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The Brig Society

Series 3

Being a Lord

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Good Lord! - exactly what Marcus Brigstocke has become to determine if we really need that second chamber. From October 2015. Show more

John Finnemore's Double Acts

Series 1

A Flock of Tigers

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. A seemingly ordinary train ride turns into an unexpected adventure for Edmund and Dolorosa. Starring Celia Imrie and Charles Edwards. From October 2015. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 3

The Housing Crisis

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

In this nicely furnished, affordable programme with attractive views, Marcus Brigstocke tackles the housing crisis. From October 2015. Show more

Shush!

Series 1

New Romantics

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A poet, a bottle of Calpol and some Roman bathing methods cause trouble for Snoo and Alice. With Morwenna Banks, From 2015. Show more

Jack & Millie

Pilot: Kafka Died at 39

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. A phone, a strudel and Franz Kafka combine to make Jack and Millie's day rather complicated. Stars Rebecca Front. From 2017. Show more

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Shush!

Series 2

Ticks & Foibles

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 5 months

When Snoo makes an unexpected purchase, Alice has to face an old rival, some electrical cables and a very dusty dictionary. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Twice a day, a receptionist and a security guard briefly meet to share a desk. Stars Mathew Baynton and Jenny Bede. From 2015. Show more

Contributors

The Security Guard:
Mathew Baynton
The Receptionist:
Jenny Bede
Producer:
David Tyler

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The Brig Society

Series 1

Episode 1: Fashion

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus Brigstocke has volunteered to be the face, and indeed the trousers, of British fashion. With Rufus Jones, William Andrews and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 1

Episode 2: Hospital

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of his own hospital, with doctors, nurses and pyjama smokers outside so you know it's a proper one. With William Andrews. From July 2013. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 1

Episode 3: Prison

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus Brigstocke looks into overcrowding, rehabilitation, radicalisation and the difficulties of dining hall protest tray-banging syncopation. With Rufus Jones. From July 2013. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 1

Episode 4: Food

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus has been volunteered to be the face, not to say beard and glasses, of British food. During the show, he'll be eating some food. With William Andrews. From July 2013. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 1

Episode 5: King of Scotland

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus tries to understand the arguments for and against independence, hopefully without getting himself a kilt. With Rufus Jones. From July 2013. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 1

Episode 6: Railway

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus Brigstocke has been given his own railway franchise to run. Please note, this programme may be running late; change at Tiverton Parkway for The Archers. From July 2013. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 2

Episode 1: MEP

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

4 Extra Debut. Marcus Brigstocke has got himself elected as a Member of the European Parliament. So it's off to Brussels. From August 2014. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 2

Episode 2: Social Media

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Marcus Brigstocke has decided to create his own Social Media site. Please RT. Please Follow. Please Like. From August 2014. Show more

Shush!

Series 2

A Fairy Tale Ending

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 5 months

When family come to call, Snoo runs into problems with a grape, and Alice has to learn a tricky manoeuvre. Starring Rebecca Front and Morwenna Banks. Show more

Contributors

Shush!

Series 2

Taken at the Flood

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 5 months

When the library is threatened from an unexpected quarter, Snoo gains some friends and Alice sacrifices her favourite tunic. Starring Rebecca Front and Morwenna Banks. Show more

Contributors

Simon Neilson:
Ben Willbond
The Soup and Sandwich Man:
Moray Hunter
Producer:
David Tyler

Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off

Series 4

Episode 1: Greece

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

A struggle between Apollonian and Dionysian principles, as Giles takes on a desperate rescue mission and eats far too much halloumi. With Marcus Brigstocke. Show more