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  • Douglas Adams

    Früher schickte Douglas Adams seine Hörer per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Ende der 80er-Jahre macht er sich selbst in eine für ihn unbekannte Welt auf: in das Universum der vom Aussterben bedrohten Tierarten. Gemeinsam mit dem Zoologen Mark Carwardine besucht er Riesenechsen auf Komodo, den dicksten Papagei der Welt in Neuseeland und hörgeschädigte Delfine im Yangtse. Für ihre sechs Reisen nehmen sie die schwierigsten Bedingungen in Kauf und machen dabei die skurrilsten Bekanntschaften. Die Reportagen bezeichnete Adams selbst als 'das Wichtigste, das ich jemals geschrieben...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Früher schickte Douglas Adams seine Hörer per Anhalter durch die Galaxis. Ende der 80er-Jahre macht er sich selbst in eine für ihn unbekannte Welt auf: in das Universum der vom Aussterben bedrohten Tierarten. Gemeinsam mit dem Zoologen Mark Carwardine besucht er Riesenechsen auf Komodo, den dicksten Papagei der Welt in Neuseeland und hörgeschädigte Delfine im Yangtse. Für ihre sechs Reisen nehmen sie die schwierigsten Bedingungen in Kauf und machen dabei die skurrilsten Bekanntschaften. Die Reportagen bezeichnete Adams selbst als 'das Wichtigste, das ich jemals geschrieben...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster. When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit... This is the second of three series adapted from the 'Dirk Gently' books, directed by Dirk Maggs (chosen by...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and is drawn into a four-billion year old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. Harry Enfield stars as Douglas Adams's much-loved psychic sleuth, with Billy Boyd, Andrew Sachs, Jim Carter and Olivia Colman ('Peepshow'). Considered by many Adams fans to be as funny - if darker - than The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, this adventure features everything from quantum physics to missing cats, via Coleridge, Bach and an...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses,...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is a much-loved cult classic, that has spawned radio dramas, television, theatre and comic book adaptations across the globe. This new audio edition is hilariously narrated by Stephen Mangan – star of Green Wing, Episodes, and the original Dirk Gently series on the BBC. What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over two hundred years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    The complete BBC Radio collection bringing together two full-cast dramatisations of Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently novels. In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. In The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Dan Starkey reads this brand new novel based on a storyline by Douglas Adams. The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back. Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Ein wiederentdecktes Manuskript von Millionen-Bestseller-Autor Douglas Adams, vollendet von James Goss, Vorlage für Band 3 der PER-ANHALTER-DURCH DIE GALAXIS-Trilogie: Das Leben, das Universum und der ganze Rest. Der Doktor hat Romana versprochen, sie mit zum Ende des Universums zu nehmen. Ihre Erwartung ist also hoch - und wird bitter enttäuscht, als er sie nur zu einem Cricket-Spiel bringt. Doch während der Siegeszeremonie tauchen plötzlich 11 Gestalten in weißen Uniformen mit spitzen geschlossenen Helmen auf und schwingen schlägerförmige Waffen, die tödliche Lichtblitze verschießen. Die Krikkit-Roboter sind zurück. Millionen Jahre zuvor hatten die Bewohner von Krikkit...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    An unabridged reading of the brand new novelisation of a classic Fourth Doctor TV story by Douglas Adams The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all its own. But the TARDIS arrives in 1979, a table-wine year, whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself. Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. Aided by British private detective Duggan, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker star as the Doctor in these seven narrated full-cast TV soundtracks of classic Doctor Who TV serials. The stories are The Tomb of the Cybermen (narrated by Frazer Hines); Doctor Who and the Silurians (narrated by Caroline John); The Sea Devils (narrated by Katy Manning); The Curse of Peladon (narrated by Katy Manning); The Monster of Peladon (narrated by Elisabeth Sladen); The Pirate Planet (narrated by John Leeson) and Destiny of the Daleks (narrated by Lalla Ward). Also includes bonus interviews with the narrators in which they each recall their time as the Doctor's companion in the BBC TV series. Duration: 14 hours...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    The Doctor’s old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University – where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs – most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn’t a book for Time Tots. It is one of the Artefacts, dating from the dark days of Rassilon. It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands. The sinister Skagra most definitely has the wrong hands. He wants the book. He wants to discover the truth behind Shada. And he wants the Doctor’s...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    The TARDIS materialises on a planet where the age of prosperity comes often, and precious jewels line the streets like litter. Overseeing the citizens is the bombastic Captain, half human and half machine. Lurking in shadows are the Mentiads, mysterious cowled figures who set their sights on certain individuals and claim them for their own. As the Doctor, Romana and K9 become entangled in local events they are caught between the apparently insane Captain and apparently sinister Mentiads. But then the Doctor makes a terrible discovery beneath the surface of the planet, and realises the true nature of the Captain's operations. Soon yet another planet comes under threat from the...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Jon Culshaw reads the brand new novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams. The hugely powerful Key to Time has been split into six segments, all of which have been disguised and hidden throughout time and space. Now the even more powerful White Guardian wants the Doctor to find the pieces. With the first segment successfully retrieved, the Doctor, Romana and K9 trace the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet – Zanak. Ruled by the mysterious ‘Captain’, Zanak is a happy and prosperous planet. Mostly. If the mines run out of valuable...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Four exciting novelisations of classic TV stories in which the Doctor and his companions traverse the Fourth Dimension. In Doctor Who: The Space Museum, by Glyn Jones, the TARDIS jumps a time-track, allowing its occupants to witness themselves as exhibits in a glass case: a future they must avoid at all costs. In Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks, by Terrance Dicks, a 20th Century peace conference is threatened by guerillas from the future, intent on changing the course of history. In Doctor Who: City of Death, by Douglas Adams and James Goss, the Doctor and Romana witness dangerous fractures in time whilst on holiday in Paris, and must determine the cause. In Doctor...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the First to Fit the Sixth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend The original series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope's version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. Join Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect,Trillian, Zaphod Beeblebrox and Marvin the Paranoid Android in their first series of adventures as they witness the destruction of Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass, stumble upon the ancient planet of Magrathea,...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’. ‘At the risk of being controversial, it’s better than the book... Hitchhiking is back – long may it continue.’ Guy Clapperton, Radio Times The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after... well... ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur’s bubble. There is, after all, something very fishy about his girlfriend’s feet,...read more

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    Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the fifth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’. ‘A radio event... the great original cast has been reassembled’. Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of...read more

  • Douglas Adams

    A dynamic remastering of the second BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial – Fit the Seventh to Fit the Twelfth – which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend The second original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar...read more

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    Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga continues with a full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’ ‘The pitch here at Lord’s is blackened, lightly smoking down towards square leg – and two men have just materialised on a Chesterfield sofa...’ And so the scene is set for the Tertiary Phase of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the phenomenon which began life as a BBC radio series and went on to spawn a bestselling series of novels. With this full-cast radio dramatisation, the Guide returns to its original medium with its original cast. Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and...read more