Saturday, December 11, 2004

BBC radio sci-fi drama still rocks!

After taking my eye off the ball, I'm now keeping a close eye on developments in BBC radio sci-fi drama -- especially the latest radio dramatization of Douglas Adams' last three Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books: "Life, the Universe and Everything"; "So Long and Thanks for all the Fish"; and "Mostly Harmless". These have apparently already been dramatized as two new radio series (which form the so-called "Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases") on BBC Radio 4. (The first has already been broadcast and is now available on CD - a possible Crimbo pressie, I ask myself?; the second will be broadcast in May 2005). I'm a big Douglas Adams fan from his early radio dramatizations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from the late 1970s.

Also on the sci-fi radio front, Steve Coogan is slated to make a new Radio 4 drama series, Nebulous. According to The Guardian, the series is "set in 2099's post-apocalyptic England." Produced by Coogan's Baby Cow company, it's "the story of Professor Nebulous, the director of eco-troubleshooting organisation K.E.N.T. -- the Key Environmental Nonjudgemental Taskforce." Sounds intriguing!


Blogger Gindy said...

I don't like Bill Moyers. But, I agree with you that the Hitchhiker's Guide audio books are great. Somewhere I have the first one on MP3. I didn't know there were other books.

12/12/2004 8:20 PM  

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