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0301Football Manager2015091720190102 (BBC7)

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to find out about the pure, noble and honest game of football - and also FIFA. He'll be tackling some of the sport's biggest problems, like racism and homophobia - and also FIFA.

And as a football manager, he'll be taking his amateur side all the way to the Premier League. And possibly beyond, if Qatar pay him enough.

Helping him to kick it out of the park will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Colin Hoult ("Derek")

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Marcus Brigstocke finds out about the pure and noble game of football. And also FIFA.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0302Being a Woman2015092420190109 (BBC7)

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to cross the Gender Gap and become a woman. Expect a clear-eyed assessment of sexism and a doubling of the bathroom candle budget.

Helping him to pass the Bechdel Test will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head"), Tom Crowley and Freya Parker.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt & Dan Tetsell

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to cross the gender gap and become a woman.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0303Diplomat2015100120190116 (BBC7)

Ahem. Marcus Brigstocke coughs politely, dons a crumpled linen suit and fibs for Britain as he tries his hand at becoming a diplomat. On the way, he'll look at the history and origins of diplomacy, the training required and the fact that approximately 60% of the modern British diplomat's work is spent apologising for Jeremy Clarkson.

Helping him to foster mutually beneficial relationships will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith, William Andrews and Colin Hoult.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to don a crumpled linen suit and fib for Britain.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0304The Housing Crisis2015100820190123 (BBC7)

In this nicely-furnished affordable programme with very attractive views, Marcus Brigstocke decides to solve the housing crisis. He'll also be building a basement under the studio and knocking down a party wall he shares with The Archers.

With him on the show are stay-at-home twenty-somethings Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Tom Crowley, all of whom should really have fled the nest by now.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

In this nicely furnished affordable programme, Marcus decides to solve the housing crisis.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0305Being a Lord2015101520190130 (BBC7)

Good Lord. Exactly what Marcus has become in order to peer under the ermine and see if we really do need that second chamber. Along the way he'll be looking at the history and function of the House of Lords, getting himself a Coat Of Arms and having a good old rummage in the Woolsack.

Helping him declare his interests will be Margaret Cabourn-Smith (2Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Justin Edwards ("The Thick Of It").

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Good Lord. Exactly what Marcus has become to see if we really need that second chamber.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0306GCSE2015102220190206 (BBC7)

Please turn your radio over and start listening as Marcus Brigstocke has just thirty minutes to retake his GCSEs. During the show he will be sitting a genuine GCSE exam set by the Producer in an attempt to get the bottom of Grade Inflation and also the class.

The invigilators are Margaret Cabourn-Smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Justin Edwards ("The Thick Of It") with a secret appearance by The Now Show's Jon Holmes.

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell.

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Please turn your radio over and start listening as Marcus Brigstocke retakes his GCSEs.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0401Newspaper Editor2016111620190725 (BBC7)

Extra! Extra! Brigstocke starts own newspaper shock! Read all about it on Radio 4 Extra! Plus we reveal the headline of the year that you'll never get to read.

Uh-oh - Marcus Brigstocke has decided to sort out the press as he plunges headfirst into the contents of the great British newspaper and comes up smelling of Daily Mail.

Helping him to hold the front page will be Margaret Cabourn-smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Colin Hoult ("Derek").

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell.

Producer: David Tyler

A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2016.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.

0402Scandal!2016112320190801 (BBC7)

Marcus Brigstocke becomes a victim of his own newspaper as he gets caught up in a scandal and discovers that it's really, really difficult to doorstep yourself.

This week, there's sex, scandal and saucy secrets on Radio 4! But enough about Moneybox Live. In this show, Marcus examines how the great British press combine the difficult jobs of both selling newspapers and ruining peoples' lives.

Helping him peek through the curtain will be Margaret Cabourn-smith ("Miranda"), William Andrews ("Sorry I've Got No Head") and Colin Hoult ("Derek")

Written by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Dan Tetsell

Produced by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Marcus becomes a victim of his own newspaper as he gets caught up in a scandal.

Comedy series in which, each week, Marcus Brigstocke is put in charge of a 'big thing'.