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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series has returned to Radio 4 - Tuesdays 6.30pm, repeated Thursdays 11.00pm
The Adventure Game
Try out our new 20th anniversary edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide Adventure Game, written by Douglas Adams himself. Will you be able to reach the Vogon ship before the Earth is demolished?
The Picture Competition
We need your help to add the final graphics to the Adventure Game. Send us your illustrations and you could win the chance to take part in a recording for the next series! Some recent entries
The New Series
The final three books in the Hitchhiker 'trilogy' are being adapted for Radio 4 in two new series starting in September 2004 and May 2005.
Find out more.
The Cast
Most of the original radio cast have been reunited for the new series and they are joined by new stars including William Franklin as The Voice of the Book and Richard Griffiths as Slartibartfast.
Behind the Scenes
Director Dirk Maggs tells how 'The Tertiary Phase' developed, from Douglas Adams' original proposal in 1993 to the 2004 recording sessions. And Producer
Bruce Hyman remembers Douglas' 'cyber bedsit'.
Message Board
Were you inspired by the original series?
Has Hitchhiker changed your life? Do you need help playing the game? Share your thoughts about Life, the Universe and Everything.
Hitchhikers Memories
From the Python who became a parrot to the isolated life of a 'cupboard actor', we hear from those who worked with Douglas Adams and from some famous Hitchhiker fans.
Listen Live
21:00 - 22:00
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The New Series


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