Thats The Golden Compass for our transatlantic cousins. Im guessing lots of you guys also got into these a few years back when they where quite popular. Never had as much hype as the Potter series or anything but the books were immensly popular at one point. Anyway after the disastrous movie where they decided to completely remove the ending and climax etc I have often thought this would work well as a TV series. This is BBC so I thought it wasnt going to get much of a budget but its New Line Cinemas first forray into British TV and the former producers of Dr Who,who were reported to have set up their own UK and US production company a while back have selected this as their first project with author Philip Pullman on board as an executive producer! Exciting times! If all goes well it will be eight one hours long episodes and a total of five series.