The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Douglas Adams's epic adventure in time and space includes some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for just over 30 Altairian dollars a day.

With Peter Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and Bill Wallis.

With Peter Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and Stephen Moore.

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by Douglas Adams

Our heroes have some close encounters with others and themselves.

Producer Geoffrey Perkins. Stereo (First broadcast in 1980)

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The penultimate episode in the series of the epic adventure in time and space, written by Douglas Adams.

Fit the eleventh

The heroes do a lot of running and digging.

Arthur: "Don't ask me how it works, or I'll start to whimper".

Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo

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The final episode of an epic adventure written by Douglas Adams.

Producer Geoffrey Perkins. Stereo

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Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in space. Starring Peter Jones as The Book in the first of six episodes. with Geoffrey McGivem , Bill Paterson. David Tate and Alan Ford. Radiophonic Sound and Music by Paddy Kingsland. Producer Geoffrey Perkins Rpt

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Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in time and space. Starring Peter Jones as The Book. 3: Rt the Ninth with Stephen Moore. David Tate , Bill Wallis. Leueen Willoughby and Richard Goolden. Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland Producer Geoffrey Perkins

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Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in time and space. Starring Peter Jones as the Book. 4: Fit the Tenth with Stephen Moore. David Tate.

Ronald Baddiley , John Baddeley , Rula Lenska and John Le Mesurier. Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland. Producer Geoffrey Perkins Rpt

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Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in time and space. Starring Peter Jones as the Book. 5: Fit the Eleventh with Dave Tate , Stephen Moore.

John Baddeley. Rula Lenska and Mark Smith Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland. Producer Geoffrey Perkins Rpt

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Some of the most enduring characters ever created for radio will be heard in a special, live broadcast from London's BBC Radio Theatre, as part of Character Invasion.

The two-headed smooth-talking alien Zaphod Beeblebrox, bemused Earthling Arthur Dent, and Marvin the Paranoid Android will relive some of their adventures, with a very special appearance by the original producer John Lloyd as The Voice of the Book.

Adapted and Directed by Dirk Maggs

Producer: David Morley

A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

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First of a six-part epic adventure in time and space, including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe on about

30 Altairian dollars a day. Written by Douglas Adams.

Producer Geoffrey Perkins. Stereo (First broadcast in 1978)

Douglas Adams's epic adventure in time and space includes some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for just over 30 Altairian dollars a day.

With Peter Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and Bill Wallis.

With Peter Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and Stephen Moore.

Arthur Dent is trying to stop his house being demolished. But what about Planet Earth?

Arthur Dent is trying to stop his house being demolished to make way for a by-pass. But his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), is more concerned about the imminent destruction of the Earth. Ford is a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor" and he may just know how to avoid being evaporated by the Vogons...

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the galaxy is "Belgium".

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 aged 49, after a fatal heart attack in his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern and Jo Kendall. Produced by Simon Brett.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.

In which the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur Dent is trying to stop his house being demolished to make way for a by-pass. But his friend, Ford Prefect is more concerned about the imminent destruction of the Earth.

Ford is a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor" and he may just know how to avoid being evaporated by the Vogons...

An epic adventure in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Bill Wallis as The Vogon Captain, Jo Kendall as Lady Cynthia and David Gooderson as the Barman.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.

With Peter Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and Stephen Moore.In which the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins.

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Arthur and Ford have escaped Earth's demise only to be cornered by Vogons and their poetry

Arthur and Ford have escaped Earth's demise, only to be cornered by the Vogons and their poetry. By Douglas Adams.

From March 1978.

After being saved from the demolition of Earth, Arthur faces a hopeless choice between death in the vacuum of space and finding something nice to say about Vogon poetry.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur Dent is - so far - the only survivor from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor". Both are now at the mercy of the Vogon Captain, and even worse, powerless in the face of his poetry. The only thing which can save them now is an unlikely coincidence or two - and it may lead to an encounter with a certain bipolar automaton.

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the Galaxy is "Belgium".

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49. He suffered a fatal heart attack after working out at his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

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A whale meets an unfortunate end as Arthur Dent and company meet the Earth's creators.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

A whale meets an unfortunate end, as Arthur Dent and company meet the Earth's creators. By Douglas Adams. From March 1978.

Arthur Dent is - so far - the only survivor from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor". Now paired with fellow Earth survivor Trillian and duplicitous two-headed hustler Zaphod Beeblebrox, Arthur and Ford are about to learn more startling truths about the universe.

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49. He suffered a fatal heart attack after working out at his gym in California.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

Arthur and his companions face a missile attack and certain death.

Third of a six-part epic adventure in time and space, written by Douglas Adams Our heroes have the chance to chew the fat with some old enemies.

Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo

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Arthur learns the lucrative answer to the question of Life, the Universe and Everything.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur learns the lucrative answer to the question of Life, the Universe and Everything. By Douglas Adams. From March 1978.

Arthur Dent is one of only two survivors from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor". Now paired with fellow Earth survivor Trillian and duplicitous two-headed hustler Zaphod Beeblebrox, Arthur and Ford are on legendary planet Magrathea - and Arthur in particular is about to understand his demolished home world in a new and startling way.

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49. He suffered a fatal heart attack after working out at his gym in California.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

Arthur has been given some disturbing information about Earth, while his companions face certain death.

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Arthur and company are blown up, but still find time for a bite at a very exclusive eatery

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur and company are blown up, but still find time for a bite at a very exclusive eatery. By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

Arthur Dent is one of only two survivors from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor". Now paired with fellow Earth survivor Trillian and duplicitous two-headed hustler Zaphod Beeblebrox, Arthur and Ford were on the legendary planet Magrathea when the Galactic Police attacked them and an explosion occurred - they find themselves in a restaurant with a rather sensational selling point.

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49. He suffered a fatal heart attack after working out at his gym in California.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and Stephen Moore. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

Sent to find the Ultimate Question, Arthur and his companion have been cornered by two alarmingly humane cops.

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Will our heroes be able to control their stolen spaceship, or will it all end in certain death?

Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to?

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to? By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

Arthur Dent is one of only two survivors from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor". They've managed to escape from Restaurant at the End of Universe on the Black Ship only to find themselves where they never thought they'd be, only 2 million years earlier. What on earth are they going to do when face to face with 'how, why and where phases' of galactic development?

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.
The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the Galaxy is "Belgium".
Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 aged 49, after a fatal heart attack in his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42.

With Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern and Jo Kendall. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

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Who hasn't been confronted with a temporal anomaly while drunk?

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Who hasn't been confronted with a temporal anomaly while drunk? Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect struggle to work it out.

The show that began with the end of the world continues with Arthur and Ford stranded on prehistoric earth, and Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin thoroughly devoured by a carbon-copy of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect/ Frogstar Robot, Stephen Moore as Marvin, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Bill Paterson as Assistant Arcturan Pilot, David Tate as the Captain/ the Receptionist/the Lift and Alan Ford as Roosta.

The global multi-media success story that is 'Hitchhiker's' started life on Radio 4 in March 1978. The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42. If you work out what the Ultimate Question is, please let us know.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1978.

Who hasn't been confronted with a temporal anomaly while drunk? Arthur and Ford struggle to work it out. From December 1978.

