John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lawry Lewin, John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan, Simon Kane. Copyright: BBC.

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

BBC Radio 4 sketch show written by and starring John Finnemore. 47 episodes (8 series), 2011 - 2019. Stars John Finnemore, Simon Kane, Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Series 3, Episode 1

This first episode of the series addresses the kind of animals that don't get sanctuaries; why the train manager needs to see the train driver; and why people literally shout at the radio?

Further details


Campaign For Real Pub Chat
Sponsored Holiday
Caller ID
Towels ('Towels on the bed mean Sleepy Towels')
Mr Frint - Iconic
Hearing Test ('Don't press the button')
Two Man Show
Song - Spiny Porcupine
Help Quickie
Mr Frint - Vibrant
Rat Sanctuary
Will The Train Manager Contact The Driver
Mr Frint - Literally
Afternoon Drama - Lucy's Complex Dilemma

Broadcast details

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Caller ID

John explains to Lawry the finer details of telephone etiquette.

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Featuring: John Finnemore, Lawry Lewin.

Drawing the Spiny Porcupine song

John Finnemore draws a sketch depicting a spiny porcupine singing a song about her love - a balloon.

Featuring: Margaret Cabourn-Smith.


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