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 Noel Adams was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.
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)|
|1979||Record||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)|
|1980||Record||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 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|
|1985||Radio scripts||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts|
|1986||Short story||"Young Zaphod Plays It Safe"|
|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 , 2008||Stage show||Live reading of Fit the Second (by the original cast) at the 6th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture.|
|October 11 , 2009||Stage show||Hitchhikers 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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