The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981 BBC TV series) DVD only £7.99 at HMV
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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981 BBC TV series) DVD only £7.99 at HMV

£7.99
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Found 25th Jan 2008
I've been looking for a good deal on this for a while, the next cheapest is £16.99 at Benson's World.

The complete TV series based on the book by Douglas Adams. (Not to be confused with the more recent film.)

The comic and cosmic adventures of Arthur, an unassuming Englishman, and Ford his outwardly average neighbor who is actually an alien. Together, they are transported on an odyssey that takes them across the farthest reaches of time, through Hyperspace, as they search for the meaning of life.

Don't forget the 9% quidco.

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Although not as good as the Radio Series or the books, this is still fantastic!

Voted hot - although I already have it!

Well I never - is that Guybrush Threepwood!

Much better than the appauling film

classics, however agree, books and radio are better, the film was a disappointment, after so many years of waiting! quick whats 6 x 7...

Excellent price on this

Yes, brilliant price for this DVD, film was, i agree, absolute f*&$ing s&$%!!! too qushed, badly cast, vote hot on this one.

Note, even if the film is being given away free in the Daily Mail or anything and ends up on here as a deal, VOTE COLD!!

Oh no! not again!
;-)

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Much better than the appauling film



Agreed. I've fond memories of the TV series but the film was not good.

Voted Hot !
However I like most would urge that people read the books before seeing this BBC adaptation.
The film belongs on your collectables shelf/cupboard/box sealed and unopened.

For those of us that put Douglas Adams near the top of our heroes list there is a very good site to spend a few quiet hours investigating.

douglasadams.se/
http://www.douglasadams.se/images/dnaswe.jpg
Rest in Peace and wherever you are resting I sincerely hope there is a library with a big enough car park.

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent … It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too.

D.Adams

Being offended by things is the world's big hobby at the moment. It's … Being offended by things is the world's big hobby at the moment. It's almost taken over from wearing goatee beards.

D. Adams

i liked the film, to be fair the series bored me when i got it ages ago, then i saw the film and liked that so i have the special edition with the book.

im not sure why this is always so expensive though - i bought it back in 2004 and it was this price, then recently its been expensive.

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Voted Hot !However I like most would urge that people read the books … Voted Hot !However I like most would urge that people read the books before seeing this BBC adaptation. The film belongs on your collectables shelf/cupboard/box sealed and unopened.For those of us that put Douglas Adams near the top of our heroes list there is a very good site to spend a few quiet hours investigating.http://www.douglasadams.se/Rest in Peace and wherever you are resting I sincerely hope there is a library with a big enough car park.D.AdamsD. Adams



Also voted hot! And to echo your comments, people should also try very hard to read the books and listen to the radio series. The TV series was my first experience of Douglas Adams, but this encouraged me to read the books and listen to the radio series, (and the audiobooks, read by Stephen Moore).

Although I'm aware that he wasn't a great fan of the TV series, I do think it is one hell of a lot better than the eagerly awaited, (and in my opinion, highly disappointing) movie. I may well have to replace my VHS copy of the series at this price - good find OP !:thumbsup:

Douglas Adams is one of my heroes too and it is such an awful shame that he passed well before his time. Wherever he is, I'm pretty sure that hoopy frood has a good idea where his towel is...

(For anyone not overly familiar with Douglas Adams, you might also want to try 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' and 'The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul' - also very very good books and well worth a few hours of anyone's reading time!)

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Also voted hot! And to echo your comments, people should also try very … Also voted hot! And to echo your comments, people should also try very hard to read the books and listen to the radio series. The TV series was my first experience of Douglas Adams, but this encouraged me to read the books and listen to the radio series, (and the audiobooks, read by Stephen Moore). Although I'm aware that he wasn't a great fan of the TV series, I do think it is one hell of a lot better than the eagerly awaited, (and in my opinion, highly disappointing) movie. I may well have to replace my VHS copy of the series at this price - good find OP !:thumbsup:Douglas Adams is one of my heroes too and it is such an awful shame that he passed well before his time. Wherever he is, I'm pretty sure that hoopy frood has a good idea where his towel is...(For anyone not overly familiar with Douglas Adams, you might also want to try 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' and 'The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul' - also very very good books and well worth a few hours of anyone's reading time!)



And this, good sir, is my echo of your wise words.

Not only is it a wholly remarkable book, it is also a highly successful … Not only is it a wholly remarkable book, it is also a highly successful one - more popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus, better selling than Fifty More Things to do in Zero Gravity, and more controversial than Oolon Colluphid's trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes and Who is this God Person Anyway?

D. Adams. 1952-2001

Stephen Frys forward in The Salmon of Doubt was particularly poignant, this was someone who brought my Dad and I closer together through HitchHikers, listening to the audiotapes on long distance recoveries, laughing out loud to Marvin destroying a galactic battle tank "Stupid Machine" ....A trilogy of five, the man was a genius.

This series is class. Yes, the radio series is better, but the BBC did a good adaptation in this series. The books (well the first 2) are exceptional. If you've read them and haven't read "last chance to see", then get it, not only is it poignant, but it's unbelievably funny.
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