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John Finnemore

Comedy writer and star of R4's Cabin Pressure John Finnemore presents his favourite funniest readings, with the help of his readers Stephanie Cole & Geoffrey Whitehead. Recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre. Great words from Julian Barnes, Kurt Vonnegut, Dorothy Parker, Philip Larkin, Jack Handey, Shakespeare and PG Wodehouse, and comedy archive from Chris Morris and Peter Cook contribute to a hilarious and warm-hearted show.
Producer Beth O'Dea.

Release date:

28 minutes

Last on

Fri 25 Sep 2015 23:27

Extracts chosen

Short pieces by Wordsworth and Housman


Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare


Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey


First Sight by Philip Larkin


A History of the World in Ten and a Half Chapters by Julian Barnes


A review of ‘The Ideal System for Acquiring a Practical Knowledge of French’ by Dorothy Parker


Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse


God Bless You, Mr Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut



Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Finnemore
ReaderStephanie Cole
ReaderGeoffrey Whitehead
ProducerBeth O'Dea

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