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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 - 7 episodes, 2016) (based on the books by - 1 episode, 2016)
- 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)
- Watkin (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)
  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: "Music Machine". This week Tommy Pearson talks to four celebrity guests about an album that has played an important role in their listening experiences. Today, he discusses The Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" with writer Douglas Adams. 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:

See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. See more »

Trivia:

The Asteroid Apophis, which was classified as a Near Earth Object with a record-breaking Torino Scale rating and thought to be a threat to Earth in 2036(more accurate measurements followed and the threat was scaled down entirely) had the designation 99942. Numerology enthusiasts would notice that that is the UK Emergency Services phone number and the number of the Meaning of Life in quick ... See more »

Trademark:

Using science fiction as satire See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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