The complete fifth series of BBC Radio 4's award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme has won a host of awards, including the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy with Live Audience. Written by and starring John Finnemore, this fifth series of the hit show returns with more witty wordplay and laugh-out-loud sketches.
These six episodes include an unlikely wager, a troubled bluesman, a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas, a new approach to the News and, well, since you asked him for a tale of espionage... In addition, the voices in John's head push him to the tipping point, we look back at a career in accounting and hear of an overrated experience and, we're sorry to say, Patsy Straightwoman returns with an interview sketch.
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme also features Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. Duration: three hours.
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"One of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time." (The Guardian)
I love everything about this show. I am never disappointed, and laugh throughout even though I listen several times. He is a very clever writer who makes the ordinary seem hilarious. This series is the best yet. Love it.
Being as much of a John Finnemore fan as I am, it really saddens me that this series was such a let down compared with the first four series, which had previously helped me through a very difficult time. The word play was there, but it was forced. The 'human condition' commentary & satire was there, but it was so glaringly obvious from the beginning of most sketches where they were headed that it rendered the whole thing mostly pointless. Many sketches ran *painfully* long, and reached new, and irriating levels of 'meta'. John's performance itself was still excellent, he's still hilarious regardless of the script, but some of the others seemed bored. One for dedicated fans only, I think.
The series 5 exeeded my high expectations and the clever wordplays were a treat. I would absolutely recommend this.
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