Thirty years of 'Hitchhiker's Guide'

Author Mark Vernon delves into some of the enduring themes and mysteries of Douglas Adams' cosmological saga.

Three decades ago, Douglas Adams' sci-fi phenomenon The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy got its start as a serial on BBC Radio. In a story on BBC News on Friday, author Mark Vernon delves into some of the enduring themes and mysteries of Adams' cosmological saga.

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Man flies 54-propeller superdrone, almost flips it, Ep. 217

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