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    Is on BBC4 on Sunday (I think).

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    Ta for the tip.

    Can't see it on this Sunday's programme guide, so maybe it's destined for another one

    Beeb Four looks right

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    It's on Thursday 16th at 9pm
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    Never liked Dirk Gently that much... somewhat of a let down after Hitchhiker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wodewick View Post
    Never liked Dirk Gently that much... somewhat of a let down after Hitchhiker.
    Yes, I only got a few pages in when I realised that and put it down. Never finished it. Was it good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggy Styles View Post
    Yes, I only got a few pages in when I realised that and put it down. Never finished it. Was it good?
    The first one was quite good I thought, but the second book was dire. It'll be interesting to see what they can do with it, but being BBC4 they don't have to try that hard.

    Poor old Douglas Adams had one completely genius idea when he was young, then seemed doomed never to be able to repeat that success. Though he can count himself lucky he died before the abomination that was the Hitchiker's movie saw the light of day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doggy Styles View Post
    Yes, I only got a few pages in when I realised that and put it down. Never finished it. Was it good?
    I like the book, I do prefer the Hitch Hikers Guide books as they're utter classics, but the Dirk Gently book is good in its own right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    The first one was quite good I thought, but the second book was dire. It'll be interesting to see what they can do with it, but being BBC4 they don't have to try that hard.

    Poor old Douglas Adams had one completely genius idea when he was young, then seemed doomed never to be able to repeat that success. Though he can count himself lucky he died before the abomination that was the Hitchiker's movie saw the light of day.
    I read the books and liked the movie.

    'Last Chance to See' by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine is a great read, laugh your socks of funny in parts but never deviates from the serious subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    None of it benefited much from the rewriting after the first radio series.

    That really was the classic.

    Adams busily deleted everything that he hadn't written himself.
    I always thought of the original as a joint effort between Adams and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It really wouldn't have been the same without the sound effects.

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    Off topic, but I found an old MS DOS 5 book while clearing out the garage. Knowing how cutting edge you are, I wondered if you might want it.
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