Nicholas Parsons CBE
It's been a while (in fact, 1983) since our Fine City has been the location of John Benson announcing: "From Norwich, it's the Quiz of the Week!" and 20 million television viewers settled down on a Saturday evening to watch Anglia Television's ITV networked quiz, 'The Sale of the Century'. Nicholas Parsons seemingly effortlessly conducted the show's proceedings over the entire 12 years it was broadcast.
He had already been seemingly effortlessly conducting proceedings since 1967, and was doing so until Autumn last year, as the host of Radio 4's excellent bit of fun 'Just A Minute!', where panellists are challenged to speak on a surprise topic for 60 seconds without repetition, hesitation, or deviation from the given subject.
It is no exaggeration to repeat that he is being described as one of the greatest entertainers and broadcasters of our time, and that the longevity of his acting and broadcasting career was second to none. His many obituaries (e.g. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11808907) and the sources of information available about his career and achievements are fully worth reading, so we, without hesitation or deviation, recommend them to you.
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