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on And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer – the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy” – with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams.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:
For your chance to win a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: