The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG, H2G2, or tHGttG) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, including stage shows, novels, comic books, a 1981 TV series, a 1984 video game, and 2005 feature film.
A prominent series in British popular culture, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has become an international multi-media phenomenon; the novels are the most widely distributed, having been translated into more than 30 languages by 2005. In 2017, BBC Radio 4 announced a 40th-anniversary celebration with Dirk Maggs, one of the original producers, in charge. This sixth series of the sci-fi spoof has been based on Eoin Colfer's book And Another Thing, with additional unpublished material by Douglas Adams. The first of six new episodes was broadcast on 8 March 2018.
The list below contains the main versions and does not include audio-books, stage show compact cassette, VHS, CD, DVD releases, edits, extras, extensions, and overseas versions.
As you can discover from the links below, each new version of the story is recreated for the medium.
♦ Fit the seventh was broadcast at Christmas 1978.
♥ Contains some Hitchhiker's material.
† Canon, with original characters, written by Eoin Colfer.
‡ Includes new post mortem material.