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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Lazlar Lyricon 3

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fan group, has announced Lazlar Lyricon 3, a convention in praise of Adams’ work, scheduled for 9-11 June, 2017 in Stoke-on-Trent. The first two Lazlar Lyricons were held in the 1980s and 90s.
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Obituary: Susan Sheridan

Actress Susan Sheridan (b.1947) died on August 8. Sheridan created the role of Trillian in the original The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series and reprised the role for the subsequent radio series. She also provided the voice of Princess Eilonwy in The Black Cauldron as well as voicework in the television series Moomin.