| 2005 CD Cover|
1996 CD Cover
| Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy |
|Main Characters:|| Arthur Dent|
|Settings:|| Earth |
Ursa Minor Beta
|Music:||Paddy Kingsland (Radiophonic Sound and Music)|
|Live Effects:||not applicable|
|Surround Mix:||not applicable|
|ISBN:|| ISBN 0-563-40183-4 (Cassette) |
ISBN 0-563-47789-X (CD)
|Previous Story:||Primary Phase|
|Following Story:||Tertiary Phase|
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Cast and CharactersEdit
- The Book and Narrator - Peter Jones
- Arthur Dent - Simon Jones
- Ford Prefect - Geoffrey McGivern
- Zaphod Beeblebrox - Mark Wing-Davey
- Marvin the Paranoid Android, Gag Halfrunt and Pupil - Stephen Moore
- Eddie the Computer, Arcturan Captain, Radio Voice, Receptionist, Happy People Carrier, Frogstar Prisoner Relations Officer, Vogon Guard, Vogon Computer, Film Commentator, Computeach and The Allitnils - David Tate
- Arcturan Number One - Bill Paterson
- Roosta - Alan Ford
- Gargravarr - Valentine Dyall
- Nutrimat Machine - Leueen Willoughby
- Zaphod Beeblebrox IV - Richard Goolden
- Bird One - Ronald Baddiley
- Bird Two and Footwarrior - John Baddely
- Wise Old Bird - John le Mesurier
- Lintilla and Android Stewardess - Rula Lenska
- Hig Hurtenflurst - Mark Smith
- Poodoo - Ken Campbell
- Autopilot and Zarniwoop - Jonathan Pryce
- Announcer (uncredited) - John Marsh
- The story is divided into 'fits' / episodes, as was the Primary Phase.
- Trillian is not present for any of the Secondary Phase, but does reappear in the Tertiary Phase.
Devices, Ships, People, Places, Races and Species encounteredEdit
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy offices are located on Ursa Minor Beta.
- Zaphod gets taken to the Frogstar and placed in the Total Perspective Vortex.
- Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's motto is "Share and Enjoy".
- The rudest word in the universe is "Belgium". (Except on Earth).
- The planet Brontitall is the property of the Dolmansaxlil Galactic Shoe Corporation.
- The Shoe Event Horizon is explained.
- It is revealed that Zaphod signed off on the Earth being destroyed.
Notable variations between Radio/audio and bookEdit
- Lintilla is entirely absent from any of the books.
- In the books, Milliways is built on the ruins of Frogstar World B, but in the TV series and radio plays, it's built on the ruins of Magreathea.
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