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Don't Panic! The story of Arthur Dent, an average Englishman who life was spared by his friend, who turned out to be an alien, while the planet Earth is destroyed. His friend tells him about the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a guide with anything you ever needed, and wanted to know. They travel across the galaxy, meeting friendly, and not so friendly characters in order to find the great question (the answer being 42).

  1. Douglas Adams


Series Cast

  1. Sandra Dickinson

    Sandra Dickinson


    6 Episodes

  2. Mark Wing-Davey

    Zaphod Beeblebrox

    6 Episodes

  3. Simon Jones

    Simon Jones

    Arthur Dent

    6 Episodes

  4. David Dixon

    6 Episodes

  5. Stephen Moore

    6 Episodes

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Season 1

1981 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy premiered on January 5, 1981.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy



Status Ended


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  • 12


    The broadcaster must take the decision about the air time by taking in consideration the impact on young children in the timeframe from 6:00am to 8:00pm.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 33m, 35m



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