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The cast of the radio series. Copyright: BBC / Above The Title Productions.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about space travel. 32 episodes (6 series), 1978 - 2018. Stars Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Peter Jones, William Franklyn and others.

Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer Radio   The Primary Phase, Episode 6 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 10:30pm.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Copyright: BBC / Above The Title Productions.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

A science fiction radio comedy series written by Douglas Adams that started off the H2G2 multi-media franchise phenomenon

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1978 - 2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
32   (6 series)
Starring
Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Peter Jones, William Franklyn, John Lloyd, Mark Wing-Davey, Stephen Moore, Susan Sheridan and others
Writers
Douglas Adams and Eoin Colfer
Director
Dirk Maggs
Producers
Dirk Maggs, David Morley and Helen Chattwell

Arthur Dent discovers his house is to be bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Later he finds that Earth is to be destroyed as well. He escapes on a Vogon spaceship with his friend Ford Prefect.

Unable to return to Earth, Arthur becomes a reluctant space tourist. He is soon traversing the universe with his friend Ford Prefect, who is employed by Megadodo Publications to write entries for The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

Also along for the ride is an alien with two heads called Zaphod Beeblebrox, a paranoid robot android called Marvin and Tricia McMillan (aka Trillian), the only other survivor of Earth's destruction.

The show is to return in 2018 for a sixth series... The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase.

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