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Summary

London, England, 1952.

Meet the mercurial genius Professor Quanderhorn (James Fleet) - a maverick scientist with absolutely no moral compass. Join him and his rag-tag crew on their frontal-lobe-knotting escapades as they:

  • Battle insane hybrid creatures: the Gorrirrel and the Squirrilla, to the death!
  • Become Gods to a Stone Age tribe.
  • Are engulfed in a Martian invasion of Earth.
  • Escape shipwreck on the Moon in a spacecraft powered by anger.
  • Evade multiple fiendish traps in the Alien Ziggurat of Death.
  • Tussle with a Top Secret Parrot.
  • Become terminally confused when they encounter their past selves in a Time accident....

Will our crew of Brave Boffins survive?

And what a crew they are: Q's part insect son, Troy, reputedly a 'major breakthrough in Artificial Stupidity' (Freddie Fox); eager young Test Pilot and recovering amnesiac, Brian Nylon (Ryan Sampson); brilliant scientist Dr. Gemini Janussen with her half-clockwork brain (Cassie Layton); captured Martian hostage Guuuurk (Kevin Eldon); sinister janitor Jenkins (John Sessions), and synthetic-voice-commentator-later-inserted-into-diving-suit, Dolores (Rachel Atkins).

Plug in your blue and red cardboard airpods and pair your tin foil router with the Droitwich transmitter array for an adventure beyond human understanding.

Get it now, in Super-Vis-O-Download-O-Sound! [patent refused]

This Collexion includes both series of the BBC Radio 4 sci-fi comedy, plus ten never-before-heard deleted scenes and interviews with the cast and crew.

Track listing:

Series 1:

1. It's Eating My Face

2. Mummy! My Donkey's Head is Exploding

3. A Little Thing Like Chocolate Gates Can't Stop Us

4. The Splattered Remains of Unidentifiable Organs Incident All Over Again

5. Fear! Terror! Gut-wrenching Horror! Arg Arg. Please!

6. Dah dah dah dah dah dahh Dah dah dah dah dahhh...

Series 2:

7. Killdiboos and Universibold Explodibangbang

8. Shoveleth in More Hazlenuts!

9. Wasp

10. I Didn't Say it was Well Cloaked

11. Am I Actually the Other Half of Gemma Emma Emma?

12. I Heregy Thind You Guilky

Deleted scenes:

13. Psychopathic Wasp (Series 1, Ep 6)

14. Crockery Cupboard (Series 1, Ep 6)

15. Guuuurk Diary (Series 2, Ep1)

16. Nut Merchant (Series 2, Ep 2)

17. Bongo-playing Beatniks from Under the Sea (Series 2, Ep 4)

18. Martian Training (Series 2, Ep 4)

19. Martian Countdown (Series 2, Ep 5)

20. Churchill Full Speech (Series 2, Ep 5)

21. Quanderhorn Prison Diary (Series 2, Ep 5)

22. Make your own Martian Opera Tracks (Series 2, Ep 6)

Cast and crew interviews:

23. Gordon interviews Rob, Andrew and sound designer Alisdair MacGregor

24. Rob and Andrew interview composer Peter Brewis

25. Gordon interviews Freddie Fox

26. Gordon interviews John Sessions

27. Gordon interviews Rachel Atkins and James Fleet

28. Gordon interviews Ryan Sampson and Cassie Layton

29. Gordon interviews Kevin Eldon

Cast and credits:

Professor Quanderhorn - James Fleet

Brian Nylon - Ryan Sampson

Dr Gemini Janussen - Cassie Layton

Guuuurk - Kevin Eldon

Troy Quanderhorn - Freddie Fox

Churchill/Jenkins - John Sessions

Synthetic Voice/Mrs Bessie Braddock (MP)/Virginia White/Dolores - Rachel Atkins

Created and written by Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall

Directed by Andrew Marshall

Music by Peter Brewis

Engineered, Edited and Sound designed by Alisdair McGregor

Production Manager: Sarah Tombling

Produced by Rob Grant and Gordon Kennedy

Recorded at The Soundhouse Studios

Special Thanks to Edward Rowett

An Absolutely Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in June 2018 (Series 1) and May 2020 (Series 2).

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Story's are good but excessive cast interviess

I bought this thinking great 9+ hours quanderhorn . very disappointed to find just under 6 hours (first 2 series) of qh and 3.5 hours plus of interviews which are clearly just there for padding . Whilst there are moments in the interviews which are interesting - in the main it could have done with some heavy editing to get rid of perhaps 3 hours worth of verbal diarrhea.

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What? Really?!

Not in any parallel universe is this listen going to be any good.
I found it hard to follow, irritating.
I admire the actors for their abilities in their professions, not this.
The last fourish hours is taken up by “lovies” praising each other in interviews.
No no rubbish

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A laugh out loud, excellent radio production.

I absolutely love this. I listen to it at every opportunity. I have trouble sleeping so I usually listen to audio books at night but I can't listen to this one as it makes me laugh so much. There are a load of interviews at the end so just be aware that about half of the show is deleted scenes (so good) and then interviews. Bloody love it.

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Great Audiobook but....

having listened to an episode or 2 on radio 4 extra I thought this would be great, and it is.

but feel really let down by the over 4 hours of interviews on the Audiobook getting to in to it and thinking yay another 5 hours to go then hours of the cast talking about it, some of the cast comments are really interesting but could have been done as well in 45 minutes.

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Dumb But Fun

Extremely silly, but surprisingly enjoyable. The storylines are absurd but funny, and the excellent voice acting keeps it from falling into the realm of the annoying. But I was crushed to realize that what I thought was the final FOUR HOURS of Quanderhorn shenanigans was actually cast interviews.

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