Hitchhikers Radio Series 6 Announced

BBC 4 has announced that next year they will broadcast an adaptation of Eoin Fowler’s sixth Hitchhikers novel, And Another Thing… using much of the radio series original cast. Simon Jones, Mark Wing-Davey, and Geoffrey McGivern will reprise their roles from the radio show with Jones, Wing-Davey, and Sandra Dickinson reprising their roles from the television series. The new series will be written and produced by Dirk Maggs, who produced the broadcasts of the third through fifth novels between 2003 and 2005. The announcement was made on the 38th anniversary of the publication of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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Adams Home for Sale

Joining other author homes recently put on the market, a house formerly owned by Douglas Adams has come on the market. The house is located in Islington, London and Adams lived there in the late 1980s. It remained in the Adams family for more than twenty years. The house is listing at £5,950,000.
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Obituary: Nick Webb

Publisher and author Nick Webb (b.1949) died on April 10. Webb worked as managing director of Arrow and Sphere before taking the position at Simon & Schuster UK between 1991 and 1999. In 1978, while working at Pan, he commissioned Douglas Adams to write a novelization of the radio show The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. After leaving Simon and Schuster, he wrote Wish You Were Here, a biography of Adams. Webb’s daughter is fantasy author Kate Griffin.

Obituary: Jane Belson

Barrister Jane Belson died on September 7. Belson married author Douglas Adams in 1991 and their daughter was born in 1994. After Adams’s death, Belson worked to shepherd some of his projects to fruition and had a cameo in the film The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Hitchhiker Reading

The Strathclyde Theatre Group with the Radio Theatre Group will present a reading of the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy radio scripts from March 24 through April 2 at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are Mon – Tues £7/4, Wed – Sat £10/7. The event will occur at the Ramshorn Theatre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

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