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Mystery space tourist deaths land two planet cleaners with a new contract. Chris Larner and David Gilbert's sci-fi comedy.

Mystery space tourist deaths land two planet cleaners with a new contract.

Stephen Hawking once warned us that our species could soon be wiped out by plagues, asteroids and our tendency to destroy ourselves. The solution, he suggested, was for us to colonise other planets. But Chris Larner and David Gilbert's sci-fi comedy sees the truth as a little more complicated.

The Laxian Key shows how, as soon as Man steps onto another planet, he promptly fouls it up just as he did earth. The heroes of this wonderfully wacky tale are two interplanetary decontaminationists.

Stars Chris Larner as Arnold and Mark Bonner as Gregor.

With Trevor Cooper as Evan, Alex Lowe as Office, Sam Dale as Ferngraum, Christine Kavanagh as Jo, Virge Gilchrist as Dolores and Bethan Walker as the Virtual Newsreader

And Paul Biggin, Emma Noakes and Joseph Kloska.

Producer: Peter Kavanagh

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in February 2007.

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