Neil Gaiman is turning Good Omens into a six-part TV series http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/15/11438592/good-omens-tv-adaptation-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter …
Sir Terry Pratchett was knighted by the Queen for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. A prolific writer and possessor of a quirky and satirical sense of humor, his books are a delight, leading the reader through outbursts of laughter and unusual observations about our world. Always with a light and gentle touch, his satire and tolerance of human foibles is a lesson to us all.
When asked, in December 2006, about his habit of permanently wearing a black hat, he replied: “I do take it off sometimes because how else is a man to shower?”
We will miss you, Sir Terry. We thank you for leaving behind the legacy of your humor and delightful imagination.
The BBC Radio presentation of Good Omens, which gave us all such brilliant fun and laughter, was acknowledged at the BBC Audio Drama Awards. This was Neil’s award. I am adding a tribute here to Terry Pratchett, Neil’s co-conspirator in creating this classic, which has endured over many years.
Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett
Gaiman won the outstanding contribution award for the BBC Radio 4 adaptations of his work, Good Omens and Neverwhere.
Picking up his award, Gaiman said he has “honoured, overwhelmed and thrilled” and that radio had always been a passion of his from an early age.
“You can do amazing things inside someone’s head with radio and radio drama,” he said.
“I don’t remember a time that I didn’t care about radio drama… it can become part of the fabric of one’s life, exercising the imagination, making the listener into a collaborator with the actors and the writer and the director.
“It’s faster and more fun and cheaper to make than a feature film, and sometimes a hundred times more effective.”
Good Omens, the 1990 by Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was adapted for Radio 4 by Dirk Maggs, director of the radio and stage version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and aired over Christmas.
Give a lift to your morning … or any time of day … and take the time to listen to this delightful edition of Newton’s first conversation with Sergeant Shadwell … including the “Witchfinder’s Kit. List of Essential Equipment”. (described at about 3:50)
If you want to hear Newt’s enthusiastic response to his interlude with Anathema, proceed to 26:14.
Only 7 days left to listen to Episodes 1 and 2.
One can tell from Colin’s comments that he really likes Newton … perhaps has a little soft spot for him … delightful! Treat yourself and listen … once … or twice, even!
If you missed the first episode of Good Omens … search the link provided and you will see BBC Radio 4 has provided access to each episode for 4 weeks after its initial broadcast. So you can catch up! And so can I ! So, here it is for now and future reference. Enjoy!