Giles Wemmbley-Hogg to return | Marcus Brigstocke revives his character for new web series

Giles Wemmbley-Hogg to return

Marcus Brigstocke revives his character for new web series

Marcus Brigstocke is reviving his character Giles Wemmbley-Hogg for a series of lockdown videos.

The posh, nice-but-dim character starred in seven  Radio 4 series from 2002 to 2011, making a comeback for a Brexit special last year.

Now Brigstocke as announced on Twitter that he is making a new series from his home, based on the idea that Wemmbley-Hogg is running a campaign called Go Fudge Me to ‘put a lump of Devon Fudge into the mouths of every healthcare worker in the UK’

As part of the show, he's asking people to send in images of knick-knacks and souvenirs they have collected from their travels to for him to discuss on the shows,

The new shows will launch on YouTube from next Wednesday and be made by production company Pozzitive with producer David Tyler and writer Jeremy Salsby working with Brigstocke.

‘If you’ve heard any of my absolutely ‘larious travel guides on @BBCRadio4  over the (gap) years please spread the word!’ he wrote on social media.

Brigstocke has been keeping himself busy during lockdown, competing in a regular #lockdownlipsync challenge with his wife Rachel Parris.

Meanwhile, all three series of The Museum of Everything – the Radio 4 sketch show he made with Dan Tetsell and Danny Robins, and featuring Lucy Montgomery, is to be released on Audible later this month. Order.

Previously John Finnemore revived his Radio 4 comedy Cabin Fever for a series of lockdown episodes, too. The latest is here.

Published: 13 May 2020

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