ormer Yes keyboard player Rick Wakeman made his first appearance on the BBC Radio 4 programme Just a Minute today at 12:04pm - 12:30pm, Sunday 13th February 2011. The Radio Times described it thus, “Nicholas Parsons hosts the stopwatch comedy panel game as Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Shappi Khorsandi and Rick Wakeman are challenged to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.” The subjects for each round were:
(i) Dear listener
(ii) How can bankers make amends?
(iii) A rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle – started by Rick
(iv) My best impression
(v) The price of milk – Rick was speaking as the buzzer sounded
(vi) Through the telescope
(vii) Page three – Rick was once married to a page three girl, but this was not mentioned
Although this was the first episode of a series of 8 (series 59), it was a repeat. However, it may be available as a podcast. At first I thought, “Oh, No,” as I would prefer to hear Rick’s keyboard playing to hearing him as an affable personality. Nevertheless, he was his usual quick-witted self and he showed a good sense of humour as it was possible to hear him laughing a lot in the background.
Originally posted on Sunday, 13th February 2011