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The Brig Society

Series 4

Episode 1: Newspaper Editor

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Extra! Extra! Marcus Brigstocke starts own newspaper shock! Plus the headline of the year you'll never get to read. From 2016. Show more

In and Out of the Kitchen

Episode 1: The Diet

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sitcom. When cookery writer Damien is offered the chance to write his own column in a magazine, he resists until his partner Anthony begins the 'courgette soup' diet. Show more

Contributors

Damien Trench:
Miles Jupp
Iain Frobisher:
Philip Fox
Mr Mullaney:
Brendan Dempsey
Trudie Wilson:
Sarah Tansey
Waiter:
Mark Wood
Producer:
Sam Michell
Writer:
Miles Jupp

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Writing and performing trio The Penny Dreadfuls' comedic take on Cervantes' classic tome, starring Sylvester McCoy as Don Quixote. Written by David Reed. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

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

John creates an innovative teaching aid and eavesdrops on two guards, who really should be paying more attention. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane and Lawry Lewin. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The only detectives who have not had their own TV show yet, and a revolutionary email exchange. Sketch comedy with Lawry Lewin. From November 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

The induction of a new employee on Sodor Island, and a speech on following dreams. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith. From November 2014. 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 FM

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

The Penny Dreadfuls

Le Carré on Spying

Duration: 57 minutes

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

Comedy drama from sketch trio The Penny Dreadfuls that takes listeners on a John le Carré-style romp through 1960s Berlin. Starring Mark Heap and Miles Jupp. Show more

Contributors

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A look back at a career in accounting and an overrated experience, and the return of Patsy Straightwoman. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

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

The worst of the bad coppers, a frustrated one hit-wonder and the return of Patsy Straightwoman. With Carrie Quinlan. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

A sketch that couldn't catch a cold in Coventry and a train passenger who really doesn't overthink things. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

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

An unlikely wager, a troubled bluesman and a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. With Margaret Cabourn-Smith. From 2016. Show more

Duration: 55 minutes

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

The comedy trio tell the epic tale of the French Revolution. Co-starring Richard E Grant and Sally Hawkins. From July 2011. Show more

Psychoville

Series 1

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Comedy thriller series. The past catches up with five seemingly unconnected characters, including a telekinetic pantomime dwarf, as they go about their darkly comic lives. Show more

Lab Rats

Episode 2: A Donor

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy. Within St Dunstan's University sits the Arnolfini Research Laboratory... staffed by idiots. Why is there an annoying man in pink mohair in the pink freezer? Show more

Contributors

Dr Alex Beenyman:
Chris Addison
Professor John Mycroft:
Geoff McGivern
Sir Andrew Chother:
Robin Ince
Les Goodman:
Kim Wall
Director:
Adam Tandy

Series

Lab Rats

Lab Rats

Episode 3: A Protest

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Chaotic sitcom. Can Alex stop hippies from storming the lab? Why has the Dean filled every oven in the college with Dutch cakes? And who exactly booked Joan Armatrading? Show more

Contributors

Dr Alex Beenyman:
Chris Addison
Professor John Mycroft:
Geoff McGivern
Sir Andrew Chother:
Robin Ince
Les Goodman:
Kim Wall
Director:
Adam Tandy

Series

Lab Rats

Lab Rats

Episode 4: A Bee

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Thinking his rival, Dr Vaabit, has sabotaged his avocado plants, the Professor wants revenge. Alex and Cara get into trouble when farming some of Dr Vaabit's bees in a cabinet. Show more

Contributors

Dr Alex Beenyman:
Chris Addison
Professor John Mycroft:
Geoff McGivern
Sir Andrew Chother:
Robin Ince
Dr Vaabit:
Michael McShane
Director:
Adam Tandy

Series

Lab Rats

Lab Rats

Episode 5: A Seven Nighter

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Chaotic sitcom. Can the Lab Rats stay up for seven nights in a secret underground government facility without killing each other? Show more

Contributors

Dr Alex Beenyman:
Chris Addison
Professor John Mycroft:
Geoff McGivern
Director:
Adam Tandy

Series

Lab Rats

Lab Rats

Episode 6: A Diary

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Chaotic sitcom. Why has the lab got a pigeon loft? Can Alex prove his dad has really found Captain Scott's diary? And why is Brian flirting with a weather machine? Show more

Contributors

Dr Alex Beenyman:
Chris Addison
Professor John Mycroft:
Geoff McGivern
Director:
Adam Tandy

Series

Lab Rats

Lab Rats

A Snail

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Within St Dunstan's University sits the Arnolfini Research Laboratory... staffed by idiots. Can Alex and Brian help a Russian professor clone his dead grandmother? Show more

Contributors

Dr Alex Beenyman:
Chris Addison
Professor John Mycroft:
Geoff McGivern
Sir Andrew Chother:
Robin Ince
Les Goodman:
Kim Wall
Director:
Adam Tandy

Series

Lab Rats