Tom Neenan

The Brig Society: The Complete Series 1-4
  • The Brig Society: The Complete Series 1-4

  • Shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Scripted Comedy (Studio Audience)

    In the complete Series 1-4 of the multi-award-winning hit show from the people who brought you Cabin Pressure and Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing!

    In each episode, Marcus finds he's volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing - a hospital, a prison, the banking system, the great British press - 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...?".

    Helping him fail to find the answers are regular guest stars such as Rufus Jones (Hunderby, Holy Flying Circus), William Andrews (Sorry, I've Got No Head), Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda) and Colin Hoult (from Ricky Gervaise's Derek). Together they tackle the ills of British society, from the House Of Lords and internet trolling all the way up to the big issues - like why a paisley hanky is good for hiding disreputable stains, and how to use toothpaste to fool your landlord.

    Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Dan Tetsell, Steve Punt and Tom Neenan.
    Produced by David Tyler
    A Pozzitive Production for BBC Radio 4

    © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
    (p) 2021BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Tom Neenan is a BAFTA-nominated actor, writer and comedian. He is the lead writer on BBC Two's hit satirical show The Mash Report, and the lead writer and producer on Quibi's topical news comedy show Hello America. He is currently writing on the reboot of Spitting Image. Tom has his own BBC Sounds podcast Tom Neenan Is Not All Men, described as "Alan Partridge style brilliant" by The Guardian. Tom has also guested on potentially hundreds of other great podcasts including: Rule of Three; Films To Be Buried With; Smershpod; The Fear and Lizard People. In 2019 Tom was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for the second series of The Hauntening, as well as a BAFTA for his work on The Mash Report.

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