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978 and a second in 1980. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the Galaxy is "Belgium" - greater detail is forthcoming in a later episode of this second radio series.
Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 aged 49, after a fatal heart attack in his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42. If you work out what the Ultimate Question is, please let us know.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 with Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern and Stephen Moore. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

The show that began with the end of the world continues with Arthur and Ford stranded on prehistoric Earth.

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Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in time and space. Starring Peter Jones as the Book. 2: Fit the Eighth with Alan Ford , David Tate and Valentine Dyall. Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland. Producer Geoffrey Perkins Rpt

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Zaphod's encounter with the Frogstar and the Total Perspective Vortex is finally explained

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Zaphod and Roosta are being taken to the evil Frogstar, white Ford and Arthur are stranded on prehistoric Earth.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Alan Ford as Roosta. David Tate as Eddie and Valentine Dyall as Gargravarr.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1978.

Zaphod Beeblebrox and his mysterious friend Roosta are being taken to the evil Frogstar.

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The Vogons make an unwelcome return and Arthur's quest for tea paralyses the ship.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

The Vogons make an unwelcome return, Zaphod holds a séance, and Arthur's quest for tea paralyses the ship.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, David Tate as Eddie, Stephen Moore as Marvin, Leueen Willoughby as the Nutrimat Machine, Bill Wallis as the Vogon Captain and Richard Goolden as Zaphod Beeblebrox IV.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1978.

In which our heroes have the chance to chew the fat with some old enemies and Arthur Dent has a nasty cup of tea.

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Arthur discovers his unique contribution to the history of Brontitall.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur discovers his unique contribution to the history of Brontitall. And a close encounter for Ford and Zaphod...

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, David Tate as Eddie, Stephen Moore as Marvin, Ronald Baddiley as Bird One, John Le Mesurier as the Wise Old Bird, John Baddeley as Bird Two and Rula Lenska as Lintilla.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.

In which our heroes have some close encounters with others and themselves.

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Arthur meets an archaeologist, gets captured and learns all about the Shoe Event Horizon.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

On Brontitall, Arthur meets an archaeologist, gets captured and learns all about the Shoe Event Horizon.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, David Tate as Eddie, Stephen Moore as Marvin, John Baddeley as Bird Two Rula Lenska as Lintilla and Mark Smith as Hig Hurtenflurst.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.

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fit the Twelfth. The last in the series of Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in time and space. Starring Peter Jones as the Book. with Dave Tate , Stephen Moore. Rula Lenska , Ken Campbell and Jonathan Pryce

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland. Producer Geoffrey Perkins Rpt

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In which all is resolved, everyone lives happily ever after and pigs fly.

Arthur and Zaphod learn some unpalatable home truths.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur and Zaphod learn some unpalatable home truths, but not before disappointment from the ruler of the universe. From 1980.

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978 and a second in 1980. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the Galaxy is "Belgium" - greater detail is forthcoming in an earlier episode of this second radio series.

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 aged 49, after a fatal heart attack in his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42. If you work out what the Ultimate Question is, please let us know.

First heard on BBC Radio 4 with Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern and Stephen Moore. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.

Arthur and Zaphod learn some unpalatable home truths, but not before disappointment from the ruler of the universe.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, David Tate as Eddie, Stephen Moore as Marvin, Ken Camphell as Pudu, Rula Lenska as the Lintillas and Jonathan Pryce as Zarniwoop.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1980.

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Arthur Dent is reunited with Ford Prefect.

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

Arthur Dent awakes to find that he has spent the last four years on prehistoric Earth, alone in all that time save for five minutes with an infuriating alien called Wowbagger who arrived, insulted him, and left. Reunited with Ford Prefect, Arthur discovers that the Hitchhikers Guide he threw in the river still works - and is being updated. Rescue appears in the form of a sofa caught in the Space-Time Continuum and Arthur and Ford disappear in a fashion which would cause stern looks from the Campaign For Real Time.

Aboard the Heart of Gold Zaphod Beeblebrox is nursing a large Pan Galactic Gargleblaster and two headaches. He believes that he survived the Total Perspective Vortex while pursuing a Hitchhikers Guide employee called Zarniwoop and that Arthur marooned him by stealing the Heart of Gold, which of course Zaphod himself stole (but then Zap

  • adapted and directed by dirk maggs
  • agrajag....Douglas Adams
  • arthur dent....simon jones
  • award winner....bob golding
  • despatcher....bob golding
  • eddie....roger gregg
  • ford prefect....geoffrey mcgivern
  • fred trueman....himself
  • hactar....leslie philips
  • henry blofeld....himself
  • krikkit commander....dominic hawklsey
  • krikkit commander....philip pope
  • krikkit elder....Dominic Hawksley
  • krikkit man....bob golding
  • krikkit man....michael fenton stevens
  • krikkit robots....Dominic Hawksley
  • marvin....Stephen Moore
  • prak....Chris Langham
  • script editor, john langdon
  • script editor....john langdon
  • slartibartfast....Richard Griffiths
  • sydney opera house woman....joanna lumley
  • the book....william franklyn
  • thor....dominic hawklsey
  • trillian....Susan Sheridan
  • walkie talkie....fiona carew
  • wowbagger....toby longworth
  • zaphod beeblebrox....mark wing-davey
  • zem....Andy Taylor
  • music by.... - paul 'wix' wickens
  • produced by.... - bruce hyman and helen chattwell

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    Arthur and Ford arrive home in time for tea.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Arthur and Ford have travelled in time and arrive at Lords Cricket Ground, where England are defeating Australia to win The Ashes. It turns out our heroes have arrived 24 hours before the destruction of the planet, but this fact almost pales into insignificance with the appearance of Slartibartfast, the elderly planet designer Arthur first encountered on Magrathea (see Primary Phase).

    Slarti is here to avert the disastrous abduction of The Ashes (which have some intergalactic significance we can as yet only guess at) by the villainous and lethal Krikkit Robots. This he utterly fails to do, as they arrive, blow up Lords, and leave with their booty. Slarti, Arthur and Ford give chase in the unlikely Starship Bistromath which is powered by the equally unlikely (though not improbable) Somebody Else's Problem Field.

    On the swamp planet Squornshellous Zeta, Marvin the Paranoid Android is still helplessly trudging in circles, anchored to one spot by an artificial leg he was fitted with after surviving a near miss with the heart of a blazing star (again, see Primary Phase, and try and keep up for goodness' sake). It is something of a relief for him to have the leg removed by the same eleven Krikkit Robots who have stolen The Ashes. It is even more of a relief when they decide to remove him as well, leaving his talkative but very boring companion, Zem the Mattress, to ponder the infinite and globber gently.

    In which Arthur and Ford arrive home in tome for tea.

    Life, The Universe and Everything. Tertiary Phase 2, Fit the Fourteenth: Arthur and Ford arrive home in time for tea. [Rpt of Tue 6.00pm]

    Life, the Universe and Everything

    Tertiary Phase 2

    Fit the Fourteenth

    The Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Marvin....Stephen Moore

    Slartibartfast....Richard Griffiths

    Wowbagger....Toby Longworth

    Krikkit Robots....Dominic Hawksley

    Walkie Talkie....Fiona Carew

    Zem....Andy Taylor

    Henry Blofeld....Himself

    Fred Trueman....Himself

    Script Editor, John Langdon.

