Just A Minute returned to our TV screens this evening for another attempt at taking radio gold and making it into TV coltan. We made some notes! Here they are! 0.00 “Welcome...to Just A Minute!” exclaims Nicholas Parsons, just like on the radio. The Minute Waltz is being played, just like on the radio. Maybe this is what the radio version is like, and we just can't normally see it? In that case, the inside of Radio 4 is made of a lot of glowing blue boxes. Unexpected.0.08 Excellent title graphics.0.41 Guests! Paul Merton and Sue Perkins look a bit arch. Graham Norton and Phill Jupitus look like they're ready to have a whale of a time. Come on, guests on the right!1.06 AHAHAHAHA NICHOLAS PARSONS DID A JOKE AHAHAHAHA The audience is possibly worse than on 10 O'Clock Live.2.00 You know that thing where this isn't the first time that Just A Minute has been attempted for TV and it's never quite worked? Well I know this is only two minutes in, but is it because on TV the guests have to perform for the audience, whilst on the radio the guests perform more to each other, and you just get invited in like a warm piece of eavesdropping? This is an early theory that I woul welcome you disregarding if I change my mind in five minutes time. 2.49 Oh shut up Sue Perkins.3.58 While Sue Perkins seems determined to represent the worst beard-stroking excesses of Radio 4, Graham Norton seems determined to have fun. It is nice to see Graham Norton having fun and being funny. How bad do YOU think his BBC America show is going to be? Yes, you're probably right.4.55 The set has turned purple! Goodness. Brave TV colour. Didn't pan out for Daybreak, after all.5.33 Re: Nicholas Parsons undressing: there was a deeply disturbing episode of the National Lottery Show when I was a young'un where he appeared on the show wearing fishnet stockings. 6.05 Paul Merton may be tedious on HIGNFY but bloody hell he really is good when he's still on form, isn't he? 7.08 Oh lovely Phill Jupitus.7.33 Sue Perkins aside, this is starting to work (please disregard the 2.00 theory). BUT (new theory) TV isn't really adding much. Maybe the set will go a really exciting new colour! Green? Cerise? Yelple?9.00 I think we need the full story behind Paul Merton's injured finger.9.53 'Deviation from sanity' is never funny Sue Perkins pipe down Sue Perkins13.14 Graham Norton savaging Dragon's Den, awesome. 15.01 Set's been purple for quite a while. Was it purple the entire time? It might have been, actually, yes.16.22 Nicholas Parsons is really basically my grandad. He's never appeared on the National Lottery in stockings, FYI.17.07 Nicholas Parsons has been given a cheap plunger to use as the timer button #brokenbritain18.32 This is Just A Minute, the Audience, no rogue clapping thank you.18.40 They're clearly making a fuss of the Just A Minute 45th anniversary because they don't think Nicholas Parsons is going to make 50. Gosh, that's depressing. 23.16 The set is definitely blue now, it's definitely changing a bit.27.00 And nothing else particularly happened for the rest of the show. Filled half an hour (almost). B+.