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

Nebulous

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005 - 2008
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi radio sitcom set on an environmentally ruined Earth in 2099. Stars Mark Gatiss, Rosie Cavaliero, Graham Duff, Paul Putner, Graham Crowden and more.

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Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005 - 2008
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
18 (3 series)
Stars
Mark Gatiss, Rosie Cavaliero, Graham Duff, Paul Putner, Graham Crowden, David Warner, Julia Dalkin and Matthew Wolf
Writer
Graham Duff
Director
Nicholas Briggs
Producer
Ted Dowd
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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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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 6th January 2005 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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