I guess Magnusson was the kind of guy who wees where he likes…
Oh they’ve harpooned me now.
"…dad’s an owl, mum’s a pussycat and we live in a pea-green boat…”
The song of Carmela Vitale, inventor of the pizza thingy (it’s true)
I was devastated when they didn’t include this song in the last series because I saw it at the tryouts and absolutely loved it. So glad they did now :)
Spiney Porcupine - John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme
Back in 2011, Radio 4 bought a sketch show to be written entirely by and mainly featuring John Finnemore. It didn’t have a title - it was bought as “John Finnemore’s Sketch Show (w/t)” (“working title”).
It was eventually called John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, and its third series start tonight. But several other titles were considered. Here’s the list of potential names:
- John Finnemore’s Twenty-Eight Minutes
- John Finnemore’s Penguin Edition
- John Finnemore’s Dog-Eared Penguin
- Finnemore’s Wake
- Finnemore’s Almanac
- The Finnemore Series.
- The Finnemore Sequence
- Finnemore’s Gazette
- Finnemore’s Gazelle
- The Finnemore Title
- John Finnemore’s Three Jokes
- John Finnemore: Satire & Whimsy
- Finnemore’s Revenge
Eventually it was put to a vote in front of the last try-out audience: Finnemore’s Revenge vs John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. The former won hands down. But we ignored that, because this isn’t X Factor.