When British TV Goes To Hollywood

Super-sizing the UK's small-screen classics



    • EmilyFJ

      Jan 27th 2010, 16:28

      The Hitchhiker's TV series came out in 1981 and Adams wrote five books before he died.

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    • BillC

      Jan 27th 2010, 22:42

      A little depressing it may be, but the film version of "Pennies From Heaven" was one of the most grossly under-appreciated films of its decade.

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    • SimonK

      Jan 28th 2010, 16:41

      EmilyFJ - the series was indeed 1981. 1989 is a glaring typo; as a huge H2G2 fan, it pains me to look at it. As for numbers, I specified four (not five) because I was referring to different media - ie radio/novel/telly/film - rather than the number of books.

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    • DanielMcA

      Feb 11th 2010, 19:48

      @SimonK Much as I like Mos Def his casting was a mistake. Ford Prefect acts as exposition so the audience needs a clear explanation of what is going on in a complicated, rapidly changing universe (particularly within the comparatively brief running time of a movie). Mos Def is a mumbler. If you didn't already know what was going on you wouldn't have a clue.

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