Crew and passengers Roll Call - in alphabetical order (48 and counting)

Luke Abbott

Anand

Tom Andrews

Chris Beaumont

Ben du Boulay

Daren Boyden

Graham Burgess

DJ Burnham

Jim Burnham

Rene Burnham

Sue Burnham

Cat Cox

Terry Clark

Hugh Clench

Martin Cooper

Al Cruse

Paul Davison

Charlotte Dearing

Judi Dettmar

Keith Dettmar

Chris Edwards

Barry Fludgate

Martyn Ford

Colin Gerrard

Nicola Gerrard

Peter Hammerton

Steve Harrison

Pat Hewitt

Tracy Hunt

Maurice Hunter

Miles Jefcoate

Andy Kerr

Jules Lawrence

Toni Manuel

Rod McLeod

Wendy Pratt

Lois Shaul

Simba

Dave Read

Gareth Rogers

Carol Rogerson

Simon Taylor

Chrissie Toye

Mel Vevers

Laura Whiting

Becky Williams

Jon Wood

Sue Wood

Max Zaloumis

CREW

 

 

Captain DJ Burnham, Story writing, narration, weird noises - Biography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Commander Paul Davison, Science Officer - Biography

EP7

 

 

 

 

Astronaut Anand, Mission Specialist (Head of Space Walks)

See Anand's fabulous photography at Anandimages

Jgikloran in EP2, Ernie in EP3, President Rapsalin in EP6, Lieutenant Commander Zoornon in EP8, Space Station Commander in EP17, Captain Barney Jones in EP23

 

 

 

 

 

Shapeshifter Jules Lawrence, able to take on the form and voice of a wide range of characters.

Find out more at www.myspace.com/jules_saxman & www.fat45.com & www.simonneandthedarkstars.com

Poniros in EP4, Bill Pomon in EP6, Heegos in EP20, Rufus Deeptan in EP23

 

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant Sue Burnham, Ship's Counselor and Galley Pixie

Cat Woman Receptionist in EP6, Vroma Miti in EP14, Scale Bright Advert in EP23

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Petty Officer Jon Wood (AKA Bronco Lane), ENTS Officer

Guitarist and songwriter with The Fold, solo singer-songwriter, & Jonassingersongwriter

Doug Mountjoy in EP2, Commander Lee in EP8, Jed Galusica in EP19, Competition Announcer in EP23

 

 

 

 

Private Martin Cooper, Ship's Latrine operative and script advisor

Vocalist with the infamous Fish Brothers

EP3, EP7, EP14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simba (Bimble Yoyo Marmaduke Pftang Pftang Ole Biscuit Barrel) - Ship's cat and mascot.

EP6

 

 

 

 

Doctor Simon Taylor, Ship's Musical director and dabbler in the dark arts of "The Physics".

Find out more at www.thebrownstripes.co.uk

Guard in EP4, Sam Blixo in EP10, Space Station Crew Chief Jones in EP17, Travis in EP19, Kidnapper in EP23

 

 

PASSENGERS

 

 

Maurice Hunter - AKA Captain Roy/Captain Barrington-White

 

Maurice played Commander Xyton in the Radical Intergalactic Travel Agency in Ad Astral EP2

 

 

 

 

Submarine Captain Colin Gerrard - Dr. Watkins in Borrowed Time in Ad Astral EP3, Quangobot Docking Unit 8 in EP11, Radio Technician "Wires" in EP23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Edwards and Carol Rogerson - Cynthia West and Dr. Pozzy in Borrowed Time in Ad Astral EP3

and Linda Piper & John Smith in Ad Astral EP9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Pratt - Tina Drummond in Borrowed Time in Ad Astral EP3 and Agnes Wren in EP22

Check out Wendy's Jewellery Website - www.picadesigns.net

 

 

 

 

 

Miles Jefcoate

You can find out more about Milo at www.thebrownstripes.co.uk and www.myspace.com/theriverruns.

 

Lambic Zetoon in EP4. Space Station Technician in EP 17 and Sylvester Griffin in EP19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Becky Williams - Omorfia in Dream Girl Ad Astral EP4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Harrison plays with folk rock band The Fold, and in The Doctors: a unique blend of Americana and original progressive folk-rock. He was a founder member of the internationally renowned Jethro Tull tribute band "The Dayglo Pirates" He also played in bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things. There are rumours of a newly-formed instrumental prog rock leviathan to be known as “Molecule”. You can see Steve's biog' HERE.

 

Steve Harrison - Tich Pleoneka in Jackpot Ad Astral EP6 and Bill in EP19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Read - Taxi driver in Jackpot Ad Astral EP6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracy Hunt - President Rapsalin's Secretary in Jackpot Ad Astral EP6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rene and Jim Burnham - Spiderwoman and Appledrop Captain in Jackpot Ad Astral EP6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith Dettmar's pastimes include wading through mud at music festivals, attaching planks to his feet to slide down mountains and punishing his liver.

Preferably combining the latter with one of the others. (Keith is also one of our script advisors) - Doorman in Episode 7

 

 

 

 

Chrissie Toye - Fran in Episode 7, First Lieutenant Persephone Taskin in Episode 8, Quangobot Compliance Unit 26 in Episode 11, Snowy Peaks in EP23 - Chrissie is an enthusiastic traveller, the stamps in her passport would give Michael Palin a run for his money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toni Manuel - Jane in Episode 7 - Toni Manuel - When she's not glued to a spinning bike Toni likes restoring Victorian Bandstands, counting pebbles on Brighton beach and staring out to sea claiming it's 'work'!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Whiting - Afti in Episode 7 and Sky Ladder Announcer in Episode 14- Laura loves long walks in the counry combined with a few wine o'clock stops en route! She is starting to get the running bug, and enjoys greatly spinning on her bike. The bike is stationary....and no wine is involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Dearing - Zoe in Episode 7, Teenage Persephone in Episode 8 - (2010) Charlotte is currently studying at Rose Bruford College on an American Theatre Atrs course...in which she is featuring in a cabaret as a very angry German lady...when not doing such bizarre things as this, general merryment of alcohol and outside and sunshine are enjoyed as much as possible.

