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Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:22 am

Seeing since there is no other applicable thread (or indeed forum), I've decided to create this one. Is there anyone here who listens to audio dramas, either done for radio or done straight to CD/digital media?

I have. Besides listening to all 'phases' of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I have also listened to the Doctor Who Big Finish audio adventures Terror Firma, The Juggernauts, and The Nightmare Fair, as well as the first part of I, Davros.
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Postby DaveC » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:27 am

Just dr who audio books that sometimes come free with the paper. Quite enjoyable. :)

Although I keep meaning to get the original League of Gentlemen radio stuff...
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:35 am

DaveC wrote:Just dr who audio books that sometimes come free with the paper. Quite enjoyable. :)

Although I keep meaning to get the original League of Gentlemen radio stuff...


I actually have the CDs of the radio show, but haven't gotten around to listening to them. I also have the other three installments of I, Davros and Doctor Who: Davros as part of the Davros DVD boxset.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:36 am

There have also been some excellent radio adaptations of Pratchett books. Sadly, the shortsighted people at the BBC haven't made them available to buy on CD.

The Lord of the Rings BBC adaptation was very good indeed. Radio is an excellent medium for fantasy. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:41 am

Tonyblack wrote:There have also been some excellent radio adaptations of Pratchett books. Sadly, the shortsighted people at the BBC haven't made them available to buy on CD.

The Lord of the Rings BBC adaptation was very good indeed. Radio is an excellent medium for fantasy. :D


Mainly because of the savings on special effects. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:43 am

Absolutely! But you don't get special effects when you read a book either. :lol:
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:47 am

Tonyblack wrote:Absolutely! But you don't get special effects when you read a book either. :lol:


Yeah, but a book is a more 'at leisure' thing, while audio drama is more continuous. Plus, a book is less constraining on the imagination than a radio drama.

If I remember correctly, Ian Holm played Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, in the radio adaptation, I mean.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:26 am

Quatermass wrote:If I remember correctly, Ian Holm played Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, in the radio adaptation, I mean.
That's right. :) I'd put up a link to the Wikipedia cast list but as ever, Wiki have screwed up the url address. :roll:

Just Google 'lord of the rings bbc' and you'll get it easily enough. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:51 am

Tonyblack wrote:
Quatermass wrote:If I remember correctly, Ian Holm played Frodo in The Lord of the Rings, in the radio adaptation, I mean.
That's right. :) I'd put up a link to the Wikipedia cast list but as ever, Wiki have screwed up the url address. :roll:

Just Google 'lord of the rings bbc' and you'll get it easily enough. :D


I did find it. Interesting cast. David Collings as Legolas, Jack May as Theoden, Stephen Thorne as Treebeard, and Michael Spice as a Nazgul are the names that I noticed particularly. They all seem to be very appropriate choices.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:58 am

Don't forget William (Bill) Nighy as Sam Gamgee. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:04 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Don't forget William (Bill) Nighy as Sam Gamgee. :D


I thought, given the way he was credited, that it was a different Nighy. Well, I'll be damned. :)
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Postby Penfold » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:34 pm

I really enjoyed BBC radio's Lord of the Rings as well, although to be honest I rarely listen to the radio these days.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:43 pm

I've got the LOTR radio series on CD and all the H2G2 radio adaptations as well. Great for tedious car journeys.
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Postby ramtopsman » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:53 pm

ive just recently added small gods BBC radio play to my channel its really good
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:15 pm

ramtopsman wrote:ive just recently added small gods BBC radio play to my channel its really good
Yes I enbjoyed that one when it was on. The adaptaion of Nation was very good as well.

The Beeb are crazy not to sell these. :roll:
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