8 August 2008

H is for Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy


Originally devised as a BBC Radio 4 comedy show in 1978, 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' was later adapted to other formats (record, stage show, TV, novels, a film, even as a towel), and has become an international multi-media phenomenon (sic - so say Hitch-hiker Fans!). The series was created by Douglas Adams, who frequently rewrote the show substantially for each new adaptation, therefore the versions are often mutually contradictory. Essentially, the plot centres on Arthur Dent, the traditional 'common man', who is saved from the destruction of Earth by Ford Prefect, an alien researcher for the Guide. book, Accompanied by Galactic president Zaphod Beeblebrox, Marvin the Paranoid Android and Trillian (Tricia McMillan, a woman Arthur once met at a party in Islington), they set out to find the Question to the Ultimate Answer - the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything.

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