• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
by DOUGLAS ADAMS adapted in six parts from the BBC radio series starring
David Dixon , Simon Jones Sandra Dickinson
Mark Wing-Davey featuring
Peter Davison , Jack May
Colin Jeavons , Dave Prowse and the voice of Peter Jones
5: In which our heroes enjoy a reviving meal at a very unusual restaurant. The Dish of the Day says hello to them, but an intergalactic rock star does not, because he is spending a year dead for tax reasons. As a special cabaret treat, the Universe ends.
Radiophonic music PADDY KINGSLAND
Animated sequences ROD LORD Designer ANDREW HOWE-DAVIES Producer ALAN J. w. BELL (R)


Unknown: David Dixon
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Sandra Dickinson
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Jack May
Unknown: Colin Jeavons
Unknown: Dave Prowse
Unknown: Peter Jones
Designer: Andrew Howe-Davies
Producer: Alan J. W. Bell
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: David Dixon
Trillian: Sandra Dickinson
Zaphod: Mark Wing-Davey
Garkbit (head waiter): Jack May
Bodyguard: David Prowse
Max: Colin Jeavons
Marvin: David Learner
Voice of Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zarquon: Colin Bennett
Dish of the Day: Peter Davison

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

BBC Two England, 12 June 1987 21.00

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Feedback about The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, BBC Two England, 21.00, 12 June 1987
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/2330236641844afd9b3710d50939b28f

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel