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darwinrob writes about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

1978

Radio: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Creator: Douglas Adams

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

To me, the radio version will always be far better than any version on tv on film, as it stretches my imagination far more than even the improbability drive could manage.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

In 1978 when it was first on radio 4. So I was 17 then.

Recollection and revelations

It really made me feel a lot happier than I would otherwise have been, and it made me realise that you shouldn`t judge things by first impressions.
It also made me think that we should enjoy the world whilst we still can, and I`ll always be thankful to Douglas Adams for that.

Before this...

The Foundation Trilogy on Radio 4

It was the first radio programme that I heard in full stereo sound.

After This

The X files.

An epic series, but it was such a pity that the scriptwriters couldn`t manage to write a good finish to it. Even in series 7 onwards they seemed to have lost the plot.

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