Friday, 30 December 2011

Oh yes it is.

Hello, hope you had the merriest of Christmasses. If you are wondering where the twenty-forth thing I drew this month is, it will be here tomorrow. In the meantime, you might enjoy listening to the Radio Four Panto I wrote with my friend and ex double act partner Kevin Baker. It's on at 6.15 tonight, stars Sandi Toksvig and Andy Hamilton, and features loads and loads of other Radio Four names, from Kirsty Young to Nicholas Parsons. If you like Radio Four, I think you'll enjoy it. If you don't listen to Radio Four much, it will be largely incomprehensible.


Anonymous said...

Oooh! Splendid! My radio is on stand-by.

Horsa said...

Had it down as a "must listen" even before I knew you'd written it. I fully expect to enjoy it and, as a Radio 4 aficionado, find it totally comprehensible.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas too.

Sparrow said...

Hoping it's on iPlayer, and of course looking forward to Thing 24!

My wife Pipit is now saying,"Yellow car" in her sleep. I'm not kidding!

Jane Russ said...

Am rather hoping that Thing 24 will be something totally silly from 'that day' so recently enjoyed/not enjoyed by us all.

Just for your info, yellow car is alive and well and being played on a daily basis in Banbury, where there are lots (and I know where they all park)!!


Anonymous said...

Hmm, Hamilton and Toksvig. And who will be playing Snow White?

Anwyn en fa said...

This was fantastic and made me laugh! Unfortunately I was listening to it in the coroners office which made me look far stranger than normal.

Ross Bennett said...

Slept through the episode what with the time difference putting it at noon—Don't judge me!—but just heard it through On Demand. So much fun!

One can imagine writing that sort of thing is challenging, what with everyone's availability and scheduling, no? Probably had a few scenes or cameos that didn't pan out?

Most gratifying that the On Demand/Friday Night Comedy podcast edit trails off with the pips.

riflet said...

Mr. Finnemore: It's been a pleasure seeing and hearing all the very funny things you've done this year, and I can't wait to see what's to come from you in 2012.

Thanks, too, for the enjoyable stream of drawings you're put up on your blog. Most impressive.

Best in 2012!

Anonymous said...

downloaded and immediately came here. Am hoping it is at least slightly incomprehensible as I get confused otherwise. (Too great a departure from my usual life.) Hurrah!

(as it's my bday, I'm pretending it's all about me.)

Pauline Laing said...

We're playing yellow car daily in Perth, Australia. We live in Melbourne, but there are way more yellow cars in Perth. Very much hope we get to hear the panto somehow. Thanks heaps for all the smiles!

Neej said...

Outstanding... But what did you have to do to Jeremy Hardy to get those noises out of him? Are you sure it was legal?

Brown Owl said...

This was hilarious - thank you very much for making my drive home rather more dangerous due to giggling at the wheel :)

Stu said...

Well as they say in good old Panto tradition ... it's behind you!

CP4 - goodo.

Anonymous said...

Loved the panto. One thing I enjoy about your writing is that you treat the story as being as important as the comedy. So often with comedy you can see the resolution to the problem a mile off. I don't think I ever have done with your work yet all the clues are there when the solution is finally revealed. This time I was genuinely expecting the Grand Inquisitor to be John Humphrys (or maybe Jim Naughtie, he did Hamish and Dougal's Hogmanay special one year) but Nicholas Parsons was a great choice.

Anonymous said...

I understood about two thirds of it, which is pretty good for someone living in the US. Well done!

BlushingRose said...

I really enjoyed this - extremely brilliantly silly!

And a (belated) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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