Whilst in most cases the 42nd anniversary of a programme would not be a notable date, fans of the show will be aware writer Douglas Adams famously declared in the show 42 to be the "answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything."
The digital station is planning to celebrate the comedy from 8pm on Sunday 8th March, exactly 42 years since it was broadcast on the radio (8th March 1978).
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Is 42 will see, over five hours, presenters and fans Dan Mersh and Helen Keen talking all about the show, as well as introducing specially made features and archive programmes. The programming block will include a repeat of the original series in its entirety.
In addition to the evening of special programming, there will also be a special Podcast Radio Hour on Friday 6 March, exploring the best sci-fi comedy podcasts and Series 2 - 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy will be brodcast every Saturday at 6pm from 14th March.