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Award Winning Sitcom - Start with Season 1 Episode 1Rudyard Funn and his equally miserable sister Antigone run their family's failing funeral parlour, where they get the body in the coffin in the ground on time. But one day they find everyone enjoying themselves at the funerals of a new competitor -… read more

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60 Episodes | 2015 - 2022

S1 Ep1: Season 1 Episode 1 - The Bane of Rudyard

September 24th, 2015

31:19

It's the worst day of Rudyard's life when new competitor Eric Chapman arrives on Piffling and becomes an immediate sensation. Written by David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle …

S1 Ep2: Season 1 Episode 2 - Flowers for Chapman

October 1st, 2015

31:53

Rudyard fights back through sinister sabotage and the power of the Piffling press. Written by Christopher Hogg

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
Script …

S1 Ep3: Season 1 Episode 3 - The Little Death

October 8th, 2015

33:28

Antigone's weekly cinema trip is ruined by Rudyard's latest attempt to spite Eric Chapman. Written by Tom Crowley

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
Script …

S1 Ep4: Season 1 Episode 4 - Tempting Fête

October 15th, 2015

31:32

Rudyard's village fête is coming along nicely - until a chance remark from Eric Chapman throws everything into turmoil. Written by David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and …

S1 Ep5: Season 1 Episode 5 - She Stoops to Conquer

October 22nd, 2015

33:30

Antigone's journey into the world of romance is hi-jacked by Rudyard, who needs her to seduce a rich and valuable client. Written by T. A. Woodsmith

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and …

S1 Ep6: Season 1 Episode 6 - Georgina and the Waves

October 29th, 2015

32:07

A drunken lighthouse keeper pits Rudyard and Eric against each other in the strangest contest of their lives. Written by David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and the …

S1 Ep7: Season 1 Episode 7 - The Cliffhanger

November 5th, 2015

36:00

Whilst Antigone vows to leave Piffling forever, Rudyard's wildest scheme to besmirch Eric Chapman goes horrendously wrong. Written by Cordelia Lynn.

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and …

S1 Ep8: Season 1 Episode 8 - The Trial of Rudyard

November 12th, 2015

37:25

Rudyard stands accused of a dastardly crime and only Antigone can discover the truth. Written by David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
Script …

Piffling Lives: Random Mouse

May 27th, 2016

12:08

As part of our Season 2 Kickstarter month, it's Piffling Lives! Today: An insightful look into the working practices of the Random Mouse Publishing …

Piffling Lives: Agatha Doyle and the Honeytrap

May 29th, 2016

22:36

Agatha Doyle is in the hives and on the case. Written by Tom Crowley

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
Script Editor …

Piffling Lives: The Casebook of Dr Edgware

June 3rd, 2016

23:46

Henry Edgware runs a general practice on the island of Piffling. He used to be the only one. He is still the only one. Written by Tom Crowley and David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production …

Piffling Lives: Sid / Desmond

June 19th, 2016

20:56

The interview of the decade. An epic battle for the truth. Written by David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell Music - James Whittle and the Piffling …

Piffling Lives: Island of Passion

June 29th, 2016

25:14

by Veronica Night | Read by Prof. Virgil Sodbury
Ghostwritten by Rosie Fletcher

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Script Editor - David K. Barnes
Music - James Whittle …

S2 Ep1: Season 2 Episode 1: The Ghost of Piffling Vale

October 27th, 2016

36:15

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 - …

S2 Ep2: Season 2 Episode 2: A Funeral House Divided

November 3rd, 2016

37:44

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
Production Manager - …

S2 Ep3: Season 2 Episode 3: Take a Letter, Miss Crusoe!

November 10th, 2016

37:08

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
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - …

S2 Ep4: Season 2 Episode 4: The Sweet, Sweet Taste of Death

November 17th, 2016

34:56

Antigone is going to design her own chocolates – but is Piffling Vale ready for them? by David K. Barnes

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield

S2 Ep5: Season 2 Episode 5: Flip Flap Flop

November 24th, 2016

39:05

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
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Script …

S2 Ep6: Season 2 Episode 6: Rudyard Makes a Friend

December 1st, 2016

37:33

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
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and the …

S2 Ep7: Season 2 Episode 7: Undertakers Underground

December 8th, 2016

39:25

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
Production …

S2 Ep8: Season 2 Episode 8: There Ought to be Clowns

December 15th, 2016

1:01:48

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
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James …

TRAILER: The Season 2 Christmas Special

December 22nd, 2016

1:11

Rudyard's dream of a proper Piffling Christmas is dashed by an unexpected guest. Written by Tom Crowley and David K. Barnes

TRAILER: Wooden Overcoats LIVE at VAULT 2017

January 18th, 2017

1:18

Wooden Overcoats LIVE comes to VAULT 2017 on Saturday 4 February as part of VAULT Podcast Week. Go to www.woodenovercoats.com/listings to book tickets.

