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The Laxian Key

The Laxian Key

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 7
  • 2007
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Sci-fi comedy series based on the short stories of Robert Sheckley. Two planetary decontaminationists accidentally cause the Earth to melt. Stars Chris Larner, Mark Bonnar, Christine Kavanagh, Virginie Gilchrist, Trevor Cooper and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

The mysterious deaths of space tourists on Planet Party give planet decontaminators Arnold and Gregor a unique job opportunity.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th February 2007
BBC Radio 7
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 8th September 2009 6:00pm Radio 7
Monday 22nd March 2010 6:30pm Radio 7
Saturday 6th November 2010 6:00pm Radio 7
Tuesday 10th May 2011 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 16th February 2012 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 17th February 2012 12:00am Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 15th December 2013 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 16th December 2013 12:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 25th January 2016 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 26th January 2016 12:00am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 9th July 2019 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 10th July 2019 12:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 8th March 2021 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 9th March 2021 12:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Chris Larner Arnold
Mark Bonnar (as Mark Bonar) Gregor
Christine Kavanagh Jo
Virginie Gilchrist (as Virge Gilchrist) Deloris
Trevor Cooper Evans
Alex Lowe Ensemble Actor
Bethan Walker Ensemble Actor
Sam Dale Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Emma Noakes Ensemble Actor
Joseph Kloska Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Robert Sheckley Writer
Chris Larner Writer (Adapted By)
David Gilbert Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Peter Kavanagh Director
Mark Stevens Composer

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