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Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Quintessential Phase (2LP Pink Vinyl)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: Quintessential Phase (2LP Pink Vinyl)

Douglas Adams

  1. Episode One – Fit The Twenty-Third
  2. Episode Two - Fit The Twenty-Fourth
  1. Episode Three - Fit The Fit The Twenty-Fifth
  2. Episode Four – Fit The Twenty-Sixth

About this release

‘Prefect, you’re fired. Literally.’

This brand new vinyl edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Quintessential Phase arrives on heavyweight pink vinyl, packaged in the lavish style of the preceding Primary Phase, Secondary Phase, Tertiary Phase and Quandary Phase LP releases.

Here, for the first time ever on vinyl, are Episodes 23 to 26 of the BBC radio series. First broadcast in 2005, the Quintessential Phase is based upon Douglas Adams’s fifth Hitchhiker’s novel, Mostly Harmless. This is the first ever publication of the original radio edits of the Quintessential Phase, as heard on their original Radio 4 broadcast.

This startling conclusion to the original ‘trilogy in five parts’ features not one but two versions of Tricia McMillan, the woman who would/would not take off with a two-headed alien and become Zaphod’s girlfriend Trillian. Arthur’s search for his lost love takes him to the planet Lamuella, home of the Perfectly Normal Beast, whilst Ford’s visit to the Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ reunites him with an old acquaintance. Soon they are all involved in a frantic race to save Earth…again!

Starring William Franklyn & Peter Jones as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Sandra Dickinson as Tricia McMillan, Samantha Béart as Random and Rula Lenska as The Bird, with a guest cast including Jonathan Pryce, John Challis, Mitch Benn, Michael Fenton-Stevens, Saeed Jaffrey, Miriam Margolyes, Griff Rhys Jones, Stephen Moore, Jane Horrocks and many more, with music by Philip Pope and Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens. Adapted, Directed and Co-Produced by Dirk Maggs.

Two 180g heavyweight coloured vinyl discs are presented in illustrated wallets inside a rigid, bound 20 page book, including a Perspective sleeve note by Simon Jones and an overview of the series’ development by Jem Roberts, Adams’s official biographer.

‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot…’