Funn Fragments: Antigone Antagonized

August 31st, 2017

9:47

A mortician's medical records are examined. by Ben Cottam Help us make Season 3 by backing our Kickstarter.

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and …

Funn Fragments: At Home in the Dark

September 1st, 2017

10:14

Where were you when the lights went out? by Lauren Shippen Help us make Season 3 by backing our Kickstarter.

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and …

Funn Fragments: The Social Rudyard

September 3rd, 2017

11:33

Rudard joins the 21st century. by Chris Hogg Help us make Season 3 by backing our Kickstarter.

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and the Piffling …

Funn Fragments: Practical Magic

September 4th, 2017

11:51

Georgie is entirely spellbound. 
by Gabriel Urbina

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and the Piffling Philharmonic
Recorded at the Coach House …

Funn Fragments: The Full Works

September 7th, 2017

9:31

Rudyard faces construction disruption. by Alex Lynch Help us make Season 3 by backing our Kickstarter.

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell
Music - James Whittle and the …

Season 3 and Wooden Overcoats LIVE Announcement

February 19th, 2018

1:57

A message from David K. Barnes (and Madeleine). 

Season 3 launches on Thursday. The Season 3 live shows start on Friday. Welcome back.

S3 Ep1: Season 3 Episode 1: The Loneliness of the Short-Tempered Rudyard

February 22nd, 2018

39:34

Rudyard is delighted when Lady Templar books a funeral with him - but Eric won't let it happen without a fight.
by David K. Barnes.

Directors - Andy Goddard and John Wakefield
Production Manager - Elizabeth Campbell

S3 Ep2: Season 3 Episode 2: Altar Ego

March 1st, 2018

40:35

Antigone agrees to help the Reverend write a raunchy novel, so long as nobody else finds out about it…

S3 Ep3: Season 3 Episode 3: Rudyard Takes a Hike

March 8th, 2018

34:22

A funeral goes wrong when Rudyard gets lost in the woods with a troop of Scouts and a dead body.

by Rosie Fletcher

Join us for Wooden Overcoats LIVE at King's Place, King's Cross, London tomorrow. Book here.

Meet …

S3 Ep4: Season 3 Episode 4: The Race for Piffling

March 15th, 2018

37:12

When Eric runs for office in the Mayoral elections, Georgie is determined to ensure his defeat.

by Tom Crowley

Join us for Wooden Overcoats LIVE at King's Place, King's Cross, London on 23 March. Book here.

Meet …

S3 Ep5: Season 3 Episode 5: Antigone in the Spotlight

March 22nd, 2018

41:15

A dead playwright’s final production brings Antigone into conflict once again with the Ringmistress, Marlene Magdalena.

by David K. Barnes

Join us tomorrow, 23 March, for Wooden Overcoats LIVE at King's Place, King's …

S3 Ep6: Season 3 Episode 6: Tinker Tailor Undertaker

March 29th, 2018

38:22

There is a thief on the village council! Agatha Doyle and Rudyard are on the case.

Written by David K. Barnes

Join us on 6 April for the final Season 3 Wooden Overcoats LIVE at King's Place, King's Cross, London. Book …

S3 Ep7: Season 3 Episode 7: The Sunshine Treatment

April 5th, 2018

38:25

Dr Edgware needs a holiday and Eric seems the perfect choice to take some patients off his hands.

Written by Molly Beth Morossa

Join us tomorrow …

S3 Ep8: Season 3 Episode 8: Putting the Funn in Funerals

April 12th, 2018

1:04:11

Against the backdrop of a village in celebration, a private tragedy forces Georgie to make an important decision.

Written by David K. Barnes

Meet …

TRAILER: The Season 3 Summer Special

June 21st, 2018

1:12

The Season 3 Summer Special is now available to buy on our website at woodenovercoats.com/shop for whatever price you want to pay. (Choose The Specials from the product list).

London Podcast Festival 2018

August 16th, 2018

3:06

Wooden Overcoats LIVE returns to the London Podcast Festival on Sunday 16 September at King's Place, King's Cross.

Book three or more London Podcast Festival shows through the King's Place website for a 15% discount.

S3: Underbelly Southbank 2019

May 19th, 2019

1:21

Wooden Overcoats LIVE comes to Underbelly Southbank 9 June 2019. Book now!

London Podcast Festival 2019

September 2nd, 2019

4:35

Wooden Overcoats returns to the London Podcast Festival on Sunday 15 September at 7 o'clock. Book now!

Funn Fragments: Eric's Pal

October 15th, 2019

9:10
We're raising funds to make Season Four! Visit https://igg.me/at/woodenovercoats to help us finish the story of Wooden Overcoats.

