It’s publication day for my new sci-fi comedy novel, and I am trying to resist my most British of urges to just cough politely, and never mention it again. In so doing, I thought I’d have a look at some early newspaper coverage of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, and there’s very little of it to be found – certainly whilst it was still solely a radio show.
I really enjoy the complete lack of prescience in this article about radio comedy adaptations though.
Maybe whoever wrote it is pleased they were credited as a Television Today reporter, not least because less than a year later, with a new radio series being given some special treatment, there was confirmed talk of a TV transfer.
Here’s a review of Ken Campbell’s stage version …
And finally, here’s an announcement from the BBC, in which the new TV show is mentioned, alongside a new sitcom called Hi-De-Hi!.