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Deep down inside the planet Magrathea, coastline designer Slartibartfast is working on Earth, mark II. It seems the previous version was destroyed just before it managed to complete it's ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan J.W. Bell (uncredited)

Writers:

Douglas Adams, Douglas Adams (radio series)
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Cast

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Peter Jones ... The Book (voice)
Simon Jones ... Arthur Dent
David Dixon David Dixon ... Ford Prefect
Sandra Dickinson ... Trillian
Mark Wing-Davey ... Zaphod Beeblebrox
Richard Vernon ... Slartibartfast
Antony Carrick ... Lunkwill
Timothy Davies Timothy Davies ... Fook
David Leland David Leland ... Majikthise
Charles McKeown ... Vroomfondel
Matt Zimmerman Matt Zimmerman ... Shooty
Marc Smith ... Bang Bang
Valentine Dyall ... Deep Thought (voice)
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Deep down inside the planet Magrathea, coastline designer Slartibartfast is working on Earth, mark II. It seems the previous version was destroyed just before it managed to complete it's purpose. Arthur Dent, being the last human survivor to leave Earth (Trillian doesn't count), may hold the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 January 1981 (UK) See more »

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Goofs

Deep Thought is speaking about building the computer Earth, and he calls it "the computer who will give the answer to the ultimate question". Actually the sentence should be the other way round: "the question to the ultimate answer" - they already have the answer (42). See more »

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Narrator: Arthur Dent, a perfectly ordinary earthman, was rather surprised when his friend Ford Prefect suddenly revealed himself to be from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and not from Gilford after all. He was even more surprised when a few minutes later the Earth was unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. But this was as nothing to their joint surprise when they were rescued from certain death by a stolen spaceship manned by Ford's ...
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Spoofs Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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