Just a Minute goes from strength to strength, and 2008 was no exception. These are 4 very good performances, with stalwarts Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons and Sir Clement Freud being the core of an always enjoyable programme.
The reason why I'm giving this double CD only four stars, however, is that despite it being uniformly very good, there are few moments which are truly memorable; rewind moments, if you will. Usually these occur outside of the minute, and while there are a few, some about the chairman and one about a friend who emigrated to Canada, there are fewer of these than in previous years.
If you can only buy someone one Just a Minute this year, I would suggest buying Just a Classic Minute volume 5 instead (see my review of that double CD). But you will not be disappointed in buying this particular set.