13 episodes

Events in a small Irish village after the arrival of English refugees, post-Brexit.

A 12-part scripted comedy podcast.

Starring Kelly Campbell, Jessica Carroll, Clint Dyer, David Ganly, Gary Lilburn, Deirdra Morris, Elizabeth Moynihan, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Saskia Reeves, Justin Salinger, Barry Ward, Jade Yourell.

Written, directed and produced by Síofra Campbell.

Recorded, mixed, designed by Dominic Rippel at Shelter Studio, London.

www.thebritisharecoming.ie

The British Are Coming! Five East

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Events in a small Irish village after the arrival of English refugees, post-Brexit.

A 12-part scripted comedy podcast.

Starring Kelly Campbell, Jessica Carroll, Clint Dyer, David Ganly, Gary Lilburn, Deirdra Morris, Elizabeth Moynihan, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Saskia Reeves, Justin Salinger, Barry Ward, Jade Yourell.

Written, directed and produced by Síofra Campbell.

Recorded, mixed, designed by Dominic Rippel at Shelter Studio, London.

www.thebritisharecoming.ie

    Episode 1 – Welcome to Ballygomore

    Episode 1 – Welcome to Ballygomore

    There’s tension between Brendan and Dolores over the English refugees they are hosting post-Brexit.



    The refugees themselves - Helen, Trevor and Ben - are not all that thrilled about how Ireland is turning out for them.



    Garda Nugent stops by with news of Petey’s gate being left open in suspicious circumstances.



    Dessie and Mags have a strange sighting on the the road back from Manorhamilton.

    • 15 min
    Episode 2 - Leitrim is Lovely All the Same

    Episode 2 - Leitrim is Lovely All the Same

    Dolores has too many sheep in her flock so she tries to persuade her daughter Mags to take the extras.

    Petey instructs Helen to take the family china out of storage ahead of cleaning the bathroom.

    Ben waits on a dark road to ambush Trevor but instead finds Dessie hunting for a pooka.

     

     



    Tags:  Leitrim, Ireland, England, Britain, Brexit, Refugees, Gate, Sheep, Pooka

    • 14 min
    Episode 3 – It’s Rough Being The Outsider

    Episode 3 – It’s Rough Being The Outsider

    Garda Nugent suspects that Aunty Catherine may be hiding something and finds a suspicious individual living in her pig shed.

    Trevor gets the wrong side of Barb when he objects to her price-gouging.

    Dolores is stymied in her sheep-shuffling efforts when she meets Dessie at the crossroads waiting for Ben and/or a pooka.

    Tags:  Leitrim, Ireland, England, Britain, Brexit, Refugees, Gate, Sheep, Pooka



    Credit, C&W track: “Royalty Free Music from Bensound”

     

    • 16 min
    Episode 4 – Hieeee-Ya!

    Episode 4 – Hieeee-Ya!

    Ben and Dessie’s short-lived alliance is reviewed through the prism of metalwork and social media.

    Dolores and Mags wrestle metaphorically for control of Step the sheepdog while providing poor emotional support for each other.

    Brendan’s continuing Good Samaritan efforts come a-cropper when he demolishes Aunty Catherine’s last line of defense for her Irish-learning guest.

     



    Tags:  Leitrim, Ireland, England, Britain, Brexit, Refugees, Gate, Sheep, Pooka

    • 15 min
    Episode 5 – Off On A Mission

    Episode 5 – Off On A Mission

    Helen’s attempts at corralling both the cows and her family push her to breaking point.

    Following a new development and with some unsolicited help/interference from Barb and Petey, Garda Nugent expands the scope of her gate investigation.

    Dessie gets more than he bargained for by keeping snacks at the forge; while the mystery Irish-learner reveals more about what he’s really up to in Ballygomore.

     

    Tags:  Leitrim, Ireland, England, Britain, Brexit, Refugees, Gate, Sheep, Pooka

    • 17 min
    Episode 6 – A Helping Hand Or Some Other Kind

    Episode 6 – A Helping Hand Or Some Other Kind

    Ben looks for help from Mags; ends up with advice instead.

    Trevor gets a job!   But Brendan’s attempts at negotiating him a better deal are quashed by Barb.

    Dolores experiments with a complicated (but theoretically possible) way to incorporate her spare sheep only to be unnerved by Helen.

     

    Tags:  Leitrim, Ireland, England, Britain, Brexit, Refugees, Gate, Sheep, Pooka

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

jesspurse ,

Loved this.

I wish this was longer. I fully enjoyed the entire program, although I did find it a bit difficult to keep the male characters straight until about halfway through. I had to look on the website to figure out the relationships.

Also, who the feck opened the gates???

ezgo22 ,

Gentle satire

At it’s core, this is a warm hearted gentle satire about life in a small Irish village. Although Brexit, xenophobia, and lying politicians are on the mind and roundly mocked, the show is really about poking fun at the neuroses and antics of its lovable idiosyncratic characters. In particular I love Garda Nugent, whose dedication to solving petty crime is at Hot Fuzz levels, and Barb, whose American overconfidence and mercenary instincts are hilarious. I would happily spend more time with this cast of characters.

Dotso ,

Right on Time

Perfect amount of levity and wit for these troubled times... bumpered by Brexit and Trump.

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