Christopher Douglas

Paradise Lost in Cyberspace
  • Paradise Lost in Cyberspace

    • Colin Swash

    • Edna Dore (Read by)

    • Peter Serafinowicz (Read by)

    • Lewis MacLeod (Read by)

    • Christopher Douglas (Read by)

    • Melanie Hudson (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Lorelei King (Read by)

    • Geoffrey McGivern (Read by)

    • Stephen Moore (Read by)

    Stephen Moore stars in this dystopian comedy set in a future where living beyond 70 is prohibited

    30th Century Britain, and the calamitous collapse of the pension system means compulsory euthanasia for all 70-year-olds. But a clerical error spells disaster for 69-year-old George Smith, who suddenly finds himself facing his demise a year early. Feisty George isn't going to take this lying down, and goes into battle with Central Admin - and the terrifying TV crew from This Was Your Life, who want to broadcast his imminent death live on air.

    On the run with bikini-clad bounty hunter Andrea Sunbeam, George goes underground, where he meets Public Enemy Number One (aka Mrs Cookson), the leader of a gang of senior citizen anarchists called the Old Age Paramilitaries. They've developed a secret weapon to destroy Central Admin's computer - and, armed with a new face and an array of OAP gadgets, George is just the man to use it...

    With the future of civilisation at stake, can George and his old age pals save humanity?

    A follow-up to the cult hit Paradise Lost in Space, this lively Logan's Run parody by Colin Swash stars Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as George, Lorelei King as Andrea and Edna Doré as Mrs Cookson, with co-stars including Geoffrey McGivern, Melanie Hudson and Christopher Douglas. Among the guest stars are Peter Serafinowicz and Lewis MacLeod.

    Production credits
    Written by Colin Swash
    Produced by Richard Wilson

    First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 February-31 March 1998

    Cast
    George - Stephen Moore
    Doris - Patsy Byrne
    O'Connell - Geoffrey McGivern
    Andrea Sunbeam - Lorelei King
    Mrs Cookson - Edna Doré
    Wilma P Random/Dawkins - Melanie Hudson
    Dave Lusterheusen/Ronnie/Brian Kettle - Christopher Douglas
    With Lewis MacLeod, Peter Serafinowicz, Dave Lamb and Joanna Brookes

Christopher Douglas is the author of Jardine, the biography of England test cricketer Andrew Jardine. With Andrew Nickolds, he is the co-creator of Ed Reardon, and stars in Ed Reardon’s Week. He also teamed up with Nigel Planer to create the character of ‘Nicholas Craig’, a classical actor who starred in the BBC Four series How to be Old with Nicholas Craig and whose autobiography I, An Actor, was published by Methuen in 2001.

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