    Music by Paul 'Wix' Wickens.

    Adapted and Directed by Dirk Maggs.

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    Slartibartfast provides an informational illusion.

    Slartibartfast informs Arthur and Ford about the true purpose of the Krikkit robots.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Slartibartfast provides a rather startling Informational Illusion to give Arthur and Ford the history of the Krikkit Wars, an intergalactic conflict of billions of years ago, where a seemingly innocuous and pleasant race of hominids journeyed beyond the black and opaque dust cloud surrounding their solitary planet with its solitary star and were appalled to discover they were not alone in the universe but surrounded by many other planets teeming with life. The Krikkitmen built lethal white robots wielding war clubs which were used to propel small red grenades over vast distances, to destroy everything in their path - in fact, to kill everything everywhere but their masters.

    Eventually defeated, the People of Krikkit (along with robots and family pets) are sentenced to have their solar system with its Dust Cloud sealed in a Slo-Time envelope, locked by The Wikkit Gate, upon an asteroid which orbits it. When all of Creation has become extinct the gate will automatically open, allowing them to finish their existence in a dying universe, alone at last as they have so craved.

    Unfortunately eleven Krikkit Robots were unaccounted for at the time the punishment was carried out, and these unpleasant machines are now re-uniting the disparate elements of The Key to that Wikkit Gate. Having collected the Wooden Pillar (The Ashes, now reconstituted into a Cricket stump), The Steel Pillar (The Artificial Leg Marvin was fitted with by a kindly scrap collector), they now board the Heart of Gold to steal the Gold Bail (the driving force behind its legendary Improbability Drive). Bad as this might be, worse is to come when the robots are caught in the act by Zaphod Beeblebrox, who discovers they are about to go to a Party, but not intending to take him with them. In fact they add injury to insult and shoot him instead.

    Attempting to reach the same party Arthur, Ford and Slartibartfast use the - surprisingly clean - toilet transportation cubicles of the Starship Bistromath. But something goes wrong and Arthur finds himself diverted to a labyrinth wherein dwells a creature who appears to nurse a very deep and ancient grudge against him...

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    In which Arthur, Ford and Slarti go to a party.

    Life, the Universe and Everything. Brand new episodes of Douglas Adams's sci-fi comedy classic.

    Tertiary Phase 4

    Fit the Sixteenth

    The Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Slartibartfast....Richard Griffiths

    Trillian....Susan Sheridan

    Agrajag....Douglas Adams

    Sydney Opera House Woman....Joanna Lumley

    Thor....Dominic Hawklsey

    Award Winner....Bob Golding

    Arthur is confronted by all he has ever eaten or killed.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    "Arthur Dent has been diverted from arriving at the Longest Party Ever Held to find himself in a sinister labyrinth being threatened by a nasty voice through a frankly rather dodgy PA system. This leads him to a subterranean Cathedral of Hate in which a fifty-foot high statue of himself is depicted causing harm to various creatures in hapless ways, such as swatting flies or stepping on ants. It turns out that the organisms that Arthur has inadvertently been killing (and/or eating) throughout his life have all been the same person, reincarnated over and over again, only to be killed - over and over again - by Arthur Dent. Its last, most desperate incarnation, one it had to fight for, and one which gives it a last chance for revenge against his tormentor, is as a four-foot fruitbat with an orthodontic condition. Its name is Agrajag, and even the discovery that it has mis-timed this vendetta (and that Arthur will not die till he reaches a place called Stavromula Beta) will not stop it attempting to kill Arthur Dent. Fortunately for Arthur, Agrajag manages to bring about his own death (yet again), and as the Cathedral collapses about them, Arthur runs into the open air, trips over a boulder - and finds himself flying.

    The knack of flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss, and Arthur is so preoccupied with his problems that he succeeds in carrying off this difficult yet exhilarating feat. He flies just long enough to collide with Ford and Slartibartfast who are clinging to the sides of the Longest Party Ever Held, itself capable of flight thanks to some rather drunken physicists who happened to be invited several generations ago.

    Gaining entrance to the Party (thanks to a bottle of retsina which is inside an item of luggage which mysteriously materialised during his practise swoops), Arthur is shocked and not a little jealous to find Trillian in the enormous arms of Thor the Thunder God. An encounter follows with various strange guests, including a woman with a head shaped like the Sydney Opera House and a man who has just won an award which looks suspiciously like a silver cricket bail. This is in fact precisely what it is, as the sudden attack by eleven homicidal Krikkit robots to steal it confirms. As they leave, the Party, now mortally wounded, begins to spiral downward to the planet it has so long ravaged, and Arthur demands that Thor surrender Trillian so they can escape before the inevitable crash. Trillian has been quite enjoying the attentions of a minor Norse deity, but realises Arthur means business when he challenges Thor to step outside to settle the matter. This duly occurs, allowing our friends to depart in pursuit of the Krikkit Robots. ".

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    In which Zaphod is very brave.

    Life, the Universe and Everything. Brand new episodes of Douglas Adams's sci-fi comedy classic.

    5/6

    Tertiary Phase 5

    Fit the Seventeenth. In which Zaphod is very brave.

    The Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Zaphod Beeblebrox....Mark Wing-Davey

    Trillian....Susan Sheridan

    Marvin....Stephen Moore

    Slartibartfast....Richard Griffiths

    Eddie....Roger Gregg

    Despatcher....Bob Golding

    Krikkit Commander....Dominic Hawklsey

    Krikkit Commander....Philip Pope

    Krikkit Man....Michael Fenton Stevens

    Script Editor....John Langdon

    Music by Paul 'Wix' Wickens

    Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell

    The Krikkit robots open the Wikkit Gate, prompting Arthur and friends to visit their world

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    "As Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian and Slartibarfast helplessly watch, the Krikkit Robots open the Wikkit Gate and the planet Krikkit is released from its chronostasis in a mind-hurting instant. Even the sudden appearance of Zaphod Beeblebrox fails to halt the robots, who depart the asteroid to return home to help their masters destroy the universe.

    In a frantic but hopeless attempt to alter matters, Arthur, Ford, Trillian and Slartibartfast travel to the Planet Krikkit to attempt to reason with its inhabitants.

    Meanwhile Zaphod, who at first was inclined to save his own skin first and be philanthropic later, arrives aboard one of the huge warships orbiting high in the atmosphere of the planet. Here he discovers that the wrecked spaceship which long ago crashed on the planet and inspired its citizens to their psychotic hatred of all other worlds, is, in fact, a fake. And, as Arthur, Trillian, Ford and Slarti are surrounded on the planet below, Zaphod finds he is not the only stranger aboard the battle cruiser. A certain terminally depressed android can be heard singing a dolorous ditty somewhere in the computer room.".

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    Can Arthur save his friends from the Krikkit robots by playing with a straight bat?

