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 3, Episode 5 - Holofile 011: Rebel Without A Cortex

K.E.N.T. must transport a dangerous cargo to Venus.

Further details

Rory opens the cell to discover that it is an imprisoned Lovley, or so he thinks. When Nebulous checks it he discovers the prisoner in the form of his clown father. Paula finds Nebulous trapped in the cell when she looks.

Although she realises that it is not the real Professor, Paula still sets the fake Nebulous free. The real Professor then reveals that their cargo is a shapeshifting alien called a 'Yarwood', before killing it.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th June 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 11th January 2011 10:30pm Radio 7
Wednesday 24th October 2012 11:30pm 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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