First Trailer for BBC’s Adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling

By August 21, 2017Adaptations, Video

It’s a few months now since we heard the news that J.K Rowling’s detective series featuring Cormoran Strike was to be turned into a BBC drama and after months of waiting (not to mention the wait for the new book in the series), the first trailer for The Cuckoo’s Calling is finally here!

This week the BBC has announced that the first in the miniseries will air on Sunday 26th August at 9:05pm and if you’re not so patiently waiting to see if the show matches up to the books then here’s that first trailer:

Tom Burke stars as Cormoran Strike, and while he’s a bit smaller than he’s described in the book, he seems to nail the character pretty well in the trailer. His assistant, Robin is played by Holliday Granger and she’s pretty much as described. I’m saving my final thoughts until I’ve watched the show, but it looks promising and I can’t wait to see Strike brought to life on screen.

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase Coming Soon

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Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is back!

The Hexagonal Phase is arriving in 2018 on BBC Radio 4 for the 40th anniversary of the popular book/radio play/film/television series. The radio play is based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams, and adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs.

And Another Thing… was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate to mark the 30th anniversary of the first novel. It is set to include unpublished  material by Douglas Adams, sourced from notebooks full of Hitchiker’s notes that have been kept safe in the library at St. John’s College, Cambridge.

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Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed to be Adapted for Television Drama

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It’s announced this week that The Feed, a brand new sci-fi novel by Nick Clark Windo, is to be adapted into a high-end drama by Amazon and Virgin Media, who have won the rights to the adaptation.

The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.

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