Monday, 9 November 2009

Commercial Break

Firstly, Miranda Hart's fantastic new sitcom, in which I play a small part, starts going out tonight on BBC2. It's called 'Miranda', written by Miranda, and starring Miranda as the character 'Miranda'; and it's basically about a man named Chris who goes to a tango class. What the writer has rather cleverly done is restrict the main character's appearance to a couple of scenes in the second episode, to really maximise his impact; like Colonel Kurtz in 'Apocalypse Now'. (Or possibly, given that I haven't seen the edited version, like Rebecca in 'Rebecca'...) As I say, my bit is in the episode broadcast next week, on the 16th, but you should definitely start watching it tonight. It's really very good.

Secondly, I'm happy to say 'Cabin Pressure', that thing I do on the radio about pilots, has been nominated for a Writers' Guild Award. Hooray!

20 comments:

Dave Shelton said...

Congratulations on the nomination. Very much deserved. Hurrah!

Stu said...

It was only a matter of time ... suppose series 3 is on the way then?

Well done, keeping fingers crossed.

Richard O. Smith said...

Right, how many designer handbags do we have to purchase for Writers' Guild wives to swing you the vote?

Joe said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.

Jessica said...

As Arthur would say... "Brilliant!" Your nomination is so well deserved. Any news on when the next series will be commissioned? I can't believe it hasn't been yet!

riffle said...

Congratulations! Cabin Pressure definitely deserves many awards.

You have awfully specific ones over there, though. I didn't notice overmuch guilt in the series.

Kudos.

Rob said...

Congrats, it's a very funny series and obviously well researched, it rings a little too true!

Paul said...

is cabin pressure going to be aired in the evening some time do you know? LOVED the first series but couldn't listen to second in daytime and there was no podcast.

Marie said...

Nice one John! Good luck with the award.

John Finnemore said...

Thank you for all your congratulations! In answer to your questions, I have no news yet on when or whether there'll be a third series or a repeat of series two. Hope so!

Michael said...

Splendid news. Congratulations. One of the only two laugh-aloud comedies on the radio in yonks. Digits crossed for series 3.

lynette.craig said...

Bravo re award nomination. I'll check out Miranda; I saw a trailer for it. Didn't know about your involvement though.

LynneM said...

Congratulations on your nomination and good luck- very well-deserved. Like others commenting here, I really hope we can look forward to a third series of "Cabin Pressure". And I loved the Cheese & Biscuits posting: a real LOL moment.

LynneM said...

Congratulations on your nomination and good luck- very well-deserved. Like others commenting here, I really hope we can look forward to a third series of "Cabin Pressure". And I loved the Cheese & Biscuits posting: a real LOL moment.

heyjimtitus said...

Congrats, JF. A well deserved nom.

Stu said...

Puddings?! See, this made the jump from the wireless to the small screen. CP could too ... if the right agent was to shove it in the right direction of course.

simon said...

Kit Kat x

John Finnemore said...

...Alas, in the end we lost out to the excellent 15 Minute Musicals. Hey ho.

ellzypie said...
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ellzypie said...

Hi John, I am currently studying performing arts at college. Our next performance is radio plays. And being such a huge 'Cabin Pressure' fan I was wondering whether the was any chance of using it as our performance?
If you could get back to me that would be fantastic.
My email address is ehd92@live.co.uk
Thank You.