Sunday, 24 June 2018

Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: The Primary Phase

DOUGLAS ADAMS - THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE (320kbs-m4a/404mb/2hrs55mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th to 21st April 2018

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.

Arthur Dent is one of only two survivors from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), 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". They've managed to escape from Restaurant at the End of Universe on the Black Ship only to find themselves where they never thought they'd be, only 2 million years earlier. What on earth are they going to do when face to face with 'how, why and where phases' of galactic development?

The global multi-media success story that is "Hitchhiker's" started life as a Radio 4 series in March 1978. The original scripts by the late Douglas Adams then 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.

The Guide helpfully informs us that the most obscene expletive in the Galaxy is "Belgium".

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49. He suffered a fatal heart attack after working out at his gym in California.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42.

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. Produced by the late Geoffrey Perkins.


Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE - EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/66mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 16th April 2018

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...

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE - EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 17th April 2018

Arthur Dent is - so far - the only survivor from Earth, demolished to make way for a by-pass. He survived thanks to his friend, Ford Prefect (who hails not from Guildford, but somewhere near Betelgeuse), 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". Both are now at the mercy of the Vogon Captain, and even worse, powerless in the face of his poetry. The only thing which can save them now is an unlikely coincidence or two - and it may lead to an encounter with a certain bipolar automaton.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE - EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 18th April 2018

A whale meets an unfortunate end, as Arthur Dent and company meet the Earth's creators. By Douglas Adams. From March 1978.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE - EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 19th April 2018

Arthur learns the lucrative answer to the question of Life, the Universe and Everything. By Douglas Adams. From March 1978.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE - EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 20th April 2018

Arthur and company are blown up, but still find time for a bite at a very exclusive eatery. By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE PRIMARY PHASE - EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/71mb/31mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 21st April 2018

Arthur and company escape from a war, but exactly when have they escaped to? By Douglas Adams. From April 1978.

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