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Posted on Friday 5 September 2014 at 7:29 am

Good Omens BBC Radio Adaptation!


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OMG, y'all!! There's going to be a BBC Radio adaptation of Good Omens! Hooray!!

Armageddon tale Good Omens, written by Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, is set to be adapted for radio for the first time.

The six-part drama, which will star Mark Heap and Peter Serafinowicz, will air on BBC Radio 4 in December.
Source and a bit more info.

Given that PTerry and Neil Gaiman have been tweeting pics of them with Dirk Maggs who did the radio adaptation of Gaiman's Neverwhere, I'm not at all surprised by this announcement and have basically been expecting it. I'm terribly excited by it, though!! In case the "OMG" and abuse of exclamation points wasn't a good indication of that! This means BBC Radio is giving me Cabin Pressure and Good Omens for Christmas! How lovely of them!

Also, sorry for being MIA for a couple of weeks. Been busy. Will be back soon.

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Unsentimental Fool
unsentimentalf at 12:51 pm on 05 September 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant! I'm not a huge Pratchett fan these days but I do love this one- Gaiman managed to give it an edge that the others didn't really manage.
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:14 pm on 05 September 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Gaiman managed to give it an edge that the others didn't really manage.

Does that mean you support this joke view of how Good Omens might have been written? :)

From the creator: "There's a lot of story behind this pic, the short version of which goes something like this.
At the Neil Gaiman Q&A at Anticipation (Worldcon09) in Montreal, he mentioned something about how people tend to believe that he wrote the plot to Good Omens and Terry Pratchett went after him strewing all the jokes."


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eanor
eanor at 8:17 pm on 05 September 2014 (UTC) (Link)
I am VERY excited!!! :-D I don't care much for the cast atm, but since I was a huge fan of the Neverwhere radio adaptation, I'm really looking forward to this one, too!

(Funnily enough, you were the first person who came to my mind when I read the news... So I've just come back to lj, which I've heartlessly abandoned these past few months, to have some fandom squee about this news. :-D)

Also, the cartoon about the writing process is priceless! Xd Although, to be honest, Terry Pratchett can do pretty good plot, too, if he wants to make it the focus...
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 10:39 pm on 05 September 2014 (UTC) (Link)
Hooray for shared excitement! I like that you thought of me first :)

I don't care much for the cast atm
I don't have overly strong feelings on the cast. It isn't anywhere near as wowing as the Neverwhere cast, but that's a pretty high bar to have to clear. I like Peter Serafinowicz quite a bit. He isn't an automatic match for Crowley in my head, but I can see how he could pull it off, especially audio-only. I don't have much of an opinion, good or bad, on anyone else. I'm curious who everyone is playing since I haven't seen a full actor-to-character list.

Also, the cartoon about the writing process is priceless! Xd Although, to be honest, Terry Pratchett can do pretty good plot, too, if he wants to make it the focus...
Absolutely! The cartoon is definitely just meant as a silly joke. I think the general story on the actual writing of Good Omens is they both very much contributed equally to plot and jokes with PTerry mostly doing Adam and Them, Gaiman mostly doing the Horsemen, and they traded off most everything else. Then they also rewrote and footnoted each others stuff pretty heavily and wove it all together with PTerry taking a bit more lead as he could put in the time on it while Gaiman was still on the pretty demanding Sandman writing schedule. I think.


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