British Comedy Guide

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. 26 episodes (5 series), 1978 - 2005. Stars Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Peter Jones, William Franklyn and others.

Another series is in development.


The "Fits" come from the Lewis Carroll poem The Hunting of the Snark. Carroll was 42 when he wrote it and Lewis makes references to the number 42 in several of his works including The Hunting of the Snark and Alice in Wonderland.

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