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David Dixon as Ford Prefect

David Dixon (born 28 October 1947) is an English actor and screenwriter who portrayed Ford Prefect in the 1981 BBC TV series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  He would later rejoin the Hitchhiker's Guide by lending his voice to the "Ecological Man" and the "Zirzla Leader" in Fit the Twentieth of the Radio Series, while Geoffrey McGivern, who had originally played the character on radio, returned to the role of Ford.

He also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ariel in the 1980 BBC version of "The Tempest".


  • A Family at War (1970) (TV series) – Robert Ashton
  • Escort Girls (1974) – Hugh Lloyd
  • Jumping Bean Bag (1976) (BBC TV Play For Today) – Ozymandias Freemantle
  • The Legend of Robin Hood (1975) (miniseries) – Prince John
  • A Horseman Riding By (1978) (miniseries) – Keith Horsey
  • Lillie (1978) (miniseries) – Prince Leopold
  • A Family Affair (1979) (miniseries) – Clifford
  • The Tempest (1980) (TV) – Ariel
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) (miniseries) – Ford Prefect
  • The Missionary (1982) – Young Man
  • Cold Warrior (1984) (miniseries)
  • Tutti Frutti (1987) (TV) – Stuart Gordon Inverarrity
  • Circles of Deceit: Dark Secret (1995) (TV) – DI Ransome
  • A Touch of Frost: Fun Times for Swingers (1996) (TV) – Barry Curzon
  • Original Sin (1996) (TV) – Dr Wardle

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