The Quanderhorn Recurrence

Rob's sitcom back on Radio 4.

6 September, 2019

If you didn't catch last year's Rob Grant-penned sitcom The Quanderhorn Xperimentations on Radio 4 the first time around, you might have been kicking yourself ever since it was removed from the BBC's "Listen Again" service.

But kick no more, as the six episode sci-fi comedy, co-written with Andrew Marshall, is being repeated in its entirety on both Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra in the coming weeks! The repeats start at 6.30pm on Wednesday 11th September for Radio 4 listeners, with follow-ups of each episode the following Wednesday on 4 Extra at 7.30am, 5.30pm and 10.00pm!

The Quanderhorn Recurrence

Plus, thanks to these repeats, the show will also make a reappearance on the Listen Again pages - so you've really got no excuse for missing it this time. If you need a reminder, here's what it's all about:

It's 1952. Permanently. Reality is trapped in a time loop by Professor Darius Quanderhorn (James Fleet)'s bizarre 'Xperimentations'. His rag-tag team face threats and terrors beyond human understanding on a daily basis, together with their own neuroses.

Martian Invasions, Giant Space Lasers, Shape-Shifting Troglodytes and Living Feral Underwear are all part of a day's work for the Quanderteam: Dr. Gemini Janussen (Cassie Layton) has clockwork-driven emotions, Guuuurk the Magnificent (Kevin Eldon) is a Martian hostage who fancies himself a gentleman cad, Troy (Freddie Fox), the professor's "son", who is part human, part insect, all idiot, and Brian Nylon (Ryan Sampson), who has completely forgotten that he is the unit's Test Pilot. In fact, he has completely forgotten who he is at all, but what he is finding out is beginning to disturb him.

Meanwhile, as the Professor ploughs ahead with his dangerous and sinister creations, oblivious to the consequences, his arch-nemesis, Prime Minister Winston Churchill (John Sessions), has begun to resent the public adulation of this reckless genius and would like to shut down his operation for good. But dare he do that, and risk unleashing the terrible secret lurking in Quanderhorn's cellar?

Should you prefer reading something to hearing it, meanwhile - or if you want to supplement it - don't forget that the expanded novel version of Quanderhorn is also available in hardcover and on Kindle, with a paperback edition due out next year. Get your copy over at Amazon!

Find out more and listen to the show at the Radio 4 website!

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