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Worth 120 just a minutes of anyone's time.
on 29 November 2010
This is great stuff. I will not bore anyone with a synopsis of this long running panel show as other reviewers cover that perfectly well ( not that they are in any way or shape boring about it) except to point out that it relies on the improvisational skills , verbal dexterity and sheer mental brio of the four contestants and although everything they attempt does not always come off the fact that mostly it inspires some excellent comic gems showcases how good most of them are.
For the purposes of this CD there are four episodes on two discs. Paul Merton is the only regular on the panel while Nicholas Parsons is the regular presenter/chairperson .Other guests include Josie Lawrence , Ross Noble , Gyles Brandreth, David Mitchell , Charles Collingwood, Sheila Hancock Chris Neill, Shappi Khosandri ,Julian Clary and Tony Hawks.
The stand outs for me are Noble, Hawks and Clary ( who memorably when after claiming he plays rugby when grilled by Merton on what position he plays instantly retorts "Hooker " , which is very much in keeping with his arch carry -on persona ) but everyone plays their part.
Not entirely convinced it will reward repeated listens but for a one-off listen this CD is tremendous fun. Worth 120 just a minutes of anybody's time.