Quanderhorn 2 [Quanderhorn]

Episodes

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01Killdiboos And Universibold Explodibangbang2020042920200506 (BBC7)
20200507 (BBC7)
Can Quanderhorn (James Fleet) and his trepid crew save the world from the end of reality?

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.

Mercurial genius, Professor Quanderhorn (James Fleet) has created a time loop, rendering it permanently 1952.

His arch nemesis, Churchill (John Sessions) has sent a wave of bagpiping bombers to unleash their payload over the 5th dimensional storage tanks holding the captured time, and reality is about to be destroyed.

The Professor and his rag-tag crew – test pilot Brian Nylon (Ryan Sampson), clockwork-emotioned Dr Gemini Janussen (Cassie Layton), caddish Martian hostage Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) and Quanderhorn’s part-insectoid son Troy (Freddie Fox), along with factotum Jenkins (John Sessions. Again) – escape by scattering themselves through time.

Troy and Guuuurk find themselves in a cave in the Pleistocene Era, with some rather unnerving co-habitants.

Brian and the Professor have an unexpected Latin lesson, resulting in Brian being given as a gift to a beautiful Roman noblewoman. He’s rather worried to discover what’s supposed to happen next.

Dr Janussen and Sergeant “Jenkins” Jenkins are spirited to the mid-seventeenth century, where they encounter a strangely familiar-looking Witchfinder General.

Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

Dr Janussen and Sergeant “Jenkins ? Jenkins are spirited to the mid-seventeenth century, where they encounter a strangely familiar-looking Witchfinder General.

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

02Shoveleth In More Hazelnuts!2020050620200513 (BBC7)
20200514 (BBC7)
Brian, Guuuurk and Troy are condemned to death for crimes against Interior Decoration.

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.

Professor Quanderhorn (James Fleet) and his rag-tag crew – test pilot Brian Nylon (Ryan Sampson), clockwork-emotioned Dr Gemini Janussen (Cassie Layton), caddish Martian hostage Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) and Quanderhorn’s part-insectoid son Troy (Freddie Fox), along with factotum Jenkins (John Sessions) – have been scattered through time.

Reunited in Roman Britain, Brian, Guuuurk and Troy are trying to make their way to the rendezvous point in Londinium, when they find themselves arrested and condemned to death for crimes against Interior Decoration.

Can they escape with the help of Brian’s enormous mahogany phallus (don’t ask)?

Or will it require some slightly more subtle intervention from Dr Janussen?

Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

03Wasp2020051320200520 (BBC7)
20200521 (BBC7)
The crew return to the near past to prevent the bombs from eradicating reality.

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.

Professor Quanderhorn (James Fleet) and his rag-tag crew – test pilot Brian Nylon (Ryan Sampson), clockwork-emotioned Dr Gemini Janussen (Cassie Layton), caddish Martian hostage Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) and Quanderhorn’s part-insectoid son Troy (Freddie Fox), along with factotum Jenkins (John Sessions) – travel back to the laboratory three weeks before the bombs are due to fall and wipe out reality.

The Professor has a plan, but to pull it off, the crew have to avoid their previous selves, who are, of course, also still there. If they fail, they could unravel their own timelines.

On top of which, they’re desperate not to activate the annoying musical sheep. They must also evade the squirrilla, the gorirrel and, most of all, the deadly enraged Penguinelope!

Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

04I Didn't Say It Was Well Cloaked2020052020200527 (BBC7)
20200528 (BBC7)
The crew are trained in Martianosity to infiltrate the Mothership, with variable success.

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.

Brian (Ryan Sampson) and Gemma (Cassie Layton) are trained to pass themselves off as convincing Martians, without much success in Brian’s case. Meanwhile, Jenkins (John Sessions) and Troy (Freddie Fox) have all the water removed from their bodies by the pig dehydration device, and hide in Guuuurk’s (Kevin Eldon) pocket.

The crew infiltrate the Martian Invasion Vessel, but Guuuurk hasn’t counted on meeting an old friend aboard, who may not be as trustworthy as he seems. And isn’t.

Back in the Lab, the Professor (James Fleet) works on the bomb-melting ray, with a little help from half a brain in a diving suit (Rachel Atkins).

The plan is on target, up until the moment Gemma steps into the Martian Deep-Memory-Guilt-Testing ray, and is rendered frozen by a terrible, long-buried secret.

Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

05Am I Actually The Other Half Of Gemma Emma Emma?2020052720200603 (BBC7)
20200604 (BBC7)
The Martians fire the weapon-melting ray, leaving Earth defenceless to the invasion fleet.

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.

Thanks to unspeakable treachery among the team, the Martians capture Quanderhorn’s (James Fleet) weapon-melting ray and activate it, leaving the Earth defenceless to the Invasion Fleet.

Captured and chained, Brian (Ryan Sampson) Gemma (Cassie Layton) Jenkins (John Sessions) and Troy (Freddie Fox) find themselves the quarry in a brutal hunt.

The Professor and Diving Suit Dolores (Rachel Atkins) try to reason with Prime Minister-in-exile, Churchill (John Sessions. Again), but are thrown in prison, pending trial for treason.

The crew flee to London to hook up with the Resistance Movement, but can’t find it. They have no idea what to do, until a very unusual request song is played on the radio.

Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

06 LASTI Heregy Thind You Guilky2020060320200610 (BBC7)
20200611 (BBC7)
Professor Quanderhorn is executed.

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.

Quanderhorn (James Fleet) is tried for treason by Churchill (John Sessions), and sentenced to death.

Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon) rejoins the team, and they race to the rescue in a hijacked Martian tripod.

But too late. They arrive just in time to witness the Professor’s execution.

Rudderless without Quanderhorn, the team – Brian (Ryan Sampson), Gemma (Cassie Layton), Jenkins (John Sessions) and Troy (Freddie Fox) along with Guuuurk and Diving Suit Dolores (Rachel Atkins) – flee aimlessly.

But in the very pit of their despair, hope arrives in an unexpected package – a dormobile full of ravenous trained monkeys.

Meanwhile, the Imperial Martian Opera is mopping up the blood on the stage from Act One of Cozi Tanned Floozie, blissfully unaware that an unexpectedly spectacular Act Two is about to follow – and it’s nothing to do with the giant exploding banana.

Starring
James Fleet as Professor Quanderhorn
Ryan Sampson as Brian Nylon
Cassie Layton as Dr Gemini Janussen
Freddie Fox as Troy Quanderhorn
Kevin Eldon as Guuuurk
John Sessions as Sergeant 'Jenkins' Jenkins and Churchill
Rachel Atkins as Delores

Created and Written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
Directed by Andrew Marshall

Studio Engineer and Editor: Alisdair McGregor
Production Manager: Sarah Tombling
Special Thanks to Edward Rowett
Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios
Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

An Absolutely production for BBC Radio 4

Sci-fi comedy series by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall.