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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts Paperback – 21 Mar 2003


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; 25Anniversary Ed edition (21 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330419579
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330419574
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 1.6 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 492,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001. After Douglas died the movie of Hitchhiker moved out of development hell into the clear uplands of production, using much of Douglas' original script and ideas. Douglas shares the writing credit for the movie with Karey Kirkpatrick.

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About the Author

Douglas Adams created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK and lived with his wife and daughter in Islington, London, before moving to Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MR D DE LEON on 6 Nov. 2003
Format: Paperback
I bought the radio scripts when they first appeared, lost them, and have spent the best part of 15 years trying to track them down again. Remember that the scripts were often written the day before the show (or sometimes afterwards ...) so many of the effects are tailored for the cast and crew. There's some hiliarious stuff here which you will not find in any other HHGTTG memorabilia. Read and enjoy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Jan. 2002
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After having first read the books, I got the radio scripts to find how they had been transformed from radio show to novel. I found that aside from enjoying the familiarity of the Hitchhiker's series in script form, there were new, great lines that got edited out, even some huge scenes that were ignored. For a fan of the series, this is a must-read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Horsham VINE VOICE on 16 Feb. 2008
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Just superb, that is all I can say. Douglas Adams' awesome creation is superbly documented here in these radio scripts. It contains so much inside information on who says what, when and most importantly why! For each episode, there is commentary by a producer, or actor, plus, sometimes, by DA himself, as to the reasons why things happened the way they did, or why something was cast a particular way.

The whole scripts embellish the story with amazing colour and life that just shows how much goes into not only the creative genius of DA, but also the production of each episode for the radio.

It also contains a missing Hitchhikers sketch, "Fit 6 and a half", although this is really just a few minutes of dialogue.

If you are a die hard HHGTTG fan this is for you. If you enjoyed the film, then this is for you too. Just brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Feb. 2009
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Brilliant. A must buy for all hitch-hiking fans. I got it today and it is just so funny and it has great insights into the original series' production. Plus for those of the drama-mind you can reinact your fave series right at home 5*
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Although is must be noted that this edition is not quite original, there is the infamous poet issue. I'm sure when I first saw the published "original scripts" it contained the name of Douglas Adams' childhood friend long after the radio programs had been "doctored".
The original radio series has to go down as one of the greatest works of imaginative fiction in history. I always felt it was so much better than the subsequent TV series and the books.
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By Peter Sanderson on 28 Nov. 2013
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What a wonderful book a must have for any H@G@ fans. I got it just in time to go to the radio show stage production
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