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Stephen Moore stars in this dystopian comedy set in a future where living beyond 70 is prohibited 30th Century Britain, and the calamitous collapse of the pension system means compulsory euthanasia for all 70-year-olds. But a clerical error spells disaster for 69-year-old George Smith, who suddenly finds himself facing his demise a year early. Feisty George isn't going to take this lying down, and goes into battle with Central Admin - and the terrifying TV crew from This Was Your Life, who want to broadcast his imminent death live on air. On the run with bikini-clad bounty hunter Andrea Sunbeam, George goes underground, where he meets Public Enemy Number One (aka Mrs Cookson), the leader of a gang of senior citizen anarchists called the Old Age Paramilitaries. They've developed a secret weapon to destroy Central Admin's computer - and, armed with a new face and an array of OAP gadgets, George is just the man to use it... With the future of civilisation at stake, can George and his old age pals save humanity? A follow-up to the cult hit Paradise Lost in Space, this lively Logan's Run parody by Colin Swash stars Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as George, Lorelei King as Andrea and Edna Doré as Mrs Cookson, with co-stars including Geoffrey McGivern, Melanie Hudson and Christopher Douglas. Among the guest stars are Peter Serafinowicz and Lewis MacLeod. Production credits Written by Colin Swash Produced by Richard Wilson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 February-31 March 1998 Cast George - Stephen Moore Doris - Patsy Byrne O'Connell - Geoffrey McGivern Andrea Sunbeam - Lorelei King Mrs Cookson - Edna Doré Wilma P Random/Dawkins - Melanie Hudson Dave Lusterheusen/Ronnie/Brian Kettle - Christopher Douglas With Lewis MacLeod, Peter Serafinowicz, Dave Lamb and Joanna BrookesShow more
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 practise 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 civilization wasn't such a good idea after all... Written by Colin Swash, whose numerous TV credits include Have I Got News For You and Mock the Week, this sci-fi sitcom stars Tony Robinson as Max and David Haig as Norman. Among the co-stars are Geoffrey McGivern and Lorelei King (The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy), and guest stars include Alistair McGowan, Peter Serafinowicz and Ronni Ancona. Production credits Written by Colin Swash Produced by Richard Wilson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9 March-13 April 1995 Cast Norman - Tony Robinson Max - David Haig Stella - Louise Lombard Macari - Michael Troughton Captain Rossiter - Dan Strauss Jane/Terayz/Suzy - Carla Mendonça Tony - Geoffrey McGivern Ken - Tom Hollander Inspector Albermarle - Andy Rashleigh Clive - Guy Witcher Jonathan Ross - Alistair McGowan Buzz - Peter Serafinowicz Louise - Ronni Ancona Voice of Ume - Lorelei King Vince - Daniel MainShow more