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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

Bremner's One Question Quiz

Episode 2: Where Did All the Money Go?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Rory Bremner and regulars Andy Zaltzman, Nick Doody, Kate O'Sullivan are joined by Gillian Tett, of the Financial Times, and financial journalist Max Keiser. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rory Bremner
Panellist:
Nick Doody
Panellist:
Andy Zaltzman
Panellist:
Kate O'Sullivan
Panellist:
Gillian Tett
Panellist:
Max Keiser
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

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

Bremner's One Question Quiz

Episode 4: How Should We Educate Our Children?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Regular panellists Andy Zaltzman, Kate O'Sullivan and Nick Doody are joined by teacher, author and columnist Tom Bennett and professor of education Gordon Stobart. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rory Bremner
Panellist:
Andy Zaltzman
Panellist:
Kate O'Sullivan
Panellist:
Nick Doody
Panellist:
Tom Bennett
Panellist:
Gordon Stobart
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

Bremner's One Question Quiz

Episode 5: Who Runs Britain?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Rory Bremner, Andy Zaltzman, Kate O'Sullivan and Nick Doody are joined by the chief political commentator for the Telegraph Peter Oborne and Guardian columnist Deborah Orr. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rory Bremner
Panellist:
Andy Zaltzman
Panellist:
Kate O'Sullivan
Panellist:
Nick Doody
Panellist:
Peter Oborne
Panellist:
Deborah Orr
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Dr Xand van Tulleken takes a satirical look back on 2016 in health news, rounding up some of the most baffling medical headlines of the year. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Ahmed Kazmi
Participant:
Emily Grossman
Executive Producer:
Iain Wimbush
Series Producer:
Anne Henry
Writer:
Nick Doody
Production Company:
Rumpus Media

The Brig Society

Series 3

Football Manager

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Marcus Brigstocke finds out about the pure and noble game of football and also FIFA, plus he tackles its problems. From September 2015. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 3

Diplomat

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Ahem. Marcus Brigstocke coughs politely, dons a crumpled linen suit and tries to fib for Britain as a diplomat. From October 2015. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 3

GCSE

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Please turn your radio over and start listening as Marcus Brigstocke has just thirty minutes to retake his GCSEs. From October 2015. Show more

The Brig Society

Series 4

Scandal!

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Caught up in a scandal, Marcus Brigstocke becomes victim of his own newspaper. How do you doorstep yourself? From 2016. Show more

Bremner's One Question Quiz

Episode 6: What Does the Future Hold?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Rory Bremner and regular panellists Andy Zaltzman, Kate O'Sullivan and Nick Doody are joined by environmental journalist George Monbiot and author Mark Stevenson. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rory Bremner
Panellist:
Andy Zaltzman
Panellist:
Kate O'Sullivan
Panellist:
Nick Doody
Panellist:
George Monbiot
Panellist:
Mark Stevenson
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

Bremner's One Question Quiz

Episode 1: What Is Britishness?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Rory Bremner returns with a new comedy show that takes one contemporary issue and digs deep into its satirical bowels. Guests include John O'Farrell and John Jungclaussen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Rory Bremner
Panellist:
Nick Doody
Panellist:
Andy Zaltzman
Panellist:
Melanie Hudson
Panellist:
John O'Farrell
Producer:
Simon Jacobs

The Brig Society

Series 4

Episode 1: Newspaper Editor

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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