Good Omens: Review: Part 2

Good Omens 2BBC Radio 4, December 22 and for 30 days afterwards on iPlayer

A Dog finds its new master, while angel and demon seek the truth…

A load of new characters populate this episode, with the introduction of Colin Morgan’s Newton Pulsifer (that’s Pulsifer, not Lucifer!) as well as Adam and his gang. If you’ve not encountered the book before, then all you need to know is that they’re the other half of the “Just William meets The Omen” part of the equation, with some nicely directed scenes of the gang that capture the timeless elements of Richmal Crompton’s original stories but which imbue Adam with just a hint of the future dark lord he could become. The story’s debt to The Omen continues with a lovely twist on the “abandoned building” of the original, but with the introduction of the nuclear power plant it starts to chart its own course.

It was probably a wise move to air these opening episodes together, since by the end we both have a good sense of most of the characters and a clear understanding of the threat that the world faces (in three days’ time if Anathema’s comment is to be believed). Or at least part of the threat – there are some leather-clad gentlemen yet to make an appearance…

Verdict: Chances are you’ll keep a wry smile on throughout! 8/10

Paul Simpson

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Good Omens: Review: Part 2

  1. Colin Morgan did a perfect portrayal of Newt Pulsifer! Love listening to his voice. He is perfect!

    Posted by Elis Doré | December 23, 2014, 6:40 pm
  2. Colin’s voice is so deeply and emotionly. His voice give me much emotions

    Posted by Irish Colin | December 23, 2014, 11:33 pm

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