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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy -40th anniversary new radio series


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#1 mogling

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

https://www.bbc.co.u...rammes/b09th4hf

 

Part 1 of 6 started tonight 6.30pm

 

"Simon Jones stars as Arthur Dent in a brand new full-cast series based on And Another Thing..., the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams."

 

I thought it was pretty good. Prof Stephen Hawking was in it tonight.

Was it really 40 years ago it came out first?!

 

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

Thank you for the heads up. Probably the best radio series and book ever.

I remember reading it in 1981 sitting in Russell Square, London chuckling out loud thinking this has to be the best book ever. I had just had an interview for my first job, nurse training.

I still think this is the best book ever.
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 10:29 PM

Great memory :thmbsup   It was such an adventurous story, even for the time. I enjoyed both the Radio and TV editions, and took me on a never ending road of Red Dwarf and general Sci-Fi nonsense that I never quite escaped from  :roll:  . The Earth being demolished for a bypass? Why not!

 

 

Thank you for the heads up. Probably the best radio series and book ever.

I remember reading it in 1981 sitting in Russell Square, London chuckling out loud thinking this has to be the best book ever. I had just had an interview for my first job, nurse training.

I still think this is the best book ever.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 07:21 PM

42 Douglas Adams quotes to live by

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...otes-to-live-by

 

The link was on the BBC's HHGttG page

 

 

21. “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”

Someone said that they reckoned Douglas Adams was probably the best

philosopher of the 20th century. I totally agree.



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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:14 PM

When I bought my first Apple computer, it promptly broke and I could get no help anywhere in Shetland so I wrote to Mr Adams explaining that he was the reason I had an Apple Mac. He wrote back to me and arranged for Apple to sort it all out for free.

That was in 1998. Good man. No, great man.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

i read the whole series and enjoyed them ...some very serious thoughts beyond the satire to ponder on