Series 1, Episode 1 - Fit The First
Arthur Dent is worried about the demolition of his house, whereas visiting alien Ford Prefect is more worried about the demolition of the whole planet by the Vogons, one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy (not actually evil, but bad tempered, bureaucratic, officious and callous).
To avoid being blown up with the rest of Earth, Arthur and Ford hitchhike on one of the vessels of the Vogon Constructor Fleet, where Ford offers Arthur the chance of following him as he files entries for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
However, Arthur and Ford are captured by the Vogons. Two things can happen: either they are thrown into the vacuum of space, or (even worse) they are forced to listen to Vogon poetry.
- Monday 5th January 1981
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Simon Jones||Arthur Dent|
|David Dixon||Ford Prefect|
|Peter Jones||The Book (Voice)|
|Martin Benson||Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz (Vogon Constructor Fleet Captain)|
|Joe Melia||Mr Prosser|
|Alan J. W. Bell (as Alan J W Bell)||Director|
|Alan J. W. Bell (as Alan J W Bell)||Producer|
A sample entry from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.