Starship Titanic – adapted for radio, starring Sir Michael Palin

Terry Jones’ comic novel is getting the Hitchhiker’s Guide treatment on Radio 4 this Christmas.  Written and designed by Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Starship Titanic began life as a single player graphic adventure game in the late 1990s. With all his trademark wit and charm, it involved puzzle-solving and … >

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The Doomsday Contract – Doctor Who The Lost Stories 6.2 audio review

The Doomsday Contract was a storyline originally developed during Douglas Adams tenure as Doctor Who Script Editor. Written by his friend and sometime Hitchhiker’s Guide collaborator John Lloyd, it was put aside when the writer became too busy with other work. Now, approximately forty-two years later, drawing on two original synopsis documents, adaptor Nev Fountain … >

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Elijah Wood begins filming BBC America’s ‘Dirk Gently’ series

Production has started on the new TV version of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Based on the novels by Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who writer Douglas Adams, BBC America’s series is written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and comes from the producers of The Walking Dead. Described as a “comedic thriller”, the story follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric “holistic” … >

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BBC planning new ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is set to return to BBC Radio 4. More than a decade since the show last aired in 2005, a new season of the sci-fi comedy series has been commissioned. The sixth season is expected to be titled ‘The Hexagonal Phase’, the British Comedy Guide reports. The new episodes will apparently be … >

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‘Doctor Who’ book review: ‘City of Death’ novelisation

As far as classic Doctor Who serials go, ‘City of Death’ is surely one of the most fondly remembered. From its fantastical and romantic score to the imagery of Tom Baker and Lalla Ward running through the streets of actual Paris to the exceptionally mad and delightful Douglas Adams dialogue, it figures in many a … >

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