The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts Volume 2: The Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases (v. 2)

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Twenty-five years after the original radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy exploded into the public consciousness, the further exploits of its bewildered hero Arthur Dent were finally adapted for radio by Dirk Maggs, in part using drafts written by Douglas Adams before his death. The resulting fourteen completely new episodes were produced by Above the Title Productions and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, with nearly all of the original cast reunited for recording. These scripts brilliantly bring to life the last three books in Adams' perennially popular Hitchhiker series: Life, the Universe and Everything; So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish; and Mostly Harmless. Dirk Maggs supplies notes which highlight original Adams material and explain how the cast, special effects and music were directed. The scripts are introduced by Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in both the original and the recent radio series, as well as in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy television series. Douglas Adams first conceived The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for radio and it is an honour to his memory that all five Hitchhiker novels have now been adapted for this medium. These scripts exemplify the freshness of perspective, humour and perspicacity that epitomize the work of Douglas Adams. They will be loved by fans and those new to Hitchhiker's alike.

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Douglas Adams created all manifestations of Hitchhiker's: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, first movie drafts, comic book and bath towel. He died in 2001 and is sadly missed.

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This final installment of Douglas Adams's offbeat radio drama about hitchhiker Arthur Dent reunites the cast from the original BBC production. They may be--eek!--25 years older, but happily they're none the wiser. Arthur Dent, played as ever by Simon Jones, is searching several galaxies for his lost love, but that won't help you follow the plot. Instead, revel in the intentionally clunky sound effects and admire the cast's ability to pronounce things like "Stavrolmula Beta," the name of a very nasty planet. Through the magic of digital technology, the production includes the late Douglas Adams in the voice of an unhinged creature named Agrajag. This production will make you grin from beginning to end. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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