Mr L Prosser is a council worker who tried to demolish, and eventually succeeded in levelling, Arthur Dent's house. Mr. Prosser is "only human" and is a direct male-line descendant of Genghis Khan, although "the only vestiges left of his mighty ancestry were a pronounced stoutness about the tum and a predilection for little fur hats". He died when the Earth was destroyed by the Vogons on a Thursday.
Prosser was described as "forty, fat, and shabby". He was a "nervous, worried man". One thing he is especially nervous about is the demolition of Arthur Dent's house.
Mr Prosser liked axes, unlike his rose-fancying wife. Mr Prosser's dream home was a home well away from all problems but right near a pub.
Mr Prosser is mentioned in:
- The Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- The first episode of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy television series.
Behind the scenesEdit
On radio, he was played by Bill Wallis and appears in fit the first of the radio series. On television, he appears in episode 1 of the TV series, played by Joe Melia. He is played by Steve Pemberton in the movie version. He appears in fit the twenty-sixth of the radio series, despite not appearing in the novel Mostly Harmless, voiced by Bruce Hyman; this Prosser exists on a parallel Earth where the cottage he wishes to demolish is the home of both Arthur Dent and Fenchurch.