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Hitchhiker's Guide (radio plays)
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(4.4 based on 2777 ratings)
  • 1

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    Overall
    (1355)
    Performance
    (1063)
    Story
    (1070)

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Thomas says: "Difficult to listen to in the car!"
    Difficult to listen to in the car!

    This review is specifically about the audio quality of the book. While the plethora of character voices were great, this is a radio program recording ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 19 2012 by Thomas (ROCKFORD, MICHIGAN, United States)
  • 2

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (242)

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll.

    Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    Craig says: "Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings"
    Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings

    In the Primary Phase, one reviewer (Vance) gave the series a very low rating. It seemed odd to me, as I had listened to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 23 2011 by Craig (Gettysburg, PA, United States)
  • 3

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (171)

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.

    Joseph Norton says: "The adventure continues!"
    The adventure continues!

    And here we are again!

    At the end of the Secondary Phase of the Hitchhikers' Guide series, we heard Arthur Dent take off in Zaphod's ship, al..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2012 by Joseph Norton ()
  • 4

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (166)

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.

    W. Seligman says: "Getting Better"
    Getting Better

    This is the fourth in the BBC Radio adaptations of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series of books. Except that the first two B..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2005 by W. Seligman (upstate NY USA)
  • 5

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (148)

    Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's Guide HQ.

    W. Seligman says: "Finally, what I was waiting for"
    Finally, what I was waiting for

    If you listened to the previous BBC radio productions of Douglas Adams "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series (including the "Tertiary Phase" and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 13 2005 by W. Seligman (upstate NY USA)