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Book at Bedtime - And Another Thing...
« on: October 26, 2009, 01:59:45 pm »
I missed the start of this being broadcast on Radio 4, so if I start listening now, I'm halfway through the series.  Does anyone *cough* have the first four episodes that I could listen to?

What are people opinions on it, is it up to par, is it worth listening to.  Do you think DNA is turning in his grave?
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Re: Book at Bedtime - And Another Thing...
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 02:30:26 pm »
It was slightly like opening the fridge and finding a nuked shark inside which had been jumped over.

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Re: Book at Bedtime - And Another Thing...
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 02:39:34 pm »
Episode 2 was permanently broken, so I gave up.
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Re: Book at Bedtime - And Another Thing...
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 03:33:48 pm »
Jury still out for me.
When the original came out on R4, it was different and great.
This effort is OK, but not great.  It also suffers from its honest effort to stay true to the original style - thereby rendering itself not new and original.
Should leave these things undisturbed really.
(Imagine how crap a new attempt at Fawlty Towers would be)
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Re: Book at Bedtime - And Another Thing...
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 03:46:14 pm »
To be fair, Douglas himself thought that there should be a sixth book, on the other hand, I think the fifth book was the poorest of the trilogy up to that point.

I guess I'll have to dive in at Episode 5 and see what things are like (and hope that none of the first four episodes is pivotal in understanding the later ones!)
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