Tony Robinson.

Paradise Lost In Space

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1995. Stars Tony Robinson and David Haig.

Paradise Lost In Space

Paradise Lost In Space

Tony Robinson and David Haig star in this black-hole comedy about two space-age humans stranded on a friendly alien planet.

Norman is an idealistic, Beethoven-loving revolutionary. Max is a boring but cheerful timeshare salesman who won't stop talking. Fellow passengers on a flight to the Moon, they're thrown together to become reluctant companions after the lunar shuttle's toilet cubicle explodes, crash-landing them both on the desert sands of a distant alien planet.

They are rescued by the friendly Oblivions, who could not be more delighted to see them. Having spent six years learning English from a discarded volume of Noël Coward plays, they're keen to practice the lingo - and learn more about the many mysteries that have baffled them. How do you mix a Martini? How does one play tennis? And what on Earth is misery?

Norman and Max are about to answer all their questions - as well as introducing them to fire, contemplation and baked potatoes. But their well-intentioned attempts to share the secrets of racquet-based games and sophisticated cocktails soon backfire. Perhaps providing the Oblivions with the priceless gifts of human civilisation wasn't such a good idea after all....

First released: Thursday 28th January 2021