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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's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series) (based upon the novels by - 8 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (based on the books by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Space Rabbit (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things (2016) ... (based on the books by)
- Weaponized Soul (2016) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Fix Everything (2016) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Very Erectus (2016) ... (based upon the novels by)
 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)
- Shada: Part Six (2003) ... (written by)
- Shada: Part Five (2003) ... (written by)
- Shada: Part Four (2003) ... (written by)
- Shada: Part Three (2003) ... (written by)
- Shada: Part Two (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)
 1980-1981 Doctor Snuggles (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Great Disappearing Mystery (1981) ... (writer)
- The Remarkable Fidgety River (1980) ... (writer)
  The Hitchhiker's 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)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Created The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for BBC Radio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Douglas Noel Adams | David Agnew | Douglas

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Trying to predict the future is a mug's game. But it's a game we increasingly have to play because the World is changing so fast. And we need to have some idea of what the future's going to be like because we're going to have to live there. Probably, next week. See more »

Trivia:

He had been a huge fan of the British science-fiction series Doctor Who (1963) since its debut and had submitted story ideas to the series which were initially rejected before being accepted to write Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet: Part One (1978). His second script for the series, Doctor Who: City of Death: Part One (1979), which he co-wrote with producer Graham Williams under the pseudonym of ... See more »

Trademark:

42 - the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. See more »

Nickname:

DNA

Star Sign:

Pisces

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