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3/11/2013 04:51:00 pm - Reported by John Bowman

Former Doctor Who script editor and writer the late Douglas Adams has been honoured with an interactive Google doodle today - what would have been his 61st birthday.

The doodle, which is an alteration of the Google logo, focuses on The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - which was undoubtedly Adams's most widely-known work - and clicking on the Guide reveals many iconic elements from it, including a towel and a Babel fish, while clicking on the lift door reveals the character Marvin the paranoid android.

Adams was the script editor for Doctor Who's 17th season, wrote two stories for the show - The Pirate Planet and Shada - and co-wrote a third, City of Death.

A great enthusiast of technology and a passionate conservationist, he died suddenly in California on 11th May 2001 at the age of 49 after suffering a heart attack.


The search engine giant says that via the doodles it "aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google's personality and love for innovation." Ideas for Google doodles can be suggested via proposals@google.com