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.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - Holofile 722: The Dust Has Landed

K.E.N.T. travel to Edgeware in order to solve a nationwide plague of dust.

Further details

However, Nebulous spots a speck of sentient dust so powerful that the only way to get rid of it is to re-invent the vacuum cleaner. However, this results in Nebulous teaming up with his ex-fiancée Erica Flazenby, head of L.O.U.G.H.B.O.R.G.H. (the Legitimate Organisation Undertaking General Humanitarian Business Operations Requiring Optimum Unconditional Global Harmony).

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th January 2005
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 19th January 2009 10:30pm Radio 7
Tuesday 5th October 2010 10:30pm Radio 7
Wednesday 7th September 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
Guest cast
Julia Deakin Erica Flazenby
Writing team
Graham Duff Writer
Production team
Nicholas Briggs Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Malcolm Boyle Composer

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