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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 14:34      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As the blessed Peebs foretold the "New" series of HHG has begun here in the UK on Radio 4. The original HHG began on radio 20 years ago, and it is the perfect medium for this story.

In my opinion the new series is no disappointment, (by which I means it is extremely good). It sounds perhaps slightly dated, but Adams's wit and originality of mind still shine brightly through the years.

If you enjoy Douglas Adams's work I highly recommend that you explore the links on the BBC web site. You also have 2 days to listen to the first episode there before it is replaced.

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2004 16:03      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Did I fortell that? Wow I'm good. [Big Grin] I'll have to listen to it. [thumbsup]

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spungo
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Can't wait til the next episode... will Marvin ever get off the planet of mattresses? Will Zem ever leave him alone? Why does he keep going 'round in tiny little circles?

Will Lords cricket ground ever be the same??? [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2004 02:37      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Cheers for reminding me to listen Cal [thumbsup] That was great!

/me goes to dig out orginal h2g2 tapes... [Smile]

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2004 02:57      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Whoops Peebs! on searching the archives I see that that it was the in fact the all seeing Zwilnik that gave us a heads up over this one.

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2004 02:58      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
Whoops Peebs! on searching the archives I see that that it was the in fact the all seeing Zwilnik that gave us a heads up over this one.

I think they're both included in my multiple personalities, so it's OK [Wink]

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nit
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SPOILER

the Krikkters did it!

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2004 05:26      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The story line in the new series is even more unbelievable than before.

I mean, really, England beating Australia in The Ashes?

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knightwhosaysNI
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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2004 06:08      Profile for knightwhosaysNI     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
at least you can listen to that stuff, the only way I can do that is convince mummy to get Broadband and put a radio tuner on my pc.

or get a shortband radio, what's the freqency?

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Icon 1 posted October 03, 2004 18:13      Profile for dadaist     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sadly shortband radio won't be sufficent. The radio broadcasts are only going out over BBC Radio 4, which really only covers the UK (but you might be able to get it nearby...)

Keep in mind everyone, Episode 1 is already gone for later downloading, Episode 2 is only up until October 7th, and Episode 3 will be up the 7th-14th (with 4, 5 and 6) going online in subsequent weeks.

I'm surprised nobody's YET pointed out that A) Not only can you listen to a rebroadcast of the Thursday re-airing on bbc.co.uk/radio4 complete with continuity announcements, but they ALSO have 5.1 broadcasts (NO I'M NOT kidding - it actually works) in Windows Media and RealPlayer formats. Both of these work great on a PC with 5.1 speakers - no idea about on a Mac (or Linux or *BSD), sorry!

Oh and B) amazon.co.uk is taking preorders for "The Tertiary Phase" - a NEW 3 CD set...which will be released after episode 6 (or fit the 18th) is broadcast, natch.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted October 03, 2004 19:27      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Um, not wanting to sound like I condone illegal file-sharing or anything, but a little birdie told me that the entire 'tertiary phase' (including the not-yet broadcast eps) is available on bittorrent, check your favourite bittorrent site for details.

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