| Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy |
|Main Characters:|| Arthur Dent|
|Script Editor:||John Langdon|
|Music:||Paul Wix Wickens|
|Live Effects:||Ken Humphries|
|Surround Mix:||Paul Deeley|
|ISBN:||ISBN 0-563-50469-X (CD)|
|Previous Story:||Tertiary Phase|
|Following Story:||Quintessential Phase|
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Cast and CharactersEdit
- The Book - William Franklyn
- The Book (New Version) - Rula Lenska
- Arthur Dent - Simon Jones
- Ford Prefect - Geoffrey McGivern
- Tricia McMillan - Sandra Dickinson
- Marvin the Paranoid Android - Stephen Moore
- Fenchurch - Jane Horrocks
- Rob McKenna - Bill Paterson
- Barman - Arthur Smith
- Russell - Rupert Degas
- Vogon Guard, Alien Teaser, The Lajestic Vantrasheel of Lob - Bob Golding
- Stewardess - Alison Pettitt
- Hooker - Fiona Carew
- Vogon Helmsman - Michael Cule
- Evil-looking bird, Canis Pontiff - Chris Emmett
- Vogon Captain, Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz - Toby Longworth
- Raffle Woman - June Whitfield
- BT Operator, Barmaid, News Anchor 2 - Ann Bryson
- Jim (Bartender), News Anchor 1 - Simon Greenall
- Speaking Clock - Brian Cobby
- Ecological Man, Zirzla Leader - David Dixon
- Arthur's BBC Boss - Geoffrey Perkins
- Murray Bost Henson - Stephen Fry
- East River Creature - Jackie Mason
- Vogon Councillor - Dominic Hawksley
- Steward - Simon Greenall
- Mrs Kapelsen - Margaret Robertson
- Vogon Clerk - Michael Cule
- Wonko the Sane - Christian Slater
- Nick Clarke - Himself
- Charlotte Green - Herself
- Peter Donaldson - Himself
- Patrick Moore - Himself
- Announcer - John Marsh
- Tricia McMillan appears, she is played by Sandra Dickinson, who played Trillian in the TV series.
- From a Latin root, and following the earlier sequence, this would be the "quaternary phase", but a humorous and better known alternative term has been substituted, as with "quintessential". This seems reasonable, since relatively few native speakers are familiar with the term "quaternary", as demonstrated by the fact it is 'flagged' by the majority of spell-checking systems.
Devices, Ships, People, Places, Races and Species encounteredEdit
- Arthur gets a lift to Earth with a Teaser.
- Upon arriving on Earth he finds his house (intact) and that the Vogon Constructor Fleet are called halucinations by everyone.
- All the Dolphins have gone from the Earth.
- Arthur and Fenchurch go and visit Wonko the Sane at his house he calls The Outside of the Asylum.
- Arthur briefly removes his Babel Fish from his ear.
Notable variations between Radio/audio and bookEdit
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