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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Picasso at the Tate, David Oyelowo

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is back on Radio 4, Picasso's grandson on the major exhibition of the artist's works at Tate Modern plus David Oyelowo on his new film, Gringo.

Radio 4 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic science fiction satire by Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with a new series this week. Comedy producer and friend of the originator John Lloyd stars as the voice of the book. He and radio producer Dirk Maggs talk about the return of the ground breaking show, which fans call H2G2.

Tate Modern's first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso focuses on one year of the great artist's life, 1932. Picasso's grandson, Olivier Widmaier Picasso and curator Nancy Ireson consider this period of great creativity for the artist, when he produced some of his most famous nude paintings of his muse and lover Marie-Therese Walter.

David Oyelowo is best known for his roles in the films Selma as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and in A United Kingdom as a Botswanan prince. Now he's taking on his first comedy film in Gringo, about a man who gets caught up in the drug cartels in Mexico. David discusses playing comedy, Black Panther and colour blind casting.

Presenter : Stig Abell
Producer : Dymphna Flynn.

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30 minutes


  • The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy

    Duration: 10:33

  • Picasso at the Tate

    Duration: 07:58

  • David Oyelowo

    Duration: 08:13

The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase 6-part series is on Radio 4 on Thursdays at 6.30pm from 08 March 2018, and on the BBC iPlayer.


Main image above: John Lloyd, the Voice of The Guide in The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy

Image to the left:  some of The Hitchhikers' cast: from Left: Mark Wing-Davies (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Mitch Benn (Zaphod's Left Brain), Geoff McGivern (Ford Prefect), Simon Jones (Arthur Dent), Sandra Dickinson (Tricia McMillan), and Samantha Beart (Random Dent).

Picasso at the Tate

Picasso at the Tate

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy  is at the Tate Modern, London from 08 March - 09 September 2018.

Image: Pablo Picasso

Le Reve (The Dream)

1932 Private Collection

(c) Succession Picasso/DACS London, 2018



David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo

Gringo is in UK cinemas from 09 March 2018, certificate 15.

Image: David Oyelowo in Gringo


Role Contributor
Presenter Stig Abell
Interviewed Guest John Lloyd
Interviewed Guest Dirk Maggs
Interviewed Guest Olivier Widmaier Picasso
Interviewed Guest Nancy Ireson
Interviewed Guest David Oyelowo
Producer Dymphna Flynn




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