A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - 'Fit the First' to 'Fit the Sixth' - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend.Voted the nation's favourite audiobook in a recent Guardian poll, the original series of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' has been remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope's version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh.Join Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android in their first series of adventures as they witness the destruction of Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass, stumble upon the ancient planet of Magrathea, dine at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and seek an answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe and Everything.Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan, Stephen Moore and a full supporting cast star in these BBC Radio 4 episodes. A special 55-minute bonus programme, 'Douglas Adams's Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', explores the genesis of the radio series and its incredible success, with contributions from the original cast and production team.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was voted the nation’s favorite audiobook in a recent poll by The Guardian newspaper. Faithfully adapted from Douglas Adams’ novel, it charts the adventures of Arthur Dent as he is trying to prevent his house being bulldozed to make way for a new inter-galactic bypass. He is best friends with Ford Prefect, an alien who has been living on Earth for 15 years and a researcher for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ford transports Arthur to a nearby spaceship just as the Earth is destroyed. And that’s where the adventures really start, as our heroes are subjected to the horrors of Vogon poetry and then unceremoniously ejected out into the vacuum of space…
This audiobook features a new cast, alongside the iconic music from the TV series that brought the novel to the public’s attention. The dialogue is witty and fast-paced, with a more than satirical take on bureaucracy and politics. The cast are on fine form and include Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Mark Wing-Davey and Susan Sheridan, portraying characters such as the two-headed Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android with relish.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a classic rendering of a classic novel, one for fans of sci-fi, comedy and satire alike.