The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatised) : Hitchhiker's Guide (radio plays)

  • by Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
  • Series: Hitchhiker's Guide (radio plays)
  • 3 hrs and 14 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as 11 homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lords Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro. Many of the cast of the original BBC Radio 4 series have been reunited for this new dramatisation including Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android.

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What the Critics Say

Winner of the APA Audies, Audiobook of the Year, 2006.

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Glad to hear it

Having listened to some of the episodes on the Radio I was very glad to see HHGTTG in the Audible library and with the full cast from the radio. The reproduction was great, and this Tertiary Phase is added to the other two Phases available via Audible. It is a pity that Audible have not got the original two Radio 4 series and Link episode. This would make the best collection. HHGTTG was a great radio series and left a lot to the imagination - the radio was the original format and the best!
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- Vince

Creative Stimulation

Can't beleve how good Hitchhiker's Guide is an audiobook, (given first impressions of the film)!

Somehow it taps into precisely that opposite sphere of the brain to the one used while driving and gives it loads of interesting titbits to mull over. The production is superb and only 'The Mighty Boosh' is really comparible for sheer imaginative vividness.

This particular episode includes the 'Cricketer' robots (who attack everything in sight), the starship Bistromath (runs on the mathematical principles of a restaurant) and that famous bit where the villain sugests that the, should the universe be explained, it will be replaced by something even more bizarely inexplicable (some say this has happened already).

Furthermore, it stars the inimitable Richard Griffiths and a man who knows the question to the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

Definitely recommended listening!
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2005
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited