The guy on the corner wearing a pirate hat. The man who says everything twice. The small, tanned smiling man who walks everywhere. The dancing man. The woman with long grey hair who plays piano. The eleven year old who busks as a statue. The shoe shiner. The barber who sings.
Every town and city has local characters who populate it. People who everyone knows or at least knows of. We might not know much about them, or who their friends and family are, but we know what they do every day and how they go about their lives.
This episode is all about the mystery of the local character. Some of them are real, and some of them are fictional.
The sausage who joined Michael in the studio, though, she was real.
What makes someone a local character? Could we be local characters ourselves? Made Stuchbery explores this through a fictional story about a man named Graham who says everything twice.
Produced by Made Stuchbery
Everyone on Steve’s street knows who he is – they decode the flags that fly from the mas in his front yard.
Produced by Harriet Conron
If you’ve ever had a garage sale in the Sydney region, you might have had an early morning knock on your door from VICKI WILLIAMS. Vicki is a garage sale enthusiast and nothing pleases her more than getting up at the crack of dawn to scour the possessions of strangers.
Produced by Karla Arnall
Michael was joined in the studio by Brunswick local character Snags from the band The Burnt Sausages.
Presenters: Michael Brydon and Michaela Morgan
Community Coordinator: Pip Rasmussen
Executive Producer: Giordana Caputo
Features Executive Producers: Heidi Pett & Jess O’Callaghan
Image Credit: Harriet Conron