BBC Radio 4 has just released the first audio clips from their radio drama of ‘Good Omens‘ which was originally written by the extremely talented Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. With the first installment that is based on the hit novel starting today, I honestly can’t wait for the full episode to be released online and this is doing a great job to whet my appetite!
The novel easily falls into the category of my top five favorites of all time and I have had multiple copies purchased, loaned out, and never returned from people who have loved the book (or were so scared of it that they lit it on fire.) It’s a comedy about the end of the world as we know it with the coming of the Antichrist and both Pratchett and Gaiman were at the top of their game when they put this together. It’s also the only comedy that makes my top five list and quite possibly my top 25.
You can listen in on the four audio clips that BBC has released below!
In the first clip we have Peter Serafinowicz as Crowley having an unexpected delivery tossed upon him by the demons Hastur (Phil Davis) and Ligur (Neil Maskell).
Next up we see Crowley visiting the angel Aziraphale at his bookshop to give him some important news on a subject they’ve been long waiting for but perhaps were hoping would never come.
Not looking forward to this upcoming omen the pair of mismatched friends come up with a plan to save the Earth from the upcoming apocalypse.
Long time fans of the book will be thrilled that there is a cameo by authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman as police trying to stop a car that is being driven by Crowley.
Personally, I can’t wait! I’ve never been a huge fan of radio dramas but this little event has me sold. What can I say, I’m a sucker for Gaiman and Pratchett’s tale about the end of the world.
Are you looking forward to being able to hear a full on reading of ‘Good Omens’? If you haven’t read the book before have the clips above caught your interest in either the book or radio drama? Share your thoughts below!
Good Omens will begin on BBC Radio 4 on Monday 22nd of December at 6PM ET.
Source: BBC America.