This is the ultimate collection of
audio-samples from from BBC's radioshow, based on Douglas Adams' book "The
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy".
|The samples are from the original radio-show, broadcasted between
1978 and 1980 on random occurrences.
Below you will find over 45 audio-samples from the series.
Enjoy these fine samples of the even finer:
"Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams
Tomas.Wallin (-at-) searchfinder.com
|Material rights &
|The radio series was made at BBC Enterprises.
The series was broadcasted between 8th mars 1978 and 25th January 1980. The
book: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", based on the radio
series with the same name, can be found in all Bookstores, worthy the
|The men & women behind it all
|Ford Prefect & Deep Thought
|Prosser Vogon Jeltz
|+some other fine actors not mentioned here
||BBC Radiophonic Workshop
|Where to buy the Radioshow ?
The six hour radio show is available on CD, but are quite hard get nowadays
The CD-collection's productnumber is: BBCCD 6001 (ie. productnumber on my 10+ year old version)
Excerpt from "MFAQ 1.5a" by Greg Pacek
The Radio Series is getting notoriously hard to get ahold of, and the TV Series
is approaching that point. Or maybe vice-versa. In the UK you can still get
these (as far as I know) from BBC mail-order. Info from Australia suggests the
ABC shops are a good source for the radio series. Info from the US suggests
Media Play for the tv series and possibly even the making-of video. I saw
US-edition videos recently at amazon.com. (Remember you have to be careful
with video because the North American format is different from most other
places in the world including Europe and Australia. Japan is the same as the
This quote from a post by Peter Seem seems (sorry) to indicate the BBC is
flexible on where they ship (this is for the radio series): "It's a part of
the www.bbcshop.com thing, whatever branch of the BBC runs that. You need to
call the number they give (under "shop assistant", "general ?'s", "is this all
the products") It's 0181 576 2000. I called that number, and the person there
had to bounce me over to the CD specific number. Then you have to get it as
the two separate phases. I just asked for catalog numbers ZBBC1499, and
ZBBC1500." Very cool, thanks Peter.
|Audio samples were recording in 1995 with a SB 8.bit, but who's
Audio was later converted to RealAudio format.
I have samples as streamline audio, ie. you listen to the files as you download it.
|Redefine problem and it vanish
|Arthur and Ford are stranded on the pre-historic earth.
Their only way to live with this fact, is to get blind drunk.
The problem now is that they may possibly see a potential
The potential spaceship will be quite physical, if they will be a able
to send a rescue request forward in time..
(This is the easy part, then add a bottle and see what you get)
|Radio intro of Zaphod
|The radioman introduces Zaphod,
before he announces Zaphod's theft of the spaceship Heart of Gold
|Arthur having a nervous
|Arthur gets really confused when his house has been demolished,
Ford says he's from Beetlejuice and
Vogon's are going to destroy earth in order to build a galactic
Wonder why ?
|Mr Prosser using caveman logic
|Mr Prosser is trying to convince Arthur that it's no idea laying in
front of progress.
Progress is this time the same as:
Demolish Arthur's house, to make way for a new expressway.
|Arthur comments Ford's time definition in the pub, just before the
Ford and Arthur makes the most of their time left, they order six
|A stiff drink does the trick
|Zaphod is getting annoyed on the consequences of the indefinitely
and that pestering ape-human Arthur Dent. So he pours himself a stiff
|Arthur and Ford find themselves yet another time stranded on
Their solution is to get utterly drunk.
|Arthur is slightly sarcastic towards the
Sirius Cybernetics Nutri-matic-machine.
|The ultimate "shrink"
|Eddie confirms that they just are in orbit around the legendary
Ford is a bit sceptic.
|The proof of the non-existance
|The proof of the non-existence of god.
God is based on faith, if proof on gods existence exists, the faith is
no longer required.
Without faith god no longer exists.
Since the bablefish is such a neat construction,
it couldn't evolve by random, god must have created it,
and therefore since god proved his existence god doesn't exist.
|Attention earthlings !
|Vogon cmd. Prostnetic Vogon Jeltz calls for attention,
before he will destroy earth to make way for a new
|Marvin, the android with a brain capability of a planet,
gets another stimulating mission.
|Listen to mom !
|Arthur complains about how he should have listen to his mother,
what use is that, now when he's about to be thrown out in space by
bad-tempered poetry-readers ?
|So you got lucky too !
|Arthur's towel just saved Zaphod from a faith worse than the faith
all due to a chain of extremely unlikely events, during a period of 2
|Last lunch before the vogon's arrive to demolish earth.
|Some Vogon poetry ?
|A faith worse then the faith of death awaits Ford and Arthur.
The vogon captain Jeltz is in a terribly bad mode, so ...
|Zaphod is believed to quite
|Zaphod is believed to be quite dead. After all he had recently been
eaten by a carbon-copy of the Ravenous Buggbladder of Traal. Imagine the pilot's face,
when Zaphod hijacks his spaceship.
|Sirius Cybernetics Marketing
|Sirius Cybernetics, the biggest and the most hated corporation in
Sirius Cybernetics constructs the friendly coffemachines, obeying doors
and mano-depressive androids.
|This is terrific
|Zaphod is delighted when he discovers that he just, most
improbably, have picked up his semi-cousin Ford and that ape-thing from certain-death in
|Zaphod is furious over that Trillian picked up hitchhikers, just
after they stole the spaceship The Heart of Gold.
|Make the best of it.
|Ford orders 6 pints just before the end of the world, the bartender