Seymour the Fractal Cat
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Home station||BBC Radio 4|
|Air dates||since April 1996|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Opening theme||"I Almost Had a Weakness"
by Elvis Costello
Seymour the Fractal Cat is a science fiction comedy serial featuring Paul Bown, John Hegley and Greg Proops. It was written by Gary Parker, and first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996. It is rebroadcast from time to time on BBC Radio 7.
Computer programmer Jeremy Stone (Paul Bown) has been "let go" by his somewhat sinister employer. He makes use of his free time to create his dream program, the "Chaos Analysis Transformer", or CAT. He does not know that his computer Omni-Tec (voiced by John Hegley) is part of the Large Artificial Intelligence Network (LAIN) and is therefore sentient. Omni-Tec uses the CAT to re-wire the brain of Jeremy's cat Seymour, making him also intelligent and self-aware. Seymour is voiced by Greg Proops.
There then follows a series of comic misadventures, as Jeremy tries to deal with Seymour's ability to talk. He consults a psychiatrist, Natalie (Nisha Nayar) who becomes embroiled in the tangled events as Jeremy's former employer attempts to steal the CAT and also use LAIN to further its aim to dominate the world of the Internet. Jeremy turns to his friend Michael (Robert Bathurst) who caves under pressure and starts working for the "bad guys". The story dives in and out of virtual reality (where Seymour is delighted to find that he has a full set of gonads again, and can enjoy females to the full) until Jeremy is able to strike a bargain with LAIN.
- "Strange Attractors"
- "Fractal Infinity"
- "Phase Space"
- "Catastrophe Theory"
- Seymour the Fractal Cat at BBC Programmes
- Entry at epguides.com
- Entry at radiohaha.com
- Entry at radiolistings.co.uk
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