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The BBC announces that production is under way on the Tertiary Phase of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with episodes due to begin airing on Radio 4 in spring 2004.

"Every sci-fi fan wants their old show to be reborn. Fans of Doctor Who have a new series to look forward to, and Thunderbirds fans have a feature film – but Hitchhiker’s Guide fans have both."

Yummy!

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Note to my friends who tell me (with a slightly jealous voice) that my English writings are too difficult to understand: I have tried to read the Hitchhiker's Guide in English many, many times, and it's frankly too difficult for me to grab all the jokes. I pay my respect to the French translator, who wrote on the back cover of almost every book in the series that he would never do it again and did a terrific job each time! And I mourn Douglas Adams just as every fan.

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Hi, I'd be awfully grateful if, in mentioning the forthcoming new series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you could actually include a link to my site Magrathea (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mjs2000), especially as you've extracted a quote of mine, unatributed, from the BBC cult site!

My site is updated almost every day and was the first site to run this story, from where all other on-line news about this originates. (Floor 42 hasn't been updated for two and a half years.)

Incidentally and interestingly, the BBC have not made any announcement about the new series. The story on the BBC cult site comes from a press release that I sent them.

Those interested in previous attempts to get this series made will find that information only in my book Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams (end of plug).

Best,

MJ Simpson

Well, with the above shameless plug, I guess you have your link!

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