Description

Award Winning Sitcom || Rudyard 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 – the impossibly perfect Eric Chapman! With their dogsbody Georgie, and a mouse called Madeleine, the Funns are taking drastic steps to stay in business…

Customer Reviews

Fantastic !

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Bubbleszz88xx
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2020-02-14
I’m new to this podcast but have been binge listening & absolutely love it . Just about to start series 3 but hoping to savour every minute as there is no more after this 😢.
Keeping my fingers crossed for series 4 x

Hysterical

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JudasI
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2020-02-13
I came across this by accident, and it’s utterly brilliant. Do yourself a favour, and give this a listen.

Irony in abudance and some exquisitely drawn characters

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Feminist G*dess
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2019-12-15
After repeated listening of the wonderful EOS10 I had given up on finding another well scripted and humorous drama series and then came across this. At first, I didn’t like it but after giving it one more try it is now a firm and often repeated favourite.
The humour is very dry, the plot lines are interesting and the characters are an absolute delight!
If you want something that keeps you interested enough that you squirrel yourself away from everyone at lunch time in order to find out what happens next then give this a go. You won’t regret it.

Brilliant!

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Cinnie99
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2019-11-26
Just discovered this gem of a podcast. Funny and touching, made me laugh, made me cry. Please please let there be another series soon.

Superb

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Frustratedandangry_022
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2019-11-13
What a wonderful show. Great writing, truly brilliant performances not to mention the music and incredible soundscaping. This is probably as good as any show could ever be!

Absolutely wonderful

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Erika Loggin
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2019-08-11
I only recently heard about Wooden Overcoats and listened to all three seasons in a week. So funny, such clever stories and characters, the perfect podcast for escaping to a different world for a while. I am crossing my fingers for a fourth season!

The best thing radio 4 never commissioned

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peyotekarma
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2019-07-19
Oh so funny
Oh so dry
And oh so human
Worth all of your time.

Made me snort-laugh. Unattractively. A lot.

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Amyflorence14
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2019-06-13
I don’t know if binge-listening is a thing, but if it is, that’s what I did with Wooden Overcoats - all three seasons in under five days. Absolutely loved it, perfect dry humour. I live in hope of a fourth season.

An Absolute Treasure!

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Becky Bubble Lover
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2019-03-13
The performances from the entire cast are wonderful, and both larger than life and also incredibly genuine and truthful. The writing is clever, witty and heartfelt, and has on multiple occasions left me tearing up or howling with laughter.
I discovered this podcast late last year (2018) and my only regret is that I didn't find it sooner! Completely hooked from the start, I sailed through all 3 Seasons, and all the extras, and now I am desperate for more! I sincerely hope the team will be making future seasons as the stories of Pifflingvale are not done yet!
If you listen to one new podcast this year, make it "Wooden Overcoats"! Enjoy yourselves!

Superb. Ep 3 had me laughing so much i woke the other occupant of the bed!

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I have none.
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2019-03-03
This is really well written, I'm pretty sure it's a 'professional' writer/comic, because it's so much better than most of the BBC Radio comedy output - it's really charming, funny, quaint and has so much fun. The performances are great, the production is broadcast level. It is, in short (so far) fantastic and well worth your time.
Thanks podcast makers, when stuff like this appears, it really is astonishing when compared with things that get commissioned!

Literal funeral humour

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Dance-Archeo
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2019-02-22
A very funny, but at times also quite emotional podcast! The acting is really great and the music is amazing. It took me 2 episodes to really get into it but I now absolutely love it so don't give up on it if the first episode does not quite get you.

Thank you!

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Alice Oseman
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2019-01-16
I have pretty bad anxiety and find it quite difficult to sleep. In 2018 I discovered Wooden Overcoats and fell in love with it from the first episode - the silly but endearing characters, the English village setting, the deep and heartwarming messages hidden beneath the ridiculous, hilarious antics. Since discovering this podcast, I listen to an episode or two most nights before I go to sleep. It never fails to calm me down, make me smile, and ease my spiralling brain. Thank you, Wooden Overcoats 💕

Words can’t begin...

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LemonyLove
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2018-11-21
This could genuinely be the best series of podcasts ever released, no exaggeration. So funny! Brilliantly written and superbly performed with wit and warmth, I so hope we can continue to hear new stories soon!

Comedy at its best

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Squinty witch
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2018-11-04
Funnier than anything on radio 4. Absolutely brilliant, touching, grotesque, surreal. unmissable.

Hilarious slice of small-town Britain

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DazorBellis
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2018-11-03
Brilliantly written and acted, and very very slickly put together. This is a really hilarious show with some proper laugh out loud moments. Go listen!

Can’t get enough

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chubbycake122
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2018-10-25
This is the 4th time I’ve listened to all 3 seasons now and I expect it won’t be the last time!
It’s a delightfully funny series filled with charming characters (including Rudyard) that gets me laughing out loud every time I listen to it.
Please keep on making this fabulous show, I’d gladly contribute toward another kick starter campaign.

Too funny to listen to in public

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Paddy712
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2018-10-23
I had to stop listening 5 minutes into the first episode because I kept having to stifle my laughter in the gym!

classic comedy, with a post-mortem facelift

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Fun Fun FUNN <3
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2018-10-11
So much fun- I'm telling everyone about it! Got a classic BBC radio sitcom vibe, with fresh fast-paced wit and morbid comedy that I just love to pieces. Excellent writing and voice-acting all round- can't recommend enough!

The greatest discovery!

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Gem Jar
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2018-09-17
I found this 2 weeks ago, and I’ve just finished the 3rd series and so now I don’t know what to do with myself! I love the humour, the pace, the characters... I’m praying for a 4th series.
Plus side- I will no longer be getting stares on the commute to work for laughing to myself with my headphones on.

Amazing

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Undonejack
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2018-08-06
Absolutely wonderful.

“Enjoy yourselves!”

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jkramer88
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2018-07-30
I couldn’t recommend this podcast more, it’s so witty, clever, different, intriguing, and funny! He characters are fantastic the play on words throughout this story is brilliant, so many gems. I’m so happy this podcast exists , thank you to all the talent that has put this together, I hope there is a season 4!!! Please be a season 4!!!

Just delightful

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alicecord
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2018-07-10
I’ve just discovered this after a recommendation on another podcast and I’ve managed to binge 2 seasons in a couple of days - it’s just so very English, really funny and charming. Highly recommended!

Fantastic!!

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Sopkat
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2018-07-01
This is brilliant, so funny and well written! This is the standard of bbc and should be on radio 4!

Great writing

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laurajoanne
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2018-05-30
This is so well written. I love the characters. Completely absorbing and tremendously funny. I look forward to hearing how things develop....

A throwback in the best way

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Lady gray1109
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2018-05-28
This series is fantastic!!! It’s got that subtle, surreal aura that old school British comedies sometimes had-absurd and hilarious and I can’t wait to listen to more.

truly excellent

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AwesomeAnonymous 99<3
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2018-05-19
This is genuinely funny and reminiscent of (if better than) most of the comedy on BBC Radio 4. Starts strong and keeps getting stronger with Season 3 as a highlight. I listen to many podcasts, but this is the only one so far my boyfriend also likes. Can’t wait to fund their next Kickstarter!

Fantastic!

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teachandtravel
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2018-05-03
Only just discovered this and am binge listening on long commutes to work. Fabulous comedy. Am hooked. Can't recommend it enough!

They get the humour in your brain to make you laugh on time

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Pauln1964
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2018-03-30
Sparkling dialogue, well delivered. In the best traditions of British comedy.

Equintessential British humour

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Lewmin1
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2018-03-19
Love this and gutted I haven’t been able to attend any of the live shows. Very funny!!

Last Night at the Live Show

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Sezza58
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2018-03-10
I saw this last night at the live show and hadn’t listened to any of the previous episodes. It blew me away. The acting and voice work was extraordinary and the writing was top notch. This beautiful little world of Piffling is something else. Will definitely be listening to the episodes in the future and checking out another live show.

Wooden Overcoats

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Isobelthecutie
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2018-02-27
Brilliantly written, inventive and weird comedy. The acting is first rate, they bring the whole world of Piffling Vale beautifully to life, creating a world of madcap fun and craziness. One of the very best things on the radio. My 11 year old is also utterly obsessed !

My go to podcast for a good laugh

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Pip Thorne
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2017-12-22
Best audio sitcom about rival funeral directors on a channel island out there ; ) Top notch acting, writing and sound design. I also really love the “Piffling Lives” Which give a deeper insight into some of the background characters (adored the one about the funeral house mouse!)

A favourite

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Vseelam
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2017-08-03
One of my absolute favourite podcasts. Amazing storytelling and characters. The humour is truly unique. HIGHLY recommend this to everyone!! You will not regret it :)

Hilarious

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Allhailthealmightyglowcloud
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2017-07-09
I often listen to podcasts when I'm trying to sleep, but this was impossible because I'd wake myself up from almost-sleep by laughing too much. It's probably the podcast that I've re-listened to the most! Everyone involved is really talented, it's SO funny and it's high on my list of recommendations.

Excellent and Hilarous!

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Elorasgame
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2017-07-05
By far my favourite podcast around right now. It's hilarous and i just can't get enough of it! The dynaics of the characters works so well and it really cheers me up when i need it. i will forever recommend this to everyone. The live shows are as fantastic as the podcast so if you get the chance to see it, i highly recommend it!

Truely brilliant

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Tattersail251
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2017-06-30
Intelligent, witty and fun!

Almost too enjoyable

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Sherford103
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2017-05-13
Listened to the entire back catalogue over the course of a weekend!

Funny Stuff.

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Riddickxl
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2017-05-07
Blackadder meets League Of Gentlemen. Thats the level of humour and characterization being presented her. Elements of classic sitcom blended with modern humour ,drizzled with surreal Pete and Dud-ness. Superbly produced with an incredible cast bringing life to characters with depth and believability dispite there delightful absurdities'. Marvelous stuff.

Funny Charming and Downright Witty

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Karim Kronfli
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2017-03-14
A class show with an excellent cast and superlative writing. I started grinning within the first 5 minutes, and there are many laughs throughout the series. Do your ears a favour and listen to Wooden Overcoats

Trust me - you will love this

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JoeyTheActor
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2017-02-01
This show is outstanding. It's fresh, hilarious, and beautiful. Easily one of the best pieces of audio drama/comedy/sitcom/whatever you want to call it ever created. Period.

Great

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CamMoo02
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2017-01-22
Thoroughly brilliant. Wonderful characters and stories....very funny.

Addicted

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Oliviayq98
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2017-01-03
Hilariously funny and addicting ! So original and I can't stop re listening to old episodes !

Pestering my family to listen!

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EFPT
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2016-12-30
The premise of this podcast Intrigued me, so, even though I'm not much of a 'radio play' type person, I gave it a listen and I'm so glad I did! Nothing like what I expected, instead it's so much better! Darkly funny plots and brilliant characters makes for a very interesting and amusing listen. Love it

Favourite of 2016

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coffeewitch
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2016-12-15
I look forward to listening every week and am delighted everytime a new ep pops up in my feed. This is the kind of podcast that is a joy to listen to. Features incredibly rich and loveable characters, hilarious dialogue and probably the best voice acting you'll hear all year. Antigone Funn now rates as one of my favorite characters ever. This show totally deserves all the awards. Just. All of them.

Best podcast this year

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JackMellor1987
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2016-12-14
I discovered Wooden Overcoats after season 1 had been released and I happily binges the whole season in one day at work. I then binged it again the next day...and once again the day after that! It is easily in my top 3 favourite podcasts and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Original, funny, witty and entertaining, with engaging characters and hilarious dialogue!

Excellent amazing wonderful!!!

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Hmm_nice
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2016-12-14
I loved this so much!! The characters are fabulous, the music and storyline are brilliant - there is nothing wrong about this! I just can't wait for more!!!

Brilliant

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Hhhrrrrmmmppphhhh
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2016-12-08
An exellent diversion, great acting and storylines. Really enjoyable.

Wonderful Comedy

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Ed Vivian
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2016-12-05
This podcast proves it's always worth taking a chance and listening to something new.
Everything from the voice acting to the writing and the music is perfect.
Can't wait for Madeleine to finish her second book!
Give it a go!

Now look here

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Mister Reegs
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2016-12-01
Best comedy podcast, hands-down. The acting is fantastic, and the call-back jokes like the one about renting the kettle made me guffawrgh. I've been banging on about W.O to anyone who will lsten.