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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:06 pm    Post subject: Dirk Gently Reply with quote

Dirk Gently, a play based on the character from the Douglas Adams' books, will be on BBC Four this Thursday. Here's my preview:

http://www.suite101.com/content/dirk-gently-douglas-adams-holistic-detective-comes-to-the-bbc-a320079
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Douglas Adams and Stephen Mangan- this looks very promising
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's tonight. Only time will tell if the interconnectedness of all things will deliver a great play or a hot potato!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i quite liked it
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was fun. Enjoyable. I would be nice if they did more of him.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They changed the plot quite a bit from the book as I remember it, but I thought it was very good and there were quite a few laugh-out-loud moments
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Futsie wrote:
They changed the plot quite a bit from the book as I remember it, but I thought it was very good and there were quite a few laugh-out-loud moments


It's a long time since I read the book, so can't really remember. I preferred Long Dark Teatime of the Soul though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I enjoyed it too. A veritable mix of sci fi and spoof detective.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a bit of car freak, I noticed they changed that he drove a Saab (in the book) to an Austin Princess - they say quite different things about what sort of person Dirk is, imo.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saabs are bloody indestructible....


And no Thor!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's generally been my view Doc, Saabs are indestructible. I wanted one of the old style 900s with the classic swoopy backs for ages. But I'm not sure they are the same beast they used to be, now they are owned by General Motors. IMO they are not the same as the old Swedish Saabs.

Someone I know has a recent Saab and its a nightmare-what you would call a proper Friday afternoon car. Anything that could go wrong has gone wrong, leaving them locked out of the vehicle, boot not locking, CD not working practically form day one, amongst other problems.

Mind you, Austin Princesses aren't much cop either. I agree that the person who drives an (old style) Saab is a million miles away from an Austin Princess owner.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saab have been owned by General Motors for quite some time. Mind you, given that Vauxhalls often come bottom in the Top Gear Magazine survey of car reliability it doesn't surprise me that Saabs aren't all that reliable.

Funnily enough last Saturday I saw a Vauxhall Frontera being towed by a breakdown. I seem to recall that particular model came bottom in the Top Gear survey two years running!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to own a Vauxhall Corsa, which was fine except it would never start in the rain. If it started raining whilst you were driving it would slow down a lot or stop! Naturally enough, I sold it! (On a dry day).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I loved it. The BBC says it's a pilot so I expect more to follow in 2011.
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