“A quietly significant moment in British radio comedy…
The Daily Telegraph, 24 October 2015
“Mark my words; this release of this funny, clever, independently produced sitcom marks a quietly significant moment in British radio comedy, when the BBC networks stopped being the only conduit by which top-rank young writers and actors got their wares to market. It’s not that podcast sitcoms haven’t been made before; it’s that this one is, for the first time, as good as anything you’d hear on Radio 4. Created by a 27-year-old writer called David K Barnes, it’s set on the small (and, I should point out, fictional) Channel Island of Piffling, and centres upon Rudyard Funn (Felix Trench), the stiff-necked director of the island’s only funeral home – who’s seriously put out by the arrival of a dashing, instantly popular new undertaker called Eric (Tom Crowley). Highly recommended.”
Pete Naughton, The Daily Telegraph 24 October 2015
Elsewhere, lead writer David K. Barnes was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Guernsey. Actor Andy Secombe, who plays Reverend Wavering in the series, also discussed the series on BBC Cornwall. You can listen to their interviews here.
The series one finale, Episode 8 ‘The Trial of Rudyard’, will be released this Thursday. The previous episode was a bit of a cliffhanger…
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