The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Season 1 Episode 4

Episode 4

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 26, 1981 on BBC Two
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Arthur learns about the Great Project. This is the second most powerful computer in existence, called Deep Thought, and it was created to answer the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. The computer comes back online much later to give its final answer, which is the number 42. The scientists are understandably less than thrilled with this answer and are even more hacked off when Deep Thought cannot tell them what the Ultimate Question was. So a new computer, called the planet Earth, has to be constructed for the same purpose. The current owners of the Great Project, Trillian's pet mice, want to cut Arthur's head open to find the Question inside. Then the crew members are all trapped behind a bank of exploding computers, and all seems to be lost.moreless

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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)

Tony Clark (IX)

Tony Clark (IX)

Marvin [location scenes]

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