26 episodes

British Podcast Awards 2020 'Best Fiction' Nominee. Season One - Summer, 1989. Mockery Manor's new staff have moved into the on-site lake house, ready for the re-opening of Britain's most eccentric theme park. It's a teen dream of a job (as long as you've never seen Friday the 13th), and eighteen year old twins JJ and Bette are determined to leave a difficult year behind them and have a summer straight from the movies... if they don't kill each other first. But something's happening at the park. People keep going missing, and JJ has a horrible feeling the screams she heard in the scare maze were more than just a frightened guest. And why is feline park mascot Mr Crackles stained with blood? Season Two - Three years have passed since the grisly events of Season One, and Mockery Manor’s new assistant manager Parker receives an unexpected phone call from Tokyo. JJ has fallen in with a bad crowd and needs help. What better place for her to lay low than Mockery Manor’s sister park, Dunkelschloss - a magical land of fairy tales in the heart of the Black Forest. But as JJ knows, the past never stays buried, and it’s only a matter of time before she has to face her demons. Mockery Manor is a full-cast production best enjoyed using headphones.

Mockery Manor Long Cat Media

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 147 Ratings

British Podcast Awards 2020 'Best Fiction' Nominee. Season One - Summer, 1989. Mockery Manor's new staff have moved into the on-site lake house, ready for the re-opening of Britain's most eccentric theme park. It's a teen dream of a job (as long as you've never seen Friday the 13th), and eighteen year old twins JJ and Bette are determined to leave a difficult year behind them and have a summer straight from the movies... if they don't kill each other first. But something's happening at the park. People keep going missing, and JJ has a horrible feeling the screams she heard in the scare maze were more than just a frightened guest. And why is feline park mascot Mr Crackles stained with blood? Season Two - Three years have passed since the grisly events of Season One, and Mockery Manor’s new assistant manager Parker receives an unexpected phone call from Tokyo. JJ has fallen in with a bad crowd and needs help. What better place for her to lay low than Mockery Manor’s sister park, Dunkelschloss - a magical land of fairy tales in the heart of the Black Forest. But as JJ knows, the past never stays buried, and it’s only a matter of time before she has to face her demons. Mockery Manor is a full-cast production best enjoyed using headphones.

    Introducing: In Strange Woods

    Introducing: In Strange Woods

    Long Cat Media presents a special episode...
    We are honoured to introduce In Strange Woods - Chapter 1: A Man Who Cannot Be Saved
    A new podcast musical from the producer of The Bright Sessions and creators Jeff Luppino-Esposito, Brett Ryback, and Matt Sav. After a tragedy in the Whitetail National Forest, 18-year-old Peregrine Wells seeks out survivalist skills from an enigmatic old recluse. In this fictional documentary musical with an original folk-pop score, listeners will follow producer Brett Ryback as he explores themes of grief, adolescence, and our precarious relationship to the wilderness - all set against a sleepy northern Minnesota town reeling from a loss of innocence it will never get back. Produced by Atypical Artists and created by Jeff Luppino-Esposito, Brett Ryback, and Matt Sav.
    Subscribe to In Strange Woods: A Musical Podcast
    CONTENT WARNINGS:​ I​n Strange Woods​ is a musical drama that deals with a myriad of difficult themes, including loss, grief, war, illness, and physical danger. The show has mild language and brief descriptions of death, combat, car accidents, animal attacks, hypothermia, skinning an animal, surviving in the wilderness, and severe weather. Though there are moments of danger and fear, ​In Strange Woods​ is appropriate for teens, though we suggest parents listen to episodes before sharing with children under the age of 13. 
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    • 40 min
    S2 E8 - Zzzip

