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Season: 1 Year: 1981

Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.

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  The Book (6 episodes, 1981)
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  Arthur Dent (6 episodes, 1981)
David Dixon ...
  Ford Prefect (6 episodes, 1981)
Sandra Dickinson ...
  Trillian (5 episodes, 1981)
Mark Wing-Davey ...
  Zaphod Beeblebrox (5 episodes, 1981)
Stephen Moore ...
  Marvin / ... (5 episodes, 1981)
David Learner ...
  Marvin (4 episodes, 1981)
David Tate ...
  Eddie / ... (3 episodes, 1981)
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  Vogon Captain (2 episodes, 1981)
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  Slartibartfast (2 episodes, 1981)
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  Newscaster (2 episodes, 1981)
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  Mr. Prosser (1 episode, 1981)
Steve Conway ...
  Barman (1 episode, 1981)
Jack May ...
  Garkbit (Head Waiter) (1 episode, 1981)
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  Lunkwill (1 episode, 1981)
Michael Cule ...
  Vogon Guard (1 episode, 1981)
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  Max Quordlepleen (1 episode, 1981)
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  Captain (1 episode, 1981)
Cleo Rocos ...
  Alien (1 episode, 1981)
Timothy Davies ...
  Fook (1 episode, 1981)
Andrew Mussell ...
  Alien (1 episode, 1981)
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  Number One (1 episode, 1981)
Barry Frank Warren ...
  Hotblack Desiato (1 episode, 1981)
David Leland ...
  Majikthise (1 episode, 1981)
Gil Morris ...
  Gag Halfrunt (1 episode, 1981)
David Neville ...
  Number Two (1 episode, 1981)
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  Bodyguard (1 episode, 1981)
Geoffrey Beevers ...
  Number Three (1 episode, 1981)
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  Zarquon (1 episode, 1981)
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  Vroomfondel (1 episode, 1981)
Beth Porter ...
  Marketing Girl (1 episode, 1981)
Matt Zimmerman ...
  Shooty (1 episode, 1981)
David Rowlands ...
  Hairdresser (1 episode, 1981)
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  Bang Bang (1 episode, 1981)
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  Dish of the Day (1 episode, 1981)
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  Deep Thought (1 episode, 1981)
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  Management Consultant (1 episode, 1981)
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  Man in Ocean / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1981)
Bill Barnsley ...
  Man Listening to Radio (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Nicola Critcher ...
  Handmaiden (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
John Dair ...
  Rich Merchant (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Terry Duran ...
  Workman (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Mary Eveleigh ...
  Woman on Stairs at Milliway's (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Eric French ...
  G'Gugvunt Leader (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Antony Gilding ...
  Businessman (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
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  Jogger (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
David Grahame ...
  Sandwich-Board Man (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Zoe Hendry ...
  Co-Pilot (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
Ralph Morse ...
  Young Scientist (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)
James Muir ...
  Vl'Hurg Leader (uncredited) (1 episode, 1981)

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Plot Summary

Arthur Dent is your average middle-class Briton. One day, while trying to prevent his house being destroyed to build a highway, his friend Ford Prefect whisks him away to the pub and explains that the Earth is about to be destroyed and they need to escape. Intergalactic, inter-time adventures ensue. Written by grantss

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Taglines Don't panic! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Guía del autoestopista galáctico (Spain)
  • Håndbog for vakse galakseblaffere (Denmark)
  • Путеводитель по Галактике для автостопщиков (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis (West Germany)
  • Galaxis útikalauz stopposoknak (Hungary)
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  • 152 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Douglas Adams chose 42 as the Ultimate Answer of Life, the Universe, and Everything simply because he thought it was the funniest-sounding of all two-digit numbers. "A completely ordinary number, a number not just divisible by two but also six and seven. In fact it's the sort of number that you could, without any fear, introduce to your parents." See more »
Goofs The person operating Zaphod's third arm can be seen on multiple occasions. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of 'The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1993). See more »
Soundtracks Journey of the Sorcerer See more »
Crazy Credits Animator Kevin Davies, credited from episodes four to six, receives a different, humorous title each time. The job titles are: Mouse Trainer, Milliways Catering and Bath Superintendent. See more »
Quotes [repeated line]
Marvin: I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.
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