Timeline of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy versions

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This timeline shows the dates (and order of release) of all of the various media relating to Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Where multiple releases/broadcasts occurred, the first one is given.

Douglas Adams British author and humorist

Douglas Noel Adams was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.

<i>The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy</i> 1979-1992 series of five books by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 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.

March 8 – April 12, 1978 Radio series Primary Phase: "Fit the First" to "Fit the Sixth"
December 24, 1978 Radio series Secondary Phase: "Fit the Seventh"
May 1–9, 1979 Stage show The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (ICA)
1979Record The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
October 1979 Novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
January 21–25, 1980 Radio series Secondary Phase: "Fit the Eighth" to "Fit the Twelfth"
January 15 – February 23, 1980 Stage show The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Theatr Clwyd)
1980Record The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Part Two: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
October, 1980 Novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
July 13 - August 2 [1] 1980 Stage show The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Rainbow)
January 5 – February 9, 1981 TV series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1982 Novel Life, the Universe and Everything
October 1984 Computer game The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
November 1984 Novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
1985Radio scripts The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts
1986 Short story"Young Zaphod Plays It Safe"
1992 Novel Mostly Harmless
May 11, 2001 Death of Douglas Adams
September 21 – October 26, 2004 Radio series Tertiary Phase: "Fit the Thirteenth" to "Fit the Eighteenth"
April 28, 2005 Film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
May 3–24, 2005 Radio series Quandary Phase: "Fit the Nineteenth" to "Fit the Twenty-Second"
May 31 – June 21, 2005 Radio series Quintessential Phase: "Fit the Twenty-Third" to "Fit the Twenty-Sixth"
March 12 [2] , 2008Stage showLive reading of Fit the Second (by the original cast) at the 6th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture.
October 11 [3] , 2009Stage showHitchhikers Live On Stage! at Hitchcon event for publication of sixth book (below).
October 12, 2009 Novel And Another Thing... , by Eoin Colfer
June 8 - July 21, 2012 Stage show The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live
September 14 - October 11, 2013 Stage show The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live (Planned to run to November 29, the show closed early.)
March 29, 2014 Radio show The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , a live radio broadcast in front of an audience as part of Radio 4's Character Invasion Day
March 8 – April 12, 2018 Radio series Hexagonal Phase: "Fit the Twenty-Seventh" to "Fit the Thirty-Second"

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