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

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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 ... See full summary »

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Stella Elliott ...
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Douglas Adams ...
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Leueen Willoughby ...
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Geoffrey Perkins ...
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David Dixon ...
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Andrew Howe-Davies ...
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Jean Peyre ...
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Sandra Dickinson ...
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Mark Wing-Davey ...
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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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This documentary takes place within a loose tongue-in-cheek framework of Arthur Dent coming home to Earth. Several of the items in this framework (mail piled up behind the door, putting his babelfish into a fishbowl, etc) are borrowed from similar events in the fourth book, "So Long, and Thanks for All The Fish". See more »

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absorbing companion to the classic TV series
8 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This documentary aims to show us something of the 'behind the scenes' activity that went on around the making of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' in 1980/1. Arthur Dent returns to Earth and to the same house that he'd left in episode one of the TV series to take us through some interactive stuff (the Babel Fish - as an animation - presents a film on the graphics that were done for the Guide's pages by Rod Lord; Dent watches an interview hologram of his alter ego Simon Jones), finally being rescued by Ford Prefect (and taken on another journey, maybe?).

Interviews with the key personnel involved - Alan Bell, Paddy Kirkland, Rod Lord, Douglas Adams,as well as cast members Simon Jones, David Dixon, Sandra Dickinson and Mark Wing-Davey, alongside Martin Benson (the Vogon captain) and David Learner (Marvin, but not his voice) - and a narration by Peter Jones help to flesh out the archive video we see of recordings and rehearsals, outtakes, and half-finished shots.

This documentary is now on the DVD alongside the full series and TV clips, trailers and more.


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