Anyone heard Robert Rankin's Brightonomicon radio series?

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Anyone heard Robert Rankin's Brightonomicon radio series?

Postby raisindot » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:59 pm

In Retromancer, the sequel to The Brightonomicon (2005), Rankin has a footnote referring to an 'award winning radio series' based on the former.

Does such a radio series really exist? Has anyone heard it? Is it good? Is there some site that has it as a podcast?

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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:09 pm

Yes it does - look here.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:25 pm

I should add that the BBC are terrible at marketing. They produce some top class adaptations of books as radio shows, but they rarely seem to think that they might make recordings that people could buy. :roll:

There have been several very good Pratchett adaptations that I'm sure people would have loved to be able to buy, but they never made them available. The adaptation of Nation was particularly good.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:31 pm

I heard it, thought it was quite good :wink:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:37 pm

I've got it on CD.
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Postby raisindot » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:56 pm

Thank you.

Does anyone know if the version available on Audible.com:


http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?as ... 426&sr=1-1

Is the same thing as the radio series, verus a 'straight reading' by multiple narrators?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:14 pm

That's the one I've got.

It's not "narrated" as such - those actors play different roles.

It has the end credits on every episode, so I'm assuming that it's a straight copy of the radio shows.

I have to say that the Brightonomicon is one of my favourite Rankin books, but they've left quite a bit out of the radio shows, mostly, I have to say, because it just wouldn't translate to audio - very much a visual thing.

Oh honestly. Now you've given me a terrible urge to shout:

I AM RUNE!

Oh, and David Warner's voice (especially if you're listening through headphones) is like melted chocolate!

I adore David Warner! :oops:

There's also a load of stuff at the end (like DVD extras) of interviews with Robert Rankin, and out-takes, etc.
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Postby raisindot » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:09 pm

Hmmmmm....

I may have to rejoin Aubible. I've started four different 14-day free trial memberships just to get my two free downloads, everyone one I used for a Pterry book, and then cancelled before the trial ended. Hugo Rune would be proud of my parsimony.

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I was going to join up again and get the last two Pterry's on my wish list (WA and FOC), but I might have to spring one for Brightonomicon instead....
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:40 pm

Have you read the book?

I think you should read it, might be best to read it after so you can see the bits they left out.
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Postby raisindot » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:19 pm

Sorry, should have mentioned I did read the book. Although for me not as good as some of theothers, it was still entertaining and I could definitely hear it as a radio series.
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