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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

John creates an innovative teaching aid and eavesdrops on two guards, who really should be paying more attention. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane and Lawry Lewin. Show more

John Finnemore's Double Acts

Series 1

A Flock of Tigers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. A seemingly ordinary train ride turns into an unexpected adventure for Edmund and Dolorosa. Starring Celia Imrie and Charles Edwards. From October 2015. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The only detectives who have not had their own TV show yet, and a revolutionary email exchange. Sketch comedy with Lawry Lewin. From November 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The induction of a new employee on Sodor Island, and a speech on following dreams. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith. From November 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Twice a day, a receptionist and a security guard briefly meet to share a desk. Stars Mathew Baynton and Jenny Bede. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

The Security Guard:
Mathew Baynton
The Receptionist:
Jenny Bede
Producer:
David Tyler

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Sketch show from the writer of Cabin Pressure and regular guest on The Now Show, John Finnemore, with Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Simon Kane. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A big job, a small job, the career path of the average TV executive, and a tiger with a gun. Sketch comedy with Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Simon Kane. From September 2011. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Documentary-makers, a big debate, and a little trophy. With Carrie Quinlan, Lawry Lewin and Simon Kane. From October 2011. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

John lets Lawry take over, with inevitable reactions on the musical finale from Carrie, Margaret and Simon. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A president with two speeches and we hear from a couple who get on like a house on fire. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The animals that don't get sanctuaries, and why do people literally shout at the radio? Sketch show from September 2013. Show more

Cabin Pressure

Series 4

Episode 1: Timbuktu

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

It's Birling Day, as the charter airline crew swap dignity for cash! Stars Stephanie Cole and Benedict Cumberbatch. From January 2013. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Giancarlo:
Steve Brody
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Creative accounting, cross-examining an expert witness, and why are posh men's trousers all the same colour? From October 2013. Show more

The Vote Now Show

Series 2

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The last of the election specials from the Now Show team. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by special guests John Finnemore, Holly Walsh, Isabel Hardman and Pippa Evans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Steve Punt
Presenter:
Hugh Dennis
Performer:
John Finnemore
Performer:
Holly Walsh
Performer:
Isabel Hardman
Performer:
Pippa Evans
Producer:
Joe Nunnery
Executive Producer:
Alison Vernon-Smith

Cabin Pressure

Series 5

Episode 2: Zurich, Part 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The crew race against time, but what is Gerti's secret? What future for Carolyn and Herc? Stars Benedict Cumberbatch. From December 2014. Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules "Herc" Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Princess Theresa:
Matilda Ziegler
Gordon Shappey:
Timothy West
Bruce Fraser:
Gordon Kennedy
The Auctioneer:
Jonathan Kydd
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

Cabin Pressure

Series 5

Episode 1: Zurich, pt 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

As Martin decides whether to take his new job, is this the end for MJN Air? And just what has Arthur painted on the side of the van? Show more

Contributors

Carolyn Knapp-Shappey:
Stephanie Cole
First Officer Douglas Richardson:
Roger Allam
Capt Martin Crieff:
Benedict Cumberbatch
Arthur Shappey:
John Finnemore
Captain Hercules "Herc" Shipwright:
Anthony Head
Princess Theresa:
Matilda Ziegler
Gordon Shappey:
Timothy West
Bruce Fraser:
Gordon Kennedy
The Auctioneer:
Jonathan Kydd
Director:
David Tyler
Producer:
David Tyler

My Teenage Diary

Series 8

John Finnemore

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 3 months

John Finnemore reminisces about his six months teaching English to school children in Poland. With Rufus Hound. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rufus Hound
Interviewed Guest:
John Finnemore
Producer:
Harriet Jaine

Genres

Drama on 3

Decameron Nights

Episode 1: Five Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Terry Jones introduces John Finnemore, Ingrid Oliver, Carrie Quinlan, Lydia Leonard, Samuel Barnett and Colin McFarlane star in stories adaptions of The Decameron by Robin Brooks. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Robin Brooks
Ciappelletto:
Colin McFarlane
Musciatto:
Sam Dale
Anselmo:
Paul Heath
Federigo degli Alberighi:
John Finnemore
Rinieri:
Cyril Nri
Mithridanes:
Samuel Barnett
Pyrrhus:
Paul Heath
Spinelloccio:
Shaun Mason
Nathan:
Sam Dale
Beggarmaid:
Bettrys Jones

Genres

The Essay

Decameron Nights: Ten Italian Indelicacies Remixed from Boccaccio

Episode 2: Federigo and His Falcon

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Courtly Federigo spends every last groat trying to win the affections of Monna. But there is only one thing of his that she wants - and it has feathers. Introduced by Terry Jones. Show more

Just a Minute

Series 75

Episode 1

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Paul Merton, John Finnemore, Gyles Brandreth and Sheila Hancock, who try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. Show more