The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on UK television station BBC Two. The adaptation follows the original radio series in 1978 and 1980, the first novel and double LP, in 1979, and the stage shows, in 1979 and 1980, making it the fifth iteration of the guide.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (1981 - 1981)
Runtime: 33 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy Science-Fiction
Created by: Douglas Adams

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Episode 6

Episode 1x06; Feb 9, 1981

Ford and Arthur dash to the escape pods, where they end up being teleported to a mysterious ship, "Ark B". Which they discover is a ship filled with middle-men trying to find a world to colonise, and the world they have chosen is Earth, 2 million yea

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Episode 6Feb 9, 1981
1x05: Episode 5Feb 2, 1981
1x04: Episode 4Jan 26, 1981
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