"A sitcom exploring the funny side of the eternal struggle against the forces of evil. Sort of a cross between 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Galaxy Quest', with a bit of 'Crystal Maze' thrown in for good measure."
^^That's what it said on my ticket, but it turned out to be about a man and his dog who get contacted by the elven king and have to go on a quest in 'Lower Earth' to find the Sword of Aeldar because the dog is the Chosen One (don't worry - he takes human form when he's in Lower Earth)! Steve plays the dog's owner, Sam, and has lots of funny and sarcastic lines as he's obviously been dragged along on this somewhat against his will. All of the cast were really good though, including Alistair McGowan as the dark Lord Evil and Kevin Eldon as a Scottish dwarf/Lord Evil's sidekick Kreach.
So yeah, I'm looking forward to hearing the whole story when it starts airing on 24th February.
I saw the recording of the first two episodes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Stephen was on really good form I thought, and the part suited him very well. I particularly felt for Kevin Eldon who had to work really hard playing his range of characters. I'm looking forward to hearing the whole thing - I just wish I could have got tickets for more!
Post by sillypoint007 on Jan 28, 2009 14:48:59 GMT
Quite agree Chatterbox. It was a good night wasn't it?
The part was just right for Steve. Darren Boyd & Kevin Eldon were very good too...specially Kevin having to switch voices/characters every few minutes. I'm looking forward to hearing the whole thing ...can't wait to find out how it ends.
Post by psychichousehunter on Jan 28, 2009 17:01:16 GMT
I couldn’t get to the recordings (was too late to get tickets) but it sounds like this is going to be really cool. The whole thing sounds brilliant and I cant wait to listen to it when it's on the radio.
Hurrah! The first episode of ElvenQuest will air on Wednesday 29th April at 6.30pm on Radio 4.
Wednesday 29 April 6:30pm - 7:00pm BBC Radio 4
Sci-fi comedy series by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto. A small band of heroes set out to defeat Lord Darkness and his forces of evil by finding The Chosen One - who happens to be the dog of a misanthropic science fiction author. With Darren Boyd, Kevin Eldon, Dave Lamb, Alistair McGowan (1/6).