Kevin Eldon

The Quanderhorn Collexion
  • The Quanderhorn Collexion

    • Rob Grant

    • Andrew Marshall

    • James Fleet (Read by)

    • Cassie Layton (Read by)

    • Kevin Eldon (Read by)

    • Freddie Fox (Read by)

    • John Sessions (Read by)

    • Rachel Atkins (Read by)

    • Ryan Sampson (Read by)

    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).

Kevin Eldon is an English actor and comedian. He featured in British comedy television shows of the 1990s including Fist of Fun, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, Big Train, Brass Eye and Jam. In 2013 he appeared in his own BBC sketch series, It's Kevin.

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