"The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980

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AndrewP
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"The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy": 7 June 1980

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Quite wonderful piece about the making of the pilot episode for the BBC2 series... i.e. what was happening at BBC TV Centre forty years ago today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU54oxy ... e=youtu.be

Utterly brilliant for so many reasons. First of all, it's looking back 40 years ... and I'm suddenly thinking how long that actually is. Seeing Television Centre again in that state of being a fully working BBC studio alone is quite something. But also seeing somebody who is taking their first steps in what would eventually lead them to making broadcast documentary programmes. It's charming and engaging and really wonderful to see.

All the best

Andrew

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I have been doing that with a lot of stuff lately, both "Quatermass" and "Sapphire And Steel", 41 years ago!

It is exciting to see Television Centre, noisy and busy again, halcyon days, it's a good piece on "Hitchikers", great shame there wasn't a second series ( light years better than the film).
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