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Sample of Terror

My First Planet, Series 2 Episode 1 of 6

A sitcom set in a hapless Space Colony.

It's Day 30 on the colony and Brian has to win the Tour De France to save the contents of Lillian's freezer. Meanwhile, Mason discovers that a nuclear core is not the best venue for some role-play.

The return of the hit sitcom starring Nicholas Lyndhurst and Vicki Pepperdine ("Getting On") set on a shiny new planet.

Welcome to the colony. We're aware that, having been in deep cryosleep for 73 years, you may be in need of some supplementary information.

Personnel:
Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby. Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip.

Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason and also Archer, an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber, and you're all set to answer the question - if humankind were to colonise space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)

Written by Phil Whelans
Produced & directed by David Tyler
A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Sep 2014 11:30

Credits

Role Contributor
BrianNicholas Lyndhurst
LillianVicki Pepperdine
MasonTom Goodman-Hill
ArcherPhil Whelans
CarolLetty Butler
RichardJohn Dorney
CollinsCatherine Shepherd
DirectorDavid Tyler
ProducerDavid Tyler
WriterPhil Whelans