long-running gag involves one of the panellists putting forward a challenge of "hesitation" when another panellist leaves a long pause in the middle of speaking, a reference to Radio 4's other long-running panel show Just a Minute. (Likewise, occasionally on Just a Minute, a panellist will make a challenge of "Mornington Crescent".) Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton frequently poked fun at Just a Minute and its chairman Nicholas Parsons. Lyttelton's successor, Jack Dee, has continued with and expanded upon this, mimicking Parsons by constantly emphasising the long experience of some panellists, and the fact that the programme can be heard all over the world.