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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatized)

Written by: Douglas Adams
Narrated by: Peter Jones,Simon Jones,Geoffrey McGivern,Mark Wing-Davey,Susan Sheridan,Stephen Moore,full cast
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Publisher's Summary

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.

The original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 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.  

Audio files were replaced in April 2021.

©2008 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2008 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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All time favorite.

Hilarious, must listen to! The book by Douglas Adams is fantastic, the BBC Radio play based off the book takes the story to a whole other level.

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a Must!

if you read one book make it this one! Douglas Adams is brilliant and worth every minute

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Best book ever

It was my favourite book it was just what I expected but you can get it for free I found out after I purchased it and was disappointed

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Some parts are missing. But overall same as the or

Missing the part where they arrive on the planet and marvel play pink floyd.

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Poor audio design and quality

Great story, horrendous presentation. Sound effects don't always make things better. They ended up overpowering the speech which in this upload was especially muddy to begin with.

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