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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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 2013 Ian Levine: Shada (Video) (writer)
  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: "Best Footlights Forward". Graeme Garden celebrates the last 50 years of the Cambridge University Footlights Society. With contributions from Clive Anderson, Bill Oddie, John Bird, Eleanor Bron, Douglas Adams and Rory McGrath. Plus extracts of Footlights revues featuring Peter Cook, John Cleese, Fry and Laurie and Emma Thompson. 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:

Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart. See more »

Trivia:

At the request of David Gilmour, he helped come up with a name for a new Pink Floyd album ("The Division Bell"). In exchange, David Gilmour contributed £5000 to a charity of Adams' choice. See more »

Trademark:

Using science fiction as satire See more »

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DNA

Star Sign:

Pisces

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