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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

An extended version of the first episode of the brand new series.

This is an extended version of the first episode of the brand new series, based on And Another Thing... the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy.

Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent, and friends return to be thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash, in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch. The cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.

Music by Philip Pope
Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
Based on the novel And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd by Gerry O'Riordan
Sound Design by Dirk Maggs

Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

42 minutes


Role Contributor
The Voice of the Book John Lloyd
Arthur Dent Simon Jones
Ford Prefect Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian Sandra Dickinson
Tricia McMillan Sandra Dickinson
Trillian Susan Sheridan
Random Samantha Beart
Jeltz Toby Longworth
Wowbagger Toby Longworth
Constant Mown Andy Secombe
Left Brain Mitch Benn
Thor Mitch Benn
Fenchurch Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter Ed Byrne
Cthulu Jon Culshaw
Marvin Jim Broadbent
The Guide MkII Stephen Hawking
The Consultant Lenny Henry
Heimdall Tom Alexander
Barzoo Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown Tom Alexander
Eccentrica Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice Philip Pope
HOG Door Philip Pope
Modgud Theo Maggs
The Viking Theo Maggs
Baldur Phillipe Bosher
Announcer John Marsh
Director Dirk Maggs
Author Eoin Colfer
Author Douglas Adams
Adaptor Dirk Maggs

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