The BBC’s plans to have their Stardust radio adaptation ready for a holiday time slot in December.
After experiencing success last year with a radio play version of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, and in 2013 with a radio version of Neverwhere, the BBC has revealed that they are working on a radio adaptation of another beloved Gaiman novel, Stardust.
More Details on Stardust, and the Radio Adaptation
For those of you unfamiliar with Stardust (which was also adapted into a fantastic feature film by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman in 2007), here’s the brief, official synopsis for the novel:
“Tristran Thorn promises to bring back a fallen star for his beloved, the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester—and crosses the wall that divides his English country town from another, more dangerous world of lords and witches, all of them in search of the star.”
The Stardust radio adaptation will feature the voice of Matthew Beard (The Imitation Game) as Tristan and Sophie Rundle (Episodes, Peaky Blinders) as Yvaine. According to Radio Times, the rest of the cast will include Charlotte Riley, Frances Barber, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kevin Eldon, Paul Kaye, Aisling Loftus, Blake Ritson, Eleanor Bron, Maggie Steed, Alex McQueen and Nicholas Boulton.
BBC Radio 4 tweeted this picture of the cast today, announcing the adaptation:
— BBC Radio 4 (@BBCRadio4) September 26, 2016
This is definitely awesome news. If you haven’t read the Stardust novel, or at least watched the movie, you should definitely do so now. They are both absolutely worth your time. And, come December, you’ll be ready to enjoy the BBC’s Stardust radio adaptation.
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