The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
About This Show
Show Info: The science fiction comedy radio series written by Douglas Adams follows the adventures of hapless Englishman Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect, an alien who writes for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a pan-galactic encyclopedia and travel guide. After Earth is destroyed in the first episode, Arthur and Ford find themselves aboard a stolen spaceship piloted by a motley crew including Zaphod Beeblebrox (Ford's semi-cousin and Galactic President), depressed robot Marvin, and Trillian, the only other human survivor of Earth's destruction. It was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom by BBC Radio 4 in March 1978.