Nebulous

Nebulous is a post apocalyptic science fiction comedy radio show written by Graham Duff and produced by Ted Dowd from Baby Cow Productions; it is directed by Nicholas Briggs.

The series premiered in the United Kingdom on BBC Radio 4.

The show focuses on the adventures of the eponymous Professor Nebulous, leader of the eco-troubleshooting team of K.E.N.T.

(the Key Environmental Non-Judgmental Taskforce) as they combat various catastrophes and try to set the world back on the right path following a worldwide disaster known as "The Withering".

As well as being a parody of a number of famous science fiction programmes, including Doctor Who, Quatermass and Doomwatch,Nebulous is considered a cult radio programme, attracting a number of guest appearances from famous actors.

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
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0101Night Of The Vegetarians2005010620060222
20090105 (BBC7)
20090106 (BBC7)
20100921 (BBC7)
20100926 (BBC7)
20100927 (BBC7)
20110810 (BBC7)

Mystery deaths lead the Professor to a meat-free colony run by the notorious Dr Klench.

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Mysterious deaths lead the Professor to a meat-free colony run by the notorious Dr Klench.

Professor Nebulous and his team of eco-trouble shooters investigate a series of deaths at the last remaining vegetarian colony

0102The Loverly Invasion2005011320060301
20090112 (BBC7)
20090113 (BBC7)
20100928 (BBC7)
20110831 (BBC7)

Are the alien newcomers as benign as they seem? The Professor spies a hidden agenda.

When a race of glamorous, naked aliens crash land on Earth, only Professor Nebulous remains immune to their charms.

Are the alien newcomers benign? The Professor thinks they have a hidden agenda.

0103The Dust Has Landed2005012020060308
20090119 (BBC7)
20090120 (BBC7)
20101005 (BBC7)
20110907 (BBC7)

The Professor teams up with his ex-fiance, Dr Erica Flazenby, to give the earth a spring clean.

The Professor teams up with ex-fiancee, Erica Flazenby, to give the Earth a spring clean.

With dust levels at an all time high, Professor Nebulous and his team find themselves battling an intelligence of pure filth.

0104Madness Is A Strange Colour2005012720060315
20090126 (BBC7)
20090127 (BBC7)
20101012 (BBC7)
20110914 (BBC7)

On a monastery visit - the Professor discovers a new paint has brain-bending qualities.

Stars Mark Gatiss.

From January 2005.

The Professor visits a monastery where the theme of a kid's TV show is the call-to-prayer.

When the Vartox Paint Co.

Launch a brand new colour, Professor Nebulous discovers it has brain bending qualities.

0105The Coincidence Machine2005020320060322
20090202 (BBC7)
20090203 (BBC7)
20101019 (BBC7)
20110921 (BBC7)

As coincidences rocket - the professor suspects the world is heading to coinci-clasm.

Stars Mark Gatiss.

From February 2005.

Doubling up - just one of the dangers of studying randomology in an ad hoc way.

With an increasing number of strange coincidences piling up, Professor Nebulous suspects the world may be heading for coinci-clasm.

0106 LASTThe Man Who Polished The Sun2005021020060329
20090209 (BBC7)
20090210 (BBC7)
20101026 (BBC7)
20110928 (BBC7)

With Earth in the grip of a new season called Hamble, the Professor asks an old enemy for help.

Sci-fi comedy with Mark Gatiss.

With Earth in the grip of a new season called Hamble, the Professor asks an enemy for help

With Earth in the grip of a new season called Hamble, Professor Nebulous asks an old enemy for help.

0201The Deptford Wives2006040520090216 (BBC7)
20090217 (BBC7)
20101102 (BBC7)
20101107 (BBC7)
20101108 (BBC7)
20111116 (BBC7)

Professor Nebulous and his inept team investigate a menacing race of cloned women.

A collection of female clones with dark intentions threaten to overwhelm Professor Nebulous and his team.

A group of female clones with dark intentions threaten to overwhelm Professor Nebulous.

Nebulous and his team come face to face with the Debbies - a race of cloned wives who've been programmed to pamper with extreme prejudice.

With special guest star Peter Davison

0202The Buzzing2006041220090223 (BBC7)
20090224 (BBC7)
20101109 (BBC7)
20111123 (BBC7)

A machine which controls the nation's pollen, people sneezing themselves to death, a race of bee/wasp hybrids called Bosps - Professor Nebulous thinks there's a connection.

With special guest star Steve Coogan

0203I Nebulous2006041920090302 (BBC7)
20090303 (BBC7)
20101116 (BBC7)
20111130 (BBC7)

The Professor finds himself at a peace conference - literally.

The Trans-galactic Peace Conference is thrown into jeopardy when Professor Nebulous meets the deadly Infernons and is forced to swap minds with his arch enemy, the evil Doctor Klench.

With special guest star David Warner.

0204Destiny Of The Destinoyd2006042620090309 (BBC7)
20090310 (BBC7)
20101123 (BBC7)
20111207 (BBC7)

The Professor meets the woman of his dreams, but is the lovely Franabelle quite what she seems? Mark Gatiss stars in the sci-fi sitcom.

From April 2006.

The Professor meets the woman of his dreams, but is the lovely Franabelle what she seems?

The Prof meets the woman of his dreams, but is she what she seems? Mark Gatiss stars in the sci-fi sitcom.

The Prof meets the woman of his dreams, but is she what she seems? From April 2006.

The Prof meets the woman of his dreams, but is she what she seems?

During a visit to a decommissioned moon base, Professor Nebulous falls in love with his ideal woman; the beautiful Franabelle.

If only people didn't keep dying horrible deaths in creepy corridors.

0205Tempus Fugitive2006050320090316 (BBC7)
20090317 (BBC7)
20101130 (BBC7)
20111214 (BBC7)

What is the dark secret of the time-splintered Linda-viduals?

When a bizarre accident causes scientist Linda Adnil to splinter through time, Professor Nebulous and his team must travel to different time zones to locate the various Linda-viduals.

0206 LASTLast Of The Present Sirius2006051020090323 (BBC7)
20090324 (BBC7)
20101207 (BBC7)
20111221 (BBC7)

The Professor gets trapped in a time loop, but what's causing his intergalactic deja vu? Stars Mark Gatiss.

From May 2006.

The Professor gets trapped in a time loop - but what's causing his intergalactic deja vu?

The Professor gets trapped in a time loop - but what's causing his intergalactic déjàvu?

Nebulous repeats himself.

What's the cause of this deja vu?

Is Professor Nebulous trapped in a time loop? Or maybe he's the victim of an alien Scooping Operation? Or could he be the unwitting star of the galaxy's highest rating reality TV show?

0301Genesis Of The Aftermath2008051520101214 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20101220 (BBC7)
20120926 (BBC7)

Stars Mark Gatiss and David Warner.

Nebulous travels back in time to the day of his greatest experiment.

But even given a second chance, can he prevent the destruction of the Isle of Wight?

0302The Past Must Be Destroyed!2008052220101221 (BBC7)
20121003 (BBC7)

Nebulous returns to his old university, where he discovers several lecturers have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.

The Professor probes a spate of missing lecturers at his 'alma mater'.

0303The Girl With The Liquid Face2008052920101228 (BBC7)
20121010 (BBC7)

It is 2099, and the Professor is on a secret mission to find Atlantis. Starring Mark Gatiss and David Warner. From May 2008.

It is 2099 and the Professor's on a secret mission to find Atlantis.

Starring Mark Gatiss and David Warner.

From May 2008.

Nebulous and the team travel to Atlantis, where the Professor battles the legendary Kraken and Paula receives some rather startling news.

0304We, Nebulous2008060520110104 (BBC7)
20121017 (BBC7)

The Professor is in prison for innumerable bad crimes. But is it really him?

Nebulous has been incarcerated in Biros Optimum Security prison alongside the galaxy's most evil masterminds.

Can the people of KENT help him escape?

0305Rebel Without A Cortex2008061220110111 (BBC7)
20121024 (BBC7)

Nebulous and his team have to transport a dangerous criminal to Saturn.

But just who is this alien being and why does he look and sound exactly like Nebulous's father?

0306 LASTUs And Phlegm2008061920110118 (BBC7)
20121031 (BBC7)

With a 99 percent sick workforce, the Professor faces some very snotty aliens. Stars Mark Gatiss and David Tennant. From June 2008.

With a 99 per cent sick workforce, the Professor faces some very snotty aliens.

Stars Mark Gatiss and David Tennant.

From June 2008.

When 99 percent of the nation's workforce phone in sick, Nebulous comes face to face with a very unpleasant alien life form.