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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

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 67

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A visit to Halifax for old-timers Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor with Susan Calman and John Finnemore on the panel and Jack Dee in the chair. Show more

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 67

Episode 4

Duration: 28 minutes

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

A return visit to Halifax for old-timers Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor with Susan Calman and John Finnemore on the panel and Jack Dee in the chair. Show more

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 68

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Jack Dee chairs the long-running comedy panel game. A visit to the New Theatre in Hull for regulars Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor, joined by Miles Jupp and John Finnemore. Show more

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 68

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A return visit to the New Theatre in Hull for regulars Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor, with Miles Jupp and John Finnemore on the panel and Jack Dee in the chair. Show more

The Unbelievable Truth

Series 11

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

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

David Mitchell invites Richard Osman, John Finnemore, Lucy Beaumont and Rhod Gilbert to hide truths in lies. From May 2013. Show more

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 60

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Radio 4's antidote to panel games returns for its 60th series. Regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by John Finnemore, with Jack Dee in the chair. Show more

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Series 60

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Radio 4's antidote to panel games. Regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer are joined by John Finnemore, with Jack Dee in the chair. Show more

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

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

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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

The Now Show

Series 47

Episode 6

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. With Jon Holmes, John Finnemore, Jasper Rees, Jess Ransom, Jake Yapp and Harry the Piano. 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

The Unbelievable Truth

Series 12

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Marcus Brigstocke, Holly Walsh, John Finnemore and Rufus Hound attempt to talk with deliberate inaccuracy on subjects as varied as Eton, babies, Russia and hats. Show more