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Skywatcher
17-12-2010, 01:33 PM
The brilliant Stephen Mangan headed an astonishingly good cast in a cracking adaptation of these often overlooked Adams classics - Sure it will be up on iPlayer if its not already - if you missed it do give it a look - very very funny and so much better than most of the pap on the box recently

Skywatcher
17-12-2010, 01:36 PM
I think you will find the bill for my services distressingly modest :D

catrancher
17-12-2010, 01:42 PM
So... how was the sofa last night. Still there I presume? :unsure:

Tom ( :macwave:... there is neither up the stairs, nor down the stairs. Only there.)

Skywatcher
17-12-2010, 01:46 PM
I really hope you get to see it Tom it was brilliantly realised :yes: do hope they show it on a less marginal channel at some point as well.

You are a clever chap I'm sure there is some way you can sort out a proxy server so you can watch the BBC iPlayer

catrancher
17-12-2010, 01:58 PM
You are a clever chap I'm sure there is some way you can sort out a proxy server so you can watch the BBC iPlayer

Perhaps so. I'll have to give it some additional thought. I know there's some of them around. Just have to hunt them down!

Tom ( :macwave:... proxy hunting!)

Skywatcher
17-12-2010, 02:09 PM
The brown Austen Princess was spot on :D

Skywatcher
17-12-2010, 02:15 PM
Dirk trying to find Henry the Cat

http://media.sfx.co.uk/files/2010/12/091210dirk.jpg

There is much media hubbub after last nights ep and calls from many - mostly geeks :D for a series

Hopefully this will mean that at last they will be recognised and read as being brilliant works of fiction in their own right and not forever held in the shadows of Hitchikers

catrancher
17-12-2010, 02:33 PM
Only managed to find the trailer on Youtube so far. Looks brilliant! :mental:

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Tom ( :macwave:... which WayForward?)

keith
17-12-2010, 09:16 PM
I totally missed this and arrived home this morning to a flurry of emails telling me to go look at iplayer (which I haven't yet done).

I really enjoyed the books and always felt they'd been horribly neglected by a media always hungry just for "more of the same".

I even got to discuss the matter, briefly :lol:, with the great man himself when he called a previous company for tech support with his internet connection which we were supplying. It didn't help that he knew more about his macs than our "experts" did at the time though so he wasn't in the BEST of moods.

Anyway, definitely one I'll be watching and Tom, if you can't find it, the guys at work are brilliant at transferring content into ipad compatible files. I'd be very surprised if they couldn't get it for us.

Skywatcher
17-12-2010, 11:21 PM
:imnotatalljealousmiley:

catrancher
18-12-2010, 01:28 PM
if you can't find it, the guys at work are brilliant at transferring content into ipad compatible files. I'd be very surprised if they couldn't get it for us.

We need to talk! :mental:

Tom ( :macwave:... BBC hates me cause I'm 'merican!)

catrancher
26-12-2013, 06:59 PM
Lo... after a three year wait, Santa took pity on me this year and delivered the following goody to my Christmas stocking:


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75186662/Sofa.jpg

I'm a pleased puppy! :happydance:

Tom ( :macwave:... off to see if the sofa's still stuck on the stairs!)