The rest of “Hitchhikers Guide” to be made into a radio play.

The Sci-Fi related news is thick this morning with word coming via Solonor that the BBC plans to serialize the remaining books from Douglas Adam’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as radio plays starting on Tuesday, September 21st. Fans already know that both The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe began life as plays on BBC Radio before they were made into best selling books, but the rest of the series consisting of Life, The Universe And Everything, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish and Mostly Harmless were never done on radio.

Until now. Twenty-five years after the original radio series BBC Radio 4 has reassembled most of the original cast to dramatize the last three books to be broadcast every Tuesday at 6:30pm GMT, which Sol points out is around 2:30pm for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone.  Repeats will air on Thursdays at 11PM (7PM Eastern) and each episode will be available online for 7 days after the Thursday broadcast.

6 thoughts on “The rest of “Hitchhikers Guide” to be made into a radio play.

  1. I never got into Dirk Gently the way I didn’t HHGttG and I’m not sure why. It was OK, but I didn’t find it as funny.

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