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... is being re-broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra from this weekend. <slaps Journey of the Sorcerer into the hi-fi>
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Thargoid wonders how many of the phases they are going to broadcast (not that I don't have them all on MP3 anyway).

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Diogenese Senna's best friend bought him the CD Box set for Christmas ...
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You do indeed, given what box sets of all 5 phases retail for ;)

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Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...

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Smivs wrote:Smivs gets his towel ready...
Ranthe looks for a Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser :-)

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On a related note, they also host a browser based version of Infocom's HHGTTG text adventure and have upgraded it since with graphics and sounds. A new version is out now to commemorate its 30 year anniversary.

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I still have the packaging and all the bits and bobs that came with the Infocom game. Someday I should make a little video showing it all, and reading the funny booklet the game box included.

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Keeper wrote:I still have the packaging and all the bits and bobs that came with the Infocom game.
Same here. And all other Infocom games as well, sadly collecting dust in the basement.

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Keeper wrote:Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...
Please explain!

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UK_Eliter wrote:
Keeper wrote:Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...
Please explain!
In the original broadcast, when they're on Magrathea, there's a bit of Pink Floyd music playing which you think is for ambiance. But then Arthur says, "Did you know that robot can hum like Pink Floyd? What else can you do, Marvin?" to which Marvin replies, "Rock and roll?" and plays a bit of Beatles.

When the series was released on CD and whatnot, they didn't have rights to include that bit.

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Keeper wrote:
UK_Eliter wrote:
Keeper wrote:Somewhere I still have off-air cassettes from before they cut out the Beatles clip...
Please explain!
In the original broadcast, when they're on Magrathea, there's a bit of Pink Floyd music playing which you think is for ambiance. But then Arthur says, "Did you know that robot can hum like Pink Floyd? What else can you do, Marvin?" to which Marvin replies, "Rock and roll?" and plays a bit of Beatles.

When the series was released on CD and whatnot, they didn't have rights to include that bit.
Aha!

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There's also a live broadcast of a new(ish) episode tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:15am on Radio 4 (part of the character invasion day event).

Share and enjoy...

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