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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised) Radio/TV Program

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

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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, with newly recorded announcements by John Marsh.

Also included on this Special Edition is Douglas Adams's Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast in 1999, which looks at the genesis and phenomenal success of the series.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Cody R Waldrop United States 06-19-17
    Cody R Waldrop United States 06-19-17
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    "A book with many faucets to it"

    The comedy, the science fiction, the English buggery all comes together to create this classic of a novel. This is a great version of the series.

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    Morgan Franklin Herndon VA 06-13-17
    Morgan Franklin Herndon VA 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I was hoping for the story not theradio program"

    this is the radio program not the book I wish that was more clear in the description

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    Kirsti Schellenberger 05-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "The best version of Hitchhiker's there is"

    I was told that the radio version of Hitchhiker's was Douglas Adams's favourite, and I understand why. It's a genuine classic.

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    Amazon Customer 05-22-17
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    "bit noisey"

    I loved it, but some of their choices for sound effects and vocal effects are rather hard on the ears.

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    Willow Star Serenity Georgia 03-12-17
    Willow Star Serenity Georgia 03-12-17

    Willow Star Serenity

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    "Loved it!"

    I've never read this, but I always wanted to. I know there are other versions and I plan to read them later. glad I made this first choice. It is great! I fully recommend!

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    Meta Downhour 03-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fantastic, absurd, witty, insightful"

    Robots can be difficult to understand w accent combined w voice effects. Overall absolutely worth the time and chock full of fabulously quotable one-liners

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    Chad Baltimore, MD 02-23-17
    Chad Baltimore, MD 02-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It's all quite good, I am afraid. Brilliant even"

    This is What Started it all, one of my absolute all time favorite books, This A Great Clean Copy of the Original BBC Radio Show from 1978 These scripts predate the 1979 Book of the same name and contain much delightful humor not found in the published versions.

    The voice talent is terrific and typically British: in other words, Brilliant!! I had previously read all 5 books including a 6th by Eoin Colfer after Douglas Adams Death, the clarity is wonderful. A must listen for serious HHGTTG Fans.

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    Seekerpilgrim Olympia, Washington, USA. 02-11-17
    Seekerpilgrim Olympia, Washington, USA. 02-11-17

    Content to walk alone, happy to have company.

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    "DON'T PANIC!"

    A fantastic adaptation of one of the most unique pieces of fiction I've come across, and a special treat for those of us who were introduced to the imagination of Douglas Adams through the BBC Television series, since many of the same actors are found here as well.

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    Jason Sherborne, United Kingdom 12-16-16
    Jason Sherborne, United Kingdom 12-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "An Absolute Classic"

    Wonderful from start to finish. Clever, funny and great performances throughout- a true must listen

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    Keisha Harris 11-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite book off all time."

    Would recommend to new readers...but make sure you have a outlandish vocabulary. It is a worth while read.

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  • Alistair
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    2/16/17
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    "Fantastic - A masterclass in humour"

    Douglas Adams was a true comedy genius. Unlike many here I am too young to have heard the original radio broadcast but I did listen to my father's CDs and fell in love with both of the classic phases.

    This series is evidence number one in the argument that utterly hilarious and well-crafted humor is truly timeless. I have never laughed as hard at anything else in my life. I cannot recommend this enough to fellow young people or anyone else who needs a good laugh. After all...DON'T PANIC!

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  • Mr. MJ HANN
    2/10/17
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    "I give it 42 out of 10"

    A classic BBC radio adaptation (they are always the best you know). life, universe, everything

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  • Roger
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    1/23/17
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    "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"

    This is a great medium to access an all time favourite that can listen to any time and anywhere sets me up for the day listening to it on the way to work

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  • Simonics
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    "Classics never die"
    What did you like most about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)?

    I remember hearing this on the radio with my dad when I was a kid. We both loved it. Still a classic today 30 years on. I recorded this as CDs to play in the car. The mechanic switched on the CD while working on the car and commented how much he enjoyed it!


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  • SuzieQ
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    10/11/16
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    "I'd forgotten how good they were!"

    I listened to these episodes many years ago without quite realising how exceptional this series was. It's so good to be able to hear it again with a full appreciation of its quality.

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  • Joseph Adams
    9/18/16
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    "The Original"

    I've enjoyed the novel versions of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but the BBC radio version, which was the first, is easily the best. All the characters are cast perfectly and the tight deadlines helped the author not be self-indulgent (a trap the novel 'So Long and Thanks for All the Fish' fell into)

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  • Dean
    9/11/16
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    "Exceptional"

    Douglas Adams' work is always good. Intelligent, funny, gripping and thought provoking. Can't go wrong :)

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  • Rohit Bhosale
    8/6/16
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    "Scientifically funny"

    It's a hilarious ride into the galaxy with famous British sarcasm and spot an narration.

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  • nic
    7/24/16
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    "A CLASSIC.."

    Not heard this for a long time but still as fresh as ever. ..great dialogue from all involved..

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  • S. Kirkham
    London. UK
    7/23/16
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    "Great series and really good interviews"

    Remember listening to the series on the radio when younger, the additional interviews with the author and cast make the story really come alive. I read the books first but hadn't realised they were written afterwards! Really interesting

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