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John Finnemore's Double Acts Radio/TV Program

John Finnemore's Double Acts: Six BBC Radio 4 Comedy Dramas

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Publisher's Summary

Celia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these six comedy two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore.

The stories are: 'A Flock of Tigers'; 'Wysinnwig'; 'Red-Handed'; 'The Goliath Window'; 'English for Pony-Lovers'; and 'Hot Desk'.

Also among the cast are Charles Edwards, Isy Sutie, Lawrie Lewin, John Finnemore, Simon Kane, Beth Mullen, Matthew Baynton and Jenny Bede.

©2016 John Finnemore (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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    "If you like stories"

    you are absolutely going to love this. Every one of these starts off by making you presume something, and then goes on to absolutely smash your presumtions. It's great fun (as is the case with Finnemore) and clever to boot. The actors and actresses are splendid in what they do. Absolute candy for your brain. My favourite was the 'Goliath window'. That was the one I didn't see coming in any shape or form. Really, I couldn't recommend this more.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-28-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Just ok"

    I did enjoy a couple of the stories. But it would be no great loss not to have listened at all.
    If you have not listened to Cabin Pressure then you will love it much more than this.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. F. Smith CA United States 02-13-16
    D. F. Smith CA United States 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Finnemore!"

    Wonderful. John Finnemore has mastered the craft of the teleplay. Double Acts, like any Finnemore production, is witty, kind, charming, sweet, and hilarious.

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    Teresa 08-25-16
    Teresa 08-25-16 Listener Since 2005
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    "Just love Johns humor"

    Not as long as I'd like but then it would have to be hours and hours! If you like any of his stuff you will like this too.
    Enjoy.

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    "Entertaining as always."

    I love John Finnemores' writing. His humour is intelligent and charming and never fails to entertain. His stories are original, inventive and beguiling. Can't wait to download more.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dr. Rem Van Woerkom
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    "double act. Twice the fun."

    Very good plays. Each won is very interesting. slightly off - beat and the naration/acting is excellent too.

    Very clever constructs - a great few hours worth of entertainment.

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    "Funny, intriguing, beautiful and touching."

    This stopped me in my tracks. A quite brilliant collection or heartwarming, hilarious and clever stories. Encore! Encore!

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  • Melissa Wells
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    "charming"

    very different from other works by John Connectors but well written, cleverly cast and snappy dialogues. Yup, well worth adding to your collection.

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