Douglas Adams (I) (1952–2001)


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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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  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series) (based on the books by - 1 episode) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 ... (based on the books by)
 2018 The Cookie Conundrum (Short) (based on)
  Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (TV Series) (based upon the novels by - 17 episodes, 2016 - 2017) (based on the books by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Nice Jacket (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Trouble Is Bad (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Little Guy, Black Hair (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- That Is Not Miami (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
- Girl Power (2017) ... (based upon the novels by)
 2017 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (writer)
 2015 Absolutely Anything (original story - uncredited)
 2013 Doctor Who and the Shada Man (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)
- Part Six (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Five (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Four (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Three (2003) ... (written by)
- Part Two (2003) ... (written by)
 1998 Starship Titanic (Video Game)
 1992 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (by - original material)
 1990 Hyperland (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Video Game) (designer) / (novel)
  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:

(Non-fiction book w/Mark Carwardine) Last Chance to See See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

Douglas Noel Adams | David Agnew | Douglas

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)

Spouse:

Jane Belson  (his death)  (1 child)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on BBC Online chat, 11/8/00] I'm 48, which is a bit of a shock to me. Why only last year I thought I was a precocious young thing! See more »

Trivia:

The on-line translator Babelfish is named after the Babelfish that Adams wrote of in his novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." In "The Hitchhiker's Guide..." the Babelfish was a tiny fish that one puts in one's ear and then any of the galaxy's myriad languages they hear is automatically translated and heard in their native language. The instant messaging software Trillian is named after ... 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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