1 series of 6 x 30 minute episodes
MPEG-1 Layer 3
It's 1952. Permanently. Reality is trapped in a time loop by Professor Darius Quanderhorn's bizarre 'Xperimentations'. His rag-tag team face threats and terrors beyond human understanding on a daily basis, together with their own neuroses.
Martian Invasions, Giant Space Lasers, Shape-Shifting Troglodytes and Living Feral Underwear are all part of a day's work for the Quanderteam: Dr. Gemini Janussen has clockwork-driven emotions, Guuuurk the Magnificent is a Martian hostage who fancies himself a gentleman cad, Troy, the professor's "son", who is part human, part insect, all idiot, and Brian Nylon, who has completely forgotten that he is the unit's Test Pilot. In fact, he has completely forgotten who he is at all, but what he is finding out is beginning to disturb him.
Meanwhile, as the Professor ploughs ahead with his dangerous and sinister creations, oblivious to the consequences, his arch-nemesis, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, has begun to resent the public adulation of this reckless genius and would like to shut down his operation for good. But dare he do that, and risk unleashing the terrible secret lurking in Quanderhorn's cellar?
BBC Radio 4
6 (1 series)
James Fleet, Ryan Sampson, Cassie Layton, Kevin Eldon, Freddie Fox, John Sessions and Rachel Atkins
Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Gordon Kennedy and Rob Grant
1. It's Eating My Face
First broadcast: Monday 25th June 2018
Brian Nylon awakes with no memory to find time behaving very oddly. Is the mysterious genius Professor Quanderhorn behind it? And what is that Martian doing?
2. Mummy! My Donkey's Head Is Exploding
First broadcast: Monday 2nd July 2018
Martian hostage Guuuurk risks his very sanity by mind-leaping into Troy, a half-insectoid, touted as 'a major breakthrough in Artificial Stupidity'.
3. A Little Thing Like Chocolate Gates Can't Stop Us
First broadcast: Monday 9th July 2018
Dr Janussen discovers the terrible secret that turned Virginia into a giant broccoli monster, as Brian braves the nightmarish cellar.
4. The Splattered Remains of Undentifiable Organs Incident All Over Again
First broadcast: Monday 16th July 2018
The Quanderhorn crew find themselves on Advanced Lunar Station Q, with no means of returning to Earth and limited oxygen supplies.
5. Fear! Terror! Gut-Wrenching Horror! Arg Arg
First broadcast: Monday 23rd July 2018
The professor receives a dire warning from his future self, as an ancient alien ziggurat emerges at Piccadilly Circus Tube Station - just by the chocolate machine.
6. Episode Six
First broadcast: Monday 30th July 2018
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.