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 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,[1] was a BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on BBC Two. The adaptation followed the original radio series in 1978 and 1980, the first novel and double LP, in 1979, and the stage shows, in 1979 and 1980, making it the fifth version of the guide.

The series starred Simon Jones as Arthur DentDavid Dixon as Ford PrefectMark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox andSandra Dickinson as Trillian. The voice of the guide was by Peter Jones. Simon Jones, Peter Jones and Mark Wing-Davey had already provided the voices for their characters in the original radio series in 1978/80. In addition, the series saw a number of notable cameo roles, including Adams himself on several occasions.

Although initially thought by BBC executives to be unfilmable, the series was successfully produced and directed by Alan J W Bell and went on to win an Royal Television Society award as Most Original Programme of 1981, as well as several BAFTA awards for its graphics and editing. ( source wiki )

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