Eoin Colfer

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Radio Series
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: The Complete Radio Series

    • Douglas Adams

    • Eoin Colfer

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Peter Jones (Read by)

    • Geoffrey McGivern (Read by)

    • Mark Wing-Davey (Read by)

    • Susan Sheridan (Read by)

    • Stephen Moore (Read by)

    • Jim Broadbent (Read by)

    • Simon Jones (Read by)

    Don’t panic! This brand new collector’s edition box set contains the only audiobooks you’ll ever need on your galactic travels – the complete BBC radio productions of Douglas Adams’s legendary saga. Included are:

    The two original series, the Primary and Secondary Phases, remastered by Dirk Maggs with vibrant sound and music and including a 55-minute feature programme, Douglas Adams’s Guide tothe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and a fascinating 50-minute interview with Douglas Adams

    Extended editions of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases, directed by Dirk Maggs and featuring over 1½ hours of material not heard on BBC Radio 4

    The concluding Hexagonal Phase, with a further 50 minutes of extra unbroadcast content

    A special bonus disc featuring Douglas Adams’s appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Bookclub, in which he talks to James Naughtie and a group of readers about comedy, sci-fi, the creation of his characters and his influences

    Grab your towel, pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and get set for over 20 hours of unmissable radio adventure!

Douglas Adams (Author) Douglas Noel Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge. On leaving school, he won a scholarship to study English at Cambridge, where he joined the Footlights and later set up his own successful revue group, Adams-Smith-Adams. In 1977 Douglas met BBC Radio 4 producer Simon Brett, who felt that Douglas' style of humour should have its own show. Having been inspired by a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Europe, Douglas came up with a draft for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The worldwide phenomenon spawned by the radio series includes five novels, a book of scripts, two LPs, a television series, a computer game and two stage plays. In addition to Hitchhiker's, Douglas' work included two Dirk Gently detective novels and two humorous place-name 'dictionaries', The Meaning of Liff and The Deeper Meaning of Liff (both co-written with John Lloyd) as well as Last Chance to See, an account of a global search for rare and endangered species which he co-wrote with Mark Carwardine. His last series for Radio 4 was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Future, a look at the advances mankind was likely to make in future years. He died suddenly of a heart attack, aged 49, in May 2001. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy feature film was produced in 2005, whilst both Stephen Mangan and Samuel Barnett have portrayed Dirk Gently on television in recent years.

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