Just a Minute is a long-running Radio 4 entertainment series. The panellists have to speak on a topic for sixty seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Try it and you realise it is much harder than it might sound on the surface. There are just so many things you might really, really want to say… oh, there we go – I’ve made an idiom of myself already.
It is now onto series 84 and I have to admit that I tend not to rush to listen to it in the way that I once did. However, I’ve just finished tonight’s episode, which caught me by following on from the news while I was tidying up in the kitchen and my enthusiasm has been piqued again.