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Six more episodes of BBC Radio 4's multiaward-winning sketch show, written by and starring John Finnemore. 

John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Double Acts, returns for a seventh series of his hugely acclaimed Souvenir Programme, which won him Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. 

Expect sketches! Expect songs! They're what made up the previous series, so it seems a pretty safe bet that that's what will be in this series as well.

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 "The best sketch show in years, on television or radio." (Radio Times)

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  • Gudrun
  • 29-05-2018

Some great moments

I have brought everything by Finnemore on Audible. I love cabin pressure, and am getting more and more into this. At first I was not sure, then you get used to the style, and lots of it is really laugh out loud funny. I find myself looking at things with John Finnemare voice in my head, which shows how much I like it.

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  • Ebass930
  • 06-08-2018

Love this show!

Always delivers. John Finnemore and crew are hilarious, reminiscent of the old radio shows my family used to listen to on tape during road trips.

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  • Diana
  • 15-04-2018

Fun listen - twice now

Enjoyable. I like John Finnemore's work. I listen to Cabin Pressure all the time because it puts me in a good mood and since I know the episodes well, I can still do other stuff and not worry about having to replay a bit to catch some words. And I still smile and laugh.

I like these short stories too. There have been some very interesting characters created since Cabin Pressure and sometimes I wonder if JF will do another longer series again.

I really enjoyed the Security Guard and Receptionist characters, and the nasty and manipulative and shallow office boss character, and the retail store with the Fairy character. It would be interesting to see another long term series using some of the best short story characters.

The voice actors are great - very talented.

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  • J. Young
  • 06-05-2018

typically funny and quotable

this is as good as any of the others. funny, and great performances. 15 words.

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  • Bethany Swank
  • 09-06-2021

very entertaining

I love all of this series, very funny and clever writing. The cast is great as well.

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  • Hannah
  • 11-05-2021

Love the Souvenir Programme

I absolutely love the Souvenir Programme, and I think Series 5 is my favorite. John Finnemore uses word play, self-deprecation, and subverting expectations brilliantly. I also appreciate that, unlike a lot of other long-running comedians, John’s humor remains clever and (mostly) free of innuendo.
I highly recommend this show.

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  • Hannah
  • 23-12-2020

getting worse

I absolutely loved the first souvenir program. but I honestly think they are getting worse. I couldn't even manage to pay attention to this one.

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  • Donna K. Hayward
  • 14-01-2019

Hilarious, smart British humor...

I stumbled across John Finnemore several years ago. (If you haven't heard "Cabin Pressure", please buy it - you are in for a treat!) Funny, smart humor that the family and I love to sit and listen to, whilst sipping tea and munching from our velvet bag of biscuits. Seeing that logic was outlawed in the United States around Nov 2016, this is the perfect balm to cheer our winter and world weary souls. Thank you, Arthur Shappey, from all your fans near Seattle, WA. (Home of le bear noir)

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  • S. Ibbotson
  • 13-04-2018

Well... since you asked me for a review...

Well... since I was looking for a comedy sketch show, this proved to the perfect option. A brilliantly witty and well thought out series. I highly recommend!

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  • linda
  • 16-08-2018

Utterly Hilarious

Where does he get his genius inspirations! Sketch 1- Freud phones his mum to ask what she thinks about his new book. Always such a sense of playfulness and fun. Clever, clever stuff and the whole team is great.

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  • S. B. Kirby
  • 17-05-2021

Very funny "traditional" comic writer & comedian

John Finnemore is a National Treasure of radio comedy. He obviously loves the great English ( and American) intelligent comic tradition. 'Hancocks' Half Hour', - 'Sergeant Bilko' - Peter Sellers - Alan Ayckbourn - Flanders & Swann - Tom Lehrer - Pete & Dud - 'Cheers' & 'Frasier' - John Cleese and Co.. But Finnemore contributes his own distinctive brand of humour, doesn't he?.

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  • Claire D.
  • 04-05-2021

A comic surprise

Heard JF on another book I was listening to; My Teenage Diary, (another, entertaining listen), I looked him up and discovered this .... a fabulously funny find! Reminds me a little of the two ronnies crossed with monty python. Refreshing, original, uplifting, silly and just laugh-out-loud, good fun. Going to work my way through all his other audibles.

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  • Beanies
  • 27-10-2020

Brilliant

No matter how rubbish your day has been, you can't fail to smile with a bit of Finnemore & co.

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  • Dr. M. Jordan
  • 02-06-2020

Fine Finnemore!

I love this programme like I love Wodehouse: lots of foolishness, little or no evil. This comparison has obvious limitations, of a kind I would enjoy hearing one of these characters expatiate upon.

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  • John
  • 27-05-2019

Sketch comedy at its finest

Finnemore provides some of the finest sketches and comedy songs of his time, supported by an excellent cast. If it’s a story you’re after.....

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  • Felicity Wills
  • 17-05-2019

Brilliant. Funny and provocative.

John Finnemore really is original. He has a great way of looking at things sideways, and seeing the absurdity in things we take for granted. I laughed out loud many, many times as I listened to this series.

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  • Hilg
  • 08-02-2019

Wonderful as ever!

Still laughing and I’ve listened over and over again. I can’t wait for the next series.

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  • Whistling Woman
  • 18-01-2019

Best comedy writer around

Whether Cabin Pressure, Double Acts or the Souvenir Programme, JF's writing and performance is sharp, intelligent and, more importantly, hilarious!

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