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A behind-the-scenes pass to one of the most beloved sci-fi comedies of all time. 

Don’t panic! After all, this book offers an unprecedented look into the creation of the iconic 1981 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC television series that brought Douglas Adams' extraordinary vision to the small screen.

Following the success of the number one bestseller 42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams, this companion volume unveils Adams’ complete, never-before-published scripts of the Hitchhiker's TV series, meticulously annotated with exclusive production notes, on-set photographs, anecdotes and ephemera. Discover the intricate details of the show's development, from its innovative special effects to its most memorable performances.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Douglas Adams, the producer/director Alan J. W. Bell and the original cast and crew members, including Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson and Stephen Moore. Compiled by Kevin Jon Davies, a veteran of the Hitchhiker's universe who worked on the original series, this book is a treasure trove of insights and untold stories. Pop in your Babel Fish, mix yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, sit back and enjoy.  

About Kevin Jon Davies

After the Hitchhiker’s Guide radio series aired in 1978, young art student Kevin Jon Davies sought out its little-known author Douglas Adams to record an early fanzine interview. He went on to direct The Making of Hitchhiker, the 1993 documentary for BBC Video, and Adams invited him to art-direct The Illustrated Hitchhiker, a large-format book with pioneering digital composites. Since then he has contributed to a number of Adams-related projects, including The Hexagonal Phase (2018), the final radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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I Never Could Get the Hang of Thursdays

Douglas Adams and Kevin Jon Davies
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A behind-the-scenes pass to one of the most beloved sci-fi comedies of all time. 

Don’t panic! After all, this book offers an unprecedented look into the creation of the iconic 1981 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC television series that brought Douglas Adams' extraordinary vision to the small screen.

Following the success of the number one bestseller 42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams, this companion volume unveils Adams’ complete, never-before-published scripts of the Hitchhiker's TV series, meticulously annotated with exclusive production notes, on-set photographs, anecdotes and ephemera. Discover the intricate details of the show's development, from its innovative special effects to its most memorable performances.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Douglas Adams, the producer/director Alan J. W. Bell and the original cast and crew members, including Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson and Stephen Moore. Compiled by Kevin Jon Davies, a veteran of the Hitchhiker's universe who worked on the original series, this book is a treasure trove of insights and untold stories. Pop in your Babel Fish, mix yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, sit back and enjoy.  

About Kevin Jon Davies

After the Hitchhiker’s Guide radio series aired in 1978, young art student Kevin Jon Davies sought out its little-known author Douglas Adams to record an early fanzine interview. He went on to direct The Making of Hitchhiker, the 1993 documentary for BBC Video, and Adams invited him to art-direct The Illustrated Hitchhiker, a large-format book with pioneering digital composites. Since then he has contributed to a number of Adams-related projects, including The Hexagonal Phase (2018), the final radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Pop in your Babel Fish, mix yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, sit back and enjoy.

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