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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1978 - 2018
  • 32 episodes (6 series)

A science fiction radio comedy series written by Douglas Adams that started off the H2G2 multi-media franchise phenomenon. Stars Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Peter Jones, William Franklyn, John Lloyd and more.

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The Hexagonal Phase, Episode 4 - Fit The Thirtieth

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th March 2018
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th April 2018 7:30am Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 5th April 2018 5:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 5th April 2018 10:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 6th April 2018 5:30am Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 6:30pm Radio 4
Saturday 22nd August 2020 6:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 23rd August 2020 12:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Simon Jones Arthur Dent
Geoffrey McGivern Ford Prefect
John Lloyd The Book
Mark Wing-Davey Zaphod Beeblebrox
Sandra Dickinson Trillian
Jane Horrocks Fenchurch
Samantha BĂ©art (as Sam Burke) Random
John Marsh Announcer
Guest cast
Toby Longworth Wowbagger
Andrew Secombe (as Andy Secombe) Constant Mown
Mitch Benn Thor
Ed Byrne Hillman Hunter
Lenny Henry The Consultant
Tom Alexander Buckeye Brown
Philip Pope Aseed Preflux
Theo Maggs The Viking
Phillipe Bosher Baldur
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

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