    S2 E8 - Zzzip

    Previously: In a flashback, Gretchen performs with her band Frostwald in the Dunkelschloss Battle of the Bands, but bandmate Gunther seems distracted. He tells her that something big is about to happen in the park. He has, of course, since disappeared.
    In the present day, JJ realises she cannot possibly sell the Vermeer, and breaks down in front of Bette, while Thomaz leaves to find Gretchen. JJ reveals that she arrived to drop off the painting in a Tokyo apartment to find her contact dead, and Russian gangster Bodhanko waiting to kill her, only narrowly escaping herself. Broke as they are, the twins agree they have no choice but to work for Jenkins.
    Meanwhile, Parker realises that Matty knows nothing about Smithy, and has been toying with him. But something Matty says hits home. Why does Jenkins keep taking the law into his own hands? What kind of man would do that? Desperate to escape, Parker phones the twins and tells them he is coming to Dunkelschloss.
    In this episode: Bette poses as JJ to spy on Hilda, Thomaz gets roped in to help, and Margot's investigation continues...
    Want to check out Laurence & Lindsay's other podcast, Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica? Click this link!
    Mockery Manor is written and directed by Lindsay Sharman. Music, sound design and editing by Laurence Owen.
    Hayley Evenett was JJ and Bette, Laurence Owen was Jenkins, Giuseppe, Alex and additional voices, Lindsay Sharman was Crystal the Go-go Dancer, Margot, Davina and Hilda, Alasdair Beckett King was Thomaz, and Sooz Kempner was Dorothy
    Mockery Manor is part of the Fable and Folly network. Visit their website for more info.
    For transcripts and more information about Mockery Manor, and our two other podcasts Madame Magenta and The Ballad of Anne & Mary, visit www.longcatmedia.com
    Or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MockeryManor and also @LongCatMedia
    This podcast is supported by our wonderful Ko-fi patrons. If you'd like to support the show and help us keep going, visit our website, or go to www.ko-fi.com/longcatmedia
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    • 28 min
    S2 E7 - Enter Grossman

    S2 E7 - Enter Grossman

    Previously: Gretchen storms off once she realises that the twins will not help in her search for answers about her missing friend, Gunther. Bette reveals she has a child, and asks JJ to co-operate with Jenkins' plan. JJ refuses, unwilling to tie her fortunes to Mockery Manor. She has a better plan for them both: sell the stolen painting.
    Thomasz reveals it's worth a lot more than she originally thought - $200 million.
    Back at Mockery, Parker asks Jenkins where he buried Smithy's body, and Jenkins tells him that Smithy isn't dead. Elsewhere, Margot and Davina meet to discuss Jenkins and some troubling 'accountancy discrepancies'.
    In this episode: JJ tells Bette what really happened in Tokyo, Parker confronts Matty, Dodgy Eric arrives at Dunkelschloss and Gretchen sings a song.
    Want to check out Laurence & Lindsay's other podcast, Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica? Click this link!
    Mockery Manor is written and directed by Lindsay Sharman. Music, sound design and editing by Laurence Owen.
    Hayley Evenett was JJ and Bette, Laurence Owen was Parker, Matty, Gunther, Bodhanko and additional voices, Lindsay Sharman was Margot, Pina and additional voices, Abbie Eastwood was Gretchen and additional voices, and Alasdair Beckett-King was Tomasz and Dodgy Eric.
    Mockery Manor is part of the Fable and Folly network. Visit their website for more info: fableandfolly.com
    For transcripts and more information about Mockery Manor, and our two other podcasts Madame Magenta and The Ballad of Anne & Mary, visit longcatmedia.com
    Or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MockeryManor and also @LongCatMedia
    This podcast is supported by our wonderful Ko-fi patrons. If you'd like to support the show and help us keep going, visit our website, or go to ko-fi.com/longcatmedia
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    • 27 min
    Introducing: The Amelia Project

    Introducing: The Amelia Project

    Long Cat Media presents a special episode...
    We are honoured to introduce The Amelia Project - Episode 8: Luke Dougal.
    The Amelia Project is a secret organisation offering a very special service: faking its clients' deaths. Its eccentric clientele includes cult leaders, criminals and politicians all desperate to disappear and start over... but for how long can the secrecy last?
    With the help of his indispensable assistant Alvina, The Amelia Project's Interviewer needs only a 20 minute consultation to help any troubled client disappear into a new and exotic life. His solutions are delivered with a flourish of ingenuity, style, and a mug of finest cocoa. But you don't get to be this good without attracting some unwanted attention…
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    • 29 min
    S2 E6 - Synthetic Banana

