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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1 | [John Finnemore]

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure, returns in four episodes of his own sketches, as heard on BBC Radio. These episodes feature a tiger with a gun, reveal the truth behind the war effort, visit some documentary-makers, has a big debate and then treats itself to a little trophy. Plus, there are also some musical interludes from the zoo. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars John Finnemore (The Now Show, Miranda, That Mitchell and Webb Look).
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John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure, returns in four episodes of his own sketches, as heard on BBC Radio. These episodes feature a tiger with a gun, reveal the truth behind the war effort, visit some documentary-makers, has a big debate and then treats itself to a little trophy. Plus, there are also some musical interludes from the zoo. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is written by and stars John Finnemore (The Now Show, Miranda, That Mitchell and Webb Look). It also features Carrie Quinlan (The News Quiz, The Late Edition), Lawry Lewin (The Life & Times of Vivienne Vyle, Horrible Histories) and Simon Kane (Six Impossible Things).

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    Marissa 09-02-13
    Marissa 09-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "So very special in every special way..."
    If you could sum up John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Marmite-flavored toothpaste


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is basically a consistently funny sketch show. If ever there were an elusive creation, that would be it: consistently funny sketch comedy. Almost every skit is right on target, hilarious, well-acted, and well-paced.


    What does John Finnemore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice has the ability to make me instantly want to smile. It is reflexive at this point. The sound of his voice is irreversibly linked in my mind to happiness and laughter.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES! However, I love to simply relisten to favorite pieces as well--I can't refrain from sharing them with just about anybody I can get to listen (anyone who has needed a car ride from me in the last eight months is now very familiar with John Finnemore's comedy shows, both souvenir programme and cabin pressure)


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it! It will be one of the best choices you could possibly make for your time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 10-16-13
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 10-16-13 Member Since 2015

    A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)

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    "Modern sketch comedy at its finest"

    John Finnemore is a brilliant comedian, creator and performer of the acclaimed Cabin Pressure series, and John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is a wonderful mix of sketches, which range from the witty to the silly, and are always endearing. Fuelled by literature, pop culture and quirkiness, this is British comedy at its best. This will make you laugh until you ache, so go ahead, treat yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-07-15
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    "Terrific and I loved it"

    Great quality sketch comedy, which will be enjoyable again from time to time. I'm going to get Series 2 right away!

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  • Thomas
    3/18/15
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    "John Finaganza"

    I've listed to quite a few of John Finnemore's radio comedies, with my favourite being cabin pressure.
    This compilation of sketches is quite brilliant and has really made me fall I. Love with his writing and comedic style.
    I want more now, so come on john, don't disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EvaGM
    2/16/15
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    "A true rib-breaker."
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    It's simply hilarious, in a very British way. White humour with a healthy dose of silliness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mez Kyte
    1/12/15
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    "Gets better in later series but still brilliant."

    Very funny but the later series are split your guts funny. If you are only going to download one series today choose the most recent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tobes
    12/30/14
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    "Finnemore at his (second) best"
    What made the experience of listening to John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1 the most enjoyable?

    The Characters that mr Finnemore and his compatriots portray are very, funny and believably played.


    Which character – as performed by John Finnemore – was your favourite?

    Mr Jekyll & Mr Hyde


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Winnie the Poo Sketch in episode 1 is absolute genius.


    Any additional comments?

    There are snippets of radio genius here, that out rival cabin pressure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
    12/1/14
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    "Radio comedy at its best"
    If you could sum up John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1 in three words, what would they be?

    Witty; funny; warm.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1?

    There are plenty of memorable moments - too many to list. It helps that John Finnemore's writing is intelligent and witty without being smug (a problem with some Radio 4 comedies).


    Have you listened to any of John Finnemore’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is a good starting point from which to explore John Finnemore's work. The other series and Cabin Pressure are well worth a listen. I have found the quality to be consistently high throughout the various series.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Kept me smiling throughout. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments too.


    Any additional comments?

    I genuinely recommend this and encourage you to try the other series too - they are a real delight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orion
    England
    11/30/14
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    "John Finnermore does it again."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved Cabin Pressure and have all the episodes. After listening to them originally on BBC Radio 4. I have loved John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme series 1. Great sketches well observed, will listen to again and again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1?

    The ghost stories


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The letter's between Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde were really funny


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to series 2 3 & 4

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    Australia
    2/12/14
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    "Very funny sketches, second to Cabin Pressure"
    Would you listen to John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 1 again? Why?

    A great chuckle, just love his witty humour. Some of the sketches are a little short, and I think the structure of a longer narrative, as in Cabin Pressure, works better, but these are still extremely funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dialogue is cracking. Loved "The Archers" for those who don't really watch the Archers"


    Have you listened to any of John Finnemore’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Cabin Pressure - different character, same wit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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