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Surrounded by the friendly but murderous citizens of Krikkit, Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Slartibartfast are astounded when Trillian reveals she knows why these people have conceived such a hatred of all other worlds in the universe. They have been manipulated by the Dust Cloud that surrounds their solitary planet with its solitary sun. The Dust Cloud is actually the particularised remains of an ancient super computer called Hactar, built by a long-extinct race, the Silastic Armorfiends of Striterax. Hactar invented a Supernova Bomb that could destroy the entire universe in a moment, but thought better of letting the reckless Silastic Armorfiends have it, and thus introduced a flaw. As a reward for this treachery the Armorfiends pulverised Hactar into dust. Now, nursing billions of years of bitterness against all life forms, Hactar has coddled the planet which evolved into Krikkit and infected the minds of its inhabitants with a form of manic xenophobia which has led them to rebuild his Supernova Bomb.

    Trillian attempts to talk them out of using it, fails, but is then relieved to discover that it is a dud, she realises the truth of the situation and, with Arthur Dent, confronts Hactar. He freely admits his plan, and, as Eddie pumps out a vibration field from the Heart of Gold, seems content to accept dispersal and thus the end of his plans. He has fulfilled his function.

    Meanwhile Zaphod reveals he picked up a hitchhiker on his voyage to Krikkit - a man called Prak who was accidentally overdosed with Truth Serum just as he was taking a legal oath, and thus is now condemned to tell the Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But until it kills him. However just before it kills him, Prak reveals to Arthur that although he cannot supply the Final Question to the Ultimate Answer (which is 42, for those of you arriving stupendously late to this narrative) (because they would cancel each other out, for those of you who did know the ""42"" part, but not its corollary and can deal with multiple subordinate clauses in parentheses without getting a migraine), (and if you haven't read the books isn't it about time you did?), he can reveal the location of God's Final Message To His Creation.

    This he does - just about - and then drops dead. After a brief discussion, Arthur decides he'd rather not bother with God's Message for now, but would rather travel back in time to Earth at the moment the Krikkit Robots finished attacking Lords Cricket Ground and return the Ashes to their rightful place in the cosmos. This he does, only to discover that the cricket ball he has collected on his travels and is playfully bowling to a lone England batsman is in fact Hactar's Supernova Bomb and Not A Dud and the batsman, is, in fact, a Krikkit Robot with a War Club who will detonate it, and that Hactar's plan is now in fact coming to fruition and he has indeed fulfilled his function.

    Unfortunately Hactar's careful scheming has not factored in Arthur's appalling record as a bowler. The Supernova Bomb goes wide, Ford catches it harmlessly, and Arthur relieves the robot of its bat in order to decapitate it neatly. As the sun sets on Lords, our heroes go in search of a quick cup of tea before travelling forward in time to get safely away from Earth, which is still unavoidably doomed by its inevitable and imminent encounter with the Vogon Constructor fleet.

    In which Arthur plays a very straight bat.

    Life, the Universe and Everything.

    Douglas Adams's epic adventure in space.

    6/6

    Tertiary Phase 6

    Fit the Eighteenth. In which Arthur plays a very straight bat.

    The Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey Mcgivern

    Zaphod Beeblebrox....Mark Wing-Davey

    Trillian....Susan Sheridan

    Marvin....Stephen Moore

    Slartibartfast....Richard Griffiths

    Krikkit Elder....Dominic Hawksley

    Eddie....Roger Gregg

    Hactar....Leslie Philips

    Prak....Chris Langham

    Krikkit Man....Bob Golding

    Wowbagger....Toby Longworth

    Henry Blofeld....Himself

    Fred Trueman....Himself

    Script Editor....John Langdon

    Music by Paul 'Wix' Wickens

    Adapted and directed by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Bruce Hyman and Helen Chattwell

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    In which The Earth has miraculously reappeared, and, more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it.

  • zarniwoop....8. quandary phase 1, fit the nineteenth

    in which the earth has miraculously reappeared, and, more miraculously, arthur dent has found it.

    the voice of the book

  • agrajag....Douglas Adams
  • announcer....john marsh
  • arthur dent....simon jones
  • arthur's bbc boss....Geoffrey Perkins
  • bar tender....roger gregg
  • barman....Arthur Smith
  • bt operator....ann bryson
  • colin the robot....andrew secombe
  • east river creature....jackie mason
  • ecological man....david dixon
  • eddie....roger gregg
  • elvis....philip pope
  • evil looking bird....Chris Emmett
  • fenchurch....jane horrocks
  • ford prefect....Geoffrey Mcgivern
  • gail andrews....Lorelei King
  • grebulon leader....Andy Taylor
  • grebulon underling....philip pope
  • hooker....fiona carew
  • information creature....Mitch Benn
  • jim....Simon Greenall
  • k]reader....neil sleat
  • marvin....Stephen Moore
  • max quordlepleen....Roy Hudd
  • mrs kapelsen....Margaret Robertson
  • murray bost henson....Stephen Fry
  • old man on the pole....Saeed Jaffrey
  • old thrashbarg....Griff Rhys Jones
  • prophet....john challis
  • prostetnic vogon jeltz....Toby Longworth
  • raffle woman....June Whitfield
  • random....sam beart
  • rob mckenna....Bill Paterson
  • runner....tom maggs
  • russell....rupert degas
  • smelly photocopier woman....Miriam Margolyes
  • speaking clock....brian cobby
  • steward....Simon Greenall
  • stewardess....Alison Pettitt
  • strinder....roger gregg
  • sub-etha voice....brian cobby
  • the doctor....roger gregg
  • the grebulon lieutenant....mike fenton stevens
  • the grebulons....Andy Taylor, mike fenton stevens
  • the lajestic vantrashell....bob golding
  • the news[....neil sleat
  • the patient....Lorelei King
  • the speaking clock....brian cobby
  • the stewardess....Alison Pettitt
  • the stewardess....Lorelei King
  • the vogon helmsman....michael cule
  • the voice of the book....William Franklyn
  • then news
  • thor....Dominic Hawksley
  • tricia mcmillan....sandra dickinson
  • trillian....Susan Sheridan
  • vogon clerk....michael cule
  • vogon councillor....Dominic Hawksley
  • vogon guard....bob golding
  • vogon helmsman....michael cule
  • voice of the bird....rula lenska
  • wonko the sane....christian slater
  • zaphod beeblebrox....mark wing-davey
  • zarniwoop....Jonathan Pryce

    by douglas adams.

    1

    with ford's original earth entry in the guide reinstated, he and arthur head back.

    douglas adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human arthur dent.

    arthur dent has returned home to earth. not time travelled but hitchhiked back in his present to the planet he was born on, the planet described in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy as "mostly harmless" and the planet which was destroyed by the vogon constructor fleet seconds after he escaped with the help of his friend, the betelgeusian hitchhikers guide to the galaxy researcher ford prefect.

    in order to get to earth, and then more specifically his home in england, arthur has hitched rides from an intergalactic teaser, a lorry driver called rob mckenna - who is, unbeknownst to himself, a rain god - and, finally, a saab driver called russell whose sister arthur has inexplicably fallen in love with. whether or not she returns the sentiment is hard to establish because she is unconscious throughout their first meeting and, as arthur only caught the name 'fenny' before being dropped off at his cottage, he may have some trouble re-establishing contact.

    ford meanwhile has been researching drinks prices in a far from harmless bar on a far from harmless planet. despite encounters with a bird which squawks the name of local contract killers and a disembodied hand with homicidal tendencies, he survives to learn from an update to his copy of the hitchhiker's guide that the earth is suddenly a going concern once again. this gives him a purpose in life.

    meanwhile it is giving a headache to prostetnic vogon jeltz , whose constructor fleet is recalled to megabrantis, the administrative hub of the galaxy, where he must explain how he has apparently broken the most fundamental of vogon directives and failed to carry out a simple order.

