The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

And Another Thing...

Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams, Jane Horrocks (Read by), Sandra Dickinson (Read by), Mark Wing-Davey (Read by), Geoffrey McGivern (Read by), Simon Jones (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Ed Byrne (Read by), Lenny Henry (Read by)

The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide “trilogy”.

Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch, the cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018, the series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams. This edition also includes over 50 minutes of unbroadcast bonus material.

Listeners are reminded that the relaxed attitude to danger provided by Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses is no substitute for running around, screaming.


Cast
The Voice Of The Book………………………………………………John Lloyd
Arthur Dent…………………………………………………………… Simon Jones
Ford Prefect……………………………………………………………Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox…………………………………………………...Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian/Tricia McMillan………………………………………………..Sandra Dickinson
Trillian…………………………………………………………………. Susan Sheridan
Random………………………………………………………………...Samantha Béart
Jeltz/Wowbagger………………………………………………………Toby Longworth
Constant Mown………………………………………………………...Andy Secombe
Left Brain/Thor………………………………………………………… Mitch Benn
Fenchurch………………………………………………………………Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter…………………………………………………………Ed Byrne
Cthulu………………………………………………………………….. Jon Culshaw
Marvin…………………………………………………………………. .Jim Broadbent
The Guide MkII………………………………………………………....Professor Stephen Hawking
The Consultant……………………………………………………...... Lenny Henry
Heimdall/Barzoo/Buckeye Brown/Eccentrica /Gunner Vogon………………………………………………………..…………..Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux/Sub-Etha Voice/HOG Door …………………………Philip Pope
Modgud/The Viking……………………………………………………Theo Maggs
Baldur …………………………………………………………………. Phillipe Bosher
Announcer………………………………………………………………John Marsh

Music by Philip Pope
Production research by Kevin Jon Davies
Written and directed by Dirk Maggs
Based on the novel And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams
Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd. by Gerry O'Riordan
Sound Design by Dirk Maggs
Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley
A Perfectly Normal Production for BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Digital Audio
  • Published 13th April 2018
  • 215 Minutes
  • £9.00