Cast
Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
Georgie Crusoe - Ciara …

Funn Fragments: Autumn Cleaning

October 22nd, 2019

9:15
Antigone struggles to let go.

We are raising money for the last season of Wooden Overcoats. Search "Wooden Overcoats Indiegogo" to help us finish the story.

Cast
Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench
Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre

Funn Fragments: Rolo

October 29th, 2019

11:24
Eric finds a canine companion.

Make sure you get a copy of the backers-only holiday special: Rudyard Ruins Hallowe'en by going to

Funn Fragments: Graveyard Shift

November 5th, 2019

10:20
Georgie lends a hand.

We are raising money for the last season of Wooden Overcoats. Search "Wooden Overcoats Indiegogo" to help us finish the story.

Cast
Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale
Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench

Funn Fragments: The Smart Coffin

November 12th, 2019

11:01
The future is here.

Join us on 30 November at King's Place in King's Cross for Wooden Overcoats LIVE at London Podcast Festival Presents... Audio Drama.

Cast
Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre
Eric Chapman - Tom Crowley

Wooden Overcoats: The Trouble With Rudyard

May 7th, 2020

21:18
Rudyard falls into a tricky situation.

  • Rudyard Funn - Felix Trench

  • Antigone Funn - Beth Eyre

  • Georgie Crusoe - Ciara Baxendale

  • Eric …

The Wooden Overcoats 5th Birthday Party

September 24th, 2020

1:42:56
Wooden Overcoats launched its first episode on 24 September 2015. To celebrate five years, the team came together over a video chat to talk about the show.

A massive thank you to everyone who sent in memories and …

Wooden Overcoats Live at the London Podcast Festival 2021

September 1st, 2021

1:15

Wooden Overcoats returns to the London Podcast Festival on Sunday 5 September. Stream the show live from anywhere in the world on KPlayer at the King's Place website.

Trailer: Rudyard Ruins Hallowe'en

October 28th, 2021

2:41
Three terrifying tales of terror! The restless dead walk the streets of Piffling Vale, and only one man can possibly ignore them...

Rudyard Ruins Hallowe'en is available to buy as part of our The Specials package at

S4 Ep1: Season 4 Episode 1: The Body Snatchers

January 13th, 2022

39:31
It’s the dead of night and the Funns are in the cemetery – because Eric needs their help!

Watch this episode performed live onstage and online at Wooden Overcoats Live on 30 January at King’s Place and on KPlayer. 

S4 Ep2: Season 4 Episode 2: Old School Funn

January 20th, 2022

39:28
A return to their old school sends Rudyard and Antigone on a trip down memory lane.

Watch this episode performed live onstage and online at Wooden …

S4 Ep3: Season 4 Episode 3: The Big Cheese

January 27th, 2022

37:05
Madeleine saves Eric’s life and becomes a local hero, but Rudyard isn’t too pleased.

Watch this episode performed live onstage and online at Wooden Overcoats Live on 30 January at King’s Place and on KPlayer. 

Cast

S4 Ep4: Season 4 Episode 4: A Match Made in Piffling

February 3rd, 2022

37:25
Could there really be romance between Antigone and... Dr Edgware?

Watch Wooden Overcoats Season 4 performed live onstage and online at Wooden …

S4 Ep5: Season 4 Episode 5: Dead Man's Chest

February 10th, 2022

36:26
Rudyard’s in charge of an historically themed parade, with a yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum.

Watch Wooden Overcoats Season 4 performed live onstage and online at Wooden Overcoats Live. The next show is on 13 February …

S4 Ep6: Season 4 Episode 6: Radio Drama

March 3rd, 2022

35:58
Georgie’s relationship with Jennifer is put to the test when Funn Funerals is surrounded by an angry mob.

Watch Wooden Overcoats Season 4 performed live onstage and online at Wooden Overcoats Live. The next show is on …

S4 Ep7: Season 4 Episode 7: In the Buff

March 10th, 2022

35:55
When Antigone volunteers for a charity calendar, she doesn’t quite realise what it involves.

Watch Wooden Overcoats Season 4 performed live

S4 Ep8: Season 4 Episode 8: Once Upon a Long Time Ago

March 17th, 2022

37:30
Typical. You wait years for a clue to Eric’s mysterious past and then two turn up at once.

Watch Wooden Overcoats Season 4 performed live onstage and online at Wooden Overcoats Live. The next show is on 20 March at …

S4 Ep9: Season 4 Episode 9: The Last Nail in the Coffin

March 24th, 2022

42:49
Eric is unable to fulfil his next funeral. That means there's only one option left open to him…

S4 Ep10: Season 4 Episode 10: A Funn Farewell

March 31st, 2022

1:34:58
It’s the end – but has the moment been prepared for?

Watch Wooden Overcoats Season 4 performed live onstage and online at Wooden Overcoats Live. The last show is on 3 April at King’s Place and on KPlayer. 

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