The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase - Giveaway

May 16, 2018 - May 31, 2018 | BBC Audio

Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 earlier this year, the long-awaited sixth run of Douglas Adams’ hugely popular sci-fi comedy radio series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Hexagonal Phase, is based on And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer – the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy” – with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.  Available now on CD from BBC Audio – including over 50 minutes of unbroadcast bonus material – we’ve got a copy on CD to give away to one lucky Exciting Stuff reader!

Forty years after the broadcast of the first ever full-cast radio series in 1978, the Hexagonal Phase sees Arthur Dent and his friends return for six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash for a rattling adventure involving Viking gods and Irish confidence tricksters, along with appearances from Eccentrica Gallumbits and the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.  Listeners are reminded that the relaxed attitude to danger provided by Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses is no substitute for running around, screaming.

This final series stars original cast members Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, along with the return of some of the stars of the Quandary and Quintessential Phases, including Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch, Sandra Dickinson as Trillian, and Samantha Béart as Random Dent.

The series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs (who also previously wrote and directed the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases), and features John Lloyd as The Book and Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android, along with appearances from Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

Here’s a clip of the series being recorded:

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  1. I would love to hitchhicke across the galaxy with Ford Prefect. The frood really knows where his towel is and can mix a pan galactic gargle blaster.

  2. It’s a toss up between Agrajag and Douglas Adams himself. I imagine in one incarnation or another, Agrajag was a hoopy frood who really knew where their towel was, which would make them an ideal hitchhiking partner, but Douglas Adams of course has the ever-growing knowledge of the nature of the Universe at his disposal, and is therefore most likely the ideal mate for traveling through the galaxy.

  3. I think I’d like to Hitch-Hike with Douglas Adams, because it’d mean he was still out there somewhere, firing off ideas from that amazing brain of his like sparks from a Catherine Wheel, and making us look at the world in ways we’d never considered. Yes, that’d be the one.

  4. In the realm of Hitchhiker’s, I would easily want to travel with Ford and Arthur. It seems the party comes to them, and I’ve spent most of my life wanting to be part of that party. However, outside of that world, I’d want to travel with J-Law. She’s bonkers. A bit like Trillian, but with out the astrophysics. Also, Bootsy Collins. The dude is from space. I bet he actually knows Zaphod. Lastly, I’d want to go to space with Matt Smith. I don’t mean “The Doctor” I mean, actual Matt Smith. The dude wears fashionable socks and is enthusiastic about cool stuff.

  5. I’d love to careen about the Universe with David Bowie. He’d show me the best bars on his home world and know all the best trans dimensional pleasure palaces. He also plays regular gigs at Milliways!!

  6. Out of all the characters in the books, the one I’d want to hitchhike with would Slartibartfast. 😀
    I’m sure he’d be very keen to show me his best fjords.

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