Summary

The complete first series of My First Planet - a sitcom set on a shiny new planet, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine (Jo Brand's Getting On) & Tom Goodman-Hill (Another Case of Milton Jones)
The story so far: Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician, Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby.
Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip. Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason, and also Archer, an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber, and you’re all set to answer the question: If humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice, and infighting? (By the way, the answer’s "yes". Sorry.)
In the first episode, it's Day 1 on the colony and they’ve lost the food, the air, the commander and the mood music.Meanwhile, Chief Physician Lillian makes a terrible discovery about Project Adam.…
In episode two, it's Day 7 on the colony, and Mason stirs up an ethical nightmare involving a clone, a murder, and some dreadlocks. Meanwhile, Archer the handyman attempts some repairs on his own head.
Episode three is set on Day 27 and the colonists are torn between Richard’s newsletter and Archer’s hot pants. And which is more dangerous - Brian’s monkey wrench or Lillian’s "vitamin drink"?
And in the last episode of the series, a queue for the loo and a rogue backrub threaten to blow up the colony. And just what is Lillian’s "Special Skill"…?
©2012 Pozzitive Television (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
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1 out of 5 stars
By KM on 14-05-13

Promised so much - delivered so little

the preview sample sounded great but unfortunately this was the best bit of the entire first series!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 24-08-14

Awful.

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It's just not funny. The attempts at caricature are very poorly acted, and very superficial. I couldn't listen to it all.

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5 out of 5 stars
By chuknzig on 19-01-17

Good comedy

Where does My First Planet: The Complete Series 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Everything ranks under Cabin Pressure (it just can't be beat) - however, this has some good voice actors and a solid story line so I would list it as number 3 of my top 5 comedy radio series from the BBC. Keep up the good work BBC4!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 22-03-16

Wish this for Fred and Rosemary

I sincerely hope they get to listen to this and the other one. I also hope more are yet to come.

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