Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, as a BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2006.


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Broadcast
RepeatedDescription
0101Dial M For Martian2006100620080804
20110630 (R4+)
20110701 (R4+)
20121113 (R4+)
20121114 (R4+)
In 1961, Hugo battles to save his futuristic soap set in 2006.
Back in 1961, BBC radio producer Hugo battles to save his futuristic soap set in 2006. Stars Joseph Kloska. From October 2006.
In 1961, Hugo battles to save his futuristic soap set in 2006.
Back in 1961, BBC radio producer Hugo battles to save his futuristic soap set in 2006.
Stars Joseph Kloska.
From October 2006.
Will Hugo give in to government manipulation to save his beloved show from cancellation?
Nigel Lavery....Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann....Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard....John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn....Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman....Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings....Jon Glover
Colin Franks....Paul Richard Biggin
Miss Pickford....Miranda Keeling.
0102To The Moon And Back2006101320080811
20110707 (R4+)
20110708 (R4+)
20121120 (R4+)
20121121 (R4+)
Actress Sylvia uses the futuristic radio soap to win a deal to advertise cigarettes.
Actress Sylvia uses the futuristic radio soap to win a deal to advertise cigarettes. Stars Cheryl Campbell. From October 2006.
Stars Cheryl Campbell.
From October 2006.
The actors callously use the show to secure advertising deals.
0103Androids In Love2006102020080818
20110714 (R4+)
20110715 (R4+)
20121127 (R4+)
20121128 (R4+)
Leading thespian Sir Monty joins the futuristic radio soap and causes quite a stir.
Leading thespian Sir Monty joins the futuristic radio soap and causes quite a stir. Stars Leslie Phillips. From October 2006.
Stars Leslie Phillips.
From October 2006.
A top Shakespearean actor guests on the show as an android.
With Peter Bowles, Cheryl Campbell, John Fortune and Leslie Phillips 
0104 LASTWhat Price Utopia?2006102720080825
20110721 (R4+)
20110722 (R4+)
20121204 (R4+)
20121205 (R4+)
The government tries to use the programme for a very dark purpose.
With Peter Bowles, Cheryl Campbell, John Fortune, Gary Waldhorn.
The Home Office wants to use the sci-fi soap to prepare Britain for a post-nuclear world.
With Peter Bowles.
From October 2006.
The Home Office wants to use the sci-fi soap to prepare Britain for a post-nuclear world. With Peter Bowles. From October 2006.
0201Dr Chaotica And The Rise Of The Atomic Man-bees2008012820080128 (BBC7)
20080901
20111103 (R4+)
20111104 (R4+)
20130814 (R4+)
20130815 (R4+)
The 1962 cast of the futuristic sci-fi soap fear they're cursed when an engineer dies.
Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962.
A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.
Suspicious deaths provoke mixed reactions.
Nigel Lavery....Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann....Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard - John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn....Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman....Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings....Jon Glover
Keith Wood....Sam Pamphilon
Mrs Tinkler....Rachel Atkins
Graham Tinkler....Lloyd Thomas
Delivery Boy....Alex Lamipekun.
Stars Peter Bowles.
From January 2008.
0202Squab Is Not The Language Of Love2008020420080204 (BBC7)
20080908
20111110 (R4+)
20111111 (R4+)
20130821 (R4+)
20130822 (R4+)
Hugo Kellerman, writer of the futuristic 1962 radio soap, tries scripting TV sci-fi.
Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962.
A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.
Radio writer Hugo defects to TV.
Nigel Lavery....Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann....Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard - John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn....Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman....Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings....Jon Glover
Keith Wood....Sam Pamphilon
Georgina Barrett....Carolyn Pickles
Burton....Peter Marinker.
The 1962 writer of the futuristic radio soap, Hugo Kellerman, tries scripting TV sci-fi.
Stars Peter Bowles.
From February 2008.
0203They Come To Freeze Our Children2008021120080211 (BBC7)
20080915
20111117 (R4+)
20111118 (R4+)
20130828 (R4+)
20130829 (R4+)
A children's TV show runs a competition to win a visit to the futuristic radio soap.
Comedy series by Christopher William Hill, set in 1962.
A BBC producer struggles to make a radio soap set in the unimaginably futuristic world of 2008.
An actress is forced to face her worst fear and work with a child.
Nigel Lavery....Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann....Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard - John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn....Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman....Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings....Jon Glover
Keith Wood....Sam Pamphilon
Cynthia Valentine....Rachel Atkins
Fenella Sayers....Ania Gordon
Director....Alex Lamipekun
Angela....Anna Bengo
Continuity....Simon Treves.
Stars Peter Bowles.
From February 2008.
0204Prey Of The Bog Monster2008021820111124 (R4+)
20111125 (R4+)
The futuristic radio soap tries to avoid censorship by becoming an outside broadcast.
0205Countess Natasha And The Red Menace2008022520080922
20111201 (R4+)
20111202 (R4+)
Prime Minister Harold Macmillan guest stars in the same week that the programme is infiltrated by a spy.
0206 LASTTaffy Jones, Protector Of The Universe2008030320080929
20111208 (R4+)
20111209 (R4+)
With war imminent, the production relocates to Wales, but is it safer?
Nigel Lavery....Peter Bowles
Sylvia Hann....Cheryl Campbell
Godfrey Winnard....John Fortune
Sir Angus McNairn....Gary Waldhorn
Hugo Kellerman....Joseph Kloska
Douglas Bennings....Jon Glover
Keith Wood....Sam Pamphilon
Mr Thomas....Ben Crowe
Tannoy....Laura Molyneux
Porter....Peter Marinker
War with Russia is imminent, so the futuristic soap relocates to Wales.
But is it safer?
But is it safer? Stars Peter Bowles.
From March 2008.

Cast

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Sitcoms
  • Comedy

Trivia

  • Series one is set in 1961 and imagines the world of 2006, series two is in 1962 and imagines 2008.
  • The repeats were run as a single series of 9 episodes, with 2/4 skipped (and as is traditional for the BBC no reason was ever given).

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