There have been many guest contributors in Just A Minute. Mostly British
comedians, writers, actors, and actresses.
1. Jarilyn Jones(1975 ~ 1981): She appeared many times in Just A Minute.
although she wasn't very funny, she contributed a lot for the show. She was one
of Kenneth Williams favourite female panelists. Usually Kenneth Williams claimed
that women mustn't be allowed to play the show, but only to Jarilyn Jones, he was
rather kinder and more generous than to the other panelists.
2. Sheila Hancock(1978 ~ 1983): Sheila Hancock
appeared Just A Minute as often as Jarilyn Jones. She was funny and witty and knows how
to play the show although she is not a regular. As Kenneth Williams once said,
Sheila Hancock is one of the most charming woman panelists and actually she
had done it wonderfully.
3. Andrey Mary(1977 ~ 1979): Andrey Mary didn't
play the show much and she wasn't as funny as I expected she should be, but
she had played a good role in Just A Minute.
4. Tim Rice(1979 ~ 1984): Tim Rice is one of
the popular guest players in Just A Minute. He has done a lot of funny contributions
in the show. Tim Rice was usually known as an English lyricist, so Nicholas Parsons
sometimes asked him to express some of his lovely words in the show.
5. Barry Cryer(1976 ~ 1984): Barry Cryer is
another popular regular guest panelist in Just A Minute. On the first time
appearance, he wasn't really funny but he gradually learnt how to play the show
6. Jars Brenderit(1976 ~ 1984): He is an English
writer and showed a lot of wittiness and fun in Just A Minute. He almost played
like a regular panelist although he was a guest type of player.
7. Henry Kelly(1979 ~ 1981): Henry Kelly was
a true guest player in Just A Minute and he seemed to master the rules of the game.
8. Martin Jarvis(Only twice in 1982): Martin
Jarvis is a funny guest player in the show and actually he is a writer. He gave
us great fun with his fluent French in Just A Minute.
9. Alfred Marks(Few times in 1980s): Alfred
Marks wasn't so funny but he gave us a few jokes in the show.
10. Jim Marsh(One time in 1979): She was invited
only once to Just A Minute but got great victory.
11. Miles Kington(One time in 1978): Miles Kington
wasn't a funny guest player but he was all right.
12. Wendy Richards(One time in 1978): Wendy
Richards is one of the very well-known British actresses with her appearance in
"Are you being
served?", a popular comic TV series from 1973 to 1984.
She didn't often appear in Just A Minute as a guest. I believe she might have
been busy with her TV series schedules.
13. Victoria Wood(1984): Victoria Wood is
one of the well-known British comic actress and her performance in Just A
Minute was as funny as she used to be on other shows. She lately started
to play another show on BBC1.
There will be more guest players later.