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.

Press Clippings

John Finnemore on how to listen to Series 9

This series is rather different from the previous eight series. I'm very proud of it, and I'd love you to hear it. However, it turns out to be one of those shows where it takes a couple of episodes to get into it... but I think it's fair to say the people who do get into it REALLY get into it.

John Finnemore's Blog, 28th 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

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

Four episodes into Souvenir Programme Series 9

Well, since you ask me for some kind of diagram drawing all the events of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Series 9 so far... over four episodes we now have had a hundred years of family history.

Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool, 28th May 2021

Radio Times poll of best radio comedies

Radio 4 panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue has come top of a Radio Times list of the greatest radio comedy shows.

British Comedy Guide, 17th November 2020 Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

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 Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 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

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme liner notes, 7.6

Massive, massive spoilers below the line, so listen before reading...

Ed Morrish, Ed Morrish's Blog, 11th February 2018