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The BBC Radio 7 sci-fi comedy, starring Dan Mersh, Tim Key, Prunella Scales and Dan Tetsell.

Reporters Charlie Palmer and Moog Johnson are supposed to be exploring the galaxy in search of unimaginable news. But the beauty of an infinite universe is that if everything possible happens somewhere, there's no need to actually go there to check. So they may as well stay where they are - parked on Clapham Common disguised as a hedge - and simply make up their stories instead.

Unfortunately, their terrifying boss at Inter-Galactic News, Korg, is on to them and won't tolerate their fake news any longer. From now on, they have to provide real reports - or he'll have their spleens in a box....

Aided by onboard computer Mother, who provides them with Bakewell tarts and Jammy Dodgers (her baking programme has overwritten pretty much all her other software), the duo prepare to take the IGN Indolent on a variety of perilous missions, including locating a missing ambassador, babysitting Korg's nephew, tracking down Mad Captain Pendulum and finding the perfect present for Mother's birthday.

Can they avoid having their ship captured by pirates? Will they survive a messy meeting with the Emperor of the Toilet People? And when an evil planet tries to take over the universe while Mother's away, who will come to their rescue?

Written by Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons, this light-hearted space comedy stars Dan Mersh as Charlie, Tim Key as Moog, Prunella Scales as Mother and Dan Tetsell as Korg. Guest stars include The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd and Geoffrey McGivern, who played Ford Prefect in the original radio production of The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy.

Produced by Victoria Lloyd. 

Original music by Ben Walker, with additional music by George Corporal. 

First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 10th February-3rd March 2007 (Series 1), 1st-22nd March 2008 (Series 2). 


Charlie - Dan Mersh

Moog - Tim Key

Mother - Prunella Scales

Korg - Dan Tetsell

Fluffy/Claude/Postmaster General - Jot Davies

Yecch - Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Captain Grey/Sprout-Bunge- Colin Holt

Captain Pendulum - Chris O'Dowd

Aunty Genocide/Sam - Anna Bengo

Eddie Chessington - Geoffrey McGivern

Ben - Gus Brown

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  • Ben
  • 14-04-21

Dissatisfied and Disappointed

Bit of a bland ‘comedy’, performance was OK but not very funny, just sorts of ticks along with little substance... sorry but a bit predictable and droll

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  • S P Goodwin
  • 09-02-21

It's alright

It's OK. Nothing special, but nothing awful. Listening to it fills time in a pleasant way, but there are many better (and many worse) BBC comedies out there. This probably doesn't help you in deciding to buy it, and I can't decide if I'm happy I did, but I'm fairly sure I'm not dissapointed by it.