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. 53 episodes (9 series), 2011 - 2021. Stars John Finnemore, Simon Kane, Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC Sounds

Series 9, Episode 6

Those following the series will know that the lives of each of the people focused upon in each episode are intertwined. For the final episode of the series, the lives of Newt, Russ, Deborah, Jerry and Vanessa are all in the spotlight.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC Sounds

Thursday 10th June 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Lawry Lewin Russ
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Deborah
Simon Kane Jerry
Carrie Quinlan Vanessa
John Finnemore Newt
Writing team
John Finnemore Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer


Souvenir Programme might just be a work of radio genius

As the final episode of the mind-bending tragi-comedy sketch show airs, Jonn Elledge speaks to its creator about the genesis of a show born of limitations.

Jonn Elledge, The Big Issue, 10th June 2021

The complete timeline of Souvenir Programme series nine

Well, since you ask me for a final timeline for the events of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Series 9, we now have had a hundred and twenty-two years of family history of the Noones, the Nightingales, the Wilkinsons, the Goldings and the Goldfarbs, from John Finnemore and his troop, here's my best stab at creating a chronology, with advice, corrections, and additions from many.

Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool, 11th June 2021

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