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Dirk Gently on R4

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 3 Oct 2007.

  1. longers

    longers Veteran

    Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently on Radio 4 now.
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Hurrah! Quite enjoyed the new productions of HHGTTG recently. Dirk Gently should be fun too.
     
  3. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Unfortunately it wasn't though was it? It all sounded a bit of a mess to me, maybe it will be better next week.
     
  4. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Kept me amused. Mind you it doesn't take much. Will try again next week.
    However I've missed this weeks episode of Lenin of the Rovers on BBC7 :biggrin:
     
  5. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    Location:
    East London
    Agree on it being a bit of a mess. Endfield and Boyd as the the two main characters just don't sound right. It really seemed dumbed down - they kept on dropping hints as to how the whole thing works out.

    I've got mp3s of both the Dirk Gently books read by Douglas Adams himself which are far far better (as well as Last Chance to See which is pretty good as well).

    Did like the sounds the electric monk made though.
     
  6. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Location:
    Cambridge
    Its a rather complex, interwoven story to make into a radio show. I thought they did as well as they could with it.
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Yeah, I think that's an issue - the book is not the most narrative story - it took a couple of reads for me to take to it. Maybe the series is the same. Mind you, I was distracted after the first few minutes trying to remember who it was playing Gordon Way...

    (Gus from Drop the Dead Donkey, BTW)
     
  8. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    Dirk Gently sounds like a failed porn name to me!
     
  9. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
    Our ecological affairs correspondent " Jeremy Clarkson" :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    But yes, a bit of a mess really :biggrin:



    Andrew
     
  10. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Yes I thought it was an activity of some sort.....:biggrin: