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2. Shoveleth in More Hazelnuts!

Episode 2 of 6

Brian, Guuuurk and Troy are condemned to death by the Romans for crimes against Interior Decoration. Can Dr Janussen persuade Quanderhorn to use the ziggurat to rescue them?

Professor Quanderhorn (James Fleet) and his rag-tag crew – test pilot Brian Nylon (Ryan Sampson), clockwork-emotioned Dr Gemini Janussen (Cassie Layton), caddish Martian hostage Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) and Quanderhorn’s part-insectoid son Troy (Freddie Fox), along with factotum Jenkins (John Sessions) – have been scattered through time.

Reunited in Roman Britain, Brian, Guuuurk and Troy are trying to make their way to the rendezvous point in Londinium, when they find themselves arrested and condemned to death for crimes against Interior Decoration.

Can they escape with the help of Brian’s enormous mahogany phallus (don’t ask)?

Or will it require some slightly more subtle intervention from Dr Janussen?

James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

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28 minutes


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