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    In which Arthur makes a date and Ford makes a phone call.

    By Douglas Adams.

    2/8. Quandary Phase 2, Fit the Twentieth

    The Voice of the Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Fenchurch....Jane Horrocks

    Rob McKenna....Bill Paterson

    Raffle Woman....June Whitfield

    Ecological Man....David Dixon

    Jim....Simon Greenall

    Arthur's BBC Boss....Geoffrey Perkins

    BT Operator....Ann Bryson

    Speaking Clock....Brian Cobby

    Announcer....John Marsh

    Arthur makes his way home and then finds Fenchurch, before promptly losing her again.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Having rediscovered a mysteriously intact Earth, Arthur Dent finds his cottage and his bedroom in a similar (mysteriously intact) condition. He has also found a mysterious Grey Glass Bowl bearing the inscription 'So Long And Thanks For All The Fish'. Having awoken, washed and breakfasted he has managed to explain his absence from work he has gone in search of Fenny, the unconscious girl he encountered in a Saab on the A303 and, amazingly, has found her.

    During the ensuing conversation in a pub - despite the attentions of an over-eager raffle ticket vendeuse - it becomes clear that what the fates laughingly call 'chemistry' is occurring here and these two people are falling in love. It also emerges that the girl's name is Fenchurch and that she has a history of mental instability. This matters to Arthur no one jot. What matters to him infinitely more is that he has won the pub raffle, and the ticket he traded in for his prize bore Fenchurch's phone number.

    Meanwhile Ford Prefect, having escaped a particularly nasty fate at the hand of a... er, hand... in The Old Pink Dog Bar in Han Dold City, has managed to hitch a ride aboard a Sales Scoutship of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation, an organisation he particularly loathes and detests. The re-appearance of the Earth having inspired to a new and startling purpose, Ford has managed to patch the Scoutships comms system into the British Telecom Speaking Clock, a feat which has left him feeling fulfilled but in need of a rest. Unfortunately his choice of cruise vessel proves to be a Xaxisian Robot Ship engaged in a war which could severely shorten his life.

    While Ford reprograms the Xaxisian Ship to seek out Possibly The Most Exciting place In The Known Universe (according to the Hitchhikers Guide), Arthur has gone in search of the prehistoric Islington cave we first met him in at the start of the Tertiary Phase, and finds it the site of a mews cottage occupied by... Fenchurch.

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    In which Arthur, Fenchurch and the Bowl give up their secrets.

    By Douglas Adams.

    3/8. Quandary Phase 3, Fit the Twenty-first

    The Voice of the Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Fenchurch....Jane Horrocks

    Murray Bost Henson....Stephen Fry

    East River Creature....Jackie Mason

    Vogon Councillor....Dominic Hawksley

    Steward....Simon Greenall

    Mrs Kapelsen....Margaret Robertson

    Vogon Clerk....Michael Cule

    Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz....Toby Longworth

    Wonko the Sane....Christian Slater

    Announcer....John Marsh

    Arthur and Fenchurch head for California to discover what happened to the dolphins.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Arthur's new love Fenchurch - that is her name, for she was conceived in a ticket queue at that eponymous railway station - is troubled by an experience she had once in a cafe in Rickmansworth, which made her think the Earth was being ripped apart. This event is dismissed by the majority of people on the mysteriously re-appeared Earth as a mass hallucination, but to Arthur Dent it sounds suspiciously like the day the Vogon Constructor Fleet blew up his home planet and exiled him to bootless wandering about the Galaxy.

    Meanwhile Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz has been called to account for the fact that the Earth he destroyed is still serenely sitting in that quadrant of the galaxy called ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha. Being a planet in a Plural Zone, the Earth actually exists on several levels of Probability, and thus when one Earth is destroyed, chances are pretty good that another will just pop into existence in its place. The Court of Enquiry on Megabrantis is a dangerous place to develop a tickly cough but it is agreed that a new method of destroying ALL the Potential Earths must be found if the paperwork is to be kept in order. This, however, may have to be undertaken in a less overt, more sneaky manner than before.

    After a short romantic interlude, which includes the revelation that Fenchurch's feet do not touch the ground and that she shares Arthur's handy knack of flying, the disappearance of all the dolphins shortly before her nervous breakdown suggests to Fenchurch that a Californian scientist and dolphin expert named Wonko The Sane may be able to advise them on what may have occurred. Using contacts like the friendly if decidedly odd journalist Murray Bost Henson to find Wonko's whereabouts, they travel to the USA and meet him in a curious inside-out house on the shores of the Pacific Ocean called The Outside of The Asylum. It is here that Wonko reveals that the grey glass bowls, both inscribed 'So Long And thanks For All The Fish', are in fact vessels bearing the farewell messages of the dolphins.

    This mystery solved, Fenchurch has decided she would like to leave the planet.

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    In which Ford gives free gifts, Marvin gets the message and Arthur loses everything.

    Arthur and Fenchurch return from California, meet with Ford, then encounter an old friend.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Arthur and Fenchurch return home to England, having discovered from Wonko the Sane that their gifts of mysterious grey glass bowls emit a message from the dolphins when pinged, viz., 'This Bowl Is Brought To you By the Campaign To Save the Humans. We Bid You Farewell'. Hitching a fortuitous ride aboard Rob McKenna's All Weather Haulage lorry from Heathrow, they arrive at Arthur's cottage in Somerset where Ford Prefect sleeps soundly on a sofa, having left a trail of havoc leading back to a huge Flying saucer in which he arrived and which has flattened most of Knightsbridge, London.

    The saucer's pilot is a one-hundred foot high Xaxisian Robot who has somehow been led to believe that Bournemouth is one of the most exciting places to visit in the known universe. Having entirely failed either to be taken to a lizard (its preferred negotiating counterpart) or to find anything of interest in Bournemouth, it has decided to leave, and Arthur, Ford and Fenchurch hitch a ride off Earth with the help of the 'Share And Enjoy' novelty ringtone-equipped Sirius Cybernetics phones which Ford liberated on his travels.

    As the ship coasts into deep space Arthur and Ford debate why Earth has reappeared and Arthur suggests the answer must be that Earth must exist in several parallel universes. Each time one Earth is destroyed, another takes its place. This may explain the strange existence of not one but two Trillians in his current existence - one, the girl he met at a party in Islington, the other a blonder, earthbound and more American version who goes by Trillian's original name, Tricia MacMillan.

    Arthur and Fenchurch voyage to Preliumtarn, where Prak The Truthful said that God's Last Message To His Creation could be found. This, Fenchurch is sure, will help her come to terms with the experience she had in a cafe in Rickmansworth when it seemed as if the Earth exploded. On the way they encounter Marvin The Paranoid Android, now a rusted shell of his former self making a final pilgrimage. Together they help Marvin to where the message can be seen, and it proves to read ""We Apologise For The Inconvenience"". This satisfies Marvin so much that he promptly and poignantly expires on the spot.

