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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase (Dramatised)

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The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide 'trilogy'.

Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Science Fiction.

Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

Starring John Lloyd as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur, Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Sandra Dickinson and Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Jim Broadbent as Marvin the Paranoid Android and Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch, the cast also includes Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry, Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Jon Culshaw and Professor Stephen Hawking.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2018, the series is written and directed by Dirk Maggs and based on And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams. This edition also includes over 50 minutes of unbroadcast bonus material.

Listeners are reminded that the relaxed attitude to danger provided by Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses is no substitute for running around, screaming.

Cast:

The Voice Of The Book…John Lloyd

Arthur Dent…Simon Jones

Ford Prefect…Geoff McGivern

Zaphod Beeblebrox…Mark Wing-Davey

Trillian/Tricia McMillan…Sandra Dickinson

Trillian…Susan Sheridan

Random…Samantha Béart

Jeltz/Wowbagger…Toby Longworth

Constant Mown…Andy Secombe

Left Brain/Thor…Mitch Benn

Fenchurch…Jane Horrocks

Hillman Hunter…Ed Byrne

Cthulu…Jon Culshaw

Marvin…Jim Broadbent

The Guide MkII…Professor Stephen Hawking

The Consultant…Lenny Henry

Heimdall/Barzoo/Buckeye Brown/Eccentrica /Gunner Vogon…Tom Alexander

Aseed Preflux/Sub-Etha Voice/HOG Door …Philip Pope

Modgud/The Viking…Theo Maggs Baldur… Phillipe Bosher

Announcer…John Marsh

Music by Philip Pope

Production research by Kevin Jon Davies.

Written and directed by Dirk Maggs.

Based on the novel And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer, with additional material by Douglas Adams.

Recorded at The Soundhouse Ltd. by Gerry O'Riordan.

Sound Design by Dirk Maggs.

Produced by Dirk Maggs, Helen Chattwell and David Morley.

A Perfectly Normal Production for BBC Radio 4.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • J. Mormino
  • 21/04/2018

Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the HHGG.

As always, a PHENOMENAL bit of work by the BBC. Sound design is inspired and hearing the original radio show cast (minus a few who have, sadly , left us) is the auditory and emotional equivalent of slipping into a cherished pair of comfortable slippers. Truly wonderful stuff, that. The rest is a bit troublesome. Eoin Coffer is a brave author to wade into a pool as deep and sacred as Douglas Adams' eccentrically-named Hitchhiker's Trilogy and take on what was surely a lose-lose scenario: create a wholly new work and find it greeted as "not Hitchhiker's enough" or delve deep into the lore and find himself accused of coasting along atop Douglas' hard-won success. To me, a die-hard Hitchhiker's fan since its first broadcast, the work comes off as clunky pastiche at best and fanfic at worst. It sounds like Douglas(ish.) And I suppose it sounds like Eoin(ish) but it feels overstuffed so chock-full of refences from the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that the work just feels forced. The parts that are original in tone or content, meanwhile, feel poorly integrated, and the whole thing reads like 2 authors writing, lightly at odds with each other while simultaneously attempting to mimic each other's style. That said, the audio production itself is the work's saving grace. The original cast dances though the almost-but-not-quite-entirely-unlike-Douglas Adams prose as if Douglas had written it himself in the office down the hall from the recording studio. In their hands, and the capable hands of the sound designers, who pepper the saga with light callbacks to the original radio's sound, the work is elevated to far more than the sum of its parts. If you're a fan, or a completist, or a fan who is a completist, yes, you'll probably have to own this work. It's fun to hear familiar voices, and the performances are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, but I felt so often that just as I had gotten into the groove of hearing Zaphod, Trillian, Ford, Arthur or the Guide itself, along came some clunky new stuff that just didn't fit the groove, or worse, a callback to the original works that felt so ham-handed and obvious that it knocked me right out of the merry suspension of disbelief needed to enjoy the Hitchhiker's universe.

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  • Scott
  • 06/08/2018

Like talking to a robotic version of an old friend

As always I enjoyed the performances from the actors and the quality of the recording. but there's something a little off with this one and it's abundantly clear from the get-go. Eoin Colfer does a serviceable job to return us to the universe that Douglas Adams created, but it always feel like a watered down version. That being said, I still enjoyed it. There were many times I laughed at the absurdity of it all, and that reminds me of the originals.

