Friday, 4 January 2019

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme News




Hello! I should probably have said this before, but Radio 4 are currently repeating Series 6 of JFSP at half past six on Thursday evenings, which means you can listen to them again on iPlayer here, at least for a bit.

But perhaps you don't want to listen to sketches from 2016. Perhaps only brand new sketches written in 2019 will satisfy you. In which case... lucky old you, because I'm delighted to say that Series 8 will be broadcast in the spring.

But perhaps you can't wait till then, or perhaps you want to see if the cast's silly voices come out of equally silly faces (Spoiler: Yes. Yes, they do.) In which case.... luckier still old you, because the random ballot for tickets to the recordings in Broadcasting House is now open (though only for the first date so far) and you can apply here.

But perhaps you don't like leaving things up to random ballot; or perhaps you only like seeing sketches that were written earlier that very same afternoon, performed by actors who read them for the first time 45 minutes ago. At most. In which case... luckiest of all old yous, because the cast and I are doing semi-secret try-outs of brand new material at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone, and tickets are available here.

But perhaps you couldn't care less about my sketches; or perhaps you could, but are annoyed that two of these four things are happening in London, where I live; instead of where you live, where you live. In which case... truly you are the unluckiest of old yous. In recompense for your distress, please accept this silly doodle of a castle.


9 comments:

Pete Arundel said...

Now that looks a bit like Coffin Castle where 13 clocks have stopped . . .

Timothy said...

looking forward to series 8 in spring in that case. Good luck with all the performing and recording. As long as you keep putting out content I will keep listening to it.

tuppence said...

Love the castle!
I feel lucky to live where I do - you might like it too - lots of hills and sheep and stuff :)

Tealin said...

Technically that doodle is, also, a sketch, so lucky old all of us any old how.

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Jazzy said...

Would happily live in that castle, regardless of the implication that it would mean I'd have to forgo any future possibility of seeing yourself and the crew performing your sketches in London.
Assuming the castle got Radio 4 of course.

Anonymous said...

Don't tell anyone, but if the rumours are true (and how could they not be), a certain Mr Finnemore has a secret visit planned to the Norwich Playhouse on 27th/28th February. It's our little secret!

Philippa Sidle said...

Scotland is nice. Come to Scotland!

Lena Predmyrska said...

Can I see a silly doodle of a silly bootler's face for the silly castle in your silly doodle before I decide?