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Neil Gaiman (Pic: BBC)
Neil Gaiman (Pic: BBC)

A short while ago, there was news and clips from a new BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, a tale of the final battle between heaven and hell, and the attempts of an angel and a demon to stop the apocalpyse.

And if you’re outside the UK and worried about getting to hear it, there’s good news. You can stream it from the Radio 4 site, starting with episode one, on Monday December 22, from around 6pm EST.

Here’s a particularly scene-setting collection of moments from the first episode. It begins with a baby:

And a reunion of old friends:

And then a visit to the Ritz:

Good Omens stars British comedy heroes Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead) and Mark Heap (Spaced) as the demon Crowley and the angel Azirophale, with a supporting cast of similarly stellar talents, including Merlin’s Colin Morgan, and Sherlock’s Louise Brealey.

There’s even a cameo from Neil and Terry themselves:

It’s like an early Christmas present, right?

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