My First Planet

  • by Phil Whelans
  • Narrated by Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine, Full Cast
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Nicholas Lyndhurst and Vicki Pepperdine lead the cast of the BBC Radio 4 sci-fi sitcom set on a shiny new planet, as it returns for a second series.
With the leader of the interplanetary colony expedition dead, his Number 2 - Brian - is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician Lillian, who'd rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby.
Adding to the joie de vivre are an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist and an idiot maintenance man, who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber.
In these six new episodes the contents of Lillian’s freezer threatens to make the colony's men unnecessary for ever more; a dangerous snuffly cold is let loose; a pub quiz and a talking yam spell disaster; election time arrives; the discovery of a poet amongst the colonists sets off trouble; and a dangerous search-and-rescue mission is launched on the planet’s surface. Also featuring Tom Goodman-Hill, Phil Whelans, John Dorney and full cast.

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Customer Reviews

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Not as good as series 1, but still OK

Other reviewers have commented that this series is an improvement on Series 1, but I don't really agree -- there isn't enough new material to distinguish it from Series 1. It's not bad, but "inept spaceship crew" isn't a new idea. Series 1 introduced new characters and situations into this venerable format, but Series 2 is really more of the same. It's competently written and performed, as we should expect, and it's witty in places. However, I found myself not really caring whether I listened to it all or not, which isn't a good sign.
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- Kevin Boone

LOL funny! A brilliant show with great characters

An expedition out in space has its toothing problems which makes an excellent listen.Nicholas Lyndhurst stars as Brian, the reluctant commander,.
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- Kathrine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-08-2014
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd