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Emu's difficult second album

Just in case you enjoy fairly difficult crosswords: I have written a fairly difficult crossword. It's the Listener puzzle on page 54 of the Saturday Review section in today's Times.

John Finnemore, John Finnemore's Blog, 6th April 2019

Chortle Awards 2019 nominees

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Chortle Awards. Kiri Pritchard-McLean leads the lists, with four nominations.

British Comedy Guide, 26th February 2019

Radio 4 comedies nominated in BBC Audio Awards 2019

A number of Radio 4 comedy series have been nominated in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2018

Cabin Pressure turns 10: the sitcom that broke records

It has won numerous awards, broken BBC Radio 4 records, launched the career of "a once in a generation writer" and spawned a devoted, international fan base with a particular enthusiasm for travelling lemons and otter storage dilemmas. It's the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure - which for 10 years has chronicled life at a tiny (fictional) charter airline. But it is also a programme that very nearly didn't get made.

Kate Whannel, BBC, 2nd July 2018

My comedy hero: John Finnemore on Joyce Grenfell

The man behind such radio shows as Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme discusses the actress and writer whom he hails as his comedy hero.

Brian Donaldson, The List, 31st May 2018

Live Review: John Finnemore's Flying Visit

There are a good two hours' worth of quality tightly-written material in here.

Vicky Nangle, Beyond The Joke, 18th May 2018

Interview: John Finnemore

"First, I organise a series of little try-out nights to make sure I write new sketches in good time, without a frantic scramble at the dead line. This never works - it just means I have six frantic deadline scrambles instead of one."

Victoria Nangle, The Latest, 7th May 2018

How we made Cabin Pressure

'By the time we did the third series, Benedict Cumberbatch had starred in Sherlock. Suddenly the audiences were 90% young girls who'd queue round the block'

Imogen Tilden, The Guardian, 27th March 2018