Marking what would have been the 70th birthday of the creator of comic sci-fi masterpiece The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
This is an online only event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a viewing link shortly before the event and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
This event will be live captioned.
Enjoy a rich and revealing tribute to Douglas Adams with one of his most renowned collaborators, the comedy producer John Lloyd, who produced the original radio series of Hitchhikers. He is joined by Douglas’s brother James Thrift and another legendary radio producer, Dirk Maggs. Hosted by Dick Fiddy of the BFI.
This conversation was filmed at the British Library on 8 March 2020, as part of a day-long celebration, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at 42!
Douglas Adams was an author, screenwriter and satirist who is best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started as a 12-part radio series that aired between 1978 and 1980; it was followed by a series of five books that have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. His other works include satirical detective novels Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988). He also co-wrote The Meaning of Liff with John Lloyd (1983) and Last Chance to See with Mark Carwardine (1990). Adams died of a heart attack in 2001, aged only 49. He remains one of the most popular, widely read humorists of our time.
Film produced by Kevin Jon Davies.
Images of Douglas Adams by David Beasley and Mark Gerson
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