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June 1st, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We have more new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy coming, thanks to BBC Radio 4! This news has got us at FTN Towers so excited we almost forgot where our towels were!

It’s been confirmed that Radio 4 has ordered the sixth series of Douglas Adams’ timeless work of genius. It is  expected to be called The Hexagonal Phase and will be based on Eoin Colfer 2009 sixth entry into the increasingly confusingly named trilogy, And Another Thing.

It’s eleven years since Radio 4 put out Series 5, The Quintessential Phase.

Radio 4 has commissioned a new series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, over a decade since the last series aired.

“In 2009 author Eoin Colfer was commissioned to write And Another Thing… featuring the same characters as seen and heard the previous radio series and books written by Adams. Although Colfer had the blessing of the creator’s widow, the announcement proved to be controversial at the time. Colfer has recognised that there was “semi-outrage” at the idea of another author contributing to the series, but he has been pleased by the reaction the book has since publication.”

The book picks up immediately at the end of Adams’ final book, Mostly Harmless and, while trying a bit too hard in places, manages to do Adams justice.

However, the best part is that “this new commission will officially be connected to the main show, with the original radio cast expected to be involved.

“The new series is being organised by Dirk Maggs, the director who has overseen previous series of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, alongside David Morley from Perfectly Normal Productions.”

The cast, pictured above, are: Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Stephen Moore as Marvin and the late Susan Sheridan as Trillian.

The show is expected to run for six episodes. Maggs himself said: “A series has been commissioned but plans are still being put together – what precise form it will all take and who exactly will be involved is all yet to be confirmed.

“I wouldn’t dream of doing it without approaching the original cast, but it’s way too early to do that yet.

“I am very happy to be returning, it will be great to get ‘the band back together’ – for what will probably be the last time.”

The Hexagonal Phase is expected to air on Radio 4 sometime in 2017.

You can play The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy 30th Anniversary Game HERE

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….