    S2 E6 - Synthetic Banana

    Previously: JJ went to the Cuckoo Hotel to ask Bette why she'd asked her to spy on Hilda. Mid-conversation, they discover Tomasz spying on them, and it emerges that Hilda had asked him to spy on JJ. Bette becomes convinced the reason is 'industrial espionage'... until Gretchen bursts in to tell them that it's worse than that, and she suspects her friend was killed by Hilda. 
    Elsewhere, at the high security prison, Parker asks Matty to tell him everything he knows about the man called 'Smithy' who Jenkins offed many years ago. Matty refuses until Parker comes back with info on where Jenkins hid the body. In Amsterdam, gangster Bohdanko questions Dodgy Eric about JJ's whereabouts.
    In Germany, Hilda makes phonecalls to bring the mysterious Wizzzard 'Committee' together, so they can decide what to do about Jenkins.
    In this episode: Bette spills her secret, Parker confronts Jenkins, and Davina and Margot have a secret meeting.
    Want to check out Laurence & Lindsay's other podcast, Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica? Click this link!
    Mockery Manor is written and directed by Lindsay Sharman. Music, sound design and editing by Laurence Owen.
    Hayley Evenett was JJ and Bette, Laurence Owen was Parker, Jenkins, Paul, the Bellhop and additional voices, Lindsay Sharman was Margot and Davina, Abbie Eastwood was Gretchen and the Waitress, and Alasdair Beckett-King was Tomasz.
    Mockery Manor is part of the Fable and Folly network. Visit their website for more info: fableandfolly.com
    For transcripts and more information about Mockery Manor, and our two other podcasts Madame Magenta and The Ballad of Anne & Mary, visit longcatmedia.com
    Or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MockeryManor and also @LongCatMedia
    This podcast is supported by our wonderful Ko-fi patrons. If you'd like to support the show and help us keep going, visit our website, or go to ko-fi.com/longcatmedia
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 25 min
    S2 E5 - Find The Fun

    S2 E5 - Find The Fun

    Hilda meets with Thomasz on the Little Mermaid Seafoam Rapids and instructs him to get closer to JJ – seduce her if he must. Hilda believes Jenkins sent JJ to Dunkelschloss for a reason, and she wants to know what it is. Elsewhere, JJ is approached by a strange woman – it's Bette, in disguise. Bette gives JJ a letter from Mockery, a spy camera and a listening device, and leaves as quickly as she came. Back in England, Parker is clearly traumatised from the events of three years ago. Kelly tells him he needs 'closure'. Parker is inspired and resolves to talk to someone who can give him answers. JJ reads the letter. It's from Jenkins, who tells her to bug Hilda's phone and take photos of the contents of Dunkelschloss's lorries. Thomasz arrives and JJ asks him to drive her to the village. Elsewhere, Danil and Bohdanko have heard something interesting on the criminal grapevine – a man called Dodgy Eric has been making indiscreet enquiries while trying to sell a Vermeer. Bohdanko is dispatched to Amsterdam to have a word with him. In the final scene, Parker is led into a prison room and comes face-to-face with... Matty.
    In this episode - JJ demands answers from Bette, Gretchen steps up her investigation, and Parker faces his past demons.
    Mockery Manor is written and directed by Lindsay Sharman. Music, sound design and editing by Laurence Owen.
    Hayley Evenett was JJ and Bette, Laurence Owen was Parker, Jenkins, Matty, Bodankho, Giuseppe and additional voices, Lindsay Sharman was Hilda, Margot and Crusty Bird, Alasdair Beckett-King was Tomasz and Dodgy Eric, and Abbie Eastwood was Gretchen.
    We're delighted that Mockery Manor is now part of the Fable and Folly network! Visit their website for more info: fableandfolly.com
    For transcripts and more information about Mockery Manor, and our two other podcasts Madame Magenta and The Ballad of Anne & Mary, visit longcatmedia.com
    Or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @MockeryManor and also @LongCatMedia
    This podcast is supported by our wonderful Ko-fi patrons. If you'd like to support the show and help us keep going, visit our website, or go to ko-fi.com/longcatmedia
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Bpool80 ,

Love it!

I love everything about this podcast!

Laser eyes Larry ,

Purely wonderful

Lots and lots of ratings and it still gets 4.7 says a lot. Everything about this podcast is quality.

AndyW123 ,

Great Writing and Effects

As a Brit I don’t usually like British comedy podcasts as they’re very pantomimey (if that’s a word) and overacted, but this one is brilliant. Great mix of comedy and drama and the sound effects are brilliant. Listen out for all the announcements (“fingered as a witch”) on the tannoys and the 80’s music.

Second Series: Ah guys, the first series was so so good. This second one isn’t I’m afraid. I know it’s like the difficult second album, but the first series had great gags and played on the 80s. Sort of feel you’re making this one up as you go along hence the month wait for next episodes. So sorry, disappointed after the first series. Giving up at episode 3, the poo jokes were terrible :-(

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