Stumbled across the new series (new being a strange word in this case) of The Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy last night on Radio 4. Doing Life, The Universe And Everything.Comments later perhaps on an aging cast (esp Trillian who sounds more like June Whitfield these days), the surprising difference a new voice for the book makes and the over-all feel of the Drink Maggs production. Nevertheless, I did not expect even the continuity announcer beforehand to get in on the gags.

“And now, making a long awaited return to Radio 4, its the Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy, by th immortal Douglas Adams.”

I thought his lack of immortality was the point. Mind you if he was immortal, he might be able to crank out another book in about sixty years time (/speaking ill of the dead)