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 Hexagonal Phase, Episode 3 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra tomorrow at 6pm.

Press Clippings

The Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide: Secondary Phase

Shortly after the broadcast of the first series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in 1978 (42 years ago to be exact) it had almost immediately become apparent that the series was not just an unexpected success, but something of a phenomenon.

Jazzy Janey, The Comedy Blog, 21st July 2020

The Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide: Primary Phase

A profile of the original radio series.

Jazzy Janey, The Comedy Blog, 25th June 2020

Radio 4 Extra to celebrate 42 years of Hitchhiker's Guide

Radio 4 Extra is to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of sci-fi sitcom The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy with a series of programmes on Sunday 8th March.

British Comedy Guide, 28th February 2020 Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Hitchhiker's Guide released on vinyl

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is to be released on vinyl for the first time.

British Comedy Guide, 25th May 2018

Why resurrection of Hitchhiker's Guide falls flat

As the sixth full-cast series of Hitchhiker's Guide ended, it was hard not to mop one's bleeding ears and think what a sorry task it had been.

Antonia Quirke, The New Statesman, 27th April 2018

How Stephen Hawking became the Hitchhiker's Guide

One of his final cameos in the world of entertainment was a performance in the newest addition to the comedy sci-fi epic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which debuted on BBC Radio 4 last week.

Greg Evans, The Independent, 16th March 2018

How H2G2 made me realise my Dad loved me

We are often at odds, but not on one thing: weird British comedy.

David Levesley, i Newspaper, 9th March 2018

A new series of H2G2 begins... please don't screw it up

Hitchhiker's celebrates its 40th birthday this week, and to mark the occasion Radio 4 is broadcasting the first of a new series. You'd think, given everything I've written so far, that I'd be excited about this. And I want to be - I really do. And yet.

Jonn Elledge, The New Statesman, 8th March 2018

John Lloyd and Dirk Maggs interview

John Lloyd and Dirk Maggs reveal how Douglas Adams made Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Radio Times, 8th March 2018