Inside a flashback towards the end is about 30 seconds of what this could have been (much better, basically, by not trying to completely redo the original material). Hint to anyone else who wants to try: there's a reason the originals are still read and loved, and your attempt will be forgotten in a couple of years.
2. The author of the very wonderful get_iplayer script (which says, 'hello, BBC iPlayer, treat me like an iPhone' and thus enables you to download stuff to listen to and watch rather than attempt to stream it with all the pauses and stuttering should you not have an uberfast link) has decided, given the BBC's willingness to do whatever DRM-pusher they're talking to this week, to stop developing it. All this will mean is that more people go to the ripped-from-digital-TV torrents instead.