Two brand new BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish and Mostly Harmless, will be launched for the very first time on audio this May and June.
The Quandary Phase (published on 23.05.05) and the Quintessential Phase (20.06.05) will each include around 30 minutes of exclusive footage that will not be included in the Radio 4 broadcast.
The cast of last year's Tertiary Phase, which was based on Adams' book Life, the Universe and Everything, are once again reunited in these excellent new productions. Starring are Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android and William Franklyn as the voice of The Book.
A host of fantastic special guest stars that will delight fans of Hitchhiker's will also feature in the two new series, including one very high profile Hollywood actor. Details of these special guests will be announced over the next couple of weeks.
Produced by Above the Title Productions Ltd, and with a fantastic musical score by Paul 'Wix' Wickens, Quandary Phase and Quintessential Phase will be released on 23.05.05 and 20.06.05 respectively, and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 3.05.05 until 21.06.05.
Each release will be published on CD (RRP £12.99) and cassette (RRP £10.99).