The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Arthur Dent (Simon Jones).

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

BBC Two sitcom by Douglas Adams. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1981. Stars Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson and others.

Great Scenes

The Demolition

Arthur is worried about his home being demolished by the council. However, Ford is more worried about the planet being demolished by the Vogons.

This scene, featuring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Martin Benson, Steve Conway, is from Episode 1.1.

Vogon Poetry

Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz reads an example of his poetry to Arthur and Ford. Sadly, Vogon poetry is the third-worst in the universe, and Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz is a typical Vogon.

This scene, featuring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Martin Benson, Michael Cule, is from Episode 1.2.

The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Slartibartfast tells Arthur how a race of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings are building a super-computer called 'Deep Thought' to calculate the "Ultimate Answer of Life, the Universe and Everything". The answer the computer arrives at is somewhat surprising.

This scene, featuring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Richard Vernon, Antony Carrick, Timothy Davies, David Leland, Charles McKeown, Valentine Dyall, is from Episode 1.4.