The Primary Phase, Episode 5 - Fit The Fifth
Arthur, Ford, Zaphod and Trillian discover that the explosion caused them to travel forward through time. They are at Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Here, they wine and dine whilst all of creation is destroyed around them.
Zaphod then gets a telephone call from Marvin, who has been waiting for his return for several billion years. Everyone meets up in the car park, and they steal a space ship which is totally black.
As everything in the ship is black, they cannot control it. During the voyage, Marvin claims that he is able to tell what the Ultimate Question is by reading Arthur's brain wave patterns. However, they are distracted when they discover that they are going backwards through time, at which point they discover that the ship they stole is at the head of an intergalactic battle fleet.
- Wednesday 5th April 1978
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
- Saturday 5th April 2014 at 6:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
- Sunday 6th April 2014 at 12:00am on Radio 4 Extra
- Saturday 1st November 2014 at 2:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
- Sunday 28th August 2016 at 6:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
- Monday 29th August 2016 at 12:30am on Radio 4 Extra
Cast & crew
|Simon Jones||Arthur Dent|
|Geoffrey McGivern||Ford Prefect|
|Peter Jones||The Book|
|Mark Wing-Davey||Zaphod Beeblebrox|
|Roy Hudd||Max Quordlepleen|