Wooden Overcoats

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Wooden Overcoats is a podcast sitcom about competing funeral directors on an overlooked channel island. It is a lavishly produced audio comedy in eight episodes from the UK with a host of established and rising names.

Season 2 Episode 8: There Ought to be Clowns

The future of Funn Funerals hangs in the balance as Antigone faces the biggest challenge of her life.

by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Bijou - Katy Manning
  • The Ringmistress - Emily Stride
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Sean Baker
  • Miss Scruple - Ellie Dickens
  • Dr Edgware - David K. Barnes
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell

Season 2 Episode 7: Undertakers Underground

Tensions are running high when Antigone and Eric find themselves trapped down a mineshaft together, all alone and in the dark…

by Tom Crowley and David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Sean Baker
  • Marjorie - Elle McAlpine
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Sid Marlowe - Paul Putner
  • Dr Edgware - David K. Barnes
  • Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell

Season 2 Episode 6: Rudyard Makes a Friend

Rudyard at last finds somebody who hates Eric as much as he does.

by Cordelia Lynn and David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Jerry - Maxwell Tyler
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Sean Baker
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Hoodlums - Jason Forbes, Ella Garland and Luke Wilson
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell

Season 2 Episode 5: Flip Flap Flop

When Funn Funerals hosts an undertakers’ convention, Rudyard is called upon to provide the keynote address.

by T. A. Woodsmith

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Script Editor - David K. Barnes
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Sean Baker
  • Audrey Warrington - Fiz Marcus
  • Miles Fahrenheit - Ben Norris
  • Thomas Johnson - Timothy Block
  • Dr Edgware - David K. Barnes
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell
  • Jerry / Various - Maxwell Tyler

Season 2 Episode 4: The Sweet, Sweet Taste of Death

Antigone is going to design her own chocolates – but is Piffling Vale ready for them?

by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Sid Marlowe - Paul Putner
  • Herbert Cough - Andy Hamilton
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell
  • Jerry / Various - Maxwell Tyler

Season 2 Episode 3: Take a Letter, Miss Crusoe!

Georgie quits the funeral business for a job elsewhere and Rudyard has no idea how to win her back.

Written by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Sean Baker
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Lady Templar - Catriona Knox
  • Miss Scruple - Ellie Dickens
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell
  • Jerry / Various - Maxwell Tyler

Season 2 Episode 2: A Funeral House Divided

Antigone and Rudyard lock horns when they devise entirely different plans for defeating Eric Chapman.

Written  by James Hamilton and James Huntrods

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Script Editor - David K. Barnes
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Roger Noggins - Hugh Fraser
  • Bill / Darius / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell
  • Jerry / Various - Maxwell Tyler

Season 2 Episode 1: The Ghost of Piffling Vale

To steal a client away from Eric Chapman, Rudyard must obey a very spooky request.

Written by Molly Beth Morossa and David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Recorded at the Artspace Studio Brixton by Tom Gillieron
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Miss Scruple - Ellie Dickens
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Madame Lansbury Manning - Caroline Quentin
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Various - Holly Campbell
  • Jerry / Various - Maxwell Tyler

 

Piffling Lives: Sid / Desmond

The interview of the decade. An epic battle for the truth.

Written by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Announcer - Eleanor Rushton
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson
  • Sid Marlowe - Paul Putner

Piffling Lives: The Casebook of Dr Edgware

Henry Edgware runs a general practice on the island of Piffling. He used to be the only one. He is still the only one.

Written by Tom Crowley and David K. Barnes

  • Dr Henry Edgware - David K. Barnes
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson
  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Announcer - Eleanor Rushton

Piffling Lives: Random Mouse

As part of our Season 2 Kickstarter month, it's Piffling Lives! Today: An insightful look into the working practices of the Random Mouse Publishing House.

Written by Rosie Fletcher

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Script Editor - David K. Barnes
  • Esmerelda - Alison Skilbeck
  • Gloria - Rosie Fletcher
  • Trevor - Joseph Cullen
  • Narrator - David K. Barnes

Season 1 Episode 8 - The Trial of Rudyard

Rudyard stands accused of a dastardly crime and only Antigone can discover the truth.

Written by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Script Editor - David K. Barnes
  • End message music - "The Distance Holds a Deeper Magic" - Óðinn Örn Hilmarsson
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre 
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley 
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale 
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang 
  • Reverend Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson 
  • Sid Marlowe - Paul Putner
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Marjorie - Elle McAlpine
  • Nana - Julia Deakin
  • Jerry - Max Tyler
  • Bill - Pip Gladwin
  • Daphne, Squeaking - Holly Campbell

Season 1 Episode 7 - The Cliffhanger

Whilst Antigone vows to leave Piffling forever, Rudyard's wildest scheme to besmirch Eric Chapman goes horrendously wrong.

Written by Cordelia Lynn.

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Script Editor - David K. Barnes
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre 
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley 
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale 
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang 
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson 
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Marjorie - Elle McAlpine
  • Baz - Jason Forbes
  • Roz - Phil Wang
  • Wez - Ella Garland
  • Jerry - Max Tyler
  • Bill - Pip Gladwin
  • Daphne, Squeaking - Holly Campell

Season 1 Episode 6 - Georgina and the Waves

A drunken lighthouse keeper pits Rudyard and Eric against each other in the strangest contest of their lives.

Written by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre 
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley 
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale 
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang 
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson 
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Marjorie - Elle McAlpine
  • Nana Crusoe - Julia Deakin
  • Captain Scott Sodbury - Thom Tuck
  • Dr Edgware - Velvet Johnson
  • Additional Voices - Pip Gladwin & Max Tyler
  • Squeaking - Holly Campbell

Season 1 Episode 5 - She Stoops to Conquer

Antigone's journey into the world of romance is hi-jacked by Rudyard, who needs her to seduce a rich and valuable client.

Written by T. A. Woodsmith

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Script Editor - David K. Barnes
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre 
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley 
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale 
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang 
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson 
  • Seymour Prophitte - Max Olesker 
  • Waitress - Holly Campbell
  • Chairman - Pip Gladwin

Season 1 Episode 4 - Tempting Fête

Rudyard's village fête is coming along nicely - until a chance remark from Eric Chapman throws everything into turmoil. 

Written by David K. Barnes

  • Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
  • Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Steve Hodson
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Lady Vivienne Templar - Catriona Knox
  • Marjorie - Elle McAlpine
  • Mrs Turner / Tanya - Sarah Burton
  • Squeaking - Holly Campbell

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