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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: Series 8

The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Sketch Show
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Film, Radio & TV, Comedy
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Summary

John Finnemore presents the eighth series of his multi-award-winning Souvenir Programme

John Finnemore, creator and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Double Acts, is back with series 8 of his highly acclaimed radio sketch show, winner of the Academy Silver Award, a Broadcasting Press Guild award and two BBC Audio Drama awards.

In these six episodes, John cooks a particularly good lasagne, Noah gets some bad news about the ark, we hear a legendary swansong and there’s some helpful guidance on the etiquette of ‘Thank Yous’ - as well as a look into the devastating consequences of World Peace. Plus, there’s some merry names, some handy mnemonics, an epiphany and a show that will make you feel like a princess - whether you want it to or not. And, well...since you ask him whether he believes in ghosts....

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Alas, drags

Finnermore (and team) are very talented but this volume merely repeats in a very stretched way several of the old brilliant original sketches. The Series really goes up and down after about Vol 4 I find and IMO this is one of the downs. Difficult to get a good (original-type) laugh here, more silly than surreal.. sadly.

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  • DonJon
  • 07-10-19

Very disappointing

The Souvenir Programme used to contain amusing sketches. Unfortunately this series was just plain boring - I shall be returning the book.

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  • learned limpygimp
  • 03-01-20

once again, worth it!

It's as funny or better than the last 7, can't wait for more. I'll be repeatedly listening to this one too.

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  • Decadentwallpaper
  • 20-09-19

One of the best finnemore shows

Well it's good to know that john finnemore is still making stuff
It's very different from the other ones. and very well done I hope people still read stuff like this it's awesome and hilarious. And deserves its title as one of the best British comedy shows

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  • Diana
  • 08-10-19

Worthy of listening to again.

I like John Finnemore's type of humor. It's clever, sometimes silly, and underneath it all maintains a sense of ethics and empathy for humanity.

I have the entire Cabin Pressure series, two Double-Acts, and most of the Souvenir Programmes (Why doesn't Audible have #6 for sale?) There are always some John Finnemore "audiobooks" on my iPod for a quick re-listen to lift me up.

More, please.

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  • Michael
  • 25-09-19

Finnemore and Cast Strikes Again

John Finnemore and entire cast continue to produce fun and entertaining material. Highly recommend - very addicting