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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 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 6pm.

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

Date
Thursday 8th March 2018
Time
6:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 8th August 2020 at 6:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Sunday 9th August 2020 at 12:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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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