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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy returns to Radio 4

From BBC - October 12, 2017

Cult classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is returning to the radio to mark the 40th anniversary of it first hitting the airwaves.

The original cast will feature in the sixth instalment of Douglas Adams' sci-fi story, called The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase.

It's been adapted from And Another Thing... written by Eoin Colfer.

The six-episode Radio 4 series will include unpublished material by Adams based on notebooks and other writings.

Colfer's novel was commissioned in 2009 by the Douglas Adams Estate for the 30th anniversary of the first novel.

'Decent cup of tea'

Simon Jones will return to his role as Arthur Dent as he travels through space and time in his dressing gown.

He said: "It seems extraordinary that it's been 40 years since we recorded the first pilot episode for BBC radio - how modest were our expectations then, and how amazing a world-wide phenomenon it became, and continues to be.

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