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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme Series 1-7
The sketch comedy series broadcast on BBC R4

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme is a sketch comedy series broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Finnemore is the sole writer and performs with Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.

The first series was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2011, and further series have followed annually. The series contains sketches and character monologues, with only one major recurring character, a storyteller who narrates a tall tale in the last five minutes of most programmes, and who also provides the show's only recurring catchphrase, opening each story with "Well, since you ask me for...". The only other recurring character between episodes is an interviewer played by Carrie Quinlan named Patsy Straightwoman who is deliberately given no significant characteristics except for an awareness of her role as a "feed", which she sardonically remarks upon at the beginning of each sketch. All episodes from the fourth onwards include a comic song with words by Finnemore and music by Susannah Pearse. Each series has one sketch parodying the BBC Radio 4 series The Archers, portraying the show as it supposedly sounds to people who do not listen to it.

The latest, seventh series began broadcast from January 2018.

  1. Episode 101 (25.4Mb)
  2. Episode 102 (25.4Mb)
  3. Episode 103 (25.6Mb)
  4. Episode 104 (25.5Mb)
  5. Episode 200 (25.4Mb)
  6. Episode 201 (25.6Mb)
  7. Episode 202 (25.4Mb)
  8. Episode 203 (25.4Mb)
  9. Episode 204 (25.3Mb)
  10. Episode 205 (25.4Mb)
  11. Episode 206 (25.6Mb)
  12. Episode 301 (25.6Mb)
  13. Episode 302 (25.5Mb)
  14. Episode 303 (25.6Mb)
  15. Episode 304 (25.5Mb)
  16. Episode 305 (25.7Mb)
  17. Episode 306 (25.7Mb)
  18. Episode 401 (27.5Mb)
  19. Episode 402 (27.5Mb)
  20. Episode 403 (27.5Mb)
  21. Episode 404 (27.5Mb)
  22. Episode 405 (27.5Mb)
  23. Episode 406 (27.5Mb)
  24. Episode 501 (25.4Mb)
  25. Episode 502 (25.6Mb)
  26. Episode 503 (25.2Mb)
  27. Episode 504 (25.1Mb)
  28. Episode 505 (25.1Mb)
  29. Episode 506 (25.3Mb)
  30. Episode 601 (25.6Mb)
  31. Episode 602 (25.5Mb)
  32. Episode 603 (25.4Mb)
  33. Episode 604 (25.5Mb)
  34. Episode 605 (25.4Mb)
  35. Episode 606 (25.2Mb)
  36. Episode 701 (25.3Mb)
  37. Episode 702 (25.2Mb)
  38. Episode 703 (25.5Mb)

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