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Ian Cassan Messiter (2 April 1920 – 22 November 1999) was a BBC Radio producer and the creator of a number of panel games, including , Just a Minute and [1 ] . Messiter also brought the successful Many a Slip format to BBC Radio. Twenty Questions He was also the Programme Associate on [1 ] . Messiter was born in Family Fortunes Dudley, Worcestershire and educated at Sherborne School in Dorset. He acted as whistle blower on both and One Minute Please . He published his autobiography Just a Minute My Life and Other Games in 1990.
Messiter married Enid, née Senior. They had two children; a daughter Susan, who lives in Cambridgeshire and a son,
Malcolm Messiter, who is a world-renowned oboist, and four grandchildren; James, Toby and Emily Beaumont and Helen Messiter.
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^ a b Stevens, Christopher (2010). Born Brilliant: The Life Of Kenneth Williams. John Murray. p. 370. ISBN 1-84854-195-3.
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