1: A rather special baby is delivered, initiating an apocalyptic chain of events.
Description: According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, the world will end on a Saturday. A Saturday quite soon, here on Radio 4.
Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield. The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse – War, Famine, Pollution and Death – have been summoned from the corners of the earth and are assembling.
Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell and his assistant Newton Pulsifier are also en route to Tadfield to investigate some unusual phenomena in the area, while Anathema Device, descendent of prophetess and witch Agnes Nutter, tries to decipher her ancestor’s cryptic predictions about exactly where the impending Apocalypse will take place.
Atlantis is rising, fish are falling from the sky; everything seems to be going to the Divine Plan.
Everything that is but for the unlikely duo of an angel and a demon who are not all that keen on the prospect of the forthcoming Rapture. Aziraphale (once an angel in the Garden of Eden, but now running an antiquarian bookshop in London), and Crowley (formerly Eden’s snake, now driving around London in shades and a vintage Bentley) have been living on Earth for several millennia and have become rather fond of the place. But if they are to stop Armageddon taking place they’ve got to find and kill the one who will the one bring about the apocalypse: the Antichrist himself.
There’s just one small problem: someone seems to have mislaid him…
With a cast led by Peter Serafinowicz and Mark Heap this is the first ever dramatization of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens.
Adaptation and sound design by Dirk Maggs.
Produced by Heather Larmour.
Episode 2: Aziraphale and Crowley set out to discover what happened to the real son of Satan.
Episode 3: Aziraphale consults Agnes’s prophesies and the Horsepersons of the Apocalypse are summoned
Episode 4: Aziraphale and Crowley receive visits from the Angelic and Demonic authorities.
Episode 5: The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse assemble and set off for Lower Tadfield.
Episode 6: Armageddon is imminent, and the fate of the Earth rests on the shoulders of Adam Young.
“We would throw characters in, hand them off when we got stuck. We finished the book and decided we would only tell people a little about the writing process – we would tell them that Agnes Nutter was Terry’s, and the Four Horsemen (and the Other Four Motorcyclists) were mine.”Read more of Neil Gaiman’s piece on BBC news desk.