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11 April 16: Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully (Series 2, Ep2)

April 11th, 2016

Episode 75 of 143 episodes

Another chance to hear episode two of series two currently being repeated on BBC Radio 4. 2/6: Tempting Fete. Lucy borrows Kat's guitar and finds that this machine irritates aliens. Meanwhile tempers are fraught as preparations are made for the annual village fete, and Richard receives some surprising news from The Computer. Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is a sitcom about an alien race that have noticed that those all-at-once invasions of Earth never work out that well. So they've locked the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green behind an impenetrable forcefield in order to study human behavior and decide if Earth is worth invading. The only inhabitant who seems to be bothered by their new alien overlord is Katrina Lyons, who was only home for the weekend to borrow the money for a deposit for a flat when the forcefield went up. So along with Lucy Alexander (the only teenager in the village, willing to rebel against whatever you've got) she forms The Resistance - slightly to the annoyance of her parents Margaret and Richard who wish she wouldn't make so much of a fuss, and much to the annoyance of Field Commander Uljabaan who, alongside his unintelligible minions and The Computer (his hyperintelligent supercomputer), is trying to actually run the invasion. Katrina Lyons ... Hattie Morahan Richard Lyons ... Peter Davison Margaret Lyons ... Jan Francis Lucy Alexander ... Hannah Murray Field Commander Uljabaan ... Charles Edwards The Computer ... John-Luke Roberts Madeleine ... Jane Slavin Penny ... Elaine Claxton Written by Eddie Robson Script-edited by Arthur Mathews Original music written and performed by Grace Petrie Produced by Ed Morrish

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