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27th January 2009, 11:50am
Audience has a great time at Just a Minute
Nicholas Parsons A packed auditorium at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre enjoyed a one-off live recording of BBC Radio 4s much-loved panel show, Just a Minute.

A capacity audience of around 450 people took their seats in the theatre on the University of Lincolns Brayford campus as the long-running show made its first visit to the city.

Nicholas Parsons, host of Just a Minute, had brought the programme to Lincoln for a one-off recording as a way of thanking the University for the Honorary Doctorate it awarded him.

The show, which has been running for more than 40 years, challenges guests to talk about a specific subject for one minute, without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Panellists on the show recorded at the LPAC this week included Paul Merton, Justin Moorhouse, Chris Neil and Tony Hawkes.

Mr Parsons said: I enjoy coming here - its a fine city and Im flattered by the Honorary Doctorate the University gave me. It was a joy to be able to return the compliment in some little way by bringing this wonderful, iconic show to the University. It seems to have been enjoyed very much.

Victoria Simpson, Venues, Events and Programme Manager at the University of Lincoln, said: Were really pleased the event was so well-received by the people of Lincolnshire. Just a Minute obviously has a big following in the county. The auditorium was full and the audience really got involved and created a great atmosphere.

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