Wooden Overcoats

Best of iTunes | British Podcast Awards Winner

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.

Look Who's Back

Season 2 launches in less than two weeks. 

Less than two weeks! 

Episode 1 will drop on Thursday 27 October. To celebrate, we've created some new banners with our core characters and the cast who play them to top our various social media. Look out for them on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And while you're there, dig a little deeper to find the Wooden Overcoats community which is buzzing with opinion, theories, stories, videos and artwork from our super-talented and -creative listeners.

Georgie Crusoe is played by Ciara Baxendale. When Georgie's not tinkering with her moped, she helps out at Funn Funerals - pallbearing, tea-making, coffin-building, she's great at all of them.

Eric Chapman is played by Tom Crowley. Mysterious past notwithstanding, Eric is Piffling's most recent and successful funeral director, beloved by everyone for his charm, sense of fun, and coffee facilities.

Antigone Funn is played by Beth Eyre. Most comfortable in the Funn Funerals mortuary where she prepares both bodies and scented embalming fluids, Antigone is frequently found in the darkest corners... wherein the shadows stretch and coalesce the quaking dusk to an inksome night of despair. She likes toast.

Rudyard Funn is played by Felix Trench. Antigone's twin brother. Officious and jealous, Rudyard's hatred of Eric is driven partly from envy, partly from being driven to the breadline by this new and most unwelcome competition.

One thing we love about audio drama is that there is no fixed character design. Our versions were dreamed up by a certain very talented mouse to illustrate her new book but we're always curious to know what yours look like. Do you have a great idea to share? Let us know!

Photography by Lars Thornhill.