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The Brig Society, Series 1 Episode 1 of 6

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing! Each week, Marcus finds he's volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing - a hospital, the railways, British fashion, a prison. And each week he starts out by thinking "Well, it can't be that difficult, surely?" and ends up with "Oh - turns out it's utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew...?"

This week, Marcus has volunteered to be the face of British fashion, which is a feather in his cap - coincidentally making his very first fashion mistake there. But as well as promoting the corduroy cagoule and inadvertently releasing his own fragrance, Marcus will be examining the light-hearted topics of Size Zero models and child labour as well as pondering the inexorable rise of the Ugg boot.

Helping him fail to find the answers will be Rufus Jones (Hunderby, Holy Flying Circus), William Andrews (Sorry I've Got No Head) and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda)

The show is produced by Marcus's long-standing accomplice, David Tyler, who also produces Marcus appearances as the inimitable as Giles Wemmbley Hogg.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Tom Neenan

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Mar 2015 22:30

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Role Contributor
PresenterMarcus Brigstocke
PerformerRufus Jones
PerformerMargaret Cabourn-Smith
PerformerWilliam Andrews
WriterMarcus Brigstocke
WriterJeremy Salsby
WriterToby Davies
WriterNick Doody
WriterSteve Punt
WriterTom Neenan
ProducerDavid Tyler