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As the bagpiping bombers grow closer, our intrepid crew and their duplicates face the diabolical traps of the Alien ziggurat. With deadly consequences for Brian (Ryan Sampson).

It's 1952. Of course.

As Churchill's squadron of bagpiping bombers grows closer, our intrepid crew and their duplicates face the diabolical traps of the Alien ziggurat.

Meanwhile, Jenkins (John Sessions) races back to the laboratory to secure the cellar, and uncovers a duplicate Quanderhorn (James Fleet), who claims he's the real thing.

Barely surviving the Deadly Duck Trap, the Waterfall of Glue and the Collapsing Stairway of Strangling Vines, Brian (Ryan Sampson) and the originals face the ultimate challenge - the Mirror Maze of Laser Death.

The duplicates reach the prize, the legendary Gaulus Tempus - the Time Bucket - but they are immediately betrayed by Guuuurk 2 (Kevin Eldon) who claims it for Mars.

Can Gemma (Cassie Layton), Troy (Freddie Fox), Guuuurk and Brian triumph and use the Time Bucket to save reality before the bombers strike and the bagpipers strike up Ride of the Valkyries?

The Quanderhorn Xperimentations - an adventure beyond human understanding.

Professor Quanderhorn- James Fleet
Brian Nylon- Ryan Sampson
Dr Gemini Janussen- Cassie Layton
Guuurk- 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

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28 minutes

Last on

Thu 24 Oct 2019 05:30


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
Writer Rob Grant
Writer Andrew Marshall


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