The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Original run: 5 Jan 1981 – 9 Feb 1981

Country of origin: UK

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi

Network: BBC TWO UK

Watched by: 875 of 675 855 0.13%

Total running time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Episode duration: 35 minutes

IMDB rating: 8 of 10 10 040 rating: 7.822 of 10 505

MyShows rating: 4.08 of 5 400


The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on UK television station BBC Two. The adaptation follows the original radio series in 1978 and 1980, the first novel and double LP, in 1979, and the stage shows, in 1979 and 1980, making it the fifth iteration of the guide.

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