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The Making of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1993)

A documentary looking at the making of "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, The" (1981)_, including interviews with leading members of the cast and production team, behind-the-scenes footage ... See full summary »

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Peter Jones ...
Himself and narrator as The Book
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Stella Elliott ...
Herself, owner of Arthur Dent's house
Douglas Adams ...
Himself
Leueen Willoughby ...
Herself (archive footage)
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Himself
Geoffrey Perkins ...
Himself, radio producer (archive footage)
Paddy Kingsland ...
Himself
David Dixon ...
Himself
Andrew Howe-Davies ...
Himself
Jean Peyre ...
Himself (archive footage)
Jim Francis ...
Himself
Rod Lord ...
Himself
Sandra Dickinson ...
Herself
Mark Wing-Davey ...
Himself
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A documentary looking at the making of "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, The" (1981)_, including interviews with leading members of the cast and production team, behind-the-scenes footage and out-takes. Written by Anonymous

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The opening sequence, which shows a spaceship approaching Earth, includes a quick glimpse of the TARDIS from Doctor Who (1963). See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Interesting documentary that has the style and wit of the show
16 July 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story of how the phenomenon that is `The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', how it came from a concept of a skint Douglas Adams to turn into a radio show and then onto a television show. Through interviews and archive footage the problems with technologies and casting etc are all remembered.

This manages to be an interesting documentary despite not having too many earth shattering facts to be revealed but it does manage to be interesting continuously. The information will be greatly interesting to all fans but is also good from a point of view of anyone interested in how TV shows are put together and the pitfalls overcome.

The way it uses the guide and the book of the voice to narrate some of the documentary makes it have the same feel of the show. Also the dry wit of all those involved in the making of the show and in the documentary also make it worth watching as an extra part of the series.

The visual layout of the show, with flashing information etc also make it feel like you're watching the guide (as indeed we are, with a modern Dent). Overall it may not appeal to everyone simply because the show doesn't appeal to everyone, however to fans it is a great companion to the show.


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