The Quintessential Phase, Episode 2 - Fit The Twenty-Fourth
Arthur tries to get advice from the oracles on Hawalius. When he finally decides to leave the planet, the space ship he is on develops a problem and crash lands.
Meanwhile, on Earth, the blonde American journalist Tricia McMillan meets the Grebulons. After seeing a report she did that attacked horoscopes, the Grebulons want her to come to Rupert to calculate their horoscopes in relation from their position on Rupert. Tricia decides to go along, providing she has exclusive rights to the story.
Back at The Guide's office, Zarniwoop makes Ford Prefect the new restaurant critic. Zarniwoop claims he plans to aim The Guide at families rather than hitchhikers. The horrified Ford beats up Zarniwoop and steals two cards from him, a Dine-A-Charge which allows him to charge food to the company and an Ident-I-Eze card which has Zarniwoop's I.D. on it.
Ford enters The Guide's artificial universe and discovers Zaphod, near a shack, claiming that he has been on his own for a month. Zaphod claims that the Presidency and the Krikkitmen were a distraction. To make things worse, Zarniwoop is a Vogon that has undergone plastic surgery. When Zarniwoop tries to apprehend Ford, Ford and his robot companion Colin jump out of a 23rd story window.
- Tuesday 7th June 2005
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Simon Jones||Arthur Dent|
|Geoffrey McGivern||Ford Prefect|
|William Franklyn||The Book|
|Mark Wing-Davey||Zaphod Beeblebrox|
|Rula Lenska||Voice of the Bird|
|Andrew Secombe||Colin the Robot|
|Saeed Jaffrey||Old Man on the Pole|
|Miriam Margolyes||Smelly Photocopier Woman|
|Roger Gregg||Accountancy Bird|
|Michael Fenton Stevens||Accountancy Bird|
|Michael Fenton Stevens||Grebulon Lieutenant|
|Danny Flint||Accountancy Bird|
|Philip Pope||Grebulon Underling|