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Just a quick note to say Mr Finnemore is on tonight's Now Show on Radio 4. It can be accessed via the Radio 4 website (no region locking) for the next 7 days.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedy

Enjoy!

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padawanpooh
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John Finnemore's on the Now Show on Radio 4 again tonight.

You can download the MP3 (region free) from the Radio 4 website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedy The link will be live for the next 7 days.

Enjoy!

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Mr Finnemore made an appearance on Friday's Now Show on Radio 4. The streaming link should work internationally but, if not, you can download it as a podcast to keep forever Here. Link should be active until Friday.

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Hello lovely members! Unfortunately promised polls and other various attempts to try to make the community more user-friendly have failed to materialise due to Real Life suddenly becoming - and staying - busy. For this I apologise profusely, and as ever comments and suggestions for ways to improve the community are more than welcome.

The main reason for this post, other than to apologise, is to ask if anybody would like to be a co-mod and essentially take on the comm. I'd still be active with smaller things such as dealing with tags, approving moderated submissions (currently only for initial posts with links, after which users will become unmoderated - it is purely a precaution), but if somebody would like to take on more of the design and functionality aspects, that would be great. Although I'm sure I could eventually work out how to do various things such as master posts of the rules / tags / etc., it would take me a while, and I haven't really much of an eye for design! I'm certain we have members who could make a much better job of it than me.

Of course if everybody's happy with the way things are, that's fine, but I'm sure there's always room for improvement! :)

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padawanpooh
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John Finnemore was on The News Quiz tonight (like a radio version of Have I Got News For You for those who don't listen.)

I haven't heard it yet myself but it can be downloaded for 7 days from the Radio 4 website (as far as I know radio stuff isn't region locked)

Enjoy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fricomedy

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musical_lottie
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I've been a bit slow to post this, but here it is (better late than never)! From Mr Finnemore's blog here:

Sorry for the pause - I will be back doing this more regularly soon. In the meantime, some quick Cabin Pressure / Own Trumpet Blowing news: I'm delighted to say that last night Cabin Pressure won the Writers' Guild award for Best Radio Comedy. Hooray!


(Image from WGA website).

I think this calls for our very first party post! So celebratory GIFs, sparkly caps, anything you want; please post them here in celebration!! XD

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Here's episode two at last :)

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Hello lovely Finnemore Fans, and welcome to our new members! (I don't know whether we should have a collective noun, and if so what it should be - any thoughts?) As our membership is increasing, once I have some more time on my hands I'd like to run a couple of polls for feedback on how the comm works - what we like, what we don't like, how we'd like to improve. But first, on the subject of membership ...

Poll #1785420 Membership Party Post

So, when should we have a party post?

At 100 membership
3(20.0%)
At 200 membership
0(0.0%)
At 250 membership
1(6.7%)
All of the above - any excuse for a party!
11(73.3%)
A party post when we reach certain membership? That's just lame.
0(0.0%)

In the comments of a Party Post I can offer ...

Graphics / GIFS
5(15.6%)
***SPARKLY CAPS!!!!!!!***
6(18.8%)
Artwork (nothing fancy - just a doodle on Paint or whatever)
3(9.4%)
Internet cookies
3(9.4%)
Arthur-like enthusiasm! Party posts are BRILLIANT!
15(46.9%)
Nothing. Like I said, lame.
0(0.0%)

Should we have a 'getting to know you' meme?

Yes
10(76.9%)
No
0(0.0%)
Don't care
3(23.1%)


As usual, any suggestions you have about the comm are always welcome, and please suggest questions for a 'getting to know you' meme in the comments if you'd like there to be one. Also, if anyone has a particular desire to actually do the Party Post (unless you all say it's lame) please say, as I have no experience and not much visual creativity!

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Full transcript of the episode - I have now listened to it a quite ridiculous number of times.
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A very happy 34th birthday to John Finnemore!







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Guys, if I may request something: a transcript for John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. Because I'm not a native speaker - and specially because I'm mostly exposed to United States english - sometimes it's hard to follow. Would anyone be so kind as to point me to a transcript? Or maybe could anyone start transcripting the show, as it's done with Cabin Pressure, please?
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Oh wow, welcome to all of our new members! I was going to post an entry about tags next week but due to the unexpected increase in members I shall do so now, whilst I have some time.

Hopefully the tags are fairly self-explanatory, but a little clarification for a couple of them:

!tag me mod is for a) if you have no idea how to tag your entry. If you have an idea but are unsure, go with what you think and either message me, or leave a little note in your entry; or b) if you need a tag that doesn't already exist; in this case if you have a tag in mind please leave a note in your entry. If you can't think of a suitable tag then don't worry :)

live recordings is for accounts of going to a radio (or even TV) recording related to John Finnemore. For example, this might be a recording of Cabin Pressure, or an episode of Miranda in which Mr Finnemore appears.

meeting john finnemore is only for encounters with him in person. (For example, if you were to attend a recording but not actually speak to him personally, this tag would not be appropriate.)

sharing is brilliant! - please see this post for explanation.


If anybody can see that there are other tags that we need or you have any questions, please leave a comment to this post, PM me, or use the Page-a-Mod entry. And enjoy the comm!

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Ummm....right.  As the first follower of this comm and one who hasn't been on lj long and really doesn't know what she's doing, I should probably post something.  I've just been reading through some stuff about the broadcast of the first episode of John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme.

Here is The Guardian's excellent review
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/sep/18/review-john-finnemores-souvenir-programme

And a Radio 4 blog post which includes an interview with John Finnemore where he talks a bit about his inspirations for the sketches. Well worth reading.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio4/2011/09/sunday_night_comedy_-_after_th.html#comments

Sounds like John Finnemore's beginning to get the recogniton he deserves.  :-)

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Hello, me again. Here is your Page-a-Mod entry, for comments, questions, suggestions, requests ... anything really about the comm - anything at all, please feel free. If it's an urgent enquiry, please say so and I shall endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, PM me if you're prefer (though I'm unlikely to respond any more quickly).

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Hello, and welcome to this brand new community for fans of John Finnemore, the comic genius who happily is becoming heard more often on BBC radio - hooray!

This is the first community I have ever created, and will probably be the only one, and I feel a bit like Arthur Shappey - I'm really not sure what I'm doing. So, any helpful suggestions from the Douglases, Carolyns, and even Martins among you re: layout/headers/other interesting stuff will be warmly welcomed (imagine Arthur coming home to Snoopadoop the Cockerpoo; you get the idea), and if anybody feels they would like to give a hand with any aspects of running the comm, please feel free to PM me or comment. Unless I find a way to make a Page-a-Mod entry, then you can use that if you'd prefer.

A few basic rules:
- Be respectful, and play nice - I'm sure everybody who is a fan of such a gentleman is respectful and nice anyway, but there's no harm in stating the obvious
- Please tag your posts - right now we'll only have the basic tags, but whenever you feel we need a new one please just let me know
- Please, no fic - there are other comms for fanfic, and I'm sure people's flists might become inundated if we allow fic here too.
- Posts that are indirectly related to Mr Finnemore are welcome - while the comm is young, just use your discretion. Later on this may be reviewed and clarified.
- PLEASE DO NOT LINK MR FINNEMORE HERE - if you must link him to a specific post, please repost it to your own site and link him to it there. (As my username is pretty much my online identity, I'd rather him not know I've created this comm, sorry.)

When we have a few members, I'll ask for feedback on these rules and suggestions for any others. Also, as I don't have a lot of time on my hands, if anybody would like to be a mod (for a while we should only need one) please PM me :) Meanwhile, I shall do my best.

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