The Primary Phase (1978)
First Broadcast: Wed 8th March 1978
In which the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great Hitch-Hike begins.
First Broadcast: Wed 15th March 1978
After being saved from certain death during the demolition of the Earth, Arthur Dent now faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something pleasant to say about Vogon poetry.
First Broadcast: Wed 22nd March 1978
After being improbably rescued from certain death in the vacuum of space, Arthur Dent and his new companions now face a missile attack and certain death.
First Broadcast: Wed 29th March 1978
It has been revealed to Arthur that the Earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice. Meanwhile his companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty (probably certain death).
First Broadcast: Wed 5th April 1978
Sent to find the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything, Arthur Dent and his companions have been cornered by two humane cops who, nevertheless, have left them in a certain-death situation.
First Broadcast: Wed 12th April 1978
Will the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything (to which the answer is forty-two) be discovered?