Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dirk Gently has been axed by BBC4

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Bad news for TV viewers who wanted to watch something slightly more original than the typical detective show. BBC4 has finally decided to axe Dirk Gently, the TV series freely adapted from the Douglas Adams books.

We learnt the news from the series star Stephen Mangan who wrote on his Twitter account that "It gives me no pleasure whatsoever to report that the BBC have decided not to make any more Dirk Gently".

As a Radio Times article point out "The pilot episode was watched by almost 1 million viewers when it first aired on BBC4 in December 2010. But a series of three hour-long episodes shown in March this year saw an initial average audience of 844,000 fall to less than 600,000 by the final instalment. "

If you want to bring Dirk Gently back on screen (we can always dream), you can sign the petition on avaaz.org


You can also show you disapproval (or your approval) of BB4 decision by voting on Radio Times website :


Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Towel Day

Happy Towel day to everybody. If you don't want to spend this special day alone, go to http://www.towelday.org and check if there's something happening in a place not to far away from you.
Have a nice day !

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

H2G2 Radio Show, Live : the voices of the book

As you probably already know The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show, Live! will tour the UK from the 8th June to the 21th July. A special event with all the main actors from the original cast (Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern,...). The great Peter Jones, who was the voice of the book, won't be able to attend, being dead for now more than ten years. Dirk Maggs, director of the show, solves the issue in an original way : Each show will feature a special guest as the Voice of the Book.
Three names have been already confirmed. Billy Boyd has been confirmed as the first guest Voice of the Book, appearing in Glasgow on both 8th and 9th June. John Lloyd, is voice-of-the-book for the Cambridge dates (16 and 17th July) and Neil Gaiman will be the guest Voice of the Book for the final tour date in Edinburgh on 21st July.
For more informations (and a list of all dates), check the official website :