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

Durée : 3 h et 50 min
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A dynamic remastering of the second BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the Seventh to Fit the Twelfth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend.

The second original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh.

Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe....

Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Stephen Moore and a full supporting cast star in these BBC Radio 4 episodes.

Also included is a bonus 50-minute interview with Douglas Adams - who died in 2001 - in which he discusses his career and work.

©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Global
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  • 20eagle16
  • 23/06/2011

Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings

In the Primary Phase, one reviewer (Vance) gave the series a very low rating. It seemed odd to me, as I had listened to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases with no problems. Yes, I know I'm listening to them backwards, but it doesn't matter, as they are all fun. As I write this, I have not listened to the Primary Phase where Vance gave his review, but I have listened to the Secondary Phase, which also is a remastered version, as opposed to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases, which are not.


Here is what I found from the Secondary Phase. I always download the audio book to the iPod side of my iPhone, and I listen a lot while driving. Though I had no problems with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases while driving, I had quite a bit of a problem with the Secondary Phase. It seems that some of the voices for some of the time have been mixed at too low of a volume. I'm not sure if the recording engineer mixed the stereo pan too far left or right, but here's what happened. While driving in the car, a voice would drop so low in volume that I had to turn up the radio dial volume (I have my iPhone connected to the car's stereo system)...then the volume on the next voice would come booming through, and I had to quickly turn the volume back down. After about 15 minutes of playing with the volume, I gave up on listening to it in the car. Eventually I finished it, but I did so with my iPhone ear phones stuck in my ears while on my walks. There was still a problem with the volume swing of the voices, but not to the extent that I had while listening in the car. Again...no such problem with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases.


One fun thing about the Secondary Phase is that is provides us with an audio interview of author Douglas Adams. I found it very enjoyable. It is a shame that he died so very young. I think the interview is worth the purchase of the audio alone. If you feel you can deal with the volume swings, then make the purchase, as the story and the acting are both great.

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  • Joseph Norton
  • 06/12/2008

Another great addition from the BBC and Audible

Here it is! The continuation of the adventures of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and the rest of the Hitchhiker characters! The next 6 episodes take up where the first phase left off and take you in a completely new direction from the books, TV series or the movie. Some things will be familiar, but, others are completely new. Whether you're a long-time Hitchhiker fan or new to the series, you won't want to miss this unique production from Douglas Adams and the BBC. Get it now! Don't wait! Add it to your cart right now before you forget it! Then, sit back, listen, and, again, most of all, Don't Panic!

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  • Ralph Broom
  • 03/04/2015

Radio Broadcast

This is the original radio drama production, and includes an interview with the author at the end. Good audio quality and chaptering.

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  • Farrell
  • 17/07/2016

Book and interview are great

While slightly different than the books the radio programs are fantastic. Easy to see why it's become such a phenomenon.

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  • G. Parish
  • 15/10/2015

More zany craziness, but not as much pop.

This is just as crazy as the first series, but not quite as well done or filled out. It doesn't move as well. Having said that it is still a bit of fun well worth listening to, especially as it it is performed by a top notch cast.

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  • Tomer Radian
  • 18/03/2019

The interview at the end of the fantasy

I'm not new to H2G2, but if you are then go ahead and listen to it.
I've read the series but listening takes it to a whole new level. The first time I listened to it was decades ago but it doesn't loose its charm. It is a timeless masterpiece.
What I wanted to point out is that there is a delightful (semi hidden) gem at the end of this one which is an interview with D. A.
I've always appreciated the man, but after listening to the interview I respect him even more.
The guy is brilliant.

Well Douglas is just this guy you know...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08/03/2019

Fun new chapter to Hitchhiker's Guide.

I really enjoyed this expansion of the Hitchhiker's universe. As always the BBC did an extraordinary job with the production values. My only complaint is that story tends to ramble a lot more than the original trilogy. The story was less coherent and it felt like a series of unrelated events tied together by odd coincidence. I get that that's kind of the point of Hitchhiker's, but the secondary phase seems even more disjointed than I was expecting, with little payoff at the end. In fact, it ends on a frustrating cliffhanger. So I found myself struggling to stay with this audio drama, and at times had to step away from it for awhile, then come back to it later. Still I enjoyed it overall, and the fantastic performances combined with amazing experience sound effects almost make up for the weaker storyline. If you enjoy the original Hitchhiker's BBC radio drama, then you'll probably enjoy this as well. But if you're new to the world of Hitchhiker's, then I'd recommend listening to the original series first.

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  • Nakul Shenoy
  • 27/11/2018

Loved it!

This is part two of five of the Hitchhiker's Guide. Just simply loved this entire series of the Hitchhiker's Guide, being the original BBC radio series. Highly recommended!

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  • A. West
  • 23/08/2018

Great fun for all Hitchhikers fans!

It's fascinating to see the differences between this and the other versions of the Hitchhikers universe. Also there's a wonderful interview with Douglas Adams after the program that all fans will enjoy.

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  • Mr D.
  • 10/08/2018

Fascinating story. Amazing sound and continuum.

I have really liked the connection between the audio and story. Extraordinary how good a well construction scifi book can be.

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  • Gwen Rosengren
  • 17/05/2016

A classic! Plus bonus interview with Douglas Adams

Best radio drama ever made! Ends with a bonus interview with Douglas Adams. So sad to hear him talk about all the things he wants to do i n his life knowing he died tragically young ...

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