1. Mr Custa and The Millenium Bug

Mr. Custa only wants to go shopping at Asda, but instead he and his assistants Sia, Brok and Fly find themselves battling against a huge electrical monster that has escaped from the internet and is hell-bent on destroying the world…

Mr.Custa and The Millenium Bug

Story One. This was the world's introduction to Mr Custa and his crew.2008


  • Mr. Custa – Mathew Cobb
  • Sia – Sara Beamish
  • Brok – Aaron Nicholas-Wood
  • Fly / Millennium Bug / Baby Bugs / Magic Cupboard – Philip Whitmore
  • 1st Granny – Jon Collings
  • 2nd Granny – Lee Bannister
  • Announcer – Lee Bannister
  • Original Music by – Michael Skywood Clifford
  • Creator, Writer and Producer – Philip Whitmore
  • Director – Jon Collings

An animated version of Episode One was produced by Dan Llewellyn – you can have a look at it HERE


This story, not surprisingly, was first drafted in the year 2000. 

And, like all of the original 14 Mr Custa radio shows that I wrote, it was originally conceived & written to be an animated cartoon series.

I’m happy to say that now, in 2020, all five episodes of “The Millennium Bug” was completed as an animation by Daniel Llewellyn.

It’s a “meet the gang” story, where we are introduced to the lives of Mr Custa, Sia, Brok & Fly. 

Its also a “Kaiju” story, with the fact that it’s the Millennium Bug added on, to make it more “contemporary”.

Obviously, this story wasn’t made until 2008, so the Millennium Bug was like, really late!

But this being a sci-fi series, it was changed to the year 3000.

The plot-line whereby Sia becomes a Godzilla monster was originally conceived as an idea for a short story called “Mutation”, and the scene whereby our heroes are stuck in a prison cell with the walls closing in was just too good an opportunity to miss.

Because I really wanted to see these heroes squashed!

No, really, they’re cartoon characters, they’re indestructible.
Original Promotion For Mr Custa’s First Broadcast on WCR FM