Original Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy Radio Program

Yesterday, I managed to find the original Hitchhiker's radio series in an archive from KCRW, an NPR station station in Santa Barbara.

The series consists of 12 half-hour segments, with the full twelve segments covering the the first three books of the trilogy (roughly).

It's definitely worth a listen, and it's interesting how Adams evolved and filled in things over time.

Comments (9)
  1. David Grant says:

    I’ll also point out that M83 is going to perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic in about 25 minutes. Should be good.


  2. Mike Dunn says:

    BBC is doing more series of radio shows, I caught 3 or 4 of them last year, but IMO they were nowhere near as good, they weren’t even _funny_ most of the time. :~(

  3. I’d love to be able to listen to these in my car…. Anyone have a stream recorder?

  4. Neat! Wasn’t this on the BBC radio pages originally? I remember seeing it there some time ago. While not as good but still entertaining, the original tv series of the same namesake is on amazon. Good stuff! 🙂


  5. Peter Hornby says:

    The BBC are broadcasting the new radio series starting today (Tuesday, May 3rd). Each episode will be available for seven days following the original broadcast, at


  6. KCRW is actually broadcast from Santa Monica Community College (A.K.A. Harvard by the Sea).


    Love the Broadcasts!

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