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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme - series 7!

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 05-Jan-18 15:57:45

Started last night. Link to i player here. Well up to standard, I thought. My daughter and I went to a recording a few weeks ago and some of what we heard (the opening sketch, for example) was in ep 1. More good stuff to come!

raglansleeve Fri 05-Jan-18 19:25:42

Loved it. Howled at the gnu sketch.

allegretto Fri 05-Jan-18 19:26:47

I liked the biscuit story!

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Fri 05-Jan-18 19:28:45

Thanks for this thread, I'm off to listen now. He's so funny. grin

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Fri 05-Jan-18 20:01:34

I have a pronunciation app on my phone. I have just looked up 'gnu'. shock

SinisterBumFacedCat Fri 05-Jan-18 20:25:22

Thanks, will look this up on the radio player app.

MikeUniformMike Wed 10-Jan-18 19:14:31

Surely you gnu how to say gnu.

BlackAmericanoNoSugar Wed 10-Jan-18 19:49:05

I thought I g-knew how to say g-nu, but it turns out that I thought wrongly. 😄

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Wed 10-Jan-18 19:58:21

Oh, we bloody love John Finnemore. The kids quote him endlessly. The gnu had me in bits.

Fiderer Wed 10-Jan-18 20:16:55

My children & I are all Cabin Pressure fans, we often have a Travelling Lemon game on & quote stuff at each other. Flew back here last week & had a "My armrests" back & forth, "Arm-rests is hyphenated".

Have stayed away from other JF stuff because <wibble> he's Arthur. Should I?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Wed 10-Jan-18 21:26:39

No, you're missing out, @Fiderer. Double Acts, his two-hander plays, are absolutely excellent. He has had two series of those now. I think there have been six plays in each series and he has acted in one play in each series. In series 2 he acted with Michael Palin, which was great.

The Souvenir Programme doesn't always hit the mark but it hits a great deal more than it misses, which is more than you can say for most radio comedy. Here's his view on The Archers, which even a total addict like me can see is spot on.

He has a great ensemble doing JFSP and a lot of running gags from series to series. Well worth a go!

Fiderer Thu 11-Jan-18 05:39:06

Gasp0de Thank you - have found them all on Audible.
<happy sigh>

AlbusPercival Thu 11-Jan-18 05:41:26

I love John Finnemore.

He's just so bloody clever. Was in stitches last week. An resisting the urge to google gnu

AlbusPercival Fri 12-Jan-18 07:47:58

I couldn't stop giggling at "my grandfazzer voz dee svedesh shef on the moopets"

BigGreenOlives Fri 12-Jan-18 07:55:54

JF is wonderful, so clever. He is on Twitter & tweets from time to time.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Fri 12-Jan-18 19:26:13

‘The Moopets made me laugh lots. And the personal assistant ‘well, she is quite distinctive..’

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 12-Jan-18 19:49:57

We were at the recording for that coming round the mountain sketch, @YoureAllABunchOfBastards! Also the gnu and Freud sketches from last week. Great stuff. grin

Cheguevarahamster Fri 12-Jan-18 19:55:52

Love John Finnemore. My two boys are Cabin Pressure addicts. I went to see a recording which was brilliant.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 12-Jan-18 19:56:51

A Cabin Pressure recording, @Cheguevarahamster? Very envious, if so! I applied but was unsuccessful. sad

Cheguevarahamster Fri 12-Jan-18 20:00:49

No not a cabin pressure recording. Sorry. I wish!! It was a JFSP recording..

I only discovered Cabin pressure after it had finished.

parrotonmyshoulder Fri 12-Jan-18 20:05:18

Freud sketch was great.
My favourite ever is the Pachelbel’s canon sketch though!

RhinestoneCowgirl Fri 12-Jan-18 21:41:48

Yeah I googled gnu...

allegretto Sun 14-Jan-18 17:30:26

Gasp0de Thank you - have found them all on Audible.

Thank you Fiderer too! I had never thought about them being on Audible and have just bought the second series of Double Acts that I was dying to relisten to.

sagamartha Sun 14-Jan-18 18:33:35

Cabin Pressure is on again.

They're going to Timbuktu. And Arthur is being helpful.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 02-Feb-18 16:16:23

@sagamartha, bliss! I think my favourite is Ipswich, but the standard is so high all the way through.

Anybody else still listening to JFSP? I really enjoyed last night's. The animal designing sketch was genius. grin

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