My First Planet
Sci-fi sitcom set on a hopeless new space colony. Nicholas Lyndhurst and Vicki Pepperdine star
- 2012 - 2014
- BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 4
- 10 (2 series)
- Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine, Tom Goodman-Hill, Phil Whelans, John Dorney, Letty Butler and Cariad Lloyd
- Phil Whelans
- David Tyler
My First Planet is an audience sitcom set on a newly-founded space colony. Unfortunately, the leader of the colony died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst) is now in charge.
Brian's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Senior Medical Officer Lillian, who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby. Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip.
Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason and also Archer an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber, and you're all set to answer the question - if humankind were to colonise space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice and infighting? (By the way, the answer's "yes". Sorry.)