Nebulous. Image shows from L to R: Paula Breeze (Rosie Cavaliero), Rory Lawson (Graham Duff), Professor Nebulous (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: BBC / Baby Cow Productions.


BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 18 episodes (3 series), 2005 - 2008. Stars Mark Gatiss, Rosie Cavaliero, Graham Duff, Paul Putner, Graham Crowden, David Warner, Julia Dalkin and Matthew Wolf.


A post-apocalyptic sci-fi radio sitcom set on an environmentally ruined Earth in 2099

2005 - 2008
BBC Radio 4
18   (3 series)
Mark Gatiss, Rosie Cavaliero, Graham Duff, Paul Putner, Graham Crowden, David Warner, Julia Dalkin and Matthew Wolf
Graham Duff
Nicholas Briggs
Ted Dowd

2099 A.D. - Professor Nebulous is the head of K.E.N.T. (The Key Environmental Non-judgemental Taskforce), an under-funded organisation designed to solve the Earth's environmental problems after several natural disasters. It is so under-funded that it has its own Laundromat service to make extra money. Nebulous is constantly ending up solving problems with the world, even having to save the entire planet on the odd occasion, while also battling his own childhood memories of his clown parents.

K.E.N.T's. staff is made up of three other people:

Paula Breeze, who is hopelessly in love with Nebulous, but he never notices.

Harry Hayes, who was badly injured by Nebulous when he accidentally disintegrated the Isle of Wight. As a result he is now a very loud voice box and no longer has the luxury of normal body parts.

Rory Lawson is a self-obsessed ladies man, who often claims Nebulous' ideas are "Bollocks! ... Sir." There is also Gemini, the A.I. of K.E.N.T.

Other characters include Sir Ronald Rolands, the Minister with Unusual Portfolio who cares little for K.E.N.T., often saying, "I'd like to do what I can, but afraid I can't", and the villainous Dr. Klench.

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First broadcast
Thursday 6th January 2005 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 19th June 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 31st October 2012 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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