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The Brig Society, Series 1 Episode 3 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 been volunteered to run a prison - so while he's serving his thirty-minute term, he'll be looking into such urgent issues as overcrowding, rehabilitation, radicalisation and the difficulties of dining-hall protest tray-banging syncopation.

Banged up with him are 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 16 Mar 2015 22:30


Role Contributor
PresenterMarcus Brigstocke
EnsembleRufus Jones
EnsembleWilliam Andrews
EnsembleMargaret Cabourn-Smith
WriterMarcus Brigstocke
WriterJeremy Salsby
WriterToby Davies
WriterNick Doody
WriterSteve Punt
WriterTom Neenan
ProducerDavid Tyler

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