 

 

 

 

Nicola Gerrard is being a sand angel in this picture (Age 9), Young Persephone in Episode 8 - 2010. This is Nicola's first role in voice acting. She loves craft activity and writing her own short stories with a quirky style (she is – as yet – unpublished). She is inseparable from her toy dog "Midnight" and imaginary horse "Blackberry". She likes camping, spaghetti Bolognaise and riding her bike.

 

 

 

 

 

Commander Nielson in Episode 8 and Primeminister Dimitry Hipnikov in Episode 13

Chris Beaumont is an actor and director who has latterly been appearing mostly at the world famous "Greys" pub in Brighton which he has also run for the last eight years

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth Rogers - Alex in Episode 7 - Gareth enjoys culinary adventures with chilli and likes to sample a wide variety of ciders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Abbott is Dave's nephew, a fine fellow who is a dab hand with a hockey stick and owns a healthy appetite.

Lieutenant Taylor Monroe in Episode 8 - 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judi Dettmar

Senator Constance Paradrew in Episode 10 - 2011.

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Barry Fludgate: "It's a bummer living so long. No one told me I would live 500 years. You live the first 60 or so as normal person and then you are told there is another 500+ years to go! I tried to get all the killer diseases, but they kept on curing me. There was a time you could drink yourself to death, pure fiction. I tried drugs but they were awful. So on my 129th birthday I joined up. Joined up to what you may ask? To the death squad. For the past 300 years I have been trying to manoeuvre our ships into a position where we can all get obliterated. Every time I do it we get some smart arsed captain who does the right thing and saves us all. I keep telling him to watch the old Star Trek vids where Captain Kirk rounds up all the officers and jumps off ship into killing the aliens, that way he can leave us unmanned and we can be killed. All this experience going to waste. I give up!" 1st Officer Brooks, Episode 8 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rod McLeod

Bill in Episode 11 - 2011.

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Al Cruse

Quangobot Systems Analyst Unit 10 in Episode 11 - 2011.

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Peter Hammerton

Quangobot Chief Executive in Episode 11 - 2011.

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Tom Andrews

Roger McIvor in Episode 13 and Pony in EP19

Tom plays drums in a variety of bands including (as of 2011) The Fold, The Unquiet Things, Tortishhead and the Doctors of Philosophy; he also played drums for Peter Green for a short period. You can see Tom's biog HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Max Zaloumis

President Banga Mambo in Episode 13 - 2011.

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Mel Vevers: Likes riding her white bike around Brighton, exploring the British Isles and Crazy Clothes

Inspector Paula Hardwick in Episode 14 - 2011.

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Terry Clark: Has spent much of his time hiding behind trees and some say he's barking mad.

An early appearance in an Ibsen play as teenager marked the high point of his thespian career, after that it was all downhill...that is until Ad Astral revived his flagging fortunes

Desk Sergeant Reg in Episode 14 - 2011, Manager of the Pithican Gnome in Episode 20 - 2013

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Martyn Ford - Hostmother, performer, author and icon of Englishness – Mrs Joyce Hoover extends the hand of international friendship.

 

Philip Bird in Episode 13 - 2011.

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Andy Kerr loves everything Greek. He knew that playing the triangle in a school play would stand him in good stead for his kazoo exploits in the Ad Astral podcast. After the experience he now, however, considers that the Bouzouki my take a bit longer to master than originally anticipated. It's rumoured that Retsina may help the process so he's willing to give it a try until it starts working.

 

Vangel in Episode 16 and Barney Yates in EP19

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Daren Boyden - Formerly a leading light in the endurance ironing field, now retired to a slightly crumpled state..

 

Sion in Episode 16 - 2012.

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Cat Cox sings with alternative covers rock band Tortishead, and sings in bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things.

 

Seiron and Emmelis in Episode 19 - 2012.

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Graham Burgess plays with bluesy, psychedelic, jazzy, progressive rock band The Unquiet Things. He was also a member of the internationally renowned Jethro Tull tribute band "The Dayglo Pirates"You can see Graham's biog' HERE.

Ryan in Episode 19 - 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lois Shaul - best neighbour in the universe, she also like a decent ale and is a whizz with power tools.

 

Space Station Doctor in Episode 11 - 2012.

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Hugh Clench: founder member of the Hugh Clench Endurance, the 60s rock band that never was.

Famous for his association with soya lasagne.

 

Trojan in Episode 20 - 2013.

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Ben du Boulay - "I listened to Journey into Space on the radio as a boy and (very much) more recently Ad Astral when I was far away in New Zealand last year. In both cases I was transported across space and time for a lovely while. So I was thrilled to be asked to attend Ad Astral HQ and take part in an episode. None of it was quite what I expected, except for the wonderful cheery and generous welcome from Dave and Sue. I am really looking forward to hearing how my words are slotted into the overall whole by Dave the Magician."

 

President of the Life Bank in Episode 20 - 2013, Jeremy Facthound in Episode 23 - 2014

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Sue Wood - The mysterious world of voice recording took me right outside my comfort zone but it was a pleasure to join Dave's cast of thousands for his most epic piece to date.
Normally I can be found creating artwork or teaching workshops and all the latest news about this is at: www.suewoodarts.co.uk

 

Natalie Spacewarp in Episode 23 - 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Hewitt

 

Stephen Wren in Episode 22 - 2013.