Jun. 14th, 2017

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Just want to mention for anyone who likes comedy and/or hearing good writing on the radio performed by excellent actors... There's a new series of John Finnemore's Double Acts now airing! (For anyone who doesn't know, he's the writer behind the insanely good, funny, clever, smart, fast, all-around excellent writing of Cabin Pressure.) It's the usual BBC Radio 4 thing where you can listen to each new episode live, or hear it for about a month afterward (free!) online.

You can find all the episodes so far here: John Finnemore's Double Acts.

They're each standalone, half-hour, two-person radio plays. I have to say, I don't love the Double Acts as much as I love Cabin Pressure... But then again, there are very, very, very, very few things in THE WORLD I love as much as I love Cabin Pressure. So.

Tonight's new episode (number 3 out of 6) got mysteriously postponed... But it was replaced for now with "The Goliath Window," an excellent entry from the previous series of the Double Acts, so that's all right. Of this new series, episode 1 featured the marvelous Stephanie Cole (Carolyn of Cabin Pressure); episode 2 I found especially delightful, with the clever twists and unexpectedly rich character development that are trademark Finnemore. And I see episode 4 is going to star Una Stubbs!

Also, I just want to say: bless John Finnemore with all the good things in the universe for consistently writing complex, interesting roles for middle-aged and older women. I wish everyone in the world were John Finnemore.


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