Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’.
‘At the risk of being controversial, it’s better than the book... Hitchhiking is back – long may it continue.’ Guy Clapperton, Radio Times
The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after... well... ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.
But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur’s bubble. There is, after all, something very fishy about his girlfriend’s feet, and what has happened to all the dolphins? Perhaps, at last, all will be revealed in God’s Last Message to His Creation…
Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book and Jane Horrocks is Fenchurch. Guest stars include Stephen Fry, June Whitfield, Bill Paterson, Arthur Smith, Sir Patrick Moore, Jackie Mason and Christian Slater.
This extended edition features 30 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.
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I like the dramatized series, however unabridged versions are more to my liking.
If you are a hardcore HHGG fan, this is not so good, but if you are new to Douglas Adams, this is for you.
Take Me to Your Lizard (?)
My favorite Hitchhiker's book was So Long and Thanks for All the Fish. This is the radio dramatization of that book, so it's automatically ten times better. It's very good. A great way to spend money. You won't be disappointed.
The sound effects used here on the radio dramatization are pretty much taken to the very limit here. The rain, the crashing of the spaceship,...everything. They've even managed to make some dialogue sound like it's coming from a telephone (Genius).
Arthur has finally returned to Earth. After a shave and a bath, he sets out to find the girl of his dreams: A crazy woman named Fenchurch, whom he met on his way home. Together, they go out to find out the true answers to why they are here. It means love, loss, sanity, insanity, and a mysterious glass fishbowl of some sort.
It's one of the best audiobooks I've ever heard. If you liked So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, you will love the radio version of it.
Missing Tertiary Phase
I can't count the number of times I have read through the Hitchhiker's series, and have enjoyed listening to them as well.
I recently took the opportunity to purchase the BBC dramatizations to save (I had initially heard the first three phases on low quality downloads), but didn't realize when I started purchasing them that the Tertiary phase is not available on iTunes. I mistakenly thought I saw them all when I first looked a week or two ago, but searching the internet suggests it has been missing since at least February 2018.
If you want a "complete set", consider buying elsewhere.