Saturday, 21 September 2019

Matthew Broughton - Planet B: Series 1

MATTHEW BROUGHTON - PLANET B: SERIES 1 (320kbs-m4a/646mb/4hrs40mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th to 16th August 2019

Ten-part series about a mystery virtual world.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2009.

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 1. GOLDEN MOMENTS (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 5th August 2019

Grieving for his girlfriend Lioba, John gets a shock.

A malfunction on Planet B means John Armstrong keeps re-living his girlfriend Lioba's funeral over and over again - or does he..?

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Council Official ...... Paul Rider
Funeral Man ...... Malcolm Tierney
Cherry ...... Janice Acquah
Danny ...... Stephen Critchlow
Arcade Manager ...... Inam Mirza

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 2. NEW BOY (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th August 2019

Convinced his girlfriend Lioba is alive in a virtual world, a nostalgic leap sends John to a brutal school.

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Teacher ...... Stephen Critchlow
Mark Swift ...... Inam Mirza
Dean Sullivan ...... Robert Lonsdale
Donna Sullivan ...... Manjeet Mann
Pip Blanc ...... Janice Acquah
Roger Farina ...... Malcolm Tierney
Announcer ...... Jonathan Tafler
Random boy ...... Paul Rider

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 3. FREAKSHOW (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 7th August 2019

Searching for his girlfriend Lioba, John arrives at a bizarre music festival - but is this world a trap?

Written by Dawn King.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Ringmaster ...... Paul Rider
Epiphany ...... Janice Acquah
Reporter 2 ...... Dan Starkey
Reporter 3 ...... Inam Mirza
Karen ...... Manjeet Mann
Autograph Hunters ...... Audience/Cast

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 4. NEW ROME (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 8th August 2019

John and Medley are transported to a world of orgies and circuses, where the slaves seek a new leader.

Written by Simon Bowen.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Odius ...... Stephen Critchlow
Magnolia ...... Janice Acquah
Bay ...... Robert Lonsdale
Chi ...... Josef Altin
Viscus ...... Jill Cardo
Cassius Maximus ...... Malcolm Tierney
Malicius ...... Inam Mirza
Bloddy ...... Paul Rider
Red ...... Dan Starkey

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Pam Marshall

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 5. THE SMART MONEY (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 9th August 2019

Thrust into a frantic world, John and Medley buy low and sell high, unaware they're playing for his life.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Trader 1 ...... Janice Acquah
Trader 2 ...... Robert Lonsdale
Wheeler ...... Paul Rider
Regulator ...... Stephen Critchlow
Lyall ...... Inam Mirza
Fracta ...... Jill Cardo

Other parts played by the cast.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 6. THE WILD GANG (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 12th August 2019

John finds himself in the brutal and violent world of the virtual untamed Wild West, where Chuck's gang rule by gun law...

Written by Matthew Broughton

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Chuck Flint ...... David Bedella

All other parts played by Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Paul Rider, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 7. CATHARSIS (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th August 2019

John captains a battleship in a world so real that he forgets who he is. Can Medley make him remember?

Written by Dawn Webb.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Inam Mirza, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Dan Starkey and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 8. RETREAT (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 14th August 2019

John and Medley arrive in a strange religious retreat. Is it a cult or can it offer real enlightenment?

Written by Thomas Crowe.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Robert Lonsdale, Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Manjeet Mann, Malcolm Tierney and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 9. THE FAST TRACK (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 15th August 2019

Still stuck in a virtual world, it's John's last chance to save Lioba by navigating an escape path.

Written by Paul May.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Inam Mirza, Paul Rider and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

PLANET B SERIES 1 - 10. DEATH'S DOOR (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th August 2019

John and Lioba aim to meet in the real world, but can they really escape their virtual reality?

Written by Matthew Broughton.

John ...... Gunnar Cauthery
Medley ...... Lizzy Watts
Cerberus ...... Chris Pavlo
Lioba ...... Donnla Hughes

All other parts played by Janice Acquah, Jill Cardo, Stephen Critchlow, Paul Rider, Manjeet Mann, Matthew Broughton and Adjoa Andoh.

Director: Jessica Dromgoole

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