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 3, Episode 6 - Holofile 703: Us and Phlegm

Nebulous discovers that 99% of Britain's workforce has called in sick with 'Serious Illness Syndrome', including K.E.N.T.'s staff.

Further details

He is only able to avoid illness himself due to a clown injection which protects him from every known illness except one: 'Tuesday Today Disease'.

Nebulous encounters the cause - a clown doctor, now bent on making everyone ill. The doctor has the help of a lifeform known as a 'Phlegmbion'.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th June 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 18th January 2011 10:30pm Radio 7
Wednesday 31st 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
Guest cast
David Tennant Doctor Beep
Writing team
Graham Duff Writer
Production team
Nicholas Briggs Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Malcolm Boyle Composer

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