John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: The Complete Series 2

  • by John Finnemore
  • Narrated by John Finnemore
  • 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The complete second series of BBC Radio 4's award-winning sketch show - winner of the Chortle Radio Award of the Year.
In these six episodes, which make up the complete second series, you'll hear some moth-based lunacy, an awkward celestial relationship, a heart-warming tale of the days before health and safety, and how The Archers sounds to people who don't listen to The Archers - plus many other sketches featuring acute observations and wonderful wordplay.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Insomnia song.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, and I have. I basically give it a blanket recommendation to everyone I know.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Roger Watiss, founding member of the silent majority.

(Or the man with insomnia)

(Or the chess royalty)

(It is hard to choose, really)


What about John Finnemore’s performance did you like?

He is a genius. His voices--"normal, silly French, and TWO kinds of posh!"--are always engaging and well paced.The whole cast is really really good, they work together extremely well. Every scene showcases the well-tuned, well-played voice acting done by every member of the cast.


Any additional comments?

If you like quick witted comedy, with a special focus on the ridiculous nature of rhetorical flourishes, then this is the show for you. The ghost-stories-that-aren't-ghost-stories at the end of each episode may be some of the most well-crafted parodies I have ever encountered. It walks the line between the ridiculous and the absurdly clever, without losing balance or falling too far off track. The sketches are consistent AND consistently funny.

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- Marissa

Sketch comedy to make you guffaw.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is majestic sketch comedy. Witty and amusing, intelligent and extremely funny, you can't help but laugh at the brilliant word play, effortlessly enhanced by pop culture and literary references, which just make these sketches sparkle. Comic gold. You will not regret listening to this for a second.
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- Emily "A lover of audiobooks of all kinds, since childhood, when long car journeys were accompanied by Discworld stories. @ReineDesLivres (Twitter)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2013
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited