The East Coast Listening Post

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0101Old Money20171220

Jenna and Dana get a glimpse of the dying embers of old British aristocracy.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.

The East Coast Listening Post was created by Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated duo Lazy Susan. Across the series, journalist sisters, Jenna and Dana, tour the UK and interview its inhabitants in their quest to reveal something meaningful, inadvertently revealing themselves in the process.

In the first episode of the series, Old Money, Jenna and Dana get a glimpse of the dying embers of the old British aristocracy. They go and stay with two elderly sisters, Gilly and Sally, whose neighbours are up in arms over the behaviour of the elder sibling who is refusing to grow old gracefully. Will the old aristocrats win round their neighbours by throwing a party in their honour? We'll find out.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms, Sally Grace and Maggie Ollerenshaw. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The production co-ordinator was Steve Lanham.

The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant for BBC Studios Scripted Comedy.

0102Return Of Mr Splatt20171227

Jenna and Dana turn their attention to the British phenomenon that was Mr Splatt.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.

In episode two Jenna and Dana turn their attention to the British phenomenon that was 'Mr Splatt', a costumed character who dominated family entertainment television in the early 90s. They interview Carl, the man who was inside the suit, and hear the tale of his experience working in the entertainment industry. But, is Carl as innocent as he makes out? (Spoiler alert: no).

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Tim Key. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The production co-ordinator was Steve Lanham.
The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant for BBC Studios Scripted Comedy.

0103Talk Man20180103

Dana and Eric head to the north east of England to spend time with a male therapy group.

Dana and Eric head to the north east of England to spend time with a male therapy group called 'Talk Man', run by a man called Pete.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The production coordinator was Steve Lanham.

The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant for BBC Studios Scripted Comedy.

0104 LASTEmpire20180110

Jenna and Dana meet self-made business woman and strip-club mogul Jackie Sanchez.

In the final episode of the series, Jenna and Dana travel meet self-made business woman and strip-club mogul, Jackie Sanchez. Jackie has built an empire from scratch, but empires raise complicated questions of legacy.

The sisters observe the strained relationship between Jackie and her daughter Big T. Jenna finally suffers the crisis of confidence that's been building all series. This crisis is soon overpowered by a tragedy no one sees coming; a tragedy that will deal with the question of legacy sooner than expected...

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Sally Lindsay. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The production co-ordinator was Steve Lanham.

The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant for BBC Studios Scripted Comedy.

02Tattoo20190703

Jenna and Dana meet Bella Watson, a woman who drunkenly got a union jack tattoo on her forehead whilst on vacation with friends. Whilst learning about Bella’s life, it comes to light that Bella was goaded into getting the tattoo to prove to a bully that she wasn’t a ‘wet’. Bella arranges to meet her bully to forgive them.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Kat Bond. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant and is a BBC Studios production.

Jenna and Dana meet Bella Watson, a woman with a union jack tattoo on her forehead.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.

0201Skull Run20190612

American reporters and sisters, Jenna and Dana Johnson, return to the UK to investigate the people of Great Britain. This week Jenna and Dana meet Mick Tanner from the historic town of Luton, who is undergoing therapy to change his laugh in the pursuit of finding love.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Nick Mohammed. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant and is a BBC Studios production.

Jenna and Dana meet Mick Tanner, a man who wants to change his laugh to find love.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.

American reporters and sisters, Jenna and Dana Johnson, return to the UK to investigate the people of Great Britain. This week Jenna and Dana meet Rhodri Williams from the village of Tregafr, who is defending his right to take part in an ancient Welsh tradition known as Ras y Benglog or The Skull Run.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Steffan Rhodri. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant and is a BBC Studios production.

Jenna and Dana meet Rhodri Williams, a man protecting a tradition known as Ras y Benglog.

0202Pig20190619

American reporters and sisters, Jenna and Dana Johnson, return to the UK to investigate the people of Great Britain. This week Jenna and Dana meet Ruby Thudd, a young woman who shares her apartment with an ex-micro pig called Cleopatra.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Jessie Cave. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant and is a BBC Studios production.

Jenna and Dana meet Ruby Thudd, a young woman who shares her apartment with a pig.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.

0203Laugh20190626

American reporters and sisters, Jenna and Dana Johnson, return to the UK to investigate the people of Great Britain. This week Jenna and Dana meet Mick Tanner from the historic town of Luton, who is undergoing therapy to change his laugh in the pursuit love. To meet someone new, Mick agrees to take part in a reality dating show called 'Rapid Banter'.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Nick Mohammed. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant and is a BBC Studios production.

Jenna and Dana meet Mick Tanner, a man who wants to change his laugh to find love.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.

American reporters and sisters, Jenna and Dana Johnson, return to the UK to investigate the people of Great Britain. This week Jenna and Dana meet Mick Tanner from the historic town of Luton, who is undergoing therapy to change his laugh in the pursuit of love. To meet someone new, Mick agrees to take part in a reality dating show called 'Rapid Banter'.

0204 LASTTattoo20190703

Jenna and Dana meet Bella Watson, a woman who drunkenly got a union jack tattoo on her forehead whilst on vacation with friends. Whilst learning about Bella’s life, it comes to light that Bella was goaded into getting the tattoo to prove to a bully that she wasn’t a ‘wet’. Bella arranges to meet her bully to forgive them.

The East Coast Listening Post was written and performed by Celeste Dring and Freya Parker, with performances from David Elms and Kat Bond. The original score was composed by Owain Roberts. The script editor was Matthew Crosby. The East Coast Listening Post was produced by Suzy Grant and is a BBC Studios production.

Jenna and Dana meet Bella Watson, a woman with a union jack tattoo on her forehead.

American podcasters tour the UK and interview its inhabitants.