Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy returns to Radio 4

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  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Hitchhiker's Guide returns to Radio 4

    It is set to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 next spring, with archive episodes of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy also being aired on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    which character's your favourite?
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  3. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!


  4. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    more of a ford prefect man myself

  5. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    I like the cut of his jib as well :thumbs:
  6. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  7. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    The bowl of petunias.
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  8. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn Insanity laughs under pressure...

    Me too :(
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  9. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

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  10. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Is the book it's based on any good?
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  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The radio version is the canonical version as far as I care. My parents had it on tape and would listen to the whole thing on long car journeys. The SFX are fantastic :)
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  12. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    Ha ha ha ha :)
  13. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    LOL. Nah it's dull. Nothing happens.

    Lovely fjords though.
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  14. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    Ach, you know what I mean - it's not a Douglas Adams book, so I didn't read it...
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  15. xenon

    xenon A move in any direction

    I've still got the cassette box set of that somewhere. It says don't panic on it.
    One of the first things I heard on the radio where stereo was vital. I mean, even telly, films weren't stereo then.
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  16. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

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  17. a_chap

    a_chap When the world came apart, where were you?

    I think I should point out that I used to be the Vice President of the Zaphod Beeblebrox appreciation society.

    I only mention it now because, having Googled it, there's no mention of it on the internet at all :thumbs:

    We predated the internet by quite a few years. In fact we used to mimeograph the newsletters. (aka Roneo, Banda, Spirit duplicator for the Millenials here)
  18. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I loved Bandaing, rotating the handle at just the right speed to get a print that wasn’t too feint, wasn’t too inky. Happy days
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  19. tim

    tim EXPLODED TIM! (Help me!!!)

    You could print any colour you wanted as long as it was purple.
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  20. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

  21. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

    I don't have many claims to fame but Zaphod Beeblebrox was my main tutor at drama college
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  22. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

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  23. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Someone had this on double LP when I was a kid unless I'm completely deluded. Made me look up Uriah Heep too.
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  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Woah :eek:

    Closest I cum to that is a wank or two dedicated to Trillian.
  25. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I met Douglas Adams years back and once worked with a mate of his.
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  26. Throbbing Angel

    Throbbing Angel Gabba Gabba-pentin

  27. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    Depends if you like shit books or not.
  28. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    The Eoin Colfer thing that this seems to be at least half based on was utter fucking rubbish - really embarrassingly unlistenable when it went on the radio.
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  29. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Much as I love HGTG - from the very first time it was broadcast, also the first time I'd listened to Radio 4. I have to say that for me, listening on better quality radio gear than my old transistor radio, IMO the production values have dated it badly. To the point that I don't think I can listen to it again - I'd rather keep the memories of that magical and funny story that totally changed my idea of SF/Fantasy just as I got going in my teens. :)

    Its the book or nothing for me now.
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  30. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I sent a copy to my cousin's boy in the States as he hit his teens - He took it to school and it got confiscated.

    His parents had to go for a meeting where they had to explain why he had such a bad book.

    Last I heard, the lad was working for NASA. :D :D :D
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