The Genuine Particle

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008
  • 1 pilot

Chaos ensues for a British boffin when the world's major governments learn that CERN's Large Hadron Collider may lead to time travel. Stars Reece Shearsmith, Geoffrey Whitehead, Nicola Walker, Adrian Scarborough, Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2008
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Reece Shearsmith, Geoffrey Whitehead, Nicola Walker, Adrian Scarborough, Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond
Writer
Steve Punt
Producer
David Tyler
Companies

An easy going British scientist causes quite a stir when he discusses the work of two Russian mathematicians who claim that when the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is turned on, there is the chance that it may cause a wormhole. This could allow a time traveller from the future to visit us.

As a result of his discussion, the world's major powers, including Britain, America, Russia and China (and Belgium) begin to get ready to gain control of any future time travellers, and thus also gain control their (presumed) futuristic weapons.

Additional details

Tagline
All the physics is true - only the comedy's been changed.
Production
Studio

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 10th September 2008 at 11:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes

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