Gyles Brandreth

Nicholas Parsons was born in Grantham in 1923. He first came to prominence in the late 50s in the comedy partnership with Arthur Haynes. As well as presenting Just a Minute, he is known for hosting Sale of the Century and for his chat show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which has run for the past thirteen years. He was awarded an OBE for his services to Drama and Broadcasting in 2003 and a CBE for his charitable work in 2014.