John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme Recording – Complete Series 3

John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme is a radio sketch show, written by and starring Mr John Finnemore. Now earlier this year, it was announced that Souvenir Programme had been commissioned a third series and very soon tickets were available to order. Now I think I can say that I am quite a fan of Mr Finnemore,…

Infinite Monkey Cage Recording – Series 8 Episode 5

An email popped into my inbox recently, telling me that I had a couple of tickets to a recording of the Infinite Monkey Cage. For those of you who don’t know, the Infinite Monkey Cage is a BBC Science Podcast, hosted by Brian Cox and Robin Ince. Each week they take an area of science…

The Now Show Recording – Series 40 Episode 5

Ok, time for another Radio Recording Post! It was a few weeks now that I went to a recording of the Now Show (specifically Series 40, Episode 5). It starred regulars Steve Punt, Hugh Denis, Jon Holmes and Mitch Benn with the addition of Marcus Brigstocke and Pippa Evans. Recorded at RADA, the show was…

John Finnemore’s Priory Engagment

John Finnemore, a radio comedian known for writing the popular radio sitcom Cabin Pressure, has currently been working on the third series of his popular sketch show ‘John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme’.  After many months working on the new series, John Finnemore took to his fans to tell him which of his new-penned sketches he should…

The Brig Society Recording – Episodes 1 & 2

Yesterday I went to another radio recording. Yay! This time it was for a brand new sitcom; The Brig Society, starring Marcus Brigstocke. Basically what happens is in each episode, Marcus volunteers to do some work for his local community and ends up being put in charge of whatever he volunteers for. The series (or…

Osgiliath? When did they go to Osgiliath?

That, and by that I mean the title, is a very good question. Where does it say in the Lord of the Rings, or in any of the dozen books of notes accompanying them that Faramir took Frodo, Sam and Gollum to Osgiliath? Nowhere. So why the hell does director choose to add in that…

Newsjack Recording – Series 8 Episode 3

Newsjack is a radio-comedy-news based-sketch show (there is a name for that but I’ve forgotten it) broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra. It is an unusual show it that it is made up entirely of sketches and one-liners sent in by members of the public before being performed by actors. The stars of the show…

A history of violence

Nowadays I tend to find myself watching films, not because I’ve seen the trailer or it has been recommended to me, but because it has a certain actor in it. In the case of ‘A history of violence’ it was Viggo Mortensen, a man I know for playing Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings,…

Fortysomething

Sorry I haven’t blogged recently. Half the time I didn’t have internet and the over half I probably spent eating or sleeping or generally doing nothing. The other day I was scrolling through one of my most favourite website pages; Benedict Cumberbatch’s IMDb page, when I saw among the list of generally awesome films a…

Cabin Pressure Series 4 Recording 3

Yesterday I fulfilled one of my long time dreams. I met one of my favourite actors, my role model, my hero. Yesterday I met BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. But let’s start from the beginning, we can’t just skip to the main event. Me and two friends had journeyed up to London for the recordings of the last…

Alice in Wonderland (the film)

During the festive season (Merry Christmas by the way) I have been taking advantage of the epicness of Christmas television. A whole variety of films have been on including Tim Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Quite an intriguing movie, sort of a combination between Middle Earth, Narnia and Horton hears a who. It stars…

Harry Potter Studio Tours

Yesterday I got the pleasure of visiting the Harry Potter Studio Tours. It is a Harry Potter fan’s dream. The whole place was packed with sets, costumes, props and even interviews with the creators and actors of Harry Potter. In this article I will be running you through some of the best bits about my…