The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Season 1 Episode 3

Episode 3

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 1981 on BBC Two
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The starship Heart of Gold is headed for the planet Magrathea, a planet which it is generally agreed does not exist. In trying to land on Magrathea's surface, the crew faces an ancient nuclear missile defence system, escaping only when Arthur turns on the Infinite Improbability Drive. This helpfully replaces the missiles with a bowl of petunias and a very surprised sperm whale, who learns about the ground before he hits it. Later on, deep in the core of the planet, an unknown enemy attacks Trillian, Zaphod and Ford while Arthur meets Slartibartfast, an old man who designs planets for a living. Slartibartfast takes Arthur on a tour of the factory floor, showing off his latest project — Planet Earth, Mark Two.moreless

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Stephen Moore (I)

Stephen Moore (I)

Voices of Marvin/The Whale; Frankie Mouse (eps 2,3,5,6)

Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Voice of the Book

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Arthur Dent

Mark Wing-Davey

Mark Wing-Davey

Zaphod Beeblebrox (eps 2-6)

David Dixon

David Dixon

Ford Prefect

Sandra Dickinson

Sandra Dickinson

Trillian (eps 2-6)

Richard Vernon

Richard Vernon

Slartibartfast

Guest Star

David Tate

David Tate

Eddie

Guest Star

John Dair

John Dair

Rich Merchant

Guest Star

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