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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

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

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

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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

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology, as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best-known novelists, poets and playwrights. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Purslow:
Abigail Burdess
DH Lawrence:
Mark Evans
Irvine Welsh:
Simon Kane
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Mrs Frobisher:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Producer:
Anna Silver

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

Before They Were Famous

Series 2

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Join Ian Leslie for an exercise in literary archaeology, as he unearths the early writing efforts of our best-known novelists, poets and playwrights. From November 2013. Show more

Contributors

Jackie Collins:
Abigail Burdess
Harold Pinter:
Mark Evans
Mr Gidley:
Simon Kane
Presenter:
Ian Leslie
Dr Seuss:
Katy Wix
Germaine Greer:
Katy Wix
Producer:
Anna Silver

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A pure moment of happiness, and a curious tale about an invention that is probably not evil. Comedy and sketches with Simon Kane. From November 2014. Show more

John Finnemore's Double Acts

Series 1

The Goliath Window

Duration: 30 minutes

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

1820: Mark and Luke have agreed to meet in St Anne's church in the village of Mayton Chennett. Stars John Finnemore. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An awkward encounter at an interfaith conference, and going miles to win a father's respect. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. From Oct 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A sketch that couldn't catch a cold in Coventry and a train passenger who really doesn't overthink things. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

John apologises for a delay and wonders what his hobbies are. Plus, a tale of Queen Victoria’s death, and robots. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A look back at a career in accounting and an overrated experience, and the return of Patsy Straightwoman. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The voice in John's head pushes him to tipping point, a new approach to the news, and a tale of espionage. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

John makes a heartfelt serving suggestion, Lawry tries to keep himself busy, and there’s a curious tale of murder. From 2016. Show more