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Episode 27: It's All Rover

Space exploration. When you think about it, it’s just like darts. Hurling projectiles into the dark depths hoping to get  a treble-twenty. You could get glory, or end up drinking in a pub on a Tuesday afternoon while everyone else is at work. Good place to meet NASA scientists.

THEY’VE SENT A ROVER TO MARS! It will collect rocks. They always do. BUT WHAT ELSE COULD HAPPEN? Let’s program this baby for adventure. BEEP BOOP BEEP. There we go. Everyone strap in!

Episode 26: Lark-eology

The desert. Unchanged for millions of years. Yet witness to a prophecy come true. That one day, people will dig and find stuff. And some of that stuff will be interesting.

Get out your shovel, scratch your beard and let’s get digging. Have we found the missing link? Do we need to? Does everything need to be linked? Things are going to get deadly…


Derek – Dan Bond
Harry – Rory Morrison
Mike – Brian Mackenwells
Alice – Kat Steiner
Jade – Wendy Bradley
Legolas – Dan Booth

Written by Dan Bond & Brian Mackenwells

Produced by Dan Booth

Some sound effects provided by Freesound.org

Features “The Duel” from Bensound

Episode 25: Have Yourself A Crabby Little Christmas Island

What things remind you of Christmas? Holly? Mince pies? Mulled wine? Crabs?

Prepare to enter a new era of Christmas where we huddle around the fire and eat crabs and cranberry sauce. Of course, what we’ve done here is played on the fact there is a place called Christmas Island and there are loads of crabs there. Concepts so good they have to be explained.

Come and find out what adventure lies before you this holiday season! Will Christine and Burton solve the mystery of the crabs? Do they need to? Is it that time of year already? Did you keep the receipt so I can take it back and exchange it for gift vouchers, which I’ll then sell for slightly less cash so I can blow the money on fun times? This way Christmassy creatures…

Episode 24: Ron-spiracy

Have you been talking about me? You have, haven’t you? Behind my back! To everyone! You’ve been talking about the noise I make when I eat kippers! Never trust anyone. That’s what my financial adviser used to say. Never. Trust. Anyone.

It’s easy to see how conspiracy theories take hold. They suggest there is order behind unrelenting chaos. But no, there is nothing but chaos.

Come and enjoy some marginally organised chaos – Ron and Jim have been chosen to be part of the UK’s first manned space flight. But is everything as it seems?…

No.

Episode 23: Much Ado About 4.2 Billion Km

Pluto! Pluto! Here, Pluto!

Pluto is a long way away, and is a barren, featureless rock. No wait, that’s Australia (just kidding, kangaroo lovers!).

Some people can’t make up their minds about things. Spaciticians can’t make up their minds whether something is a planet, or a speck on their telescope. So Pluto has always provided them with a tough challenge.

Is it a planet? Is it a floaty rock? Let battle commence!

Episode 21: A Mean Time with Greenwich

“Excuse me?”

“Yes?”

“Do you have the time?”

“I do. I have it written on my hand. It’s 7.30am.”

“Thanks, no, wait. How do you know that’s right?”

“I checked it with the speaking clock.”

“Ah, excellent. Thanks.”

Time is a strange thing isn’t it? I mean, you’ve just spent some of it reading this – do you feel that was a good use of time? Do you? Well, that says all it needs to about you doesn’t it.

Hey! Come and listen to the latest episode, and find out more about how time has always been a strange thing. How do you get trains to run on time? Does Mussolini know? Do First Great Western know? No. Action Science Theatre knows.

Episode 20: Inflated Ego

Pfffff. Pfffff. Pffffff. There we go. I’ve tied 37 balloons to this chair, that should be enough to get me to the moon.

Here I go – and release! Oh. Why aren’t I going up? This is awkward. Now I look ridiculous. Oh well, while I untie all these balloons why don’t you settle in and take a listen to this little beauty?

Do you remember Edna Egerton from Episode 2? No? Well, go back and listen to that. Okay? Right, this time we visit her a bit earlier in her career when she, like me, is messing about with balloons. Join us for racing, nudity, cheese and sky-based adventure. Let’s get it on.

Episode 19: Wrecklessly Subordinate

Dive! Dive! Dive!

Whoah! Exciting huh? Your heart is pounding, adrenalin courses through your veins, and your left eye twitches uncontrollably.

Well calm down buddy, you can’t listen to audio drama with all that going on. Have a cup of tea and settle in for this aquatic adventure. Will they find Nemo? Will they Moby Dick? And why is severe head trauma so common in deep sea submersible vehicles?

Let’s get to it.

Episode 18: Christmas Crackerz

Well, I wish it could be Christmas every day.

It would certainly help the retail industry.

Talking of which, this one’s set in a shop. No ordinary shop though, one of those special Christmas shops that spring up everywhere and then disappear again like Shangri la. But better because you can buy tinsel.

Join Michael and Leon, the dynamic management team, as they use brains and brawn to help their team out of a snowy predicament. Will they turn the muzak off? Will they get out alive? And will they explain how to make explosives out of household items? Let’s get to it, ho, ho, ho…

Episode 17: Death by Dewey

Libraries are a great place for a snooze. You can stash yourself away in a quiet section (say, computer programming languages, pre-1990) and get yourself a good 20 minutes kip without being disturbed.

And you can keep that tip for free.

But the life of a librarian isn’t all shushing people and cleaning up sleepy drool. Sometimes (really not very often, mind) it can mean excitement and adventure (hardly at all in fact). Join Ruth Fletcher and her Dr Watson, Carla Bryson, as they attempt to introduce someone to the term “overdue”. Come this way my pretties, come this way…