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12th January 2009, 11:05am
BBC Radio 4 favourite Just a Minute comes to Lincoln
Nicholas Parsons The University of Lincoln is proud to announce that the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) will play host to a live recording of BBC Radio 4’s long-running entertainment programme, Just a Minute.

The grandfather of all panel shows will arrive on Monday 26 January at Lincolnshire’s newest arts venue, based at the University’s Brayford Campus.

Chairman Nicholas Parsons, who recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lincoln, will take control of a loquacious and rebellious bunch of players whose task it is to speak on a subject he gives them for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.

Nicholas Parsons said: "Ever since I was honoured with a degree by the University of Lincoln it has been my wish to repay the compliment in a tangible way. I have persuaded the BBC to bring our long-running and extremely popular BBC Radio 4 show Just a Minute to their handsome new theatre, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. We have a fine cast and after 40 years the show is as entertaining as ever and I'm sure we're going to have an enthusiastic audience."

Guests confirmed to be taking part in the festivities are Paul Merton, Justin Moorhouse, Chris Neil and Tony Hawkes.

Tickets for the event are free and will be allocated on request on a first-come-first-served basis. They are available to reserve from Tuesday 13 January at 10am.
Tickets will be allocated after 14 January and those successful in securing a seat in the audience will be contacted.

To register for tickets, email or call 01522 837638, providing a name, address, phone number, email address and stating how many tickets are desired. There is a maximum of four tickets per party.

The pre-bar opens at 6.30pm with the doors opening at 7pm. All ticket holders must be in by 7.15pm.

For more information on the panel guests scheduled to perform at the University of Lincoln recording of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute, or for information on LPAC’s events, visit

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