Nicholas Lyndhurst; he’s an actor, who was in ‘Only Fool’s and Horses’, which is a sitcom, like My First Planet, which he’s also in, which I went to the recording of.
My First Planet tells the story of a newly founded space colony and its crew. Nicholas Lyndhurst plays Brian; the Second in command who takes command of the ship after its proper Captain dies. He gets himself into all kinds of scrapes that could only happen on a space colony, and indeed only happen in a sitcom. The supporting cast includes some great actors including Cabin Pressure’s Tom Goodman-Hill, Big Finish’s John Dorney and Up the Women’s Vicki Pepperdine.
I must admit I’d never heard of this show before tickets went up for grabs, but I went in the hope that I could delve into Series Two without much confusion. And my hopes were listened too; although Series 2 carries on much storyline from the first series, I got my footing quite quickly and after one episode I knew most of the characters.
The two episodes I heard put the crew in a whole host of strange situations, which included trying to tell the colony teacher that they had no baby for her to teach, and the men of the show trying to sabotage Doctor Lilian’s plan to artificially conceive a child.
For those of you who have been so inspired by this post, you’ll have to wait until April to here to show. Sorry.