Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Huzzah for the BBC!

At long last. Douglas Adams wrote the wonderful The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio/tv series/novels, but also a couple of existential science/philosophy detective novels featuring Dirk Gently which have been crying out for a television version for decades. This is why I pay my licence fee.
BBC4 will also dramatise Adams's 1987 novel about anti-hero Dirk Gently next year. Adams was writing a third Dirk Gently book, The Salmon of Doubt, at the time of his death in 2001.
(Though I don't see him as an anti-hero at all).

1 comment:

Benjamin. said...

I'm pleasantly surprised at the adaptation of Women in Love, too. Along with Mad Men, the plays and Michael Wood's medieval dig it promises to be an excellent season on BBC Four.