In celebration of its forty year anniversary, BBC Radio 4 will be releasing a new The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. The new series will be called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase.
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Original cast members Simon Jones (Arthur), Geoffrey McGivern (Ford Prefect), Mark Wing-Davey (Zaphod Beeblebrox), and Sandra Dickinson (Trillian) will all be returning. They’ll be joined by Absolutely Fabulous’ Jane Horrocks, and John Lloyd will be voicing the titular guide.
Regarding the reunion, Arthur actor Simon Jones said:
I never expected to still be searching for a decent cup of tea and some kind of answer to Life, the Universe and Everything almost a lifetime later. Still, the dressing-gown and towel may be a little threadbare, like my hair, but my voice, much to my surprise, hasn’t changed a decibel, and despite years in America, I can still talk Arthur’s ‘indignant-posh’.
The series was originally released on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, which then spawned the pop culture wildfire we all love today. Thank to BBC Radio we still have some time before we have to tell Hitchhiker’s Guide “So long…and thanks for all the dolphins.”
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