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A Little Thing Like Chocolate Gates Can't Stop Us

Dr Janussen discovers the terrible secret that turned Virginia into a giant broccoli monster. Starring Cassie Layton. From 2018.

It's 1952.

Again.

Professor Quanderhorn (James Fleet) and his crew are besieged by a mob of alien-possessed villagers. Their only hope - a highly trained spy parrot with a bad attitude (Kevin Eldon) and an irritating gramophone record by the Queen of the Hammond organ.

Having been permanently fitted with a rather dangerous experimental bra, Brian (Ryan Sampson) finally steels himself to face the nightmare horrors of the professor's cellar, unaware that a secret camera is set to expose him.

Meanwhile, Dr Janussen (Cassie Layton) has discovered a message from Virginia (Rachel Atkins) revealing the terrible secret that turned her into a broccoli monster.

As Troy (Freddie Fox) and Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) join the not-quite-romantic pair while fleeing the merciless cellar defences, Troy inadvertently presses the wrong lift button and they find themselves heading pell mell....for the Moon.

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations - an adventure beyond human understanding.

Professor Quanderhorn ...... James Fleet
Brian Nylon ...... Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Janussen ...... Cassie Layton
Guuuurk ...... Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn ...... Freddie Fox
Winston Churchill/Jenkins ...... John Sessions
Synthetic Voice ...... Rachel Atkins

Created and written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall

Directed by Andrew Marshall

Music by Peter Brewis

Engineered, Edited and Sound designed by Alistair McGregor

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2018.

Available now

28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Professor Quanderhorn James Fleet
Brian Nylon Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Jannussen Cassie Layton
Guuuurk Kevin Eldon
Troy Quanderhorn Freddie Fox
Churchill John Sessions
Jenkins John Sessions
Synthetic Voice Rachel Atkins
Mrs Bessie Braddock (MP) Rachel Atkins
Writer Rob Grant
Writer Andrew Marshall

Broadcasts

  • Mon 9 Jul 2018 11:30
  • Wed 25 Sep 2019 18:30
  • Wed 2 Oct 2019 07:30
  • Wed 2 Oct 2019 17:30
  • Wed 2 Oct 2019 22:00
  • Thu 3 Oct 2019 05:30
  • Tue 23 Mar 2021 07:00
  • Tue 23 Mar 2021 17:00
  • Wed 24 Mar 2021 05:00