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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 Hexagonal Phase, Episode 1 - Fit The Twenty-Seventh

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th March 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Simon Jones Arthur Dent
    Geoffrey McGivern Ford Prefect
    John Lloyd The Book
    Mark Wing-Davey Zaphod Beeblebrox
    Susan Sheridan Trillian
    Sandra Dickinson Trillian
    Jane Horrocks Fenchurch
    Toby Longworth Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
    Samantha BĂ©art (as Sam Burke) Random
    Guest cast
    Andrew Secombe (as Andy Secombe) Constant Mown
    Jim Broadbent Marvin
    Stephen Hawking The Guide MkII
    Philip Pope Sub-Etha Voice
    Tom Alexander Pom Pom Squid
    Writing team
    Douglas Adams Writer
    Eoin Colfer Writer
    Dirk Maggs Writer (Adapted By)
    Production team
    Dirk Maggs Director
    Dirk Maggs Producer
    David Morley Producer
    Helen Chattwell Producer
    Philip Pope Composer
    John Marsh Announcer

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