Sherborne Castle Classic
As the name suggests, the car show will take place at Sherborne Castle, as the exact location is the same as in recent years. Read on for more information on how to park your car before, during and after the event.
The show is just a one-day event taking place on Sunday 21 July 2019, just minutes from Sherborne Castle, with a few exceptions (1967 – 2019) chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Parsons occasionally appears as a panelist rather than chairman, which is a slight departure from his usual role as chairman of the event.
Attempting to stick to the rules of banter among the participants, the comedy comes in the form of a series of short films, each with a different theme and a variety of characters.
Broadcast on the BBC World Service, the show quickly developed an international following with a number of television and radio stations in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
For the first time the show was recorded in the UK, two episodes of which were recorded on the BBC World Service in London. As with most shows, it was not recorded at the same time as its original broadcast, but just days after it first aired in the UK.
The two pilot episodes were recorded for television between 1969 and 1981, but never aired, with the exception of a Kenneth Williams documentary. Freud and Nimmo appeared in the first series, and Williams joined the second in 1968. Nimmo died in 1969, leaving Merton as the only regular guest, although he was not in this episode.
Clement Freud was also a panellist on the show, making him the longest-serving guest, and he liked to make the list and challenge his fellow guests with just seconds to go. There were a few guest performances on the program, especially at the end of the 1970-1971 season, when there were only three.
Ian Messiter, the show’s creator, created the theme for the show in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the help of his friend and co-host Richard Dreyfus as host.
Series 56 became the first series to be made available on compact disc, making it one of the most popular series of all time in the format. The 56 series was also made available on CD as a single disc in the United States and Canada.
CD releases, in which each volume focuses on a classic selection of the most important regular panelists, as well as a special edition of the most popular episodes of each series.
Following Clement Freud’s posthumous revelations, some sites such as Amazon and iTunes have withdrawn their support for the series. Controversially, more than half of the episodes selected featured Freud after revelations about him in previous years.
Swedish Minute was broadcast in 1969 on Sveriges Radio P1, and the programme is still broadcast in the UK on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. The Flemish version, called Zeg een euh, was broadcast on Een from 1992 to 1997 and revived on Four in 2016. The Moment, which airs every Sunday at 7pm in India, is hosted by Sreekandan Nair on the National Radio Network.
It is the largest of the city’s six surviving stations and the only one served by intercity trains. It is also the second busiest station in Devon with an average daily passenger population of 1.5 million.
The building was heavily damaged during the Civil War in 1645, but was enlarged by later incumbents until Walt lost his head and a new wing was added. The Queen apparently loved the place, and it’s easy to see why: Elizabeth leased the property to Sir Walter Scott, son of the Earl of Sherborne and grandson of King Henry VIII. But instead of rebuilding the old castle, he built a relatively modest four-storey hut on the site.
If you are a first-time owner of a classic car or want to expand your existing collection, the auction runs from 11am to 4pm on the day when hundreds of buyers can bid before the hammer falls. If that’s not enough, you can also enjoy a number of other attractions, including a car show, a children’s playground and a museum with a selection of rare and historical items. And if you’re not looking for a new investment, you can also enjoy a day trip through the vast collection of historic books, magazines, toys and other memorabilia, as well as some of Sherborn’s most iconic buildings.