    Slightly sadder but a little wiser, leaving Preliumtarn to go on a tour of the Galaxy, Arthur and Fenchurch board a slumpjet which makes a routine hyperspace jump. Routine in all aspects except the very important one which involves Fenchurch suddenly not existing at all in Arthur's universe just as the jump occurs.

    Arthur has lost the love of his life. His unhappiness is complete.

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    Arthur returns to where Earth ought to be, only to find a barely occupied planet.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    The Grebulons arrived some time ago upon the tenth planet in our Solar system, named Persephone upon its discovery, but now nicknamed Rupert after some philosopher's parrot. Their huge battlecruiser bristles with armaments and camouflage devices but has crashlanded on this cold and remote world far from anyone who can tell them their mission. They have been sent to monitor an unknown location for unknown purposes, the unknowns in this instance being caused by the fact that, while they were in hibernation, a meteorite took out that part of the ship that stored both their, and its, memories. In essence they have literally lost their minds, but on monitoring the considerable outpourings of Earth's popular media they are developing quite a taste for soap opera, puppet shows and reruns of 70s cop shows.

    Searching for his lost love Fenchurch, lost on a routine hyperspace jump, Arthur Dent has hitchhiked across the Galaxy to the location where once he found the Earth - only to find an Earthlike planet called Nowwhat upon which there is very little to comfort him except the shapes of the continents. Nursing a bite on the thigh from a Boghog he accepts the advice of a telepathic pseudopodic creature on the Information Desk and moves on to look for Hawalius, a planet of soothsayers. Here he hopes to get guidance and advice. What he gets is a reminder that his old girlfriend Trillian is now a reporter for the Siderial Daily Mentioner, travelling through both time and space to get news stories, effectively putting the soothsayers out of work.

    In a parallel universe, upon the 'new' Earth where Arthur met Fenchurch, Tricia MacMillan - the blonder, more American counterpart to Arthur's friend Trillian - interviews Gail Andrews, an astrologer, and confides that she is haunted by a party she once attended where she failed to get off with a tall two-headed alien called Zaphod. Those of us who have been following the saga know of course that the 'other' Tricia - the one we know as Trillian - in fact got off with Zaphod at the same party on HER Earth and that is why she is now roaming the Galaxy doing pieces to camera and noddy shots. Tricia - the blonder, more American one - is however still Earthbound. She made Zaphod wait while she went to fetch her bag, and, as (the other) Trillian could have told her, Zaphod waits for no-one.

    In fact Zaphod's patience has run out completely. He has lived for nearly eleven episodes with the frustration of knowing that - whatever Trillian might have thought - he was NOT drunk on Pan Galactic Gargleblasters when he visited the Hitchhiker's Guide Building (in the Secondary Phase) and encountered a strange and sinister person called Zarniwoop, who had built a virtual universe inside his office, in which Zaphod was tortured by a machine called the Total Perspective Vortex, opening his senses so they could perceive Everything Everywhere All At Once. Now Zaphod returns to the Hitchhiker's Building, relocated to the planet Saquo-Pilia Hensha, where he finds Zarniwoop very much in charge of a very sinister operation.

    Add to this zesty mixture Ford Prefect, who has snuck into the Hitchhiker's Building on a mission to clear his expenses. This is a mission that involves considerable subterfuge and cunning, as Ford's business affairs as a Hitchhiker's Guide Researcher are an accounting nightmare. In the course of finding his way past the security screens to the Editor's Office for a grovelling phase to open negotiations, Ford catches and reprograms one of the melon-sized security robots that patrol the corridors, renaming it Colin. Colin reveals to Ford that the Guide is under a wonderful new management. This immediately arouses Ford's suspicions. Things are Not Right with The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

    In which Arthur gets a bite, Ford gets bruises and Zaphod gets his man.

    By Douglas Adams.

    5/8. Quintessential Phase 1, Fit the Twenty-third

    The Voice of the Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Voice of the Bird....Rula Lenska

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Zaphod Beeblebrox....Mark Wing-Davey

    Tricia McMillan....Sandra Dickinson

    Trillian....Susan Sheridan

    Zarniwoop....Jonathan Pryce

    Eddie....Roger Gregg

    The Grebulons....Andy Taylor, Mike Fenton Stevens

    Prophet....John Challis

    Information Creature....Mitch Benn

    Gail Andrews....Lorelei King

    Colin the Robot....Andrew Secombe

    Announcer....John Marsh

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    Ford returns to the Guide's headquarters and uncovers the new editor's dastardly secret.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Arthur's search for guidance and advice on the Planet Hawalius leads him to memorable encounters with The Smelly Photocopier Woman - an extravagantly flatulent Hawalian soothsayer - and The Old Man On The Pole, who squats hundreds of feet up in the air on a series of tall sticks, swooshing about from one to the other nonchalantly. This is (a) off-putting and (b) irritating, and as the consensus of opinion among all the prophets and soothsayers seems to be that Arthur should go elsewhere and do something constructive with his life, he resolves to move on, catching a shuttle off the planet. His listlessness is not helped by his bereavement at the loss of his girlfriend Fenchurch, and his copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is proving not much use at all, except maybe for eating his sandwiches off, because some strange female voice keeps interrupting its normally urbane sophisticate presence, advertising a 'Guide Mark II', which is 'Coming Soon'.

    Ford Prefect is in a position to help Arthur understand better what is happening to the Guide, but inconveniently he is thousands of light years away, having sneaked into the new Hitchhiker's Guide Building on Saquo-Pilia Hensha, with the help of a reprogrammed security robot called Colin. Ford has entered the office of the Editor of the Guide to discover that there's been a change at the top and the post is now occupied by a vaguely familiar and definitely sinister new Editor named Zarniwoop Van Harl. Zarniwoop explains that the Megadodo Corporation is now as defunct as a - um - Dodo, and some shadowy corporation called Infinidim Enterprises has taken over the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Their brainchild, the Guide Mark II, is a complete redesign of the Hitchhiker's Guide. Instead of selling to penniless hitchhikers, the product will be aimed at businessmen and their wives, people with lots of income and a predisposition to dispose it on gadgetry, the purpose of which may be much more than they imagine.

    Zarniwoop further explains that whereas the business once relied on selling lots of old Guides to billions of people, the new plan depends on selling One Guide many many times to billions and billions of people. This is possible because the new Guide has been built to operate transdimensionally, available anywhere at any time across the layers of the multiverse. And instead of the voice of a plummy pompous pedagogue lecturing to penniless hitchhikers, it boasts a sultry Brantisvogan Escort Agency VIP vamp voice.

    Ford is not over-impressed at this development but significantly more impressed - one might even say gobsmacked - when Zarniwoop presents him with a Dine-O-Charge card in his name. Zarniwoop wants Ford to be the Guide's new restaurant critic. If the Quota Permits. Unfortunately the use of the word quota has the same effect on Ford as it has throughout the ages on all free thinking independent spirits in the Galaxy who sense fences being put up to protect Corporate Mediocrity, and without thinking he orders Colin to kill Zarniwoop. Rhetorically of course. The upshot is that Zarniwoop is rendered unconscious before Ford can reverse the order. However as a result Ford (naturally) looks through Zarniwoop's pockets and finds an Ident-i-Eze card which is going to prove VERY useful in gaining access to the Hitchhiker's Guide Accounting computer, where he can clear his more reckless expense claims once and for all.

    On the new Earth where Arthur Dent met and loved the disappeared Fenchurch, television reporter Tricia MacMillan lives in complete ignorance that a parallel, less blonde, more British version of herself called Trillian roams the Galaxy, once as a girlfriend of Zaphod Beeblebrox, now as a reporter for the Siderial Daily Mentioner. Tricia has longed to travel in space ever since she failed to get off with Zaphod Beeblebrox at a party, and when a party of aliens land their ship on her lawn and ask if she will go with them to the Planet Rupert and help calculate their astrological forecasts using her astrophysical expertise, she readily accepts.

    Arthur Dent meanwhile is in a shuttle which fails to make a hyperspace jump at the Lamuella Nexus. It plunges towards the nearest planet and certain doom, with Arthur hoping very hard that the planet is NOT called Stavromula Beta, the location where the unhinged reincarnated creature called Agrajag more or less predicted he would die (see Tertiary Phase Episode 4, Fit The Sixteenth).

    Back in the Hitchhiker's Guide Building, Ford enters the Virtual Reality computer-generated Universe that once existed only in an upstairs office for Zarniwoop's sole use, but now has spread through an entire basement level. Here it is, among staggeringly realistic computer-generated lofty mountains and distant seas, from rocky crags to lonely huts on beaches, that the Guide's accounts are manipulated using a three-dimensional ecosynthetic multidimensional interface. Having used Zarniwoop's Ident-i-Eze card to clear all

    In which Ford clears his expenses but exceeds his credit limit.

    By Douglas Adams.

    6/8. Quintessential Phase 4, Fit the Twenty-fourth

    The Voice of the Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Voice of the Bird....Rula Lenska

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Zaphod Beeblebrox....Mark Wing-Davey

    Zarniwoop....Jonathan Pryce

    Tricia McMillan....Sandra Dickinson

    Old Man on the Pole....Saeed Jaffrey

    The Doctor....Roger Gregg

    The Stewardess....Lorelei King

    Grebulon Underling....Philip Pope

    Colin the Robot....Andrew Secombe

    Smelly Photocopier Woman....Miriam Margolyes

    The Grebulon Lieutenant....Mike Fenton Stevens

    Announcer....John Marsh

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    20180723 (BBC7)

    Arthur is employed as a sandwich maker, and learns that he has become a dad.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Far away out on the Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Planet Lamuella spins slowly, its iron age culture only occasionally enlivened by the arrival and departure of the Perfectly Normal Beasts, a vast stampede of buffalo-like creatures who appear at one end of the Anhondo mountains, thunder through the Anhondo Valley, and disappear at its far end. These animals provide the simple people of Lamuella with their principal source of protein, and since the arrival of the Sandwich Maker in the Fiery Chariot which Laid Waste the Great Forest, this means many fine Perfectly Normal Beast sandwiches are enjoyed on a daily basis by those who tend the crops which are fertilised by the droppings of the pikka birds, who tend to drop their droppings anywhere, anyway.

    It is many moons since the cataclysmic arrival of the Sandwich Maker's fiery chariot which - according to the local shaman, soothsayer and fraud Old Thrashbarg - was responsible for filling the Great Forest with Ghosts, and since the Sandwich Maker recovered from his injuries this bucolic idyll has been, for him, a haven of peace and a chance to recover from years of wandering the Galaxy in pursuit of one thing or another, from white mice to a decent cup of tea to pieces of the Wikkit Gate to a lost girlfriend. Now he can give up rushing about and instead devote his time to the making of a perfect sandwich. Or so he thought till this morning. For into the village clearing has descended a new chariot, not fiery but smooth and with go-faster stripes, bearing within it a woman and a young girl. The woman's name is Trillian and, as Thrashbarg and the villagers scatter in fear, she gazes upon the Sandwich Maker and says, ""Hello Arthur"". For that is his name.

    Trillian samples a Perfectly Normal Beast sandwich and explains to Arthur that the teenage girl she has brought with her is in fact their daughter. As Arthur has long financed his trips around the Galaxy with donations to tissue and sperm banks, and as he and Trillian were the only humans from the original Earth to survive its destruction by the Vogons, it was pretty easy for Trillian to find out who the donor was when she felt the need to visit a fertility clinic. Now about to jaunt off to cover the decisive arrival of a battlecruiser in a war which - due to the vagaries of sub-light travel - erupted millennia ago, Trillian is leaving the girl with Arthur. Both are horribly dismayed but Trillian has already gone. Arthur asks his daughter's name, ""Random Frequent Flyer Dent"" is the reply.

    Arthur's attempts to bond with his sudden daughter are greeted with little success; Random is a product of a technological civilisation and is bored by the very things he values about life on Lamuella - its simplicity and freedom from gadgetry. When a package arrives from Ford Prefect, addressed to Arthur, the latter correctly surmises that it contains nothing harmless, and is horrified when Random runs off with it.

    With her father in pursuit, Random stumbles across the secret of the ghosts in the Great Forest - they are in fact malfunctioning holovids from the in-flight entertainment system of the crashed shuttle which brought Arthur here so long ago. High up in a cave in the Anhondo Mountains she stops and opens the package. Out of it she pulls something looking like an ebony dinner plate, which unfolds itself and flutters to perch on a nearby rock. It is some kind of mechanical bird, but it identifies itself as The Guide Mark II. Calibrating itself so that Random can see and hear it, the bird explains it is her Guide, that it exists across all dimensions and can use Reverse Temporal engineering to show her anything she wants, do for her anything she wants and take her anywhere she likes. It shows her the Earth her mother came from, how it exists in a Plural Zone which is very unstable and where, when one thing is destroyed, another, near-identical one can pop up in its place. It shows her Tricia MacMillan, living on that Earth, a shock for Random who thinks this must be her mother and demands to be taken there. The bird, following orders, immediately reaches back as far into time as is necessary to bring about the instant arrival of a spaceship to take them there. Out of the spaceship emerges Ford Prefect, who Random promptly knocks on the head with a rock. As Random and the bird leave in the ship, Arthur arrives in the clearing outside the cave, discovering Ford's head is under his foot.

    In which Arthur gains a daughter but loses a parcel.

    By Douglas Adams.

    7/8. Quintessential Phase 3, Fit the Twenty-fifth

    The Voice of the Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Voice of the Bird....Rula Lenska

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Old Thrashbarg....Griff Rhys Jones

    Trillian....Susan Sheridan

    Tricia McMillan....Sandra Dickinson

    Random....Sam Beart

    Strinder....Roger Gregg

    Grebulon Leader....Andy Taylor

    The Patient....Lorelei King

    Colin The Robot....Andrew Secombe

    Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz....Toby Longworth

    The Grebulon Lieutenant....Mike Fenton Stevens

    Sub-etha Voice....Brian Cobby

    Announcer....John Marsh

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    20180730 (BBC7)

    Arthur and Ford are reunited on the distant and backward planet of Lamuella.

