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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

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

The Sky at Night

Stephen Hawking on Black Holes

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

How the detection of gravitational waves proves that black holes exist and provides a way to investigate them. Featuring a Stephen Hawking interview. 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

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hexagonal Phase

6. A Thor in the Air

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for years

Yet another fight-to-the-death for Thor, but will this one have a happy ending? 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

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

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

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Stephen Hawking, Professor Danielle George and Christophe Galfard join forces to find out if, and how, humans can reach for the stars and relocate to different planets. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Hawking
Presenter:
Danielle George
Series Producer:
Lucy Haken
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer:
Lucy Van Beek
Director:
Lucy Haken
Production Company:
Brook Lapping Productions

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Documentary film about professor Stephen Hawking, the world's most celebrated scientist. Dara O Briain spends time with his boyhood hero in Cambridge. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Dara O Briain
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Hawking
Executive Producer:
Mark Wells
Executive Producer:
Steven Lappin
Producer:
Paul Vanezis
Director:
Paul Vanezis

Comic Relief

2015

The Best Bits

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Highlights from this year's Comic Relief - Face the Funny. All the funniest moments, featuring Lenny Henry, John Bishop and a one-off Little Britain. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Richard Curtis
Participant:
Lenny Henry
Participant:
John Bishop
Participant:
David Walliams
Participant:
Catherine Tate
Participant:
Stephen Hawking

Comic Relief

2015

Face the Funny - Part 1

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

The biennial comedy and fundraising event comes live from the London Palladium, with hosts Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, David Walliams and John Bishop. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Lenny Henry
Presenter:
Davina McCall
Presenter:
David Walliams
Presenter:
John Bishop
Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Dawn French
Participant:
Ben Miller
Participant:
Rebecca Front
Participant:
Dermot O'Leary
Participant:
Claudia Winkleman
Participant:
Tess Daly
Participant:
Adil Ray
Participant:
Stephen Hawking
Participant:
Catherine Tate
Participant:
Eddie Izzard
Performer:
Ella Henderson
Performer:
Sam Smith
Executive Producer:
Richard Curtis

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Eric Idle persuades Professor Brian Cox to present a lecture on the birth of the entire universe. Brian soon realises Eric is actually hosting a comedy and musical extravaganza. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Presenter:
Eric Idle
The Big Bang:
Warwick Davis
Einstein:
Noel Fielding
Time & Space:
Hannah Waddingham
Participant:
Robin Ince
Eric Morecambe:
Jonty Stephens
Ernie Wise:
Ian Ashpitel
Participant:
Tim Peake
Participant:
Stephen Hawking
Producer:
Lisa Clark
Director:
Matthew Amos