Monday, October 08, 2007

Audio drama goes straight to CD

A new adaptation of Robert Rankin's novel The Brightonomicon, written by Neil Gardner and Elliott Stein, will go straight to CD and be distributed by BBC WorldWide, reports John Plunkett for Media Guardian.
The Brightonomicon is a fantasy comedy drama in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and The Mighty Boosh. It is being co-produced with BBC Audiobooks and Hokus Bloke Productions, which was set up by Gardner and [actor, David] Warner for this project.

"The market in comedy sci-fi and fantasy is huge, and radio is the only current medium that doesn't embrace it," said Gardner.

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