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Douglas Adams (I) (1952–2001)

Born Douglas Noel Adams on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge. From 1959 until 1970 he went to Brentwood school in Essex, and his main interest was science. As a student in Cambridge he decided to hitch-hike through Europe to Istanbul, and in order to raise funds for this he took a lot of small jobs. In 1970 he left school to become a writer, certain that... See full bio »

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  Dirk Gently (TV Series) (based on the books by - 3 episodes, 2012) (based on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecive Agency" by - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (based on the books by)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... (based on the books by)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (based on the books by)
- Pilot (2010) ... (based on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecive Agency" by)
 2005 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (book) / (screenplay)
 2003 Doctor Who: Shada (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (written by)
 1998 Starship Titanic (Video Game)
 1992 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (by - original material)
 1990 Hyperland (TV Movie documentary)
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1979 - 1983) (by - 8 episodes, 1978 - 1979)
- The Five Doctors (1983) ... (uncredited)
- City of Death: Part Four (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
- City of Death: Part Three (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
- City of Death: Part Two (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
- City of Death: Part One (1979) ... (by - as David Agnew)
  The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series) (radio series - 6 episodes, 1981) (written by - 6 episodes, 1981)
- Episode #1.6 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... (radio series) / (written by)
 1979 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series) (writer)
 1979 Doctor Snuggles (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1977 Doctor on the Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- For Your Own Good... (1977) ... (writer)
 1976 Out of the Trees (TV Movie)
 1974 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Party Political Broadcast (1974) ... (written by)
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Other Works:

Radio appearance: "Naming The Universe". In five programs, astronomer Heather Couper investigates stories behind the evocative names of our stars and planets. Episode 1: "First Names". Douglas Adams, Paul Murdin and fellow writers and astronomers reflect on the pleasures of stargazing. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 37 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Douglas Noel Adams | David Agnew | Douglas

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Personal Quote:

Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A to point B very fast while other people dash form point B to point A very fast. People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many people from point B are so keen to get there, and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen... See more »

Trivia:

In September 2004, new "Tertiary Phase" episodes of "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy" BBC Radio 4 series debuted. Prior to his death, Adams had begun work with Dirk Maggs on adapting books 3-5 of the "trilogy" for radio. Maggs has taken on the mantle of finishing the writing (based on Adams' extensive notes) and directing the episodes. Phase 4 ("Quandary") began airing in May 2005, with ... See more »

Trademark:

Using science fiction as satire See more »

Nickname:

DNA

Star Sign:

Pisces

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