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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Based on the novel by Douglas Adams; produced and directed by Alan J. W. Bell



Contractors arrive at Arthur Dent's house, in order to demolish it and make way for a bypass. His friend, Ford Prefect, arrives while Arthur is lying in front of the bulldozers, to keep them from demolishing it. He tries to explain to Arthur that he is actually from a planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and that the Earth is about to be demolished. The Vogons, an alien race, intend to destroy Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass.


BBC Two (British Television)


Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, David Learner

Run Dates:

January 5, 1981 February 9, 1981


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