Sunday, 1 July 2018

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

DOUGLAS ADAMS - THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE (320kbs-m4a/405mb/2hrs55mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 22nd to 27th April 2018

The show that began with the end of the world continues with Arthur and Ford stranded on prehistoric earth, and Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin thoroughly devoured by a carbon-copy of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.

Starring Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect/Frogstar Robot, Stephen Moore as Marvin, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Bill Paterson as Assistant Arcturan Pilot, David Tate as the Captain/the Receptionist/the Lift/Eddie, Alan Ford as Roosta, Valentine Dyall as Gargravarr, Leueen Willoughby as the Nutrimat Machine, Bill Wallis as the Vogon Captain, Richard Goolden as Zaphod Beeblebrox IV, Ronald Baddiley as Bird One, John Le Mesurier as the Wise Old Bird, John Baddeley as Bird Two, Ken Camphell as Pudu, Rula Lenska as Lintilla, Mark Smith as Hig Hurtenflurst and Jonathan Pryce as Zarniwoop.

The global multi-media success story that is 'Hitchhiker's' started life on Radio 4 in March 1978. 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.

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42. If you work out what the Ultimate Question is, please let us know.

Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland.

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1978.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE: EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 22nd April 2018

Who hasn't been confronted with a temporal anomaly while drunk? Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect struggle to work it out.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE: EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 23rd April 2018

Zaphod and Roosta are being taken to the evil Frogstar, white Ford and Arthur are stranded on prehistoric Earth.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE: EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 24th April 2018

The Vogons make an unwelcome return, Zaphod holds a séance, and Arthur's quest for tea paralyses the ship.


THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE: EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 25th April 2018

Arthur discovers his unique contribution to the history of Brontitall. And a close encounter for Ford and Zaphod...

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE: EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/68mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 26th April 2018

On Brontitall, Arthur meets an archaeologist, gets captured and learns all about the Shoe Event Horizon.

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: THE SECONDARY PHASE: EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 27th April 2018

Arthur and Zaphod learn some unpalatable home truths, but not before disappointment from the ruler of the universe.

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