The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie's Botanarium
The Mysterious Secrets Of Uncle Bertie's Botanarium
South Coast Shenanigans and Stitcher with Jemaine Clement
A new scripted and lavishly sound-designed fantasy adventure from Stitcher, starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). In 1768, the Fortitude, helmed by Lord Joseph Banks (Clement) sets sail to find a plant known to be the very source of pleasure in the world: Heaven’s Clover. Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. To listen to Season 2, visit www.unclebertie.com.
Episode 12:  Revenge of The Towels
In the season one finale, tensions escalate when a dispute between Lord Joseph Banks and his Anderlugian hosts over a conical hat and some towels spirals out of control, with dramatic consequences. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello, Greedy Pete), Stephen Templer (Illustrator), Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley), Peter Daube (Captain Quaker), Mick Rose (Arthur C. Oldham Burroughs), Keagan Fransch (O'mara'ania), Rob Mokaraka (Gravy Guide), Jason Whyte (Wolfgang Von Kripp), Loren Taylor (Hjelke), Duncan Sarkies (Bjorn), Hannah Banks (Gru) and Miranda Manasiadis (Thorid). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
May 31, 2016
28 min
Episode 11: Encounter with the Anderlugians
As the Anderlugians host the crew of the Fortitude to an evening of glogg and salty pudding, Lord Joseph Banks has to contend with an insubordinate trouble-maker who has ideas above his station. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello, Greedy Pete), Stephen Templer (Illustrator), Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley), Peter Daube (Captain Quaker), Mick Rose (Arthur C. Oldham Burroughs), Keagan Fransch (O'mara'ania), Rob Mokaraka (Gravy Guide), Jason Whyte (Wolfgang Von Kripp), Loren Taylor (Hjelke), Duncan Sarkies (Bjorn), Hannah Banks (Gru) and Miranda Manasiadis (Thorid). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
May 25, 2016
29 min
Episode 10: Temptation in the Bubbles
Lord Joseph Banks and his crew bravely set forth for a journey that will probably result in certain death: traversing the treacherous Boiling Ocean. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello, Greedy Pete), Stephen Templer (Illustrator), Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley), Peter Daube (Captain Quaker), Mick Rose (Arthur C. Oldham Burroughs), Keagan Fransch (O'mara'ania), Rob Mokaraka (Gravy Guide) and Jason Whyte (Wolfgang Von Kripp). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
May 17, 2016
27 min
Episode 9: Sacrilege in Batavia
A religious plant ceremony offends Lord Joseph Banks' sensibilities, and he takes the law into his own hands, with disastrous consequences. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello, Greedy Pete), Stephen Templer (Illustrator), Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley), Peter Daube (Captain Quaker), Mick Rose (Arthur C. Oldham Burroughs), Keagan Fransch (O'mara'ania), Rob Mokaraka (Gravy Guide) and Jason Whyte (Wolfgang Von Kripp). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
May 10, 2016
32 min
Episode 8: The Disrespectful Ex-Patriate
Arthur C Oldham Burroughs hosts Lord Joseph Banks to a night of reverie that leads to dangerous temptations and forces him to question the morality of his much loved Uncle Bertie. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello) Stephen Templer (Illustrator) Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley) Peter Daube (Captain Quaker) Mick Rose (Arthur C. Oldham Burroughs), Keagan Fransch (O'mara'ania) and Rob Mokaraka (Gravy Guide). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
May 3, 2016
31 min
Episode 7: The Trail of the Monocle
Lord Joseph Banks scours the port of Batavia in search of his Uncle Bertie. A clue leads him to Arthur C Oldham Burroughs, an expatriate writer with controversial views on Lord Banks' mission. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello) Stephen Templer (Illustrator) Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley) Peter Daube (Captain Quaker) Mick Rose (Arthur C. Oldham Burroughs), Keagan Fransch (O'mara'ania) and Rob Mokaraka (Gravy Guide). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
Apr 26, 2016
30 min
Episode 6: Consternation at Butterfly Island
The weather turns foul and Lord Joseph Banks' mood turns even fouler when a higher authority threatens his chances of catching an Admiralis Mirabilis. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello) and Stephen Templer (Illustrator) Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley) and Peter Daube (Captain Quaker). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
Apr 19, 2016
24 min
Episode 5: The Miracle Admiral
Lord Joseph Banks makes the HMS Fortitude set course for a mountainous island for a highly important mission to catch a rare butterfly. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello) and Stephen Templer (Illustrator) Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley) and Peter Daube (Captain Quaker). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
Apr 12, 2016
22 min
Episode 4: The Curse of the Shantysucker
Lord Joseph Banks negotiates with the Anderlugians, ramping up tensions in the process. But his efforts at diplomacy are not appreciated by all. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello) and Stephen Templer (Illustrator) Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley) and Peter Daube (Captain Quaker). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Season 1 Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press.
Apr 5, 2016
22 min
Episode 3: The Enemy of Aristocracy
An ominous warbler brings news that the dreaded Anderlugians seek a rendezvous, but Lord Joseph Banks faces a greater enemy within his own ranks. Featuring Jemaine Clement (Lord Joseph Banks), Lawrence Arabia (Solander) and Jonathan Brugh (Narrator). Introducing Nigel Collins (Salty Jules, Dr. Fincello) and Stephen Templer (Illustrator) Tom Clarke (Young Nick), Gavin Rutherford (Nutty), Madeline McNamara (Edna Halley) and Peter Daube (Captain Quaker). Written and directed by Duncan Sarkies. Music by Lawrence Arabia. Original artwork by Stephen Templer. Produced by Fiona Elwood. Audio Design by: Nic McGowan and Thomas Press. A co-production of South Coast Shenanigans and Stitcher. Executive Produced by Chris Bannon. For more information, visit www.unclebertie.com.
Mar 29, 2016
20 min
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