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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 26 episodes (5 series), 1978 - 2005. Stars Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Peter Jones, William Franklyn, Mark Wing-Davey, Stephen Moore, Susan Sheridan and others.

The Primary Phase, Episode 5 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Sunday at 6:30pm.

The Secondary Phase

1. Fit The Seventh

First broadcast: Sunday 24th December 1978

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

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2. Fit The Eighth

First broadcast: Monday 21st January 1980

Zaphod Beeblebrox and his mysterious friend Roosta are being taken in a flying building to the evil Frogstar, whilst Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent are stranded on prehistoric Earth. Some of them are getting hungry.

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3. Fit The Ninth

First broadcast: Tuesday 22nd January 1980

An episode in which our heroes have the chance to chew the fat with some old enemies and Arthur Dent has an unpleasant cup of tea.

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4. Fit The Tenth

First broadcast: Wednesday 23rd January 1980

An episode in which our heroes have some close encounters with others and themselves.

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5. Fit The Eleventh

First broadcast: Thursday 24th January 1980

An episode in which our heroes do a lot of running and digging.

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6. Fit The Twelfth

First broadcast: Friday 25th January 1980

An episode in which all is resolved, everyone lives happily ever after, and pigs fly.

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