Thursday, 21 October 2004

Hitchhikers on CD


October 21, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
The audio adaptation of the third series of Douglas Adams' classic satire The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is out on October 25, having been broadcast over the past several weeks on BBC Radio 4. Based loosely on his aborted screenplay "Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen," the story for the third series (which reunited the original cast) eventually wound up as the third book in the series, "Life, The Universe and Everything" and has been adapted for radio and, now, audio. The CD and cassette release includes 25 minutes of exclusive & previously unheard footage. The cover illustration is at right. Meanwhile, series stars Geoffrey McGivern (Ford), Stephen Moore (Marvin), Susan Sheridan (Trillian), William Franklyn (the Book, and recently featured in the Doctor Who audio "The Roof of the World" from Big Finish) and series director Dirk Maggs will be signing the CD's at Forbidden Planet in London on October 30 from 12-1pm. (Thanks to Laura Burch/BBC Audiobooks)