Wooden Overcoats

iTunes Best of 2015 | Prix Europa 2016 nominee

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 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
  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre 
  • Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley 
  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale 
  • Madeleine - Belinda Lang 
  • Rev. Nigel Wavering - Andy Secombe
  • Miss Scruple - Ellie Dickens
  • Madame Lansbury Manning - Caroline Quentin
  • Jerry / Additional - Maxwell Tyler
  • Bill / Additional - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Additional - Holly Campbell

Review on iTunes

 

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
  • 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 / Additional - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Additional - Holly Campbell
  • Jerry / Additional - Maxwell Tyler

Review on iTunes

 

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

Review on iTunes

 

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?

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
  • 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

Review on iTunes

 

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
  • Mayor Desmond Desmond - Sean Baker
  • Jerry - Maxwell Tyler
  • Audrey Warrington - Fiz Marcus
  • Miles Fahrenheit - Ben Norris
  • Thomas Johnson - Timothy Block
  • Dr Edgware - David K. Barnes
  • Agatha Doyle - Alison Skilbeck
  • Jennifer Delacroix - Alana Ross
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell

Review on iTunes

 

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
  • Baz - Jason Forbes
  • Roz - Ella Garland
  • Wez - Luke Wilson
  • Bill / Various - Pip Gladwin
  • Tanya / Madeleine Squeaks / Various - Holly Campbell

Review on iTunes

 

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

Review on iTunes

 

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
  • Ringmistress Marlene Magdelena - 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

At the end of this episode, Andy listed some London shows our team is variously involved with in 2017. They are (click for links) Birthday Suit - a new play by David K. Barnes at the Old Red Lion Theatre, and, at VAULT 2017: Crocodile, Don't Let Me Down, Witt 'n Camp, The Night, Greywing House, Casual Violence and the VAULT podcast week with The Beef & Dairy Network, Story &c and...

... Wooden Overcoats LIVE. See you in February.

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