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.

The Secondary Phase, Episode 5 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Sunday at 3:30pm.

The Hexagonal Phase

1. Fit The Twenty-Seventh

First broadcast: Thursday 8th March 2018

Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrca Galumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.


2. Fit The Twenty-Eighth

First broadcast: Thursday 15th March 2018

After being rescued by Zaphod, he and the gang are in turn rescued by Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged, after Zaphod says that he could grant him his death wish.


3. Fit The Twenty-Ninth

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Zaphod travels to Valhalla to meet up with Thor, Arthur learns that there is a colony of humans on the planet Nano, and Constant Mown keeps a diary expressing is un-Vogonness.


4. Fit The Thirtieth

First broadcast: Thursday 29th March 2018

Zaphod meets up with Thor, Ford finds himself barred from editing the Book, and Hillman Hunter has problems with a group of cheese-worshippers.


5. Fit The Thirty-First

First broadcast: Thursday 5th April 2018

As the Vogons approach Nano, Thor and Wowbagger prepare for their battle.


6. Fit The Thirty-Second

First broadcast: Thursday 12th April 2018

The Vogons have arrived. Can Thor (with the help of a contract to become God of Nano) save the day?


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