THE ORIGINAL `GUIDE'.Byline: - Rob Lowman
Though it has come out in many forms - a book, a TV series and now a movie - the original 1979 BBC BBC
in full British Broadcasting Corp.
Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927. radio production of ``The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,'' which preceded all the others, is the best of the lot - inspired lunacy lunacy: see insanity. .
While the book of ``HGTTG'' allows you to picture, say, the Vogon captain announcing, ``Attention, people of Earth. I regret to inform you that in order to make way for the new hyperspace hyperspace - /hi:'per-spays/ A memory location that is *far* away from where the program counter should be pointing, often inaccessible because it is not even mapped in. (Compare jump off into never-never land. express route, your planet has been scheduled for demolition. Have a nice day,'' the radio production captures the insipid bureaucratic bu·reau·crat
1. An official of a bureaucracy.
2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
bu tone needed.
The radio production also had Simon Jones Simon Jones may refer to:
So for all you who have heard the original - congratulations.
For the rest of you, forget it - or almost. ``The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase'' - that is what they are calling the first part now - is virtually impossible to find in the U.S. at the moment. The BBCshop.com and Amazon.co.uk do stock it, however, for about $21, including shipping.
``The Secondary Phase,'' the second part of the radio production, is available on the U.K. sites for about $21, and Part 3, ``The Tertiary Phase,'' has recently been released in the U.S.; so it's readily available on Amazon.com and in bookstores.
``The Tertiary Phase,'' which has been pumped up for this release, uses Jones and others from the original cast as well as the author himself, Douglas Adams
Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. . After ``HGTTG's'' initial success on radio, Adams (who died in 2001) began writing books to continue the saga and had read them for audio books. Adams' voice was lifted from his reading of ``Life, the Universe and Everything,'' Part 3's original title.
The BBC radio version of Parts 1 and 2 are available in a collector's edition at Amazon.co.uk for about $67, and from zbs.org for about $85.
There's also ``The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition'' (Harmony; $35), which includes a history of the show, including some terrific archival shots, as well as the book itself.
The origional BBC radio cast members.