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Why John Finnemore is the funniest man on the radio

The comedian talks the return of his Radio 4 sketch show, why audio is cool again and solving the world's hardest literary puzzle.

Helen Brown, The Telegraph, 25th May 2024

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2023 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2023 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 8th January 2024

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme to return in 2023

John Finnemore has confirmed that his Souvenir Programme is returning to Radio 4 in 2023 for a new special.

British Comedy Guide, 10th February 2023

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

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

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

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

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

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