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Arthur Dent is trying to stop his house being demolished. But what about Planet Earth? By Douglas Adams. From March 1978.

Arthur Dent is trying to stop his house being demolished to make way for a by-pass. But his friend, Ford Prefect is more concerned about the imminent destruction of the Earth.

Ford is a writer for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "the most successful book ever to have come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor" and he may just know how to avoid being evaporated by the Vogons...

An epic adventure in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Bill Wallis as The Vogon Captain, Jo Kendall as Lady Cynthia and David Gooderson as the Barman.

The original scripts by Douglas Adams (1952-2001) went on to spawn a series of novels, a feature film, at least three stage shows, a TV series, a computer game, a collection of comic books - and various towels.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Simon Brett.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Apr 2018 22:30

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