Phil Whelans

My First Planet
  • My First Planet

    • Phil Whelans

    • Nicholas Lyndhurst (Read by)

    • Phil Whelans (Read by)

    • Tom Goodman-Hill (Read by)

    • Vicki Pepperdine (Read by)

    The complete series 1 and 2 of My First Planet - a sitcom set on a shiny new planet, starring Nicholas Lyndhurst, Vicki Pepperdine (Jo Brand's Getting On) & Tom Goodman-Hill (Another Case of Milton Jones)

    The story so far: Unfortunately, Burrows the leader of the colony has died on the voyage, so his Number 2, Brian (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is now in charge. He's a nice enough chap, but no alpha male, and his desire to sort things out with a nice friendly meeting infuriates the colony's Chief Physician, Lillian (Vicki Pepperdine), who'd really rather everyone was walking round in tight colour-coded tunics and saluting each other. She's also in charge of Project Adam, the plan to conceive and give birth to the first colony-born baby.

    Unfortunately, the two people hand-picked for this purpose - Carol and Richard - were rather fibbing about being a couple, just to get on the trip. Add in an entirely unscrupulous Chief Scientist, Mason, and also Archer, an idiot maintenance man who believes he's an "empath" rather than a plumber, and you’re all set to answer the question: If humankind were to colonize space, is it destined to succumb to self-interest, prejudice, and infighting? (By the way, the answer’s "yes". Sorry.)

Phil Whelans (Author, Reader) Phil Whelans is a comedy writer and performer. His writing and script editing credits include My First Planet, The 11 O’Clock Show, The Big Breakfast, The Now Show, Velvet Soup and Radio 2's Jason Byrne Show.

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