Arthur begins to settle back into his normal, Earthly life, but is preoccupied with finding the woman named “Fenny.” To his surprise, he manages to find her, learns her real name is Fenchurch, and even more surprisingly, she doesn’t think he’s completely mad when he insists on getting to know her better. Arthur is, however, driven to the brink of insanity when he manages to lose her telephone number. In deep space, trying to reach the miraculously restored Earth, Ford finds himself aboard a ship that’s plunging into an interstellar battle, something that may just interfere with his plans to find how and why the Earth has been miraculously restored.
Cast: William Franklyn (The Voice of the Book), Simon Jones (Arthur Dent), Geoffrey McGivern (Ford Prefect), Bill Paterson (Rob McKenna), Jane Horrocks (Fenchurch), June Whitfield (Raffle Woman), David Dixon (Ecological Man), Ann Bryson (BT Operator), Simon Greenall (Jim), Bryan Cobby (Speaking Clock), Geoffrey Perkins (Arthur’s BBC Boss)
Notes: Cast members David Dixon and Sandra Dickinson have appeared in another incarnation of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy; in the short-lived TV series, they played the roles of, respectively, Ford and Trillian. Geoffrey Perkins’ cameo as the BBC Head of Light Entertainment isn’t too far removed from reality; one of the highlights of Perkins’ early career was producing the original radio episodes of Hitchhiker’s Guide with Douglas Adams.
LogBook entry by Earl Green