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Summary: Don't Panic! The Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy is a classic British television series from the early 1980s, starting out as a BBC Radio series of six episodes which grew to twelve episodes, then five best-selling books and a hugely successful TV series (this one). Finally, a feature film appeared in 2005. The creator, the late Douglas Adams, had been a script editor on Doctor Who and he once said the idea for the show came to him while he was lying drunk in a field near Innsbruck. Quirky British humour runs through all formats of the Guide, but what sets this version apart from the others of is the animated graphics created by Rod Lord – unlike anything seen on British TV until then. They inspired the animation in a TVO educational series called Landscape of Geometry (1983). The show won several awards, including BAFTA Awards in 1982 for Best Graphics (Rod Lord), and Best Sound Supervisor (Michael McCarthy), as well as an RTS Television Award 1982 for Most Original Programme.


Network: BBC-2 , BBC Two
Genre(s): Comedy, Science Fiction
Seasons: 1
Cast Credit
Simon Jones Arthur Dent
Peter Jones Voice Of The Book
Stephen Moore Voices Of Marvin/The Whale; Frankie Mouse (Eps 2,3,5,6)
Mark Wing-Davey Zaphod Beeblebrox (Eps 2-6)
David Dixon Ford Prefect
Sandra Dickinson Trillian (Eps 2-6)
Tony Clark (IX) Marvin [Location Scenes]