BBC - Cult - Hithchhiker's stalled - news story: "Despite a behind-the-scenes feature in the latest issue of SFX magazine, further dramatisations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy will not be broadcast on Radio 4 in the near future.
We spoke to Radio 4 publicity to find out the reason for the delay, who told us there were 'rights issues' holding up the broadcast. Here's the quote:
'Whilst we are extremely keen to see Hitchhiker return to Radio 4, there are unfortunately some rights issues that remain to be resolved and until they are, we will not be able to release any details, including transmission dates.'
Production of the film version is continuing apace, however. Martin Freeman (The Office) will play Arthur Dent, with Bill Nighy as Slartibartfarst and Mos Def as Ford Prefect."