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Bureau of Lost Things - An Audio Sitcom from LCW

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Al Devey

  • Monday 11th January 2021, 11:32am
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1 posts

Hi All,

A couple of us over at grassroots organisation London Comedy Writers have just launched the group's first podcast - it's an audio sitcom with the first episode available now. Here's the background:

In a quiet corner of every town, down a street nobody cares about, you'll find a Bureau of Lost Things. Here a dedicated team strives to reunite lost things with their careless owners. One such branch nestles just inside the M25, where no-nonsense overseer Veronica runs a tight ship; at least according to her (Head Office may disagree). We follow eager new recruit Will, cynical con-artist Cara and bureau lifer Raymond as, every episode, they grapple with a fresh batch of things. And Veronica.

The Bureau of Lost Things stars Michael Keane (Dr Who, The Play That Goes Wrong), Annette Flynn (Eastenders, Lost and Found), Nick Ewans (Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later) and Grace Morgan (Shuffle Play, Sketchley Park). Episode 1 - 'Make Mine Mink' is written and directed by Glenn Cooper and available now for your listening pleasure. In it, the arrival of a mysterious mink coat makes life difficult for the team, especially when Cara takes an ill-advised liking to this otherworldly object...

Further episodes will be released every Thursday during January and February 2021 and can be listened to in any order (we endorse Shuffle Play!) BoLT is intended to be a comedy listening experience for all ages. However, Parental Guidance is recommended for younger children.

You can enjoy this first instalment at any of the following links:

Via our podcast provider Podbean: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s57y3-f2b77c

On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/60LxMXss1MpBHYjxXXz0dR

On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orPiC7gCyDk (subscribe to the YouTube channel here): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSFKJnWrsdGd8fSdmie76aw/videos

On Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bureau-of-lost-things/id1547168264 (you can also search for Bureau of Lost Things under Podcasts in the iTunes store and listen / subscribe there).

On Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-bureau-of-lost-things

Or on Listen Notes: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-bureau-of-lost-things-london-comedy-sOvQ5LtV-3j/

There's also a Facebook page with 'exclusive content': https://www.facebook.com/thebureauoflostthings (@thebureauoflostthings)

And a Twitter feed where Will from the show occasionally Tweets updates: https://twitter.com/BureauLost (@BureauLost)

The scripts for BoLT were sourced from and worked on at our regular London Comedy Writers meetings (currently online only, every other Tuesday evening from 19th Jan).

If you enjoy, please spread the word. Thanks!
Al

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playfull

  • Monday 11th January 2021, 3:04pm
  • Nottingham, England
  • 1,919 posts

Will give it a listen. Good luck.

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gappy

  • Saturday 16th January 2021, 4:32pm
  • Oxford, England
  • 2,114 posts

Lovely performances in this.