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  • Clare
  • 14/04/2018

Enjoyed it—but also disappointed by it

It was brilliant to hear the original cast bring the radio show back to life again. There were a few almost-Adams-quality jokes—I laughed aloud once, which I hadn’t expected to do without the man himself at the helm—but the overall effect was marred by a number of inconsistencies and inaccuracies (“Zark” was not used quite so generously by Adams, nor in such a way [‘Zark this, zark that’... it just didn’t feel authentic]; there was no need for further hyperspace bypasses due to a technological breakthrough just prior to the destruction of Earth II, so why were the Vogons still using hyperspace bypasses to travel [I can get behind their excuse that they had to kill Earthlings too, but every detail matters, and the details were often inaccurate]; language like “bastard” and “crap” [I mean honestly, a little more creativity, please?] came up way too often; there was more sexual humor than in the originals; Trillian acted massively out of character [really? She would just fling herself on Wowbagger like that? I don’t think so]; on and on.) True, Adams himself included inconsistencies (with a flourish!) between versions, but I found the lack of continuity between radio show seasons unfortunate. Adams did maintain consistency within each respective version, after all. On the brighter side, Ford felt delightfully true-to-life, and I appreciated the moments when I could almost convince myself that Adams had penned a joke or two. Overall, though, it felt rather contrived—both trying too hard and not trying hard enough at the same time. I’m wishing someone other than Colfer had been chosen to add to the series. It was pleasantly nostalgic, but I feel that someone who knew the series better or at least cared to do more thorough research would have produced a wittier, more accurate extension. Not much one can do without Adams himself, I suppose. A decent effort, though, and worth a listen.

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  • Drea Staats
  • 15/06/2020

The performance is fantastic, but...

The performance is fantastic, but the story isn't. Eoin Colder brilliantly captures the weirdness of the HHG2G universe, but wasn't successful in capturing the interconnectedness of events that made the books written by Douglas Adams so special. I got the impression from this story that weird things happened just because they're weird, not because they will move the plot forward, foreshadow a future event, call back to something from before, or misdirect and surprise you with a twist. If I were to compare the original books to Monty Python, then I would have to compare "And Another Thing..." and its radio counterpart to a "lol, so random" high schooler. Ultimately, it's not worth the buy. Maybe check it out at the library.

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  • JP_in_NC
  • 11/06/2020

10 more please

I can only hope, but these are the best of the best to me.i will listen over and over and be grateful for this new edition with past voices of the Hitch hikers guide family.

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  • Jeffrey Koenig
  • 03/01/2020

"Don't Panic"

Douglass Adams in his element, Life, Universe and Everything... This recorded adaptation of his story is absolutely brilliant, you can literally see it payout in your head...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09/11/2019

Wonderful Performance

Not as witty as the original books, but ver charming and a lovely ending for the series.

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  • Mr. R. Starke
  • 29/08/2019

Something that should never have been done. Stick with the trilogy, in five parts.

To think that anyone could continue this without it being glaringly obviously a gargantuan suckfest is evidence of their, whomever they may be’s, enormous ego. 1. The new voice of the narrator, wether by design or accident sounds like a badly conceived Siri/Alexa clone. It literally in parts sounds like individual words have been pasted together to form a sentence. The previous voices have had presence and personality, traits we have become familiar with. This new approach is jarring to say the least, and enough at most to make the listener realise that purchasing the book even to satisfy their curiosity is a mistake of galactic proportions. 2. The story is at best a badly conceived rehash of all the other stories, put through a blender, in the hope that what comes out the other end resembles the quality of the ingredients put into the mix in the first place. It doesn’t. 3. The constant references to old material feel forced, and only there to support the week structure of thee narrative and to convince us that this belongs in the canon. It definitely does not. 4. The only thing that is good about this is that the original actors, and the pre-existing fragments from the previous stories serve as a tragic reminder of what we have enjoyed from our past and sadly lost for our future. I said this when the book was announced, when it was published, and I reiterate the sentiment now.... No, just no.

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  • Mark D
  • 10/07/2019

awesome

awesome ending to the series. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is something of a Bible to me I love it.

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  • Ole
  • 27/06/2019

No real storyline

I love THHGTTG, but this isn't really it. Seems like the scrips tries too hard to be funny. And there are new and strange things introduced with a 'trying to explain them like the original' explanation, and there is no way to further explore or explain these things, because it all seems to be a long and unnessecery ending. Sorry.