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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : the original radio scripts (original 1985; edition 2003)

by Douglas Adams, Douglas Adams (Foreword)

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Title:The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : the original radio scripts
Authors:Douglas Adams
Other authors:Douglas Adams (Foreword)
Info:London : Pan, 2003.
Collections:Borrowed, Reviewed, Read but unowned
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Tags:SF, radio scripts, humour, satire

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The footnotes for each episode are by the far the best part of this book. ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 25, 2014 |
I only heard some of the original episodes (either on the BBC or when repeated on a pirate radio station in London), and having later heard the LP version and read the books, I was surprised at how many sections were nevertheless new to me. Possibly, of course, I was not paying attention last time. The notes about the chaotic recording sessions are entertaining, as bewildered actors are shut into cupboards to record their lines for electronic alteration, and sections of the tape have to be cut out of antiquated machines with scissors. It is interesting how clearly the original show, despite its later iconic status and huge development, started out clearly in the line of evolution from the Goon Show to the slightly batty BBC Radio 4 comedies of the early 21st century.

MB 31-xii-2012 ( )
  MyopicBookworm | Dec 31, 2012 |
This book is hilarious! I got my copy signed at his last talk at the University of California at Santa Barbara the month before he passed away. Mine is is the 10th anniversary edition. ( )
  kalanasse | Mar 28, 2010 |
Down the stares from Ursa Minor, you must be incredibly fit.: My mother certainly doesn't think its funny. The anti-gravity effects of art are really quite exaggerated. Adams does give a deft insight into the moral and social problems posed by cloning. Americans won't get it. Better than the radio tapes because your laughter doesn't stop you hearing the next bit. Stars are so misleading
  iayork | Aug 9, 2009 |
Contrary to what you might believe, completely different from the books of the same name. New characters, new plots, new excuses to read out-loud in a British accent. In short, lots of fun, definitely recommended to anyone with a sense of humour. ( )
2 vote dsbs | Jul 8, 2009 |
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Cross, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0517559501, Paperback)

25th Anniversary Edition of the scripts that launched a billion quips March 1978 saw the first ever transmission of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio 4; the beginning of a cult phenomenon. This 25th Anniversary edition of the scriptbook includes a previously unpublished Hitchhiker script, 'Sheila's Ear'; a new introduction by producer Geoffrey Perkins; and a Who's Who of all those involved in the radio series. As well as all the new material, of course there are the twelve original radio scripts - Hitchhiker as it was written and exactly as it was broadcast for the very first time. They include amendments and additions made during recordings and original notes on the writing and producing of the series by Adams and Perkins. For those who have always loved Adams, as well as for his new generation of fans, these scripts are essential reading - with the previously 'lost' script making this edition a must-have piece of Adams memorabilia.

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Contains the complete, unedited scripts from the original BBC "Hitchhiker Radio Show," as broadcast in the U.S. on National Public Radio.

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