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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

1. Part the 0.16

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Following the publication of his diaries, Arthur Dent’s hopes for a secluded life soon evaporate. Stars Simon Jones. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

All About Eve

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ed tries to stir up healthy anti-authoritarian rage as editor of the student magazine. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

2. Part the 0.3

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

One head is better than two - as long as you have a spare in a jar. Stars Mark Wing-Davey. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

Comedy of the Week

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

Duration: 42 minutes

An extended version of the first episode of the brand new series. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

Genres

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 8

Episode 6: Keeping the Flame Alive

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Stan decides to rent out Ed's flat to Olympic visitors, despite the fact it is nowhere near the stadium, which means that Ed has to look for a new place to stay. Show more

Dead Boss

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Comedy murder mystery series. Helen is instructed by prison governor Margaret to look after their German guest Gertrude Verna, who's in prison for murdering and eating her husband. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Boomers

Series 2

Episode 6: Wedding

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Comedy series following the ups and downs of three retired couples. Maureen's mum Joan drops a bombshell - she's getting married to someone 20 years younger than her. Show more

Dead Boss

Series 1

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Comedy murder mystery series. Governor Margaret announces the annual prison choir competition. Helen is certain to be made lead vocalist until the surprise appearance of Virna. Show more

Contributors

Genres

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 10

Episode 4: Joan of the Junction

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

While wandering along the canal looking for somewhere to live, Ed finds the inspiration for a perfect Sunday night TV drama. Show more

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

3. In Space, No One Can Hear You Complain

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Are Arthur Dent, Trillian and Random really the last remaining humans in The Galaxy? Maybe not. Stars Simon Jones. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

6. The 0.6666667th Part

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Ford Prefect calls upon Arthur Dent for help. Now, there’s desperation... Stars Simon Jones and Geoff McGivern. From 2018, Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs

Decline and Fall

Series 1

Episode 3

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Yorkshire

Adaption of Evelyn Waugh's comedy novel. Valiantly taking the fall for Margot, Paul Pennyfeather finds himself in deep trouble with the law. Show more

Contributors

Paul Pennyfeather:
Jack Whitehall
Monsieur Galeon:
Jasper Jacob
Jane Jenkins:
Eleri Morgan
Journalist:
Ben McGregor
Peter Beste-Chetwynde:
Oscar Kennedy
Alistair Digby-Vaine-Trumpington:
Tom Stourton
Inspector Bruce:
Nicholas Murchie
Prosecution Council:
Michael Cochrane
Arthur Potts:
Matthew Beard
Chief Warder:
Paul Higgins
Philbrick:
Stephen Graham
Prison Medical Officer:
Tim Woodward
Prendergast:
Vincent Franklin
Harold:
Jack Brady
Wilfred Lucas-Dockery:
Jason Watkins
Officer Bowman:
Joseph Prowen
Margot Beste-Chetwynde:
Eva Longoria
Dr Fagan:
David Suchet
Mr Wilson:
Geoff McGivern
Writer:
James Wood
Producer:
Matthew Bird
Production Company:
Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd

Doctors

Series 20

Exposure

Duration: 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One East Midlands

Al and Sid uncover some interesting truths at the Love Lessons workshop, and Jimmi and Ruhma’s photography class uncovers more than just Jimmi’s eye for a great shot. Show more

Contributors

Dr Emma Reid:
Dido Miles
Sally Tennant:
Linda Armstrong
Charlie Burn:
Geoff McGivern
Holly Brooker:
Lorna Want
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Dr Sid Vere:
Ashley Rice
Ruhma Carter:
Bharti Patel

Siblings

Series 2

Episode 3: Old Man Model

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC ThreeLatest broadcast: on BBC Three HD

Comedy series about the world's worst brother and sister. Hannah starts dating a hot underwear model, while Dan helps a terminally ill man have one last adventure. Show more

Drama

We're Backing Britain

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Harold Wilson's government reels from the devaluation of the pound and rejection by the Common Market. Based on the true story of the 1968 I'm Backing Britain campaign. Show more

Contributors

Fred Price:
Nicholas Boulton
Brenda Mumford:
Felicity Duncan
Marcia Williams:
Felicity Duncan
Joan Southwell:
Catherine Lamb
Harry Tyler:
Geoff McGivern
Valerie White:
Alana Ramsey
Richard Seller:
Wilf Scolding
Rory McCarthy:
Wilf Scolding
Jack O'Hea:
Duncan Wisbey
Harold Wilson:
Duncan Wisbey
Mike Best:
Duncan Wisbey
Director:
Sean Grundy

Genres

Brand

Drama

Ed Reardon's Week

Series 11

The Rectifier

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Inspired by his great-grandfather, Ed embarks upon writing a serious social history book. Stars Christopher Douglas. From 2016. Show more

Dead Boss

Series 1

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Comedy murder mystery series. Frustrated by the lack of progress with her appeal, Helen takes matters into her own hands and studies the law. Helen becomes the posse's new leader. Show more

The Best Laid Plans

Caution: Angel At Work

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Smallbone gets a job in customer service at a supermarket, but ends up leading a protest. Stars Ardal O'Hanlon. From 2015. Show more

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

5. Part the 0.83333

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Thor vs Wowbagger in a fight-to-the-death, followed by cheesy nibbles and drinks. With Mitch Benn and Toby Longworth. From 2018. Show more

Contributors

The Voice of the Book:
John Lloyd
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoff McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
Tricia McMillan:
Sandra Dickinson
Wowbagger:
Toby Longworth
Constant Mown:
Andy Secombe
Left Brain:
Mitch Benn
Fenchurch:
Jane Horrocks
Hillman Hunter:
Ed Byrne
The Guide MkII:
Stephen Hawking
The Consultant:
Lenny Henry
Heimdall:
Tom Alexander
Buckeye Brown:
Tom Alexander
Eccentrica:
Tom Alexander
Gunner Vogon:
Tom Alexander
Aseed Preflux:
Philip Pope
Sub-Etha Voice:
Philip Pope
HOG Door:
Philip Pope
Modgud:
Theo Maggs
The Viking:
Theo Maggs
Announcer:
John Marsh
Director:
Dirk Maggs
Adaptor:
Dirk Maggs