Eleven days ago (yep, we counted), we brought you some clips from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens radio play to whet your appetites, but now you can listen to the full awesome thing because Pratchett and Gaiman's joint cult hit fantasy effort has just ended its awesome run on BBC Radio 4. How’s that for a New Year’s present?
Written back in 1990, Good Omens tells the story of the unlikely Heaven and Hell duo of angel Aziraphale (played by Spaced’s Mark Heap) and demon Crowley (Peter Serafinowicz, Guardians of the Galaxy), who team up to try and prevent the apocalypse.
Supporting players also include fan faves Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Louise Brealey (Sherlock), Paterson Joseph (Jekyll, The Leftovers), Phil Davis (Sherlock, Whitechapel), Clive Russell (Game of Thrones), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) and Nicholas Briggs (Doctor Who). Pratchett and Gaiman put in a cameo appearance in the first episode, and it was scripted, produced and directed by Dirk Maggs, who also brought us the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Neverwhere radio plays.
All six 30-minute episodes can be found on BBC Radio 4’s iPlayer, but beware that you’ll only have from three to four weeks (depending on the episode) to listen to them before they’re gone.
Now, curl up on your sofa, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and have a nice End of the World.