Home / B7 Chatroom / Caption Competition / Episode Guide / Conventions / Productions / Gadgets / Links / Email  
Blakes7 Discussion Forum Index Blakes7 Discussion

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  SmartFeedSmartFeed   StatisticsStatistics   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Currently Chatting:

Gently does it...

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Blakes7 Discussion Forum Index -> General Sci-fi and Fantasy
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
THE DOCTOR ALT 8



Joined: 01 Aug 2004
Posts: 12473
Location: The Tardis, somewhere in the space/time continum

PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: Gently does it... Reply with quote

Dirk makes it to the small screen
Gently does it...

Douglas Adams’s ‘holistic detective’ Dirk Gently is to make his first appearance on TV.

BBC Four is to pilot a series based on the character, with a one-off initial episode to air in its autumn/winter series.

The Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy author’s books are being adapted for the screen by Howard Overman, who previously scripted the superhero comedy-drama Misfits, with ITV Studios.

Gently has previously featured in two Radio 4 series in 2007 and 2008.

Chortle first broke the news that the BBC Four show was in the works in November last year.

Also confirmed in BBC Four’s new schedules are a new series of Jo Brand sitcom Getting On; Rich Hall on Road movies; a screening of the documentary film American: The Bill Hicks Story, League Of Gentlemen star Mark Gatiss appearing in an adaptation of HG Wells adventure The First Men On The Moon; and Billy Connolly paying tribute to Scottish poet Norman MacCaig.
http://collinwood.yuku.com/forums/35

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
the masters of cheese



Joined: 25 May 2004
Posts: 3227
Location: round the bend

PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooo lets hope this is good
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Cockroach Boy



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 7143
Location: Dancing with the Mara

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they would make for good TV

Parts of the first book were addapted from Adams script for the aborted Doctor Who story Shada
_________________
Everything in life is only for now.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
THE DOCTOR ALT 8



Joined: 01 Aug 2004
Posts: 12473
Location: The Tardis, somewhere in the space/time continum

PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's already been made into an audio novel
_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
dave



Joined: 30 Jul 2004
Posts: 218

PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cockroach Boy wrote:
I think they would make for good TV

Parts of the first book were addapted from Adams script for the aborted Doctor Who story Shada


He also borrowed some ideas from City of Death..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
THE DOCTOR ALT 8



Joined: 01 Aug 2004
Posts: 12473
Location: The Tardis, somewhere in the space/time continum

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shooting starts on Dirk Gently
...and cast details revealed

© C4
Stephen Mangan is to play Douglas Adams's ‘holistic detective’ Dirk Gently on screen, the BBC has announced.

Darren Boyd – who co-starred with Mangan in Channel 4’s Green Wing – will play Gently’s sidekick Richard Macduff in the new BBC Four adaptation.

Filming began in Bristol this week on the hour-long one-off, which will also star Cold Feet’s Helen Baxendale as Richard's girlfriend Susan

Mangan said: ‘I've been a fan of Douglas Adams ever since the Hitchhiker's radio series which I used to record as a child and listen to over and over again in my bedroom. It's such a thrill to now be playing one of his brilliant characters.

‘Dirk is a chaotic, anarchic force of nature with a totally unique take on the world. He is described as “lazy, untidy, dismissive and unreliable”. I've absolutely no idea why they thought I'd be right for the role.’

Ed Victor, Douglas Adams' agent, added: ‘For all the years I represented the late, great Douglas Adams, the most substantial frustration for both of us was that we couldn't get films made either of Hitchhiker or Dirk.

‘Douglas once said, memorably, that “getting a film made in Hollywood was like trying to cook a steak by having a bunch of people come into the room and breathe on it”! Well, we did eventually get a film made in Hollywood of Hitchhiker and, tragically, Douglas didn't live to see it. Nor will he see this adaptation of Dirk – but it's worth bearing in mind that Douglas always thought Dirk would make a better film than Hitchhiker and I feel sure that this new TV drama will prove his point!’

Bafta-winning writer Howard Overman, whose credits include Misfits and Merlin, is producing the script. The comedy-drama will air late next year or early in 2011.

Adams' fantasy detective novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and its follow-up The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul have previously been adapted for Radio 4 with Harry Enfield playing Dirk Gentl

Chortle first broke the news that the BBC Four show was in the works in November last year.

_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Blakes7 Discussion Forum Index -> General Sci-fi and Fantasy All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Click here to visit the Redemption 11 Site
Blakes7 Discussion  


Space Pilot 3K template by Jakob Persson.
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2006 phpBB Group
  Home / B7 Chatroom / Caption Competition / Episode Guide / Conventions / Productions / Gadgets / Links / Email