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Arthur and Ford are reunited on the distant and backward planet of Lamuella, and both have vital information for each other. Arthur's is that the young woman who just stole Ford's spaceship is Arthur's daughter by Trillian, Random. Ford's news is more sinister - the Vogons have taken over the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and have developed a new model of the famous book, the Guide Mark II, which exists in the form of a black bird and, with its Unfiltered Perception, exists across all layers of the Universe and at all times simultaneously, capable of changing any events or any bringing about any chain of cause-and-effect to achieve its owner's wishes. The result may be as simple as to manipulate events so that Ford Prefect survives a leap from a 23rd floor window and arrives on Lamuella in a spaceship which it new owner - Arthur's daughter Random - can then steal; or as complex as helping the Vogons effortlessly carry out their grandest schemes - from their general desire to turn the whole Galaxy into one vast Bureaucracy, to the more particular and irksome issue of making sure that once the planet Earth is destroyed it STAYS destroyed, rather than having replacement Earths keep popping up, due to the Plural nature of that particular Sector of space.

    Lamuella itself is bisected by a Plural Zone and this is what causes the curious phenomenon of the Spring Migration of the Perfectly Normal Beasts, whereby a vast stampede of buffalo-like creatures appear at one end of the Anhondo mountains, thunder through the Anhondo Valley, and disappear at its far end. Arthur suddenly realises that this may be their ticket off the planet, and he and Ford scurry off to attempt to ride a Perfectly Normal Beast to... wherever it goes...

    Meanwhile on the Planet Rupert, Tricia's help in recalibrating the Gerbulons' astrology computer has led to unforeseen complications. The Grebulon Leader's immediate future is revealed to be beset by adverse astrological signs, mainly to do with the positioning of the Planet Earth. It seems that the only solution to a very tedious month ahead is to somehow alter the movement of the planets. Perhaps eliminate one. He decides to investigate the astrological potential of his battle cruiser's gun turrets. As he does so, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz monitors his deliberations from a safe and undetectable distance. The Guide Mark II has fulfilled its function. Everything is being tied up neatly, thanks to the ""lost"" Grebulons. A tick will soon be put in a long-empty box on his clipboard. The black bird hovers nearby. He orders it to engage the Total Perspective Vortex.

    Arthur and Ford arrive on Earth. Pausing only to use the Dine-O-Charge card to buy The Langham Hilton and organise the repatriation of all the animals in London Zoo, they track Tricia and Random to Tricia's favourite drinking haunt in London, Club Beta, where reports indicate the female occupant of yet another spaceship lately arrived has headed. Arriving at the club, Arthur and Ford encounter a strange man on the stairs who seems to know Arthur but isn't quite sure. Ignoring him they descend and enter the bar to find Tricia, Trillian and Random, who has a gun pointed at both her mother and her mother's doppelganger, hopelessly confused and hysterical. Trillian is desperately trying to get everyone to leave. The space battle she went to cover as a news story when she left Random with Arthur never happened. The battle cruiser sent to fight it never arrived, but crashlanded on the outer planet of this solar system and is about to do something dreadful. But Random is beyond reason. The man that Arthur and Ford passed on the stairs attempts to wrestle the gun from the girl, but in the melee it goes off. Arthur ducks and the shot misses him, but hits the man, who dies in his arms, and, as he does so, looks at Arthur and says, ""You...."". Arthur is reminded of Agrajag, the unhinged reincarnated creature who predicted he would only die after arriving at a place called Stavromula Beta. Thus when Trillian says they must all leave, now, or perish, Arthur is relaxed. Nothing can happen to him here. He is is not on Stavromula Beta. Horrified, Trillian shows him one of the club's menu covers. It is run by a Greek/German called Stavro Mueller. His first club, in New York, was called Alpha. This is his second Club. Arthur is appalled to read the heading on the menu: STAVRO MUELLER BETA.

    As the particle cannon beams crash into the planet, ripping it apart, destroying the Earth once and for all, Ford can be heard laughing. "Oh that's good. That's very good...".

    In which the whole sort of general mish-mash finally concludes.

    By Douglas Adams.

    8/8. Quintessential Phase 4, Fit the Twenty-sixth

    The Voice of the Book....William Franklyn

    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones

    Voice of the Bird....Rula Lenska

    Ford Prefect....Geoffrey McGivern

    Zaphod Beeblebrox....Mark Wing Davey

    Old Thrashbarg....Griff Rhys Jones

    Trillian....Susan Sheridan

    Tricia McMillan....Sandra Dickinson

    Random....Sam Beart

    Marvin....Stephen Moore

    Bar Tender....Roger Gregg

    The Vogon Helmsman....Michael Cule

    Thor....Dominic Hawksley

    Grebulon Leader....Andy Taylor

    Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz....Toby Longworth

    The Grebulon Lieutenant....Mike Fenton Stevens

    Elvis....Philip Pope

    The Newsreader....Neil Sleat

    Max Quordlepleen....Roy Hudd

    Runner....Tom Maggs

    Agrajag....Douglas Adams

    Announcer....John Marsh

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    20180316 (BBC7)

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a full-cast series based on And Another Thing...

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.

    Music by Philip Pope
    Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
    Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
    Based on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
    Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd by Gerry O'Riordan
    Sound Design by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
    A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

    050220180315

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a full-cast series based on And Another Thing...

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing...,the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.

    Music by Philip Pope
    Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
    Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
    Based on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
    Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd by Gerry O'Riordan
    Sound Design by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
    A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

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    050420180329

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a full-cast series based on And Another Thing...

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.

    Cast:
    The Voice Of The Book....John Lloyd
    Arthur Dent....Simon Jones
    Ford Prefect....Geoff McGivern
    Zaphod Beeblebrox....Mark Wing-Davey
    Trillian/Tricia McMillan....Sandra Dickinson
    Trillian....Susan Sheridan
    Random....Samantha Béart
    Jeltz/Wowbagger....Toby Longworth
    Constant Mown....Andy Secombe
    Left Brain/Thor....Mitch Benn
    Fenchurch....Jane Horrocks
    Hillman Hunter....Ed Byrne
    Cthulu....Jon Culshaw
    Marvin....Jim Broadbent
    The Guide MkII....Professor Stephen Hawking
    The Consultant....Lenny Henry
    Heimdall/Barzoo/Buckeye Brown/
    Eccentrica /Gunner Vogon....Tom Alexander
    Aseed Preflux/Sub-Etha Voice/HOG Door....Philip Pope
    Modgud/The Viking....Theo Maggs
    Baldur....Phillipe Bosher
    Announcer....John Marsh

    Music by Philip Pope
    Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
    Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
    Based on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
    Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd by Gerry O'Riordan
    Sound Design by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
    A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

    050520180405

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a full-cast series based on And Another Thing...

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing...,the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018, the series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.

    Music by Philip Pope
    Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
    Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
    Based on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
    Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd by Gerry O'Riordan
    Sound Design by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
    A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a full-cast series based on And Another Thing...

    Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

    Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

    Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

    The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.

    Music by Philip Pope
    Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
    Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
    Based on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
    Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd by Gerry O'Riordan
    Sound Design by Dirk Maggs

    Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
    A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.