Plot: When the Earth is destroyed a Vogon Demolition Fleet to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent joins his friend Ford Prefect (who turns out to be a researcher for an electronic reference guide called the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) for a galactic voyage on which they meet Zaphod Beeblebrox, a two-headed ex-President of the Galaxy, and his human companion, Trillian. Their journey takes them from the remains of Earth to Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Based on a radio play by Douglas Adams.

Rating: N/A

Directed By: Alan J.W. Bell

Written By: Alan J.W. Bell and Douglas Adams

Production: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Release Date: October 30, 1982

Runtime:2 hr. 32 mins.



The Book – Peter Jones
Arthur Dent – Simon Jones
Ford Prefect – David Dixon
Trillian – Sandra Dickinson
Zaphod Beeblebrox – Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin – Stephen Moore

Marvin – David Learner
Eddie – David Tate
Vogon Captain – Martin Benson
Slartibartfast – Richard Vernon
Newscaster – Rayner Bourton
Man in Ocean – Douglas Adams