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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the Ninth


The hitchhikers find that a Vogon fleet has been following them. The Vogons appear to be waiting for something before blowing them up. This is fortuitous since the Heart of Gold's computer has been programmed by Arthur to solve the problem of why he should ask for real tea instead of synthesized tea. The ship is therefore defenceless. 


  • The Book: Peter Jones
  • Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
  • Ford Prefect/Ventilation System: Geoffrey McGivern
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
  • Vogon Captain: Bill Wallis
  • Marvin the Paranoid Android/Vogon Guard/Gag Halfrunt: Stephen Moore
  • Eddie the Computer/Vogon Guard/Vogon Computer: David Tate
  • Nutrimat Machine: Leueen Willoughby
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox IV: Richard Goolden
  • Announcer (uncredited): John Marsh
  • One of the singing robots (uncredited): Geoffrey Perkins
  • Another of the singing robots (uncredited): Paddy Kingsland


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