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


  • 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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - Holofile 154: The Lovely Invasion

A spaceship full of beautiful naked men that call themselves The Lovely lands in a withered zone in the Midlands.

Further details

While everyone thinks that The Lovely are indeed lovely, Nebulous is highly suspicious of them and plans to meet them before a meeting of world leaders.


This episode is a parody of the Doctor Who episode "The Claws of Axos".

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th January 2005
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 12th January 2009 10:30pm Radio 7
Tuesday 28th September 2010 10:30pm Radio 7
Wednesday 31st August 2011 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Mark Gatiss Professor Nebulous
Rosie Cavaliero Paula Breeze
Graham Duff Rory Lawson
Paul Putner Harry Hayes
Graham Crowden Sir Ronald Rolands
Julia Dalkin Gemini
Julia Dalkin Ensemble Actor
Matthew Wolf (as Matt Wolf) Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Graham Duff Writer
Production team
Nicholas Briggs Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Malcolm Boyle Composer

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