The Tertiary Phase

After 25 years, the rest of the story will be told.

If all you ever knew about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy came from the original BBC radio broadcasts, then you would have missed 3/5 of the story. The first part was broadcast in 1978 in seven episodes (six in March/April, plus a Christmas special), and the second was done in January 1980. Later, they were turned into the books The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. However, the last three books in the series (Life, The Universe And Everything, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish and Mostly Harmless) were not the written versions of the BBC adventures. They were never made into radio plays.

Until now…

Starting on September 21 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – The New Series with most of the original cast will be broadcast every Tuesday at 6:30pm GMT BST (that’s 2:30pm 1:30pm for us U.S. East Coasters), with a repeat on Thursdays at 11pm. Each episode will be available online for 7 days after the Thursday rebroadcast. So, if you miss them, don’t panic!

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6 Responses to The Tertiary Phase

  1. John says:

    Very exciting! I am certainly looking forward to this. And the new Doctor Who.

    Life, the Universe, and Everything is probably my favorite in the series.

  2. The Guide

    I have fond memories of listening to Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy on the radio. My brother had a real stereo system in his room and there was no other radio in the house that could pick up FM. Sure,…

  3. The rest of "Hitchhikers Guide" to be made into a radio play.

    The Sci-Fi related news is thick this morning with word coming via Solonor that the BBC plans to serialize the remaining books from Douglas Adam's Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as radio plays starting on Tuesday, September 21st. Fans already…

  4. Ric The Schmuck says:

    So where’d I put my pocket fluff, anyway?

  5. Roger Miller says:

    Did you know that the new series features a posthumous appearance by Douglas Adams? How about that for planning ahead!

    By the way, it’s 6:30 pm British Summer Time (BST) which is, I believe, 1:30pm in the Orlando area.

  6. Solonor says:

    Yes, you are correct! We are 5 hours behind London right now.

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