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Nebulous Audiobook

Nebulous

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Publisher's Summary

This original 6-part BBC Radio 4 comedy sci-fi series, written by Graham Duff and starring Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen) and David Warner, was first broadcast in January 2004.

The year is 2099 and Professor Nebulous (Gatiss) is the director of KENT, the Key Environmental Nonjudgemental Taskforce. Nebulous runs an eco-trouble shooting organisation called K.E.N.T. (which each week stands for something different). Sadly, the organisation is so woefully underfunded, they have to subsidise their work by running a launderette.

© and (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 03/09/2006 Member Since 2015

    i did

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    "The best new radio comedy since the Mighty Boosh"

    Download this brilliant comedy whilst it's still relatively unknown then feel smug and superior in a years time when you hear kids in the high street saying 'unlike you proffessor I no longer have the luxury of elbows'.
    This is easily the best new radio comedy the BBC have put out in the last four years. Dr Who, Blake 7 and Red Dwarf fans will love it, but it's just as appealing to regular folks as well. The writing is as sharp as they come and the performances are pitch perfect. You'll listen to this brilliant series again and again.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    AndyPellew Cambridge, UK 20/08/2006
    AndyPellew Cambridge, UK 20/08/2006 Member Since 2013

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    "Fantastic . . ."

    Some of the best science-fiction comedy since Red Dwarf. Can't fault it. Still, it's a shame about the Isle of Wight though ... ;-)

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Bernard Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom 30/01/2008
    Bernard Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom 30/01/2008
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    "Buy this, I promise you will not regret it."

    I can't wait for series two.
    My whole family is addicted to this, my daughter quotes it endlessly. My wife hit a patch of ice in the car the other day and all she could do was cry with laughter and say 'I'm drifting.'
    All the characters are so well rounded and so beautifully played that you just can't help but love them, although 'PQ's my favourite, he's the quiet one.'
    This is without doubt the funniest thing I have seen or heard for years.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Fitzy 13/04/2013
    Fitzy 13/04/2013 Member Since 2012

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    "Genius comedy"

    Nebulous tells the story of KENT(Key Environmental Non-judgement Taskforce - and dry cleaning service) set after the Withering which destroyed the isle of White and caused Rory to loose... well everything.

    If you like daft comedy, recurring gags and pseudo-science with a tongue in cheek lovable aside to those 1950's sci-fi radio dramas, this is for you.

    Mark Gatiss is excellent as ever - its just a shame the second series isn't available.

    If you like HHGTTG - you will love this!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Jane a caravan somewhere in Europe 14/04/2010
    Stephanie Jane a caravan somewhere in Europe 14/04/2010 Listener Since 2010
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    "Gets funnier as it goes along"

    I wasn't too impressed by the first episode, but carried on listening and found the series got funnier as it progressed. The characters need time to develop and there are several great running gags to anticipate.
    I have now listened to all the episodes three times and giggle more each time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 21/05/2016
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    "Over produced recording"

    So much 'mood' noise it's hard to concentrate on the story. I'd love to hear a clean edit.

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    Elinor 15/03/2016
    Elinor 15/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great fun!"

    This is the perfect listen on a rainy Sunday and it's child friendly too, only a shame there isn't more

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    rl howe 01/12/2015
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    "Fingers crossed for series 2!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nebulous to be better than the print version?

    Can't say I've read a print version, being a radio 4 show I doubt one exists, but sure characterisations were that good it probably would be better than a possible print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nebulous?

    The lovelies and apparent celebrity future us gives alien invaders


    What about Mark Gatiss and David Warner ’s performance did you like?

    The awesome characterisation of their parts


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nope.. comedy doesn't move me.. certainly had many laugh out loud moments.. whilst on the train.. so I looked a bit mad.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • David
    24/02/12
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    "This is great fun"
    If you could sum up Nebulous in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, Inventive, the whole thing is just good fun. If you like British humor, and I do, this series is for you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well I liked them all but Dr Nebulous he remindes me of the 4th Doctor Who.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Gatiss and David Warner – was your favorite?

    Harry. He didn't have a huge part but it was always funny.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The storylines are inventive and there is lots of humor. They all made me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    This was well worth the credit. I hope there is a second series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Carpinska
    24/09/15
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    "Please order series 2 and 3 Audible"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Nebulous to be better than the print version?

    I don't know that there is a print version it was a radio show on radio 4 of the BbC


    What other book might you compare Nebulous to and why?

    Perhaps another radio play which similarly delightfully silly is cabin pressure which is the closest I can come to this.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Paula can't overcome her crush on Professor Nebulous and makes him uncomfortable by kissing his midriff.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No that kind of radio Play. Humor


    Any additional comments?

    Please please audible make the next two series available.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • kathleen cammarota
    09/06/15
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    "This was not funny!"

    This was not funny at all. It wasn't even witty. I was hoping with mark being in it, it would be good, but was disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benicio
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    16/04/15
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    "Not many laughs"

    Good thing I got this on a sale. Otherwise not worth spending a credit on.

    The performance was excellent and that really was the only saving grace this had. Once I figured out that laughs aren't probably going to come, I thought at least the story lines might be engaging. But there was nothing there either.

    I will give this another listen to see if it grows on me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    29/01/16
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    "Just Awful"

    the series was not funny because the writing failed to be clever enough to pull off the basic premise. as I listened it. just got more and more tedious as the sound effects grated upon the ear. Not what I have come to expect from BBC 4 radio programing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    27/12/15
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    "Amusingly Silly and Sarcastic"

    It's not the best of BBC radio programs, but entertaining nonetheless... Kinda what you'd get if you mixed Dr. Who and Get Smart... Then throw in some funny punning w/ Pop culture, science/medical, SF, and social references... I love Harry, he reminds me of Commodore Pike meets Marvin the android;). I'm not sure it's quite wortha credit though... Better to get it on sale...

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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