aka: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Galactic reference book. Voiced by: Peter Jones
While not technically a character, The Guide serves as the narrator to the series and expands on some of the finer aspects of Galactic society, culture and history. Indeed, many of the most memorable sequences in the series are entries from the Guide.
aka: Arthur Philip Dent; Monkeyman Galactic hitchhiker. Played by: Simon Jones
Arthur is a six foot tall, carbon-based, bipedal life form descended from an ape. He wanders the galaxy still in his dressing gown in a state of confusion and is constantly perplexed by the events that surround him. To top it off, he is always hit with a fresh shock before he has really had time to recover from the last one and as a result his mind can never really catch up with and comprehend the current situation.
aka: Real name is only pronounceable in a dead Betelgeusean language. Researcher. Played by: David Dixon
Ford is not descended from an ape. He is in fact from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and is a roving researcher for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
aka: Zaphod Beeblebrox the First; President Beeblebrox; Ex-President Beebleborx Played by: Mark Wing-Davey
Entrepreneur, professional party-goer, ex-president of the galaxy, wanted fugitive and all round self-proclaimed amazing guy, Zaphod is essentially "The man" of the galaxy.
aka: Tricia McMillian Doctor of astrophysics. Played by: Sandra Dickinson
Trillian has a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in astrophysics, so when she met Zaphod at a party in Islington, she jumped at the chance to see the galaxy... it was either that or back to the dole queue on Monday.
aka: The Paranoid Android Robot. Voiced by: Stephen Moore
Marvin is a 'personality prototype' from the Sirius Cybernetic Corporation's new line of robots with "Genuine People Personalities" and regards life, the universe and everyone in it with utter contempt.
aka: Eddie the Shipboard Computer Computer on the Heart of Gold. Voiced by: David Tate
Eddie is the on-board computer on the Heart of Gold, the spaceship stolen by Zaphod Beeblebrox. Unlike Marvin, Eddie is constantly upbeat and cheerful. Even when the ship is about to be destroyed by two nuclear missiles, he spends his time trying to calm the crew by singing You'll Never Walk Alone.
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Vogon Constructor Fleet Captain. Played by: Martin Benson
The head of a Vogon Constructor Fleet, Prostetnic is the Vogon who demolishes Earth at the beginning of the series.