Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s radio play ‘Good Omens‘ has just wrapped its six-week run on BBC Radio 4, so now all six 30-minute episodes are available for your listening pleasure.
Scripted, produced and directed by Dirk Maggs, who also delivered the radio play versions of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ and ‘Neverwhere’, ‘Good Omens’ tells the story of the ultimate mismatched “buddy cops,” an angel from Heaven, Aziraphale, and a demon from Hell, Crowley, who must team up to prevent the apocalypse. Aziraphale is voiced by Mark Heap from cult favorite series ‘Spaced,’ while Crowley is portrayed by Peter Serafinowicz, who had a small role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ and also voices Lumpy Space Princess on ‘Adventure Time’ and several roles on ‘Axe Cop.’ Gaiman and Pratchett themselves make vocal cameo appearances in the first installment.
Also lending their voices are Colin Morgan (‘Merlin’), Louise Brealey (‘Sherlock’), Paterson Joseph (‘Jekyll’), Phil Davis (‘Sherlock’, ‘Whitechapel’– of which Serafinowicz is also an alum), Clive Russell (‘Game of Thrones’), Harry Lloyd (also ‘Game of Thrones’) and Nicholas Briggs (‘Doctor Who’). (Have we pulled someone from every BBC show? Okay, good.)
You can listen to the entire series on BBC Radio 4’s iPlayer. Don’t lollygag though. You only have three to four weeks to listen to them. (The first three will expire in three weeks. The rest in four.)
As we ease into January, it might be cold outside (or not, depending on where you live) but it’s hot in Hell, so hopefully this audio morsel can melt those icicles away and maybe even shovel your driveway. (Disclaimer: It won’t do either of those things.) But either way, brilliant writers, production team and a stellar cast? Why not?