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John Finnemore

Comedy writer and star of Cabin Pressure John Finnemore presents his favourite, funniest readings, aided by Stephanie Cole and Geoffrey Whitehead.

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.

28 minutes

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

 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter John Finnemore
Reader Stephanie Cole
Reader Geoffrey Whitehead
Producer Beth O'Dea

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