Forty years to the day of its first broadcast, there's a new BBC radio series.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy deserves a special place in the geek pantheon. It's the story of hapless BBC radio editor Arthur Dent, his best friend Ford Prefect, and the adventures that result when Prefect saves Dent when the Earth is unexpectedly destroyed to make way for a galactic bypass. Written by the late, great Douglas Adams, HHGTTG first appeared as a radio series in the UK back in 1978. On Thursday—exactly 40 years to the day from that first broadcast—it made its return home with the start of Hexagonal Phase [bbc.co.uk], a radio dramatization of the sixth and final book of an increasingly misnamed trilogy.
Source: ArsTechnica [arstechnica.com]