The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a television series that was originally broadcast in six episodes on the BBC in 1981. It was broadcast on a weekly basis on BBC 2, starting on 5th January, 1981.

The series starred Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, David Dixon as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Sandra Dickinson as Trillian. The voice of the guide was provided by Peter Jones. The series saw a number of notable cameo roles, including Douglas Adams himself on several occasions.

Story SummaryEdit

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Cast and CharactersEdit

Arthur Dent - Simon Jones

Ford Prefect - David Dixon


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Devices, Ships, People, Places, Races and Species encounteredEdit

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Notable variations between Radio/audio and book & TVEdit

In the book, Zaphod, Trillian, Ford and Arthur get to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe from Frogstar World B, teleported by the computer of the Heart of Gold, while in the TV series, they are somehow teleported there from Magrathea.

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