Here’s the BBC link; more on this later, but in a nutshell I am eager to compare this to the audiobook for And Another Thing that was narrated (solely) by Simon Jones, which was utterly brilliant.
If you love H2G2, then buy everything in every format, so we can convince Eoin Colfer to write a sequel 🙂 I might have to start stalking him on Twitter.
There isn’t that much new here, but more details on cast, and confirmation that it will based on Eoin Colfer’s fantastic And Another Thing… which I bought as an audiobook because Simon Jones is the narrator – so it’s Arthur as Arthur. I can’t even express the joy I feel when I hear him reprise his role. Hexagonal Phase will be an interesting contrast. In a way I kind of enjoyed Jones’ take on Zaphod in the audiobook more. But it doesn’t matter. I’m obsessed.
Trillian will return, with a new voice actor. And we have a new voice of the Book, too.
Starring alongside Simon will be Geoff McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Sandra Dickinson as Trillian, as well as special guest stars including Jane Horrocks as Fenchurch.
Following in the footsteps of the late Peter Jones and William Franklyn, Adams’ friend, co-author and former flatmate John Lloyd will